Family:Whitney, Pascal (1823-1883)

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Pascal8 Whitney (Luther7, Samuel6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Luther7 and Betsey (Dart) Whitney, was born 4 Nov 1823, Gilsum, NH,[1] and died 3 Dec 1883, Osage, IA.

He married firstly, 14 Sep 1848, Lawrenceville, NY, Irena L. Shepard, daughter of Heman and Loret (Rockwell) Shepard. She was born about 1827, and died 16 Oct 1857 in NY.

She left a husband and three children, the youngest only a few months old.

He married secondly, 10 Oct 1859, Amanda Chloe Rockwell daughter of Jonas C. and Perna (-----) Rockwell, She was born 16 Sept 1838, Lawrenceville, NY, and died 14 Feb 1920, Osage, IA.

She attended local schools, a private school in Castleton, VT, finishing at the State Normal at Potsdam, NY, in preparation for the teaching profession. She followed this profession having taught in the state of Vermont.

She resided Osage, IA. He resided Lawrenceville, NY.

When Pascal was about three years old, the family moved to Lawrenceville, St. Lawrence Co., NY. He received the finest education for the times and finished his studies at the Potsdam Academy. Occasionally he taught in area schools and helped his father, Luther. He engaged and was fairly succesful in the merchantile business.

In 1858 he moved west where he formed a partnership in general banking business with a cousin, Pascal Smith at St Paul, MN. He then returned east and married Miss Rockwell, a cousin to his first wife. Soon after their marriage they moved to the Chicago area, living near a daughter, Mrs. Frederick Sinclair James. Later Pascal held a head bookkeeper position in a well known stationery company. When his health started to fail, they moved to Osage, IA, in June of 1870. He remained active in business for a few more years until health would not permit.

Pascal and Amanda Whitney are buried in the Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell Co., IA.

Children of Pascal8 and Irena (Shepard) Whitney:

i. Loretta Betsey9 Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1850, NY; m. Frederick Sinclair James.
ii. Homer Pascal Whitney, b. ca. 1852, NY; d. after 1870; not found in 1880 or 1900 Censuses.
iii. Eugene Henry Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1856, Lawrenceville, NY; m. Mary Alice Cushing.

Children of Pascal8 and Amanda Chloe (Rockwell) Whitney:

iv. Perna Miner9 Whitney, b. 21 Oct 1861, Chicago, IL; d. 8 Mar 1936, Osage, IA; unmarried. A veteran Teacher of Piano, having taught in Lockport, NY, Lynchburg, VA, and Osage, IA.
v. (child) Whitney, b. say 1864, IL; d. before 1870; deduced from 1900 and 1910 Censuses.
v. Annette Hersey Whitney, b. Sep 1866, Chicago, IL; d. 1937, Greeley, CO; unmarried. She made her home with a brother Dr. F. L Whitney. Miss Whitney taught music for many years.
vi. Kate Rebecca Whitney, b. Feb 1868, Chicago, IL; d. 23 Apr 1901, Osage, IA; unmarried.
vii. Frederick Lamson Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1873, Osage, IA; m. Cordelia Stoughton Brown.


650 664 Luther Whitney 59 M - Flowring Mill $6000 N.H. Betsy " 58 F - " Paschal " 26 M - Merchant " Pirney " 23 F - N.Y. Betsy L. " 9/12 F - "

1358 1194 Pascal Whitney 36 M - Book keeper 5000 --- N.H. Amand C. " 21 F - N.Y. Loret B. 10 " - " Homer P. 8 M - " Eugene Henry 4 " - " Rosa Miner 58 F - Vt.

24 27 Whitney, Pascal 47 M W Hotel Keeper $8000 $2500 N.H. Male citizen over 21 (lives apart from hotel) " Amanda C. 30 F W Keeps house N.Y. " Homer 17 M W attend school " Attended school " Eugene 14 F W attend school " Attended school " Perna 8 F W attend school Ills. Attended school " Netta 3 F W -- " " Katie 2 F W -- " Miner, Rosa 67 F W No work Vermont

Pascal WHITNEY 56 Self M M W NH Agent Sewing Mach. NH NH Amanda C. WHITNEY 41 Wife F M W NY Keeping House VT VT Perna M. WHITNEY 18 Dau F S W IL At Home --- --- Nettie H. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W IL At Home --- --- Katie R. WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W IL At School --- --- Fred L. WHITNEY 6 Oth M S W IA --- --- Ellen MARTIN 18 Oth F S W WI House Keeping IRE IRE

Frederick JAMES 29 Self M M W IL Agent Fire Insurance SCOT SCOT Loretta JAMES 29 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Flora JAMES 10 Dau F S W IL In School IL NY Bertha JAMES 8 Dau F S W IL In School IL NY Whitney JAMES 5 Son M S W IL IL NY Eugene WHITNEY 23 BroL M S W NY Artist In Portraits NY NY Alice CLAPP 18 Oth F S W NY Copyist MA NY Pauline PETERSON 20 Oth F S W IL Servant IL IL

These were his daughter Loretta and son Eugene.

246 254 Whitney, Chloe A. Head W F Sep 1838 61 wid 5ch 4lv New York Vermont Vermont Landlady, Owns free house -----, Frederick L. Son W M Oct 1873 26 sgl Iowa New Hampshire New York School Teacher -----, Annette Dau W F Sep 1866 33 sgl Illinois New Hampshire New York Music Teacher -----, Kate R. Dau W F Feb 1868 32 sgl Illinois New Hampshire New York Music Teacher

  • 1910, 7th Street, Osage, Mitchell Co., IA:

221 228 Whitney, Amanda C. Head F W 71 wid 5ch 3lv New York Vermont Vermont Own income, Owns free house -----, Ferna M. Dau F W 48 sgl Illinois New Hampshire New York Music Teacher -----, Anette H. Dau F W 43 sgl Illinois New Hampshire New York None

  • 1920, 7th Street, Osage, Mitchell Co., IA:

486 494 Whitney, Mrs. A. C. Head F W 81 wid New York Vermont Vermont None, Owns free property -----, Perna Dau F W 58 sgl Illinois New Hampshire New York Teacher music -----, Annette Dau F W 53 sgl Illinois New Hampshire New York None


  • Obituaries for Pascal, Amanda, Perna, Kate, Annette, and Frederick, from the Osage, IA, newspaper.

1.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

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