Family:Whitney, Minerva Belle (1872-1928)

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Minerva Belle8 Whitney (John Drury7, Ebenezer6, Micah5, Abel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of John Drury7 and Eldusty (Peary) Whitney, was born 11 Feb 1872, Freeman, ME, and died 28 Apr 1948, Bangor, ME.

She married, 31 Dec 1895, Franklin, MA, Henry Norton Foster Marshall, son of Foster and Frances (Bigelow) Marshall.[1] He was born 10 Jul 1839, Clinton, Vermillion Co., IN, and died 27 Oct 1913, Newton, MA.

From George Burbank Sedgeley's Micah Whitney genealogy:

Minerva Marshall was a missionary, appointed by the General Board of the Nazarene Church, for about five years to Swaziland, South Africa, among the Swazi and Zulu people. She was a licensed minister under the New England District of the Church of the Nazarene for fourteen years. Also a teacher of vocal music to the young people of Piggs Peak and Indingeni, Swaziland, and translated a Nazarene Hymnal in Lula language for the Abantus. Thousands of copies were sent to Africa from the Nazarene Publishing House in Kansas City, MO. She lives in Franklin, MA.

Minerva Whitney was Henry Marshall's third marriage. He is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston, MA. Minerva is buried in Strong Village Cemetery in Strong, ME.

Children of Henry Norton Foster and Minerva Belle8 (Whitney) Marshall:

i. Ruth Bigelow Marshall, b. 3 Jun 1899, Newton, MA; d. 18 Dec 1991, Laconia, Belknap Co., NH.


1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 452, page 148.

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