Family:Whitney, Francis S. (1854-a1940)

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Francis S.8 Whitney (Irene Morse8, Eliab7, Daniel Hobbs6, Joshua5, Joshua4, Joshua3, Benjamin2, John1), son of an unknown father and Irene Morse8 Whitney, was born 10 Mar 1854, Attleborough, MA,[1] and died 1944, Kennebunk, ME. He was buried in Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk, ME.[2]

He married firstly, about 1871, Adelaide V. Taylor, daughter James and Jerusha (Cousins) Taylor. She was born Apr 1850, Kennebunk, ME, and died 1921, Kennebunk, ME. She was buried in Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk, ME.[3]

He married secondly, 31 May 1924, Kennebunk, ME, Abbie E. (Card)(Dennett) Towne, daughter of Joseph and Lucy (Cole) Card. She was born Jun 1855, ME, and died 1931, Kennebunk, ME. She was buried in Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk, ME.[4] She had married firstly, ca. 1872, Henry L. Dennett, and secondly, 6 June 1903, Kennebunk, ME, Frank Herbert Town.

Children of Francis S.8 and Adelaide V. (Taylor) Whitney:

i. Nellie A.9 Whitney, b. ca. 1867, ME; no record after 1870.
ii. Minnie A. Whitney, b. ca. 1872, ME; m. 30 Sep 1889, Charles D. French.
iii. Cora B. Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1873, Kennebunk, ME; d. aft. 1930; m. 20 May 1893, Dover, NH, George A. Chapman.[5]
iv. Louise M. Whitney, b. 9 Dec 1882 or 1883, Kennebunk, ME; d. 16 May 1960, Biddeford, ME; m.(1) 11 Apr 1899, Dover, NH, Ansel Clinton Benson;[6] m.(2) 2 Jan 1905, Kennebunkport, ME, Paul B. Hill; m.(3) 20 Jan 1914, Dover, NH, Leonard Alphonzo Reed; m.(4) ----- Keithley.


Frank S. WHITNEY 26 Self M M W RI Works In Leather B'D Factory RI MA Addie V. WHITNEY 29 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Nellie A. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W ME At School RI ME Minnie A. WHITNEY 8 Dau F S W ME RI ME Carra B. WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W ME RI ME Irena M. WHITNEY 43 Moth F W W MA Works In Lace Factory MA MA

137 247 Whitney, Frank S. Head W M Mar 1854 46 mar 29 R.I. R.I. R.I. Laundry, Rents house -----, Addie V. Wife W F Apr 1850 50 mar 29 4ch 4liv Me. Me. Me. Benson, Ansel SiL W M Sep 1878 21 mar 2 Me. Me. Me. Barber -----, Louie M. Dau W F Dec 1882 17 mar 2 1ch 1liv Me. Me. Me. Boarder -----, Francis W. GSon W M Nov 1899 6m sgl Me. Me. Me. Whitney, Irene M. Moth W F Mar 1838 62 wid 1ch 1liv R.I. R.I. R.I. Boarder

  • 1910, Kennebunk, York Co., ME.
  • 1920, Kennebunk, York Co., ME.
  • 1930, Kennebunk, York Co., ME.
  • 1940, Kennebunk, York Co., ME.


  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 81, page 72.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #121154827, Francis S. Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #121170275, Addie Whitney.

4.^  Find A Grave memorial #121154904, Abbie E. Whitney.

5.^  "Cora B. Whitney (b. 1874, Kennebunk, ME, d. of Frank L. Whitney & Adeline Taylor) & George A. Chapman, m. 20 May 1893, Dover, Strafford Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

6.^  "Louie M. Whitney (d. of ----- Whitney) & Ansel C. Benson, m. 11 Apr 1899, Dover, Strafford Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

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