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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.

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"Mr. WHITNEY has been a conspicuous citizen and an indefatigable worker in efforts to advance Nashua's temporal and moral interests; in fact, it may be truly said that no man within her borders was more respected in all the walks and associations of life." Ge. d. Mar. 7, 1895; res. Nashua, N.H. 7733. i. GEO. FRED, b. Nov. 2, 1846; m. Elthea A. DAVID 7734. ii. CLARENCE RINGOLD, b. July 24, 1847; d. Oct. 8, 1868. 7735. iii. CHARLES H., b. June 22, 1851; m. Eliza J. CENTHER and Anna F. FISHER 7736. iv. ALICE GERTRUDE, b. Sept. 28, 1853; m. Sept. 27, 1881. William H. SEXTON; res. Nashua. Ch: Susan Gertrude, b. July 6, 1883; Katherine Bland, b. Sept. 6, 1883; Marion Elizabeth, b. Aug. 18, 1890; d. Jan. 27, 1890. 7737. v. EUGENE PRESCOTT, b. Nov. 22, 1855; m. Elizabeth JOBERT and Myra WHITE. 7738. vi. WILLIS IRVING, b. Mar. 21, 1845; d. June 10, 1848 7739. vii. SUSAN MAY, b. Dec. 23, 1850; d. Jan 5, 1860. 4518. EDWARD PAYSON WHITNEY (Jesse, Jacob, Abraham, Abraham, Moses, Richard, John), b. May 2, 1828, in Nashua, N. H.; m. Feb. 22, 1850, Josephine STICKNEY, Edward P. WHITNEY was born in Nashua, N. H.; received his education in the public schools; learned the trade of a machinist of John H. CAGE. Soon after, when the Mexican War broke out, he enlisted in navy, and sailed in the Frigate "Cumberland" for Vera Cruz, Mex.; remained in service about one year, than resumed his farming business, and has continue it most of the time since, is now in the employ of the Colt's Armory Works, Hartford, Conn.; he came 35 or 40 years ago, with others from the armory, went to London, Eng., with Col. COLT, to establish works for manufacture of fire arms, in the old Parliament houses, remained about two years, then returned to Hartford. Some 16 years ago he went to St. Petersburg, Russia, employed by the Russian government for one year to instruct the soldiers in use of the Berdah rifle made at the armory; he now resides in Hartford, has been and now is somewhat prominent in politics (Republican), is alderman and has held other positions of trust, etc.; res. 55 Huyshope Ave., Hartford, Conn. 7740. i. HELEN L., b. Dec. 16, 1850; d. Oct. 8, 1860. 7741. ii. EDWARD P., b. Oct. 19, 1854; d. Dec. 31, 1867. 7742. iii. ELIZABETH A., b. Apr. 16, 1856; m. Oct. 15, 1879, Walter Lee CARNEY; res. H. Ch: Rowena, b. July 8, 1887; Amos E. and William L., b. Feb. 16, 1892. 7743. iv. HARRY OTIS, b. Apr. 15, 1858; m. Apr. 15, 1884, Emma E. CRAMER; d. Oct. 9, 1888; m. 2d. Nov 23, 1892. Nellie J. RICE; res. H. He was b. in Hartford, Conn., Colts Meadow. Never knew anything until he was 8 years of age at that time he commenced to attend the public school in what is called the "Flat Iron" building; life uneventful except for school boy pranks until 14th year when he considered that he knew more than his teachers; gave up going to school and went to work for Hill's Archunedean Lawn Mover Co. in 1872; on Aug. 8m left there and went to work for Mr. FREGE a contractor in Colt's Pistol Factory; in 1880 left home and went to Bridgeport where he worked for the Frary Cutlery Co.; with them until June 11, same year, when he moved to New Haven and went to work for the Winchester Re- peating Arms Co. where he has worked every since, except 7 months in 1883, when he went on a working trip to Cincinnati, O.; no work there, as expected; from there to Cleveland, O., then to Detroit, Mich., where he worked for the Detroit Novelty Manufacturing Co. for 7 weeks; from there went to Chicago, Ill., worked one week for the Eldredge Sewing Machine Co., then went further west in Cedar Rapids, Ia.; homesick and disgusted with the west, came back to New Haven in 1883. 7744. i. JOSEPHINE A., b. Feb. 4, 1861; m. Nov. 9, 1882, Harry R. KNOX; res., H. Ch: James W., b. Sept. 21, 1883; Clarence M., b. Sept. 16, 1885. 4519. CHARLES FREDERICK WHITNEY (Jesse, Jacob, Abraham, Abraham, Moses, Richard, John) b. Nashua, N. H., Dec. 26, 1829. Helen L. BLAISDELL; b. Lowell, Mass. Charles F. WHITNEY was born in Nashua; educated in public schools there;

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