Family:Whitney, Harrison Otis (1822-1890)
Harrison Otis8 Whitney (William7, Peter6, Aaron5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of William7 and Zilpah (Eager) Whitney, was born 7 Apr 1822, Northborough, MA, and died 10 Sep 1890, Haverhill, MA, aged 68 years 5 months 3 days, of chronic cystitis.
Marriage intentions were published, 19 Sep 1847, for him and "Miss" Ann E. Marsh, "both of Quincy". He married, 10 Oct 1847 or 11 Oct 1848, Quincy, MA, Ann E. Marsh, both "of Quincy", daughter of Thomas H. and Susanna (-----) Marsh. She was born 4 Sep 1824, and died 2 Mar 1893 [Pierce] or 21 Mar 1893, Haverhill, MA, aged 68 years 6 months 18 days, of pneumonia.
Harrison O. Whitney, born in Northborough, MA, lost his parents in early life and was taken in charge by an uncle in Quincy, MA. He later on married and here his two children were born. In the early sixties he removed to Haverhill, MA. By trade he was a bookbinder, but Haverhill being a shoe city, he soon engaged in the manufacture of paper boxes, mostly for the shoe trade. He descended from a family of ministers and inherited the clerical disposition and was formed by nature for the profession, but the lack of education caused by the death of his parents, and his consequent lack of confidence in his ability prevented him doing the work for which he seemed in every other way so admirably fitted. He was devoted to his church and religion and was for many years, I think twenty-five, clerk of the First Parish church of Haverhill, and also its Sunday-school superintendent. He lived as nearly a perfect life in his quiet, modest way as is possible for human life to attain. He resided Haverhill, MA.
Children of Harrison Otis8 and Ann E. (Marsh) Whitney:
i. Henry Otis9 Whitney, b. 16 Dec 1848, Quincy, MA;; d. 2 Sep 1849. ii. George Henry Whitney, b. 30 Jan 1852, Quincy, MA; m. Ida Emma Lake.
331 441 Elizabeth Adams 74 F - $3500 Mass. 442 Harrison O. Whitney 28 M - Book Binder Mass. Ann E. Whitney 25 F - Do
4 4 Harrison O. Whitney 33 M - Bookbinder Mass. Ann E. Whitney 31 F - " George H. Whitney 3 M - " 5 Harrison Keith 42 M - Yeoman " Emeline Keith 41 F - " Harrison A. Keith 15 M - Student " Aubry R. Keith 7 M - " Emma J. Keith 4 F - "
1591 1908 Zophar Mitchell 29 M - Shoe Manufacturer $2000 Maine Ruthe " 26 F - " Burt B. " 2 M - " 1909 Harrison O. Whitney 38 M - Book Binder Mass. Ann E. " 35 F - " George H. " 8 M - " Attended school
[ ] 543 Harrison O. Whitney 42 M - Massachusetts M Bookbinder - - 1 1 - Ann E. Whitney 40 F - Massachusetts M Housekeeper - - - - - George H. Whitney 13 M - Massachusetts S - - - - -
139 205 Whitney, Harrison 48 M W Paper box manufacture $5000 $1000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Ann E. 45 F W Keeps house Mass. -----, Geo. E. 18 M W Works in box factory Mass.
Harrison O. WHITNEY 58 Self M M W MA Paper Box Manufacturer MA MA Ann E. WHITNEY 55 Wife F M W MA Keeps House MA MA
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 484.
1.^ "Harrison-Otis [Whitney], s. William and Zilpah, [born] Apr. 6, 1822," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Northborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1850 (1901).
4.^ "Harrison O. Whitney, 25, bookbinder, of Quincy, and Ann C. Marsh, 23, of Quincy, dau. of Thomas H. & Susanna Marsh, m. 11 Oct 1848," according to Quincy vital records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 31, page 152.