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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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7319. ORANGE WHITNEY (John, Joseph Glazier, Abner, Samuel, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Mar. 16, 1849; m. June 5, 1875, Laura M. COLLESTER; d. Jan. 28, 1885, He was born in Ashburnham, Mass., where he always resided until 1881, when he moved to Winchendon. Like his father he was engaged in the manufacture of chairs, and at one time was located in the Burgess mills, in A. Has many town offices of trust and honor; res. Ashburnham and Winchendon, Mass. 7322. ALFRED MERRITT WHITNEY (John, Joseph Glazier, Abner, Samuel, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Ashburnham, Mass., June 14, 1856; m. June 3, 1884, Susie W. DAVIS. He is a member of the firm of Orange Whitney & Co., chair manufact- urers; res. Ashburnham, Mass. 7327. JONATHAN LOWELL WHITNEY (Silas, Silas, Silas, Samuel, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. West Boylston, Mass., Mar. 14, 1828; m. in Berlin, Jan. 6 1848, Hannah T. MOORE, b. Sept. 15, 1829. He was in the express business. He d. Jan. 26, 1877; res. Leicester and Worcester, Mass. 9365. i. LUCY AROLINE, b. Apr. 4, 1849; m. H. H. Bowman. She d. s. p., Apr. 26. 1869. 9366. ii. CHARLES H., b. May 22, 1853; m. Susie E. BLACKMER. 9367. iii. WM. HENRY, b. Dec. 15, 1854; m. Mary BRENNAN. 9368. iv. JENNY ABBY, b. Sept. 2, 1857; m. Dec. 8, 1880, Henry Hunt BROWNING, b. Apr. 11 1856; res. 59 Webster St., Haverhill, Mass., s.p. He is a civil engineer. 9369. v. JOSEPHINE HANNAH, b. Mar. 26, 1860; m. Sept. 29, 1880, Frank D. Hayden; res. 19 Bellevue St., Worcester. 9370. vi. MARGARET OSGOOD, b. Apr. 23, 1864; m. Nov. 12, 1884, Fred. W. BLACKMER, res. 27 Westminster St., Worcester. 7329. REV. JOSEPH HOLBROOK WHITNEY (David C., Silas, Silas, Samuel, William, Nathaniel, John, John), b. in Sutton, Mass., Nov 21, 1834; m. Jan. 21, 1864 Mrs. Mary L. (HUBBARD) WHITNEY, b Sept. 17, 1839; d. Apr. 17, 1877; m. 2d, Oct 14, 1879, Mrs. Frances S. GILLESPIE, wid. of Rev. James A. GILLESPIE. JOSEPH H. WHITNEY was born in Sutton, Mass., Nov. 21, 1834. Lived with his parents, David C. and Tyler B. WHITNEY, in Douglass, Mass., and Burrillville, R. I. until 1848, when removed to Ashburnham, Mass., his father's native town. Obtained an academic education by working at his trade, that of chairmaker. Admitted to the bar at Worcester, Mass., Dec., 1860. Entered the Union service in May 1861, serv- ing two years and ten months as private, sergt., sergt.-major, and 2d lieut. in 4th and 21st Regts. Mass. Vols. Married Jan. 21 1864, Mrs. Mary L. (HUBBARD) WHITNEY widow of his brother Charles Milton WHITNEY. Studied for the Methodist ministry at Boston university, 1867 and 1868. Removed to Wisconsin in Apr., 1868. Was a member of West. Wis. Annual Conf. M.E. church from that time until 1882, with the exception of three years spent in teaching at Central Tenn. college, Nashville, Tenn. On account of failing health retired from the active work of the ministry in 1882. Was asst. adjt.-gen. dept. of Wis. Grand Army of the Republic from 1883 to 1885 in adjt.-gen. office of Wisconsin from 1885 to 1891; was chaplain of Dept. of Wis. G.A.R. in 1882 and 1891; res. Baraboo and Madison, Wis., s. p. The following poem was written by Rev. Joseph Holbrook WHITNEY: It's getting rather lonesome. The "boys" that used to stand So close in line together, "for God and native land," Are fighting fortune's battles, with less of hope than pain; Or sleeping 'neath the blossoms, till the bugle sounds again. I would risk a dozen battles, if I could only feel The old-time touch of elbows beneath the shining steel; And see the loyal colors as they looked to you and me, When we followed them together, and shouted "victory." It's getting rather lonesome. We are struggling far behind; Yet ever pressing forward in the race of life, to find That younger generations must reap the golden grain, And cannot stop to listen to the sower's sad refrain. Why struggle on in sadness? Why murmur and repine? This favored generation hath no memories like thine; No memory of a struggle to make a nation free; No memory of Gettysburg, nor "Sherman to the sea."
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