Family:Whitney, Jophanus Henderson (1846-1915)
Col. Jophanus Henderson8 Whitney (Abram Hinckley7, James M.6, Jacob5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Abram Hinckley7 and Mary (Wilber) Whitney, was born 15 Jan 1846, Avon, ME, died 28 Feb 1915, Boston, MA. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, MA.
He married, 5 Dec 1869, Medford, MA, Martha Lydia Ann Flanders, daughter of Eben S. and Elizabeth (-----) Flanders. She was born 15 Jul 1848, Medford, MA, and died 15 Nov 1928, Medford, MA. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, MA.
After his father's decease he attended the common school until the civil war, when at the age of 16 he enlisted in Company C, 39th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and served for a term of three years; wounded in left hip at battle of Five Forks April, 1865; the latter part of the term as color bearer of the said regiment. After his return to Medford he learned the trade of house painting; then went into the cigar manufacturing business in the city of Boston, still residing in Medford. While thus engaged in said business he became interested in the police business in Medford, and studied criminal law, and in 1876 was appointed to take charge of the police department in Medford, where he continued until 1887, when he was appointed a member of the detective department of the Massachusetts District Police by Governor Ames, where he is engaged at the present. Since his return from the civil war he has been connected with the militia of the state, holding a commission as field officer in the 5th regiment, and lately elected lieutenant-colonel; resided Medford, MA.
He worked as a police officer in 1880.
Children of Jophanus Henderson8 Martha Lydia Ann (Flanders) Whitney:
i. Mary Evelyn9 Whitney, b. 19 Dec 1871, Medford, MA; d. 24 Dec 1872, Medford, MA, aged 1 years 5 days, of inflammation of the brain. ii. Orville Jophanus Whitney, b. 6 Oct 1873, Medford, MA; d. 21 Aug 1932, Medford, MA; bur. Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, MA; m. 2 Jun 1902, Gardiner, ME [recorded Medford, MA], Grace Louise Hooker, b. ca. 1876, Gardiner, ME, dau. of Andrew J. and Harriet C. (Knox) Hooker. iii. Bertha Jessamine Whitney, b. 31 Dec 1874, Medford, MA [given name omitted]; d. aft. 1930, then unmarried. iv. Nancy Isabel Whitney, b. 25 Jun 1880, Medford, MA; d. 30 Jul 1896, Medford, MA, aged 16 years 1 month 5 days, of typhoid fever.
268 317 Whitney, J. H. 24 M W Cigar Maker Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 22 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Mary 52 F W No occupation Maine Ellis, Rost 25 M W House Painter " Male citizen over 21 Ramsdill, C. E. 9 M W At School Mass. Attended school 318 Richard, Mary 53 F W Keeing House N.H. -----, Mame 24 F W Clerk in store N.H. -----, Anna 19 F W " "
Jophanus WHITNEY 34 Self M M W ME Policeman ME ME Martha WHITNEY 31 Wife F M W MA Keeping House NH NH Orville J. WHITNEY 6 Son M S W MA ME MA Bertha J. WHITNEY 5 Dau F S W MA ME MA Clarence E. WHITHEY 18 Oth M S W MA Blacksmith Apprentice MA MA Mary WHITNEY 60 Moth F W W ME ME ME
88 101 Whitney Jophanus H. Head W M Jan 1846 54 mar 31 Maine Maine Maine State detective, Owns free house -----, Martha L. A. Wife W F Jul 1848 51 mar 31 4ch 2liv Massachusetts New Hampshire New Hampshire -----, Orville J. Son W M Oct 1873 26 sgl Massachusetts Maine Massachusetts Civil engineer -----, Bertha J. Dau W F Dec 1874 25 sgl Massachusetts Maine Massachusetts
- 1910, Medford Ward 2, Middlesex County, MA.
- 1920, Medford Ward 2, Middlesex County, MA.
- 1930, Medford Ward 2, Middlesex County, MA.
- 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. 578.