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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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Montreal's worthies, the esteemed and widely-beloved gentlemen, Nathaniel S. WHITNEY, has at last gone over to the majority at the comparatively early age of 62 years. Mr. WHITNEY was born at Frelighsburg, on the 2nd December, 1820, and came to Montreal at an early age. Later on he entered into the wholesale dry goods business, and subsequently into the leather business, in which he continued until his death. Mr. WHITNEY was always identified with measures of progress. In his office was held the first meeting of the Montreal Telegraph company at its organization. He was always foremost in promoting or taking part in the promotion of works of utility, benevolence, and religion. He was largely instrumental in forming the horti- cultural society of which he was latterly president; was a life governor of the hospital not in name only, but in deeds and activity, as the annual reports have testified; was a trustee of the Mount Royal cemetary; a devoted adherent of the Church of England. He was for many years a lay delegate to the synod, a member of the executive com- mittee, and governor of the Diocesan college. Mr. WHITNEY came of the good old United Empire loyalist stock, and showed himself a worthy descendant by serving in both winters of the rebellion, although not of the age required by law. In politics he was always a stanch Liberal. He was several times invited to come forward as a candidate for his native country, but always declined. It was while visiting his country residence, 'The Hills,' where he had a large stock farm at Frelighsburg, that he caught the cold resulting in his death. Respected by all alike, for his loving and excellent qualities, he will long be missed, and his death leaves a blank in a large circle which will not soon be filled up. " He died May 31, 1883; res. Montreal, P. Q., 317 Prince Arthur St. 9703. i. MARY ELIZABETH, b. June 29, 1851: m. Feb. 25, 1880, ----- -----; res. Montreal. Ch.: Mary Marguerite Gladys, b. Feb. 8, 1881; Arthur Reginald, b. Jan, 9, 1887. 9704. ii. EMMA M., b. Montreal, Sept. 2, 1861; d. England, Sept. 29, 1877. 9705. iii. LUCY LEONARD, b. Mar. 17, 1865:m. m. May 11, 1887, Charles Norris WHITNEY; res. Newtonville, Mass. 9706. iv. JOHN E. M., b. July 14, 1848; m. at Montreal, Jan. 25, 1882, Adelaide Lucy BOUCHETTE. b. July 4, 1853. He was born in Montreal, where he attended school, later graduated at college, and soon after entered the employ of Whitney, Wardlow & Co., leather merchants. For a number of years past he has been in the leather business on his own account in Montreal; res. s. p., Montreal, Canada, 42 Shuter St. 9707. v. FLORENCE ANNA, b. Jan. 10, 1868; m. June 28, 1882, Albert Clar- ence LYMAN; 3 sons: res. Montreal. 9708. vi. ALICE RUTH, b. Jan. 10, 1863; m. Apr. 28, 1886, Percy Atherson BATH: res. Toronto. Ch.: Chas. Whitney, b. Apr. 5, 1887; Henry James, b. Feb. 12, 1889; Edward Osler, b. Mar. 23, 1892. 9709. vii. ALICE ETHEL, b. June 22, 1869; m. Aug. 24, 1886, Charles McCLOTHIER, s. p.; res. Montreal. 9710. viii. ARTHUR STEVENS, b. Sept. 5, 1866; m. Oct. 5, 1892 Susie Emma O'BRIEN, b. Sept. 14, 1866. He was born in Freilighsburg, P. Q.; attended the public schools in Montreal, and later was grad- ated at the St. Paul's school, Concord, N. H. Entering the employ of Whitney, Wardlow & Co., leather merchants of Montreal, he remained a short time. Soon after he was employed in the same business by J. M. Whitney & Co., and in May 1892 engaged in the leather trade on his own account; s. p.; res. 317 Prince Arthur St., Montreal. 8199. OSCAR O. WHITNEY (Aaron, Samuel, [NOTE] Silas, David, Benjamin, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Jamaica, Vt., Aug. 15, 1832; m. at Edinburgh, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1854, Sarah R. STEEL, b. May 31, 1837. Is a carpenter and builder; Glenn Falls, N. Y., 48 First St. 9708a. i. OSIE S., b. July 27, 1855; m. O. R. DENNING; res. Cortland, Neb. 9709a. ii. LEAH R., b. Aug. 18, 1857; m. J. D. KATHAN. She d. Apr. 21, 1887. He res. Gloversville, N. Y. 9710a. iii. WILLIAM O., b. Feb. 19, 1863; unm.; res. G. F. 8202. ARTHUR PIERCE WHITNEY (Reuben P., Samuel, [NOTE] Silas, David, Benjamin, Thomas, Thomas, John), b. Southbridge, Mass., Jan. 20, 1842; m. at Alexandria, Va., Nov. 27, 1872, Margaret Jane MILBURN, b. July 16, 1852.
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