Family:Whitney, Wilbur Fisk (1839-a1900)
Hon. Wilbur Fisk9 Whitney (John8, Joseph Glazier7, Abner6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of John8 and Eliza (Cushing) Whitney, was born 9 Dec 1839, Ashburnham, MA, and died after 1900.
He married, 17 Jul 1866, Winchendon, MA, Emeline Sarah Jewell/Jewett, daughter of Dayton and Mary (-----) Jewett. She was born 27 Dec 1839, Jaffrey, NH, and died after 1900.
He was born in Ashburnham, MA. For more than twenty years he has been actively engaged in the manufacture of chairs, and has become an important factor in the business interests of his native town. He was schooled in the business from boyhood. In mechanical skill, in a clear and prompt comprehension of the growing demands of the trade, and in the adoption of new methods to meet the changing requirements of the business, he has advanced to a prominent position among the manufacturers of the present time. In the personal supervision of an important industry Mr. Whitney has found full employment, yet he has been an efficient member of the school committee for many years, and has labored in his work with unfailing interest. He is a director of the Ashburnham National bank, and of the Nashua Reservoir County. In 1875 he represented his district in the legislature. In 1878 he was nominated for congress by the Greenback and Independent parties. In the election he received 7,000 votes. He was renominated in 1882 and 1884. In 1876 and 1877 he was nominated for state treasurer, and in several instances his candidacy was indorsed by the Prohibitionists. With the experience of years he has joined the fruits of an attentive study of the social and political problems of the times. His conclusions are intelligently formed, and his judgment of men and measures is free from partiality or prejudice. In municipal affairs he has always manifested a commendable interest, and at all times has maintained an advanced position among his fellow men. In his daily life he has seldom wounded or disappointed his friends and has cultivated no enemies; resided South Ashburnham, MA.
Children of Wilbur Fisk9 and Emeline Sarah (Jewell) Whitney:
i. (son)10 Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1870, Ashburnham, MA; born dead. ii. Oscar Jewell10 Whitney, b. 22 Jan 1871, Ashburnham, MA; d. 2 Jan 1886, Ashburnham, MA, aged 14 years 11 months 10 days, of Bright's disease. In his brief life was developed a maturity of mind and character that comcommanded the respect and summoned the love of all who knew him. If young in years he was manly and noble in habit, his emotions were the offspring of a reflective mind, and in thought and deed his kindness to his friends and associates, his purity of life and his obedience to duty were unfailing. [History of Ashburnham] iii. Celena Mower Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1873, Ashburnham, MA; "Selina M." m. 14 Aug 1904, Ashburnham, MA, William D. Miller, both of Ashburnham, b. ca. 1876, Haverhill, MA, son of William K. and Sarah L. (Davis) Miller. iv. Luella Cushing Whitney, b. 4 May 1875, Ashburnham, MA; m. 22 Apr 1903, Ashburnham, MA, Frank C. Dunn, b. b. ca. 1870, Gardner, MA, son of John A. and Sophia W. (Chaffee) Dunn. v. Ethel Eloise Whitney, b. 2 Jun 1881, Ashburnham, MA. vi. Edith Lillian Whitney, b. 1 Jan 1883, Ashburnham, MA; m. 21 Oct 1910, Ashburnham, MA, Oliver J. Schoonmaker, b. ca. 1883, New York, son of Silas and Deborah S. (Carpenter) Schoonmaker.
405 495 Whitney, Wilber F. 30 M W Chair Manufacturer $6000 $6000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Emeline 30 F W Keeping House New Hampshire Mack, George 26 M W Works in Chair Shop Mass. Male citizen over 21 Carr, George E. 25 M W Works in Chair Shop " Male citizen over 21 Howe, Albert 23 M W Works in Chair Shop " Male citizen over 21 Lovejoy 24 M W Carpenter " Male citizen over 21
Wilbur WHITNEY 40 Self M M W MA Chair Manufacture MA MA Sarah E. WHITNEY 40 Wife F M W NH Keeping House MA NH Oscar J. WHITNEY 9 Son M S W MA MA NH Celena WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W MA MA NH Luella C. WHITNEY 5 Dau F S W MA MA NH
261 305 Whitney, Wilbur F. Head W M Dec 1839 60 mar 34 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns house -----, Emeline J. Wife W F Dec 1839 60 mar 34 5ch 4liv New Hampshire Massachusetts New Hampshire -----, Celina M. Dau W F Jul 1873 26 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire -----, Luella C. Dau W F May 1875 25 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire -----, Ethel E. Dau W F Jun 1881 18 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire -----, Edith L. Dau W F Jan 1883 17 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire Bartlette, Olivia Srvt W F Oct 1886 13 sgl Massachusetts Ohio Massachusetts Servant
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- 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. 611-612.