Family:Whitney, Luke (1800-1865)
Luke7 Whitney (Aaron6, Levi5, Daniel4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Aaron6 and Phebe (Dunklee) Whitney, was born 2 Jan 1800, Amherst, NH, and died 9 Dec 1865, Waltham, MA, aged 65 years 11 months 7 days, of inflammation.
He married firstly, 2 Dec 1824, Cynthia Smith King. She was born 1 May 1806, and died 17 Dec 1833.
He married secondly, 7 Aug 1834, Mary Thankful Smith, daughter of Benjamin and E. (-----) Smith. She was born 6 Apr 1806, Nashua, N.H., and died 26 Mar 1858, Ashland, MA, aged 51 years 1 month 21 days, of consumption.
Luke Whitney was a man of sterling integrity and had noted mechanical and inventive genius. He was a Masonic Knight Templar, and was beloved and respected by all who knew him. By precept and example he brought up his children in the fear and love of God. He resided Sacarrappa, ME, and Waltham, MA.
Children of Luke7 and Cynthia Smith (King) Whitney:
i. Hannah Adaline8 Whitney, b. 15 May 1826, Waltham, MA; d. 4 or 5 Mar 1905, Watertown, MA [also recorded at Waltham, MA], aged 78 years 10 months 11 days, of pulmonary congestion; bur. Mt. Feake Cemeetery, Waltham, MA; m. 9 Apr 1867, Waltham, MA, Isaac Childs, b. ca. 1814, Waltham, MA, son of Isaac and Betsey (-----) Childs; resided 34 School St., Waltham, MA. ii. Cynthia Maria Whitney, b. 23 Mar 1828; m. 3 Apr 1849, Lowell, MA, Hon. Matthew Henry Cochrane; resided Hillhurst, Canada. Hon. H. W. Cochrane was b. in Compton, Province of Quebec, in 1823, and is to-day one of the most extensive breeders of fine stock in the Dominion of Canada and the United States. From a small beginning in 1865 his business has grown to mammoth proportions. Men are usually molded for some special work, though millions reach the end of the journey without ever having discovered what that work is, and thousands pave their path with sorrows from having mistaken it. A few make the discovery about the noon of life, and by dint of superhuman energies obliterate the huge mistake of the past, but the majority, never. Many whom nature eminently qualified for useful servants lose themselves in the foolish attempt to be masters, and a few spend all their days in servitude who might have directed labor. Some can carry on a limited business only, with admirable success, while others are born, so to speak, with a natural capacity for successful wholesaling all their lives. Of this latter class, rare as eclipses, is the subject of our sketch, at least so says his career, deny it who can. All the rare combination of qualities belonging to this class of men form the stepping stones to the towers they build. Some men search for the success of Mr. Cochrane in his ample command of means, but this does not account for the acquisition of the means that enabled him to erect this stupendous pillar of Shorthorn fame from the ruins of a sunken paternal estate. Others read this success in the Shorthorn boom of the era of his grandest successes. It remained for the Quebec exhibition, which was held at Montreal, to bestow the great honor of the season, if not indeed of Mr. Cochrane's life, unless it be his appointment as a senator of the Dominion in 1872 as a tribute to his work. We refer to the gold medal tendered him by the council of this board, for the best show of stock and for his services to the cause of agriculture. Children: a. Alma Ellen Cochrane, b. 27 Oct 1850; m. 30 Dec 1875, Edward Alfred Baynes; resided Montreal, Quebec; one dau. b. James Arthur Cochrane, b. 22 Jul 1853; m. 12 Jan 1886, Mary Louise Grant, dau. Sir James, of Ottawa, Ontario; she d. 10 Feb 1888. m.