Family:Whitney, Thomas S. (1844-1906)

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Thomas S.9 Whitney (Zachariah F.8, John7, John6, Zachariah5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Zachariah F.8 and Hepsibath (Smith) Whitney, was born 21 Apr 1844, Rindge, NH, or Peru, VT, and died 2 Apr 1906, Leominster, MA, aged 61 years 11 months 11 days, of cancer of throat.[1]

He married firstly, 3 Mar 1869, Fitzwilliam or Rindge, NH, Abbie Sophia Everett,[2] daughter of George Cutting and Frances Maria (Thompson) Everett. She was born 4 Jun 1848, Fitzwilliam, NH, and died 18 May 1889.

He married secondly, 22 Aug 1893, Fitchburg (recorded in Ashburnham), MA, Henrietta "Etta" Lavina (Shumway) Jowders, daughter of Harrison Hinkley and Catherine (Nichols) Shumway.[3] She was born 7 July 1867, Belchertown, MA, and died after 1907. She "of Greenville" had married firstly, 15 Jan 1884, New Ipswich, NH, Arther B. Jowders "of New Ipswich". They must have divorced, because he married secondly, 24 Nov 1890, Cambridge, MA, Margaret Logan. She married thirdly, 30 Oct 1907, Fitchburg, MA, Frank S. Jones, b. ca. 1872, Pittsford, VT, son of William M. and Fannie F. (Hutchings) Jones.[4]

He was in the war of the rebellion and was wounded 6 May 1864; mustered out at the end of three years; resided Rindge, NH, Gardner, MA, and South Lancaster, MA.

Children of Arthur B. and Henrietta Lavina (Shumway) Jowders:

i. Harry Blaine Jowders alias Harry Blaine10 Whitney, b. 14 Aug 1884, Greenville, NH; (as Whitney) m. 16 Apr 1908, Fitchburg, MA, Harrie Etta Althea Davison, b. ca. 1887, Fitchburg, MA, dau. of Harry and Mary R. (Starr) Davison.[5] Apparently he changed his surname when his mother married her second husband Thomas S. Whitney. Children:
a. Geneva Josephine11 Whitney, b. 30 Jan 1909, Fitchburg, MA.[6]

Children of Thomas S.9 and Abbie S. (Everett) Whitney:

i. Fannie H.10 Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1870, Jaffrey, NH, or 7 Jun 1870, Rindge, NH;[7] m. 15 Jun 1889, Marlborough, NH, George L. Platts;[8] resided Marlborough, NH. He d. 25 Sep 1892; resided South Lancaster.

Children of Thomas S.9 and Henrietta Lavina (Shumway)(Jowders) Whitney:

ii. Leroy Osborn10 Whitney, b. 25 Jun 1902, Leominster, MA.[9]

Census

138 151 Whitney, Thomas 26 M W Works in Pail Manf. $700 $100 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Abbie 20 F W Keeping House N.H. -----, Fannie 1/12 F W N.H. Born in May

Thoms WHITNEY 36 Self M M W VT Works In Chair Shop MA NH Abby S. WHITNEY 32 Wife F M W NH Keeping House NH NH Fanny H. WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W NH VT NH

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1906/52 (death), page 152.

2.^  "Thomas S. Whitney (b. 1844, Peru, VT, s. of Zachariah Whitney & Hepsibeth Smith) & Abbie S. Everett, m. 3 Mar 1869, Rindge, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 435, page 349.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 572, page 322.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 580, page 388.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 584, page 314.

7.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

8.^  "Fannie H. Whitney (b. 1870, Jaffrey, Cheshire Co., NH, d. of Thomas S. Whitney & Abbie S. Everett) & George L. Platts, m. 15 Jun 1889, Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 522, page 312.


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