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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)
Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.
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7867. i. ANN ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 12, 1858; d. Oct. 1, 1859. 7868. ii. WILLIAM E., b. Ap. 4, 1856; d. Oct. 14, 1863. 7869. iii. JAMES H., b. Nov. 13, 1860; d. Oct. 18, 1863. 7870. iv. J. FRANK, b. July 17, 1862; m. Mary L. SHEEHAN. 7871. v. JOSEPH H., b. Apr. 14, 1865; d. Aug. 15, 1866. 7872. vi. JANE A., b. Mar. 14, 1867; m. Simon J. GRIFFIN; res. Merrick, Mass. 7873. vii. CARRIE S., b. Aug. 9, 1869; m. Frank GUERTIN; res. Merrick, Mass. 7874. viii. WM. E., b. Nov. 20, 1871; res. Merrick, Mass. 4685. EDWIN RUTHVEN WHITNEY (Caius C., Paul, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Bolton, P. Q., May 28, 1838; m. at Magog P. Q., Arretta F. HOYT; b. Apr. 14, 1847. He was born in Bolton, P. Q. and received a common school education. His mind was of an inventive turn and for the past thirty-two years he has been an inventor. His first invention was the first automatic car coupler used by the railways in coupling cars. It has been used with great success. He next invented an auto- matic cord grain binder, the first binder that ever tied with a cord. Since then he has devoted his time to electricity and perfected many valuable inventions. His present business is the manufacture of electrical measuring instruments, which include voltmeters, ammeters for electric railway power and laboratory use, made at his two factories at Penacook, N. H., and Sherbrook, P. Q. He is also vice-president of the Standard Electric Company of Vermont, which manufactures dynamo-electric machines and lamps, arc and incandescent lighting, by the Whitney system, at St. Johnsbury, Vt., with headquarters at Boston, Mass., and Manchester, N. H. He is now organizing a company on a new system of storage batteries which he patented Mar. 13, 1894, and which shows the only battery which can be built up of many cells and only have two binding posts for transmission of power. His patents have all been valuable and practical and from them he has accumulated a handsome fortune. He is well known throughout the country, especially among the electricians, and no one is more highly esteemed and respected among the many manufacturers in his adopted State of New Hampshire; res. Manchester, N. H., 754 Chestnut St. 7875. i. EDWIN HOYT, b. May 21, 1878. 4686. ENOS R. WHITNEY (Caius C., Paul, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. P. Q., Nov. 20, 1846; m. Oct. 7, 1873, Alwilda A. HOYT; b. June 24, 1845; res. Magog, P. Q. 7876. i. SUSIE A., b. Jan. 9, 1875. 7877. ii. JESSIE A., b. Jan. 17, 1883. 4689. IRA JEFFERSON WHITNEY (Caius C., Paul, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Rich- ard, John), b. North Troy, Vt., Nov. 12, 1855; m. at Magog, P. Q., Sept. 27, 1876, Jennie Maria REXFORD, b. Apr. 2, 1860. He is a farmer; res. Magog, P. Q. 7878. i. ETHEL JENNIE, b. June 21, 1877. 7879. ii. ELNORA MAUD, b. June 11, 1879. 7880. iii. RAYMOND WARREN, b. May 10, 1888. 7881. iv. GRACE, b. Jan. 28, 1891. 4697. JAMES PAUL WHITNEY (Marcus T. C., Paul, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Mar. 26, 1847; m. Dec. 30, 1874, Linnie M. DREW; res. West Derby, Vt. 7882. i. GRACE M., b. Apr. 25, 1876. 7883. ii. GUY CLAUDE, b. Apr. 25, 1876; d. May 9, 1893. 7884. iii. MYRTIE MARY, b. May 16, 1878. 7885. iv. VICTOR DREW, b. July 13, 1879. 7886. v. DAISEY BELLE, b. Oct. 5, 1882; d. Sept. 13, 1883. 4709. WILLIAM CLARENCE WHITNEY (William W., Paul, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Oct. 21, 1858; m. July 2, 1882, Mary Lyde MARKS; b. Aug. 7, 1867. After leaving Missisquoe college, he learned the printer's trade, and worked several years in the Green Mountain Freeman office, Montpelier, Vt. In 1877 he left Montpelier, thinking well of Horace GREELEY's advice, going west by way of New York, Niagara, and Chicago, to St. Louis. From there went to Lebanon, Ill., to visit
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