Family:Whitney, William F. (c1855-a1930)

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William F. Whitney (Samuel Whitney, (prob.) Benjamin5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Samuel and Louisa (Jordan) Whitney, was born about 1855, (prob. Durham) ME, and died after 1930, prob. Mendon, MA.

He married firstly, 4 Mar 1879, ME, Isabella A. Sherman,{{ref|1} daughter of James Sherman. She was born 25 Dec 1859, Houlton, ME, and died 16 Dec 1919, Milford, MA, aged 59 years 11 months 21 days, of cholangitis.[1] She was buried in Vernon Grove Cemetery, Milford, MA.[2]

He married secondly, between 1920 and 1930, Lauretta (Kelly) Fletcher, daughter of William and Ellen (Masterson) Kelly. She was born about 1858, MA, and died 1933, Mendon, MA.[3] She had married firstly, 9 Nov 1881, Milford, MA, Quincy Addison Fletcher.[4]

They moved to Milford about 1897. They were living at 23 Thayer Street in 1919.

Children of William F. and Isabella A. (Sherman) Whitney:

i. (child) Whitney, b. say 1881; d. aft. 1900; deduced from 1900 census.
ii. (child) Whitney, b. say 1884; d. aft. 1900; deduced from 1900 census.

William F. and Lauretta (Kelly)(Fletcher) Whitney had no children.


William F. WHITNEY 25 Self M M W ME Works In Shoe Shop ME ME Isabell WHITNEY 24 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME

118 142 Whitney, William F. Head W M Feb 1858 42 mar 21 Maine Maine Maine Carpenter, Rents house -----, Isabella Wife W F Dec 1858 41 mar 21 2ch 2liv Maine England Scotland

  • 1910, Co., MA.
  • 1920, Milford, Worcester Co., MA.
  • 1930, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA.


  • Census records.

1.^  Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, from

2.^  Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920, from

3.^  Find A Grave Memorial #113392519, Isabella Sherman Whitney.

4.^  Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980, from

5.^  Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, from

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