Family:Whitney, John Jay (1837-a1880)
He married, 29 Jun 1861, Agnes Reynolds Tew. She was born about 1838, NY, and died between 1870 and 1880.
He married secondly, before 1880, Sarah -----. She was born about 1837, NY, and died after 1880.
He resided Jamestown, NY, and 41 Union Park, Boston, MA.
Children of John Jay7 and Agnes Reynolds (Tew) Whitney:
i. Willis Rodney8 Whitney, b. 26 Aug 1868; d. 9 Jan 1958; m. 1890, Evelyn Jones; resided Jamestown, NY. Chemical/electrical engineer. While teaching at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1896-1904), he began to work with General Electric (1901) and ended up staying with the firm until 1954, at one stage serving as vice-president (1938-1941). He was director of research at G.E. in Schenectady, NY, where he found its laboratory and helped make G.E. a leader in lighting and other applications of electricity. His innovations in such items as the tungsten filament and the X-ray tube led to his ho;ding over 40 patents. Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 1917. Daughter Evelyn J. Whitney, b. May 1892, NY; d. aft. 1900. ii. Carolyn Whitney, b. 9 Jun 1870; m. 9 Sep 1890, George Wells Barrett; resided Jamestown, NY.
836 880 Whitney, John J. 32 M W Grocer Wh. Re. $8000 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Agnes 32 F W K. House $12000 -- " -----, Willis R. 1 M W " Tew, Willis 26 M W Cashier Bnk. $1000 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary C. 23 F W Boarding N.Y. McCarthy, Hannah 24 F W Domes. Se. Ireland Parents foreign born
23 -- Whitney, John J. W M 43 mar Chair Manufacture N.Y. Mass. Mass. " Sarah W F 43 Wife mar Keeping House N.Y. N.Y. N.Y. " Willis W M 11 Son At School N.Y. " " " Carrie W F 9 Dau At School N.Y. " " " Laura W F 52 Sis Care of Mother New York Mass. Mass. Betsy W F 88 Moth Mass. " " Anderson, Anna W F 50 Srvt Servant Sweden Sweden Sweden
268 380 Attwood, Burt Head W M May 1849 51 mar 26 New York New York New York Engineer R.R., Rents house -----, Theresa Wife W F May 1860 40 mar 26 3ch 2liv New York France Ireland -----, Lamott A. Son W M Sep 1881 18 sgl New York New York New York Table Maker -----, Harry H. Son W M Oct 1892 7 sgl New York New York New York Whitney, John J. Brdr W M Aug 1837 62 mar 35 New York Connecticut Massachusetts Realestate Owner -----, Agnes R. Brdr W M Oct 1837 62 mar 35 2ch 2liv New York New York New York
78 98 Jones, J. Harp Head W M Sep 1835 64 mar 39 New York England New Jersey Traveling salesman, Owns mortgaged house -----, Anna B. Wife W F May 1841 57 mar 39 3ch 3liv New York New York Vermont Whitney, Evelyn J. Dau W F Oct 1867 32 mar 10 1ch 1liv New York New York New York Jones, Frederick Son W M Sep 1871 28 sgl Pennsylvania New York New York Druggist -----, Harriet E. Dau W F May 1875 25 sgl New York New York New York Whitney, Evelyn J. Gdau W F May 1892 8 sgl New York New York New York Johnson, Mary Srvt W F May 1876 24 sgl Sweden Sweden Sweden Servant, Imm. 1886 Whitney, Willis R. SiL W M Aug 1868 31 mar 10 New York New York New York Teacher college, Rents house
- 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. 397.