Family:Whitney, Sarah Ella (1852-c1901)

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Sarah Ella8 Whitney (Joseph H.7, Stephen6, Stephen5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of Joseph H.7 and Hannah Caswell (Montfort) Whitney, was born Jun 1852, (prob. Westbrook,) ME, and died 2 Jan 1901, New Haven, CT, aged 48 years. She was buried in Mapledale Cemetery, New Haven, CT.[1]

She married, 1869, New Haven, CT, Charles Lyman Wright, son of Thadeus K. and Nancy Esther (Lyman) Wright. He was born 7 Jan 1847, Westhampton, MA, and died after 1910.

Willoughby says:

"(Sarah) Ella Whitney (1852-1901) was married in 1869, when she was 17, to Charles Lyman Wright at New Haven. She died in a New Haven hospital while undergoing an operation for cancer; she was 49 years old."

Children of Charles Lyman and Sarah Ella8 (Whitney) Wright:

i. Etta M. Wright, b. Oct 1870, CT; d. Sep 1902, New Haven, CT; bur. Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, CT;[2] m. ca. 1896, George H. Rogers, b. Dec 1861, MA, d. 12 Oct 1933, New Haven, CT, bur. Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, CT.[3] Children:


a. Muriel Katherine Rogers, b. Mar 1899, CT; m. ca. 1928, ----- -----; res. New York, NY.
ii. Francis H. Wright, b. Mar 1874; was a sailor on a tramp steamer plying Long Island Sound in the early 1900's. The family gradually lost track of him.
iii. Hattie M. Wright, b. 1875; d. 1876.


  • 1870, Meriden, New Haven Co., CT:

1380 1919 Whitney, J. H. 39 M W Cutler $300 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, H. C. 39 F W Keeping House Maine -----, Edwin L. 15 M W At Home Maine -----, Emma J. 7 F W Conn. 1920 Wright, Chas. 23 M W Carpenter Mass. Married in Aug, Male citizen over 21 -----, Ella S. 18 F W Keeping House Maine Married in Aug 1921 Young, Frank 35 M W Cutler Canada Parents foreign born, Nonvote -----, Celia 32 F W Keeping House Canada Parents foreign born -----, Jos. 9 M W Conn. Parents foreign born, Attended school -----, Celia 15 F W At Home Conn. Parents foreign born -----, Emma 7 F W Conn. Parents foreign born

  • 1880 U.S. Census, 115 Saltonstall Ave., New Haven, New Haven Co., CT:

177 319 Ryan, Philip W M 41 ---- mar Policeman Ireland Ireland Ireland -----, Catherine W F 53 Wife mar Keeping House Ireland Ireland Ireland -----, Johanah N. W F 17 Dau sgl At Home Connecticut Ireland Ireland -----, John T. W M 15 Son sgl Clerk Connecticut Ireland Ireland 177 320 Wright, Charles W M 23 Brdr mar Laborer Massachusetts Mass. Mass. -----, Ella W F 28 Wife mar Keeping House Maine Me. Me. -----, Etta W F 9 Dau sgl At School Connecticut Mass. Me. -----, Francis W M 7 Son sgl At School Connecticut Mass. Me.

  • 1900, 51 Wolsey, New Haven Ward 11, New Haven Co., CT:

18 33 Wright, Charles L. Head W M Jan 1847 53 mar 30 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Prop. laundry, Owns free house -----, Sarah E. Wife W F Jun 1852 47 mar 30 2ch 2liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Francis H. Son W M Mar 1874 26 sgl Connecticut Massachusetts Maine Laundryman

  • 1900, 208 Blatchley Ave., New Haven Ward 11, New Haven Co., CT:

88 133 Rogers, George H. Head W M Dec 1861 38 mar 4 Massachusetts New York Ireland Switchman R. Road, Rents house -----, Etta M. Wife W F Oct 1870 29 mar 4 1ch 1liv Connecticut Massachusetts Maine -----, Muriel K. Dau W F Mar 1899 1 sgl Connecticut Massachusetts Connecticut

  • 1910, New Haven Ward 11, New Haven Co., CT: Charles L. Wright, 62, widowed, brother-in-law in family of James B. and Jennie M. (-----) Moran.


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #173652089, Sarah E. Wright.

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #147398757, Etta M. Rogers.

3.^  Find A Grave Memorial #147398761, George H. Rogers.

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