Family:Whitney, William Clarence (1858-?)
William Clarence8 Whitney (William Wallace7, Paul6, Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of William Wallace7 and Sarah Maria (Eaton) Whitney, was born 21 Oct 1858, Dunham, QC, and died 2 Sep 1902. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, TX.
He married, 2 Jul 1882, Mary Lyde Marks, of Marshall, TX, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Marks. She was born 7 Aug 1867.
After leaving Missisquoe college, he learned the printer's trade, and worked several years in the Green Mountain Freeman office, Montpelier, VT. In 1877 he left Montpelier, thinking well of Horace Greeley's advice, going west by way of New York, Niagara, and Chicago, to St. Louis. From there went to Lebanon, IL, to visit his sister's family, and went with them by boat to St. Paul, MN, and from there to Minneapolis, where he remained all summer, until the 18th of December, when he went back to St. Louis, and took a position with the Times Printing County. In May 1879, he went to Shreveport, LA, and took charge of the Standard job office, the only large office in the city. His health was bad all the time he was in Shreveport, and he left there in Jun 1880, and went to Marshall, TX, and went to work for Jennings Bros., the largest book and job printing establishment then in Texas. It was said that he was the best job printer in the state, and the fastest compositor. On 2 Jun 1882, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Lyde Marks, of Marshall, TX. The Herald had the following to say of her: "The bride, who is the daughter of Mrs. N. E. Marks, is an interesting young lady of only fourteen years, possessed of those gentle qualities of heart and mind which win the love of all who know her, and adorned with that native modesty which needed not the bridal veil to increase its charm and attraction." In 1883 he went to New Orleans, where he was for four or five years working at job printing part of the time and part of the time assistant foreman of the Daily States. He returned to Marshall in 1887, where he again took the foremanship of Jennings' office, and where he has since been. In Jan 1894, he started the Senatorian, which is slowly increasing in prosperity; resided Marshall, TX, s. p.
- 1880: not found.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 507-508.