(2) 1891, Eva M. Morris, dau. of the late Lieut-Gov. Morris, of Toronto, Ontario; he has one son. c. Alice Greeley Cochrane, b. 22 Mar 1855; m. 12 Jun 1878, John E. Abbott, son of the late Hon. John Abbott, of Boston; have four ch. d. William Francis Cochrane, b. 27 Mar 1857. e. Ermina Maria Cochrane, b. 23 Sep 1858; m. 6 Sep 1876, Charles Cassils, of Montreal; four ch. f. Lilian Maud Cochrane, b. 1 Jul 1863, Ernest Balch, b. 2 Mar 1865. g. Mabel Gertrude Cochrane, b. 5 May 1868. h. Bertha Louisa Cochrane, b. 8 Oct 1870. i. Amy Grizel Cochrane, b. 20 Sep 1872. iii. Phebe Elizabeth Whitney, b. 21 Jan 1830; d. 27 May 1852; m. 24 Jan 1849, Lowell, MA, Stephen Nudd Pinkham. Stephen Nudd Pinkham was an apothecary. He went to California during the 1849-50 craze, and was accidentally killed at Battle Mountain, Nevada, 25 Sep 1870. He was born in 1819. Children: a. Susan Elizabeth Pinkham, b. 16 Nov 1849; resided Waltham, MA. iv. Mary Jane Whitney, b. 13 Jun 1832; d. 29 Feb 1904, Adams House, Adams St., Waltham, MA, aged 72 years, of arteriosclerosis; m. 4 Nov 1875, Dennison Wallis Morrison; b. 8 Mar 1830; s. p.; resided New Rochelle, NY. Dennison Wallis Morrison was b. South Danvers, MA (now called Peabody), and has been engaged in mercantile pursuits in Lawrence, MA, Cincinnati, New York, and Boston, where he is now. She is the authoress of "Songs and Rhymes," published by G. P. Putnam's Sons. They now resided at the Adams House, Boston, MA.
Children of Luke7 and Mary Thankful (Smith) Whitney:
v. Alma Ellen Whitney, b. 4 Jul 1835; d. 12 Dec 1835. vi. Margaret Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1836 (twin); d. 1 Aug 1836. vii. Theodore Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1836 (twin); d. 1 Aug 1836. viii. Mark Edwin Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1837; m. Hattie K. Phillips. ix. Luke Henry Whitney, b. 5 May 1840; m. Mary Ellen Gammon.
- 1830, Biddeford, York Co., ME: Luke Whitney, 1 male 50-59, 1 male 20-29, 1 female 70-79, 1 female 30-39, and 3 females 0-4.
This extract is identified as belonging to this Luke Whitney because his brother Levi is enumerated on the same page. The male 50-59 and female 70-79 are unidentified.
- 1840, Saco, York Co., MA: Luke Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 2 males 0-4, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 15-19, 3 females 10-14, and 1 female 5-9; 2 engaged in manufacture or trades.
- 1850, Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA:
2523 3212 Luke Whitney 50 M - Machinist $700 N.H. Mary F. " 44 F - " Phebe Pinkham 20 " - Me. Susan E. " 7/12 " - Mass. Mark E. Whitney 12 M - Me. Attended school Luke H. " 10 M - " Attended school Bridget McDonald 21 F - Ireland Edith Smith - F - "
- 1850, daughter Hannah may be the one in Boston, MA. Daughter Mary not found.
- 1855, Ashland, Middlesex Co., MA:
35 44 Luke Whitney 55 M - Machinist N.H. Mary T. Whitney 48 F - do Mark E. Whitney 17 M - Maine Luke H. Whitney 15 M - do Susan E. Pinkham 5 F - Mass. Ellen Templeton 17 F - Ireland
- 1860: not found.
- 1860, daughters Hannah and Mary not found.
- 1865 State, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA:
811 1019 Luke Whitney 56 M - New Hampshire W - - 1 1 - Luke H. Whitney 25 M - Maine S - - 1 - - H. Adaline Whitney 39 F - Massachusetts S Variety Store - - - - - Susan C. Pinkham 15 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - Sarah M. Bond 35 F - Vermont M Dressmaker - - - - - Charles D. Bond 10 M - Massachusetts S - - - - -
- 1870, daughter Mary not found.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 362-363.
4.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1905/91 (Death), page 525, and 1905/93 (Death), page 150.
6.^ "Cynthia M[aria. GR-1] [Whitney] and Mathew H[enry. GR-1], Cochran, unm., both of L., [married] Apr. 3, 1849," according to Vital Records of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1930). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 38, page 51p.
7.^ "Phebe E. [Whitney], unm., and Stephen N. Pinkham, unm. [both of L. GR-1], [married] Jan. 24, 1849," according to Lowell Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 38, page 510.
8.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1904/94 (death), page 60.