Family:Whitney, Edward (1834-1897)
Edward8 Whitney (John7, John6, Nathan5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of John7 and Lydia (Allen) Whitney, was born 12 Aug 1834, Westminster, MA, and died 5 Feb 1897, Worcester, MA, aged 62 years 5 months 24 days, of chronic interstitial nephritis and uraemia.
He married firstly, 26 Nov 1857, or 27 Oct 1857, Worcester, MA, Susan Louise Cutting, daughter of Nathan Howard and Mary Reed7 (Whitney) Cutting, and granddaughter of Nathan6 and Eunice (Puffer) Whitney. She was born 29 Aug 1838, and died 1 Jan 1880, Worcester, MA, aged 41 years of meningitis.
He married secondly, 27 Oct 1886, Worcester, MA, Emma Louisa Rice, daughter of William and Emeline (-----) Rice. She was born about 1849, Grafton, MA.
Edward Whitney was born in Westminster, and, like his brother, George C., became a resident of Worcester. In early life he was, for four years, clerk in the Metropolitan bank in New York City. He is engaged in the wholesale stationery business in that city, and has been since 1858; is a prominent worker in all Y. M. C. A. and Sunday-school matters. He never held any public office, or cared for it. For some years he has been president of the Y. M. C. A. and of the Worcester County Congregational Club; resided Crown St., Worcester, MA.
Heywood says the following:
- "Edward Whitney8 (133) left his native place at the age of 18 and spent 4 years in the city of New York. He then located in Worc. where he has since res., actively and successfully engaged in business. Interested in whatever is conducive to human welfare, he has done much to promote the better life of the city, and to lift the world to a higher level. For 2 yrs. he was President of the Worc. Y.M.C.A., for several yrs. chairman of the Ex. Com. of the Mass. Y.M.C.A., and for 2 yrs. Pres. of the Worc. Co. Congregational Club. In these and in many other ways has he illustrated a noble type of Christian character."
Children of Edward8 and Susan Louise (Cutting) Whitney:
i. Lillie Maria9 Whitney, "Lillian M." b. 19 Jun 1867, Worcester, MA; "Lydia M." d. 24 Aug 1868, Worcester, MA, aged 1 year 2 months, of teething. ii. Edward Cutting Whitney, b. 19 Jul 1869, Worcester, MA; d. aft. 1900; resided Worcester, MA. iii. Harry Sumner Whitney, b. 1 or 21 Jun 1873, Worcester, MA; m. Alice Gibson,
309 Brick $5000 733 Alfred Arundle 53 M - - Conn. 1 - 3 Stainer 1 - - - - 1 - Catherin Arundle 40 F - Wife " 1 - 3 - - - - - - - - Jame Arundle 3 M - Chld " - - 3 - - - - - - - - James Arundle 55 M - Brot " - - 2 None 1 - - - - - - Edwd. Whitney 20 M - Brdr Massa. - - 2 Accountant - - - - - - - Alice Alynah 25 F - Srvt Ireland 1 - 10m - - - - - - - - John Willson 43 M - - " 1 - 3 Bookbinder - - 1 - - - - Mary Willson 48 F - Wife Engl. 1 - 3 - - - 1 - - - -
107 189 N. H. Cutting 55 M - Cabinet Maker $1400 - Mass. Mary R. " 54 F - " Willie J. " 14 M - " Attended school Frank W. " 8 M - " Attended school Edward Whitney 25 M - Store Keeper $1000 - " S. Louisa " 21 F - "
66 86 Kaziah Howe 78 F - Conn. W - - - - - Frances Howe 34 F - Conn. S Tailoress - - - - - ... 90 Howard Holden 43 M - Mass. M Miller - - 1 1 - Caroline Holden 42 F - Mass. M Boarding House - - - - - Charles H. Holden 16 M - Mass. S Student - - - - - ... Edward Whitney 30 M - Mass. M Merchant - - 1 1 - S. Louise Whitney 20 F - Mass. M - - - - - ...
- 1870: not found.
- 1880, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA:
Edward WHITNEY 45 Self M W W MA Stationary Store MA MA Edmond C. WHITNEY 10 Son M S W MA At School MA MA Henry J. WHITNEY 7 Son M S W MA At School MA MA Sarah A. BROWN 42 Oth F S W NH Servant MA NY Joseph ADAMS 45 Oth M M W MA Bookeeper MA MA Anna ADAMS 45 Oth F M W MA At Home MA MA
66 87 Whitney, Emma L. Head W F Aug 1849 50 wid 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house -----, Edward C. SSon W M Jul 1869 30 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Confectioner -----, Harry S. SSon W M Jun 1873 26 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Confectioner Riordan, Anna J. Srvt W F Apr 1870 29 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Immig. 1885 Cumming, Catherine J. Srvt W F Dec 1873 26 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Immig. 1892
- Census records.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 475.
1.^ "Edward [Whitney], s. John and Lydia, [born] Aug. 12, 1834," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).
5.^ 1880 Mortality Schedule. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 321, page 457.
7.^ William Sweetzer Heywood, History of Westminster, Massashusetts (First named Narragansett No. 2), From the date of the original grant of the township to the present time, 1728-1893, with a Biographic-Genealogical Register of its Principal Families, (Vox Populi Press: S.W. Huse & Co., Lowell, Mass.: 1893), page 925.