Family:Whitney, Sidney Drinkwater (1849-1913)

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Sidney Drinkwater9 Whitney (Nathaniel B.8, Jonathan7, Jonathan6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Nathaniel B.8 and Susan (Edwards) Whitney, was born 12 May 1849, Westford, MA,[1] and died 12 Jan 1913, Westford, MA.

He married, 2 Nov 1872, Lowell, MA, Eliza Violet (Burnham) Andrews,[2] daughter of Edwin and Bethiah (Barton) Burnham. She was born about 1846, Westford or Lowell, MA, and died 1 Feb 1914, Westford, MA. She had married firstly, 15 Nov 1863, Westford, MA, Charles E. Andrews, of Lowell, MA.[3]

"Sidney W. Whitney, after several years of crippling illness, died at his recently new home at Brookside on Sunday afternoon at the age of sixty-three years. For several years he has been unable to do much muscular labor. Sunday, he was stricken with an apopletic shock, followed by pneumonia and the end came sudden. During his long illness he appeared at all times to be blest with the power to be cheerful and hopeful, buoying himself up through many discouragements. He was a native of Westford and was educated in the public schools. He leaves besides his wife, Eliza Burnham, who has been an invalid for two years, two sons, William A. Whitney, who lives in Lowell, and Edmund B., who lives at Brookside; three brothers -- Julian, of Westford; and Nathaniel and George, of Lowell; two sisters; Mrs. Al Bicknell, of Westford, and Mrs. John Taylor, of Lowell and two grandchildren. The funeral took place from his recent home on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. David Wallace conducted the services. A delegation of Oberlin lodge of Odd Fellows, of Lowell, were present and acted as bearers. Burial was in old family lot in Fairview Cemetery." Source: Turner's Public Spirit weekly newspaper. Obituary on Saturday 18 Jan 1913 states that Sidney died on the previous Sunday (12 Jan 1913).

Children of Charles E. and Eliza Violet (Burnham) Andrews:

i. Charles Henry10 Andrews alias Whitney, b. 1869, MA.

Children of Sidney D.9 and Eliza Violet (Burnham)(Andrews) Whitney:

i. Minnie Bethiah10 Whitney, b. 18 Jul 1877, Westford, MA;[4] d. 5 Nov 1885, Lowell, MA, aged 8 years 4 months 13 days, of diphtheria.[5]
iii. (son) Whitney, b. 11 Dec 1880, Westford, MA; d. 11 Dec 1880, Westford, MA, aged 0 days, of foetal hydrocephalus.[6]
ii. William Alfred Whitney, b. 19 Aug 1882, Lowell, MA;[7] d. 28 Oct 1885, Lowell, MA, aged 3 years 2 months 9 days, of membranous croup.[8]
iii. William Alfred Whitney, b. 7 Jan 1886, Lowell, MA;[9] of Lowell, MA; d. after 1930; m. 29 Jun 1907, Westford, MA [also recorded Lowell, MA], Annie Crawford, b. ca. 1885, Lowell, MA, dau. of Andrew and Margaret (Earl) Crawford.[10] Children:
a. William G.11 Whitney, b. ca. 9 Jan 1910, Lowell, MA; d. 3 Mar 1910, Lowell, MA, aged 1 month 24 days, of pneumonia;[11] bur. Edson Cemetery, Lowell, MA.
iv. Edmund Barton Whitney, b. 16 Dec 1887, Lowell, MA;[12] d. 30 Apr 1976, Merrimac, MA; m. 30 Nov 1906, Westford, MA, Grace Lillian Smith, b. Pelham, NH, dau. of Matthew and Elizabeth (Fisher) Smith;[13] of Brookside, MA. Children:
a. Edna Grace11 Whitney, b. 30 Dec 1909, Lowell, MA.[14]

Census

Sidney L. WHITNEY 39 Self M M W MA Farm Laborer MA MA Eliza V. WHITNEY 32 Wife F M W MA Keeps House VT ENG Charles C. WHITNEY 11 SSon M S W MA At School MA MA Minnie B. WHITNEY 2 Dau F S W MA MA MA

Charles would be Charles Andrews, not Whitney.

444 533 Whitney, Sidney D. Head W M May 1849 51 mar 28 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Farmer, Rents farm -----, Eliza V. Wife W F Sep 1848 51 mar 28 8ch 2liv Massachusetts Vermont England -----, William A. Son W M Jan 1886 14 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At school -----, Edmund B. Son W M Dec 1887 12 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts At school Butterfield, Lucian O. Brdr W M Jun 1855 44 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Vermont Farm laborer Clifford, Bethia MiL W F unknown wid 2ch 2liv England England England

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Sidney D. [Whitney], s. Nathaniel, farmer, b. Watertown and Susan, b. Dorchester, May 12, 1849," according to Westford Vital Records.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 245, page 234.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 163, page 161.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 287, page 228.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 365, page 137.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 320, page 202.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 332, page 123.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 365, page 136.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 368, page 132.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 571, pages 524 and 785.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1910/59 (death), page 390.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 377, page 146.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 563, page 764.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 583, pages 522, 742.


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