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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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one of the canal commissioners of the state. He attended the Albany academy there. In the fall of 1842 he removed to Philadelphia, his father entering into partnership with Mr. M. W. BALDWIN, in the Baldwin Locomotive works. There he attended the public schools, graduating at high school in 1848. He then went into the car wheel foundry business, which his father and brother George had established in 1847, and became a partner in 1855. At present he carrying on this business as sole proprietor, under the old name A. WHITNEY & Sons. He was married Sept. 6, 1860, at New Berlin, N.Y., to Miss Elizabeth Field KNAP, of that place; removed to Wallingford, twelve and one-half miles out of Philadelphia, in 1892; was a member of the board of public education, Philadephia, from 1873 to 1879, and from 1885 to 1889, when he resigned (both times), otherwise has never held any public office; res. Wallingford, Pa.; address, 1815 True St., Philadelpia, Pa. 8401. i. ASA WILLIAMS, b. May 31, 1861; m. Helen F. STEBBINS. 8402x. ii. ANNE KNAP, b. Nov. 12, 1862. 8403x. iii. THOMAS BROWN, b. June 19, 1869. 8404x. iv. EMMA SEILER, b. Apr. 7, 1873. 5395. SAMUEL WHITNEY (Samuel, Asa, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. July 20, 1817, in Townsend, Mass.; m. Jan. 8, 1840, Lydia STOWELL, b. Aug. 24, 1818. Samuel WHITNEY was born on Townsend, Mass., July 20, 1817. For many years he was mechanic for Nashua Mfg. Co., and like his father was a skillful and ingenious workman, inventing not a few labor-saving devices which he did not patent. In May, 1864, he entered the employ of American Watch Co., at Wal- tham, from which he retired in 1888. He has been for many years a member of the Congregational church, is a Republican in politics, and has been a generous helper in religious and philanthropic causes. He d. Oct. 17, 1894; res. Waltham, Mass. 8405x. i. GEO. W., b. Mar. 27, 1843; m. Lucy HARRINGTON. 8406x. ii. FRANK A., b. Sept. 5, 1846; d. July 23, 1849. 8407x. iii. ELBERT W., b. Dec. 8, 1849; m. Mary F. FRENCH. 8408x. iv. CHARLES H., b. June 19, 1860; res. Waltham. 5396. JONATHAN WALLACE WHITNEY (Samuel, Asa, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. Townsend, Mass., May 13, 1819; m. there Oct. 3, 1844, Mary A. BROOKS, b. June 10, 1821. Jonathan Wallace WHITNEY learned his trade at Chelmsford, Mass., in 1843 re- moved to So. Woburn, now Winchester. A member of the board of selectmen in 1860. Moved to Providence in 1861. He d. Apr. 16, 1889; res. Providence, R.I. 8409x. i. MELBOURNE W., b. Sept. 18, 1846; m. Abby F. LEE. 8410x. ii. ELLIS BROOKS, b. June 2, 1848; m. Addie A. RHODES and Mrs. Elvira A. AYER. 5401. ARTHUR EASTMAN WHITNEY (Joel, Asa, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jona- than, John), b. July 5, 1847, in Winchester; m. Nov. 12, 1878, Alice FLETCHER, b. Aug. 15, 1853 Arthur E. WHITNEY was born in So. Woburn, now Winchester, Mass. Educated in the public schools of Winchester. Was librarian of the public library when 16 years old. Entered his father's employ (mechanical engineer and machinist) in 1864. Early developed the family taste for invention. To present date Mr. WHITNEY has taken out twenty-two patents, all of which have proved successful and have been adopted as useful and labor saving. Most of Mr. WHITNEY's inventions have been made in the line of leather making machinery and they are well known to the leather trade all over the United States and somewhat in England. Mr. Whitney is at the present time a successful inventor and manufacturer. His factory is at Win- chester, where he lives. Mr. WHITNEY has been elected to offices of trust and honor by his townsmen, although his taste is not in that direction. He served three years on the board of selectmen; one year as chairmen. He has served as a trustee of the town public library nine consecutive years and has served on a great many impor- tant committees for doing town work. Mr. WHITNEY has always been interested in historical matters and has written important historical articles on local history. He is a life member of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society; vice- president of the Winchester Historical Society; life member of Massachuetts Horticultural Society; one of the trustees of the Winchester Home for Aged People, etc., etc.; res. 3 Mystic Ave., Winchester, Mass. 8411x. i. ROBERT FLETCHER, b. Sept. 29, 1879. 8412x. ii. HAROLD TREADWELL, b. Apr. 25, 1885.
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