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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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5405. FRED MILTON WHITNEY (Joel, Asa, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John) b. Oct. 27, 1856; m. Apr. 15, 1888, Elmira T. WHITE. He was educated in Winchester public schools, and was engaged in the wholesale millinery and dry goods business when he died. He was quiet and retir- ing in his manner of living, and had no taste for public life. He d. Aug. 7, 1890, s.p.; res. Winchester, Mass. 5410. CHARLES HENRY WHITNEY (Levi, Aaron, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jona- than, John), b. Jan. 30, 1829; m. ----- -----. He d. Apr. 26, 1867; res. Calais, Me. 8413x. i. CHARLES, b. -----. 8414x. ii. ELLA, b. -----; m. ----- HINDS; res.Calais, Me. 5427. LUKE HENRY WHITNEY (Luke, Aaron, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. Saco, Me., May 5, 1840; m. June 6, 1867, Mary Ellen EDWARDS, b. Oct. 6, 1847. He is a trader, Episcopalian and republican; res. No. Cambridge, Mass. 8415x. i. ARTHUR HENRY, b. April 13, 1868; d. Aug. 3, 1868. 8416x. ii. HERBERT FALES, b. Nov. 1, 1869; d. Aug. 1, 1870. 5429. AMOS WHITNEY (Aaron, Aaron, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jonathan, John), b. Biddeford, Me., Oct. 8, 1832; m. Sept. 8, 1856, Laura JOHNSON, b. Nov. 9, 1837.

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He was born in Biddeford, Me. Some of his younger years were spent in Saccarappa, where he was educated in the common schools. At the age of twelve years he moved to Exeter, N. H., where he remained until he was four- teen. He then entered the employ of the Essex Machine Company, in Lawrence, Mass., and learned the machinist's trade. He went to Hartford when he was about nineteen years of age and was employed by the Colts Fire Arms Company for a few years, and for a number of years he was iIn the employ of the Phoenix Iron Works. In 1860, with Francis A. PRATT, he founded in a small way what is now Pratt & Whitney Co., manufacturers of machinist's tools, special machinery, etc., now one of the largest con- cerns of kind in this country. It is well known in this country and abroad. He is a stanch Republican in politics, but being of a very retiring disposition never takes an active part in public affairs; res. 231 Lawrence St. Hartford, Conn. 8417x. i. NELLIE HORTENSE, b. Oct. 5, 1860; d. June 8, 1865. 8418x. ii. NETTIE LOUISE, b. Nov. 8, 1865. 8419x. iii. CLARENCE EDGAR, Nov. 26, 1869. 5430. JOHN WEBSTER PERKINS WHITNEY (Aaron, Aaron, Levi, Daniel, Jona- than, Jonathan, John), b. Biddeford, Me., July 12, 1835; m. Mar. 22, 1855, Olive Eliza- beth SPRINGER, dau. of Rev. John S. SPRINGER, b. Mar. 22, 1838. He was an engraver. Mrs. W. is an artist; res. Boston, Mass., and Melrose. 8420x. i. JOHN FRANK, b. Dec. 22, 1856; m. Anna P. ROBINSON. 8421x. ii. FRED'K AUGUSTUS, b. Mar. 6, 1860; unm.; res. New York City, care Eimer & Amend, 205-11 Third Ave. He was graduated with distinction from Harvard university in the class of 1884. His tastes, as his chosen profession of chemistry world indicate, are strongly scientific. 8422x. iii. GEO. ELI, b. June 10, 1862; m. Ida TUFTS and Annie M. SAVORY. 5432. GEORGE QUIMBY WHITNEY (Aaron, Aaron, Levi, Daniel, Jonathan, Jona- than, John), b. Apr. 22, 1843; m. Oct. 27, 1870. Isabelle GAYLORD, b. Feb. 14, 1851. George Q. went to Hartford when he was twelve years of age and has lived there since. He is a machinist by trade, and is employed by the Pratt & Whitney Com- pany. He served in the late war; was slightly wounded at the battle of Antietam, and was later taken a prisoner of war, and remained about eight months in the Andersonville prison. He was discharged a short time before the close of the war; res. Hartford, Conn., s.p.

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