Family:Whitney, James Clement (1857-a1940)
He married, 29 Nov 1877, Methuen, MA, Harriet Reynolds Austin/Whittier, daughter of Hiram and Harriet Barker (Spofford) Austin. Edward's birth record calls her Harriet R. Whittier, who was born in Pelham, NH. Mary's calls her Harriet Austin, born Methuen, MA. The 1880 and subsequent censuses agree with the birth of Harriet Reynolds Austin, 3 Jul 1848, Boxford (recorded in Methuen, given name omitted) or Methuen (recorded in Dracut), MA, and parents born in MA. Their own marriage record calls her Harriet R. Whittier, daughter of the Austin couple, and a first marriage for both. Why she changed her name from Austin to Whittier is a mystery.
Children of James Clement8 and Harriet Reynolds (Austin/Whittier) Whitney:
i. Mary Cleora9 Whitney, b. 22 Nov 1879, Gorham, ME; m. 27 Jul 1910, Georgetown, MA, Fred Perkins Andrews, both of Georgetown, b. ca. 1871, Topsfield, MA, son of Joseph E. and Mary E. (Chapman) Andrews. ii. Chester Nathan Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1883, Boxford, MA; d. 12 Feb 1962, Missoula, MT; m. 11 Jun 1927, Missoula, MT, Mary Hicks, b. 1895, d. 1962.
James C. WHITNEY 25 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Harriet R. WHITNEY 32 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Mary C. WHITNEY 6M Dau F S W IL ME MA
164 174 Whitney, James C. Head W M Aug 1853 46 mar 22 Maine Maine Maine Farmer, Owns mortgaged farm -----, Harriett R. Wife W F Jul 1848 51 mar 22 3ch 2liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Mary C. Dau W F Nov 1879 20 sgl Maine Maine Massachusetts Teaching school -----, Chester N. Son W M Aug 1883 16 sgl Maine Maine Massachusetts At school
1900, Phillips Academy, Phillips Street, Andover, Essex Co., MA, p. 19A/146-19B-20A/147: 338 381 F[ord?], Howard I. Head W M Aug 1871 28 Sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Instructor academy, Rents house [64 roomers] Whitney, Chester N. Room W M Aug 1883 16 Sgl Massachusetts Maine Massachusetts At school [41 more roomers]
- 1910, Boxford, Essex Co., MA:
130 136 Whitney, James C. Head M W 55 mar1 32 Maine Maine Maine Farmer, general farm -----, Harriett R. Wife F W 60 mar1 32 3ch 2liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts None Hartley, Chauncey Brdr M W 12 sgl Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut None
- 1920, Farm, Boxford, Essex Co., MA:
144 149 Whitney, James C. Head M W 65 mar Maine Maine Maine Farmer general farm, Owns mortgaged farm -----, Harriet R. Wife F W 72 mar Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts None
- 1930, Pond Rd., Boxford, Essex Co., MA, p. 3B:
73 76 Whitney, James C. Head M W 75 wid 22 Maine Maine Maine Farmer farming, Owns, Radio Berry, Lucina Ldgr F W 75 wid 50 Canada English Canada English Canada English None, Alien, immigrated 1865
- 1940, Boxford, Essex Co., MA, p. 1B:
17 Whitney, James Head M W 86 wid Massachusetts Same place Owns, $3000
- Census records.