Family:Whitney, Alfred Augustus (1842-1915)

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Alfred Augustus Whitney (Moses), son of Moses and Harriet M. (-----) Whitney), was born Nov 1842, Barre, MA, and died 1915. He was buried in Westfield Cemetery, Danielson, CT.[1]

He married firstly, 26 Oct 1861, Blackstone, MA, Emma/Emily/Emeline Augusta Young, daughter of Wellington and Phebe (Buffum) Young.[2] She was born 5 Sep 1842, Douglas, MA, or Cumberland, RI, and died 8 May 1920, Worcester, MA, aged 77 years, of intestinal obstruction.[3] Apparently they were divorced. She was buried in East Douglas, MA.

He married secondly, 1 Apr 1884, Woonsocket, RI, Abby Susan (Paine) Whitney, daughter of Lemuel Nelson and Phebe Susan (Davis) Paine.[4] She was born about 1849, Burrillville, RI. She had married firstly, Henry A.8 Whitney, q.v. Apparently they were divorced. She married thirdly, 12 Dec 1900, Braintree, MA, or Providence, RI, Garrett Gerald Cullinan.

He married thirdly, 18 Apr 1888, Woonsocket, RI, Helena Langille, daughter of Joseph and Mary Waugh (Kennedy) Langille.[5] She was born 22 Jul 1862, Central New Annan, NS, and died 20 May 1949. She was buried in Westfield Cemetery, Danielson, CT.[6]

In the Civil War he served in Company F, 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He was a member of the G.A.R.

Children of Alfred Augustus and Emma/Emily Augusta (Young) Whitney:

i. Alfred Edward Whitney, b. 14 Jun 1863, Uxbridge, MA,[7] or 16 Aug 1863, Mendon, MA;[8] m. Martha Washington Brooks.
ii. Carrie Estelle, b. 1865, Blackstone, MA; not in family in 1870; d. aft. 1880, then unmarried.
iii. Herschel Whitney, b. ca. 1869; d. 8 Mar 1896, Worcester, MA, aged 27 years 2 months, of typhoid fever;[9] m. 28 Oct 1893, Worcester, MA, Mary B. Lavene, b. ca. 1872, Worcester, MA, dau. of John B. and Mary E. (Oliver) Lavene.[10]

Notes

Alfred and Abbie were reported as married in the 1880 census, even though the marriage record is dated four years later, in 1884. Perhaps they were actually married in 1874, instead.

Census

16 14 Alanson Taft 28 M - Boot Maer. Mass. Elizabeth W. Taft 26 F - Mass. Ella G. Taft 5 F - Mass. Alfred Whitney 13 M - Mass.

1869 3037 Francis J. Stockwell 30 M - Farm Labor Mass. Harriet M. 42 F - " Josaphene 10 F - R.I. Attended school Franklin 10 M - Mass. George Whitney 20 M - Farmer " Alfred 18 M - Boot Bottomer "

This was Francis Judson Stockwell and his wife Harriet Matilda (Clark) Stockwell. She was not Harriet, mother of Alfred.

404 596 Caroline Thompson 30 F - Massachusetts W Housekeeper - - - - - Walter N. Thompson 5 M - " - - - - - - Alfred A. Whitney 23 M - " M Soldier - - 1 1 - Emma Augusta Whitney 22 F - " M Housewife - - - - - Alfred Edward Whitney 1 M - " - - - - - - Carrie Estelle Whitney 1m F - " - - - - - -

175 194 Whitney, Alfred A. 28 M W Boot Bottomer for Boot factory Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Emeline A. 27 F W Keeping house " -----, Alfred E. 6 M W " -----, Herschel 1 M W "

Alfred A. WHITNEY 37 Self M M W MA Hotel Keeper MA MA Abbie WHITNEY 30 Wife F M W RI Hotel Keeper RI RI Carrie A. WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W MA At School MA RI Addie A. WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W MA At School MA RI George H. JOY 27 Oth M D W VT Barber VT VT Rodney MYERS 37 Oth M S W MA MA MA R. H. RYAN 29 Oth M M W MA Hoslter MA MA D. M. DAVIDSON 27 Oth M S W MA Plumber MA MA T. J. Richard RYAN 28 Oth M S W MA Plumber MA MA

Augusta E. WHITNEY 39 Self F M W MA Keeping House RI MA Herschel WHITNEY 11 Son M S W MA At School MA MA George H. CARR 37 Oth M S W MA Roofer MA MA Clarence R. BLANCHARD 18 Oth M S W MA Roofer CANADA MA

34 36 Whitney, Alfred A. Head W M Nov 1842 57 mar 12 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Farmer, Rents house -----, Lena Wife W F Jul 1863 36 mar 12 0ch 0liv Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Immig. 1884

143 351 Marr, Patrick Head W M Jan 1840 60 mar 14 Ireland Ireland Ireland Commercial traveller, Rents house, Immig. 1845, Na. -----, Norah Wife W F Mar 1851 49 mar 14 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Ireland Ireland 352 Lemieux, Albert Head W M Sep 1878 21 mar 2 Massachusetts Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Molder iron, Rents house -----, Ameline E. Wife W F Jun 1879 20 mar 2 0ch 0liv Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Immig. 1890 Mitchell, Jas. Head W M Aug 1856 43 mar 14 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Heel treper bootsh, Rents house -----, Mary T. Wife W F Nov 1866 43 mar 14 0ch 0liv Canada Eng. England France Laundry operator 353 McCarthy, Mary J. Ldgr W F Mar 1875 25 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Laundress 354 Chase, Emma Head W F Apr 1852 48 div 1ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine Stitcher underwear Moffitt, Ella V. Prtn W F Mar 1854 46 sgl Connecticut Rhode Island Connecticut Stitcher underwear 355 Murphy, Mary Head W F Nov 1860 39 sgl Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Stitcher corsets, Rents house, Immig. 1889 356 Whitney, Emma Head W F Sep 1842 57 wid 3ch 1liv Massachusetts Rhode Island Massachusetts Stitcher underwear, Rents house

  • 1910, Killingly, Windham Co., CT: Alfred Whitney, 67, b. MA; wife Helena Whitney, 48, b. Canada English.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #77901383, Alfred A. Whitney.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 146, page 143.

3.^  Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920, at FamilySearch.org.

4.^  Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916, at FamilySearch.org.

5.^  Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916, at FamilySearch.org.

6.^  FindAGrave Memorial #37825847, Helena Langhill Whitney.

7.^  Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, at FamilySearch.org.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 161, page 177.

9.^  Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, at FamilySearch.org. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 465, page 766.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 435, page 574.


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