Family:Whitney, Merrick (1832-1888)

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Merrick8 Whitney (Artemas H.7, John Smith6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Artemas H.7 and Nabby (Skinner) Whitney, was born 8 May 1832, Springfield, MA, and died 14 Mar 1888, Hartford, CT.

He "of Ludlow" married firstly, 25 Dec 1856, Palmer, MA, Hannah C. Tourtellott "of Belchertown", daughter of Esick and Mary (Dexter) Tourtellott.[1] She was born about 1831, Brimfield or Monson, MA, and died 6 Dec 1857, Ludlow, MA, aged 26 years, of consumption.[2]

He married secondly, 30 Mar 1859, Palmer, MA, Hannah Maria Peters, daughter of George and Lydia (Whitcomb) Peters.[3] She was born 16 Sep 1837, Roxbury, MA, and died 29 Jul 1915, Malden, MA, aged 77 years 10 months 13 days, of enlarged heart and mitral regurgitation.[4]

He was a merchant. He resided Hartford, CT.

Children of Merrick8 and Maria (Peters) Whitney:

i. Mabel E.9 Whitney, b. 5 May 1869, Palmer, MA;[5] d. young.

Census

1690 1891 Artemus Whitney 63 M - Farmer $1200 $250 Mass. Merrick " 28 M - Carpenter " Byron Stewart 25 M - " $50 " Maria Whitney 23 F - " Lovina Stewart 21 F - "

40 40 Merrick Whitney 33 M - Springfield M Carpenter - - 1 1 - Maria Whitney 28 F - Roxbury M - - - - - Lizzie A. Peters 23 F - Roxbury - - - - - -

670 1312 Childs, Gardner 57 M W Carpenter $1000 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Fanie 54 F W Keeping Borders Mass. Allen, Henry 29 M W Bar Tender " Male citizen over 21 -----, Lucy M. 27 F W No Occupation " Childs, Fannie E. 21 F W No Occupation Conn. -----, Lizzie 17 F W No Occupation Mass. Sawyer, Childs 24 M W Works in Freight Office " Male citizen over 21 Church, Melville 23 M W Works in Organ Manuft. " Male citizen over 21 Fields, Edward 23 M W Clerk in Grocery store " Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Merrick 28 M W Works in Boot Shop " Male citizen over 21 Burns, John 30 M W Clerk in Dry Goods Store Ireland Parents foreign born

Merrick WHITNEY 48 Self M M W MA Carpenter MA MA Marria WHITNEY 43 Wife F M W MA Keeps House MA MA Nellie MORSE 21 SisL F S W MA At Home MA MA Nellie BAXTER 23 Oth F S W MA Servant MA MA

266 290 Whitney, Hannah Head W F Sep 1836 63 wid 1ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house Newton, Jessie E. SDau W F Mar 1873 26 mar 6 2ch 2liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Elsa M. GDau W F Feb 1896 4 sgl Massachusetts New Hampshire Massachusetts -----, Doris W. GDau W F Jan 1900 4m sgl Massachusetts New Hampshire Massachusetts -----, Louis M. SSiL W M Aug 1870 29 mar 6 New Hampshire New Hampshire Massachusetts Conductor Street Railway

NOTE: Jessie Estelle Warner m. 27 June 1894, Malden, MA, Louis Melvin Newton. She was b. 28 Mar 1874, Westfield, MA, daughter of Frank D. and Ella J. (Chamberlain) Warner. How Jessie could be Hannah's step-daughter is a mystery.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 100, page 30.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 111, page 347.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 126, page 290.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007; volume 1915/48 Death, page 253.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007; volume 215, page 27.


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