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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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8015. LEONARD FARRINGTON WHITNEY (George, Josiah, Josiah, Josiah, Rich- ard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Nov. 21, 1848; m. Jan. 29, 1882, Ellen Theresa GAGUIN, b. Hyde, England, Mar. 29, 1861; res. Haverhill, Mass. 9595. i. ABBIE FARRINGTON, b. Sept. 22, 1882. 9596. ii. ANNIE THERESA, b. Nov. 15, 1883. 9597. iii. EILEEN ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 9, 1886. 9598. iv. LEONARD JOSEPH, b. May 31, 1888. 8016. CHARLES R. WHITNEY (Charles H., Josiah, Josiah, Josiah, Richard, Richard, Richard, John), b. Nov. 9, 1846; m. June 2, 1874, Mattie A. Page, of Haver- hill, b. July 1, 1853; d. Jan. 1, 1875; m. 2d, June 14, 1882, Elizabeth L. HANNA, b. Dec. 25, 1854. He was born in Nelson, N. H., and resided in Keene; at present he resides in Palmyra and is a commercial traveler. 9599. i. CHARLES ARTHUR, b. Mar. 3, 1885. 8057. MARTIN DUNSTER WHITNEY (Benjamin N., Oliver, Joshua, Caleb, Jonathan, Richard, John), b. May 25, 1841; in Rochester Vt., m. Oct. 15, 1865, Ora A. SHULTZ; served through the war in Co. E. 4th Regt. Vt. Vols.; res Rochester, Vt. 9600. i. MONT ELINER; res. Baltimore, Md. 8059. JULIUS LOWELL WHITNEY (Benjamin N., Oliver, Joshua, Caleb, Jonathan, Richard, John), b. Rochester, Vt., Oct. 26, 1847; m. Dec. 24, 1874, Lucy AUSTIN. He d. Jan. 21, 1876; res. Rochester, Vt. 9601. i. JULIUS, b. -----; res. Rochester. 8060. REV. HERBERT WHITNEY (Benjamin N., Oliver, Joshua, Caleb, Jonathan, Richard, John), b. in Hancock, Vt., Nov. 6, 1850; m. Dec. 24, 1873, Mary TRAFFARN, b. Boonville, NY. Herbert E. WHITNEY, or, as he prefers to be called, simply Herbert - having as he says "got tired of carrying about so long a name" - was born in Hancock, Vt. He was graduated from Canton Theological school in 1872, and was settled and or- dained to the ministry in Waterloo, Canada, in 1873; was the same year married to Mary TRAFFARN at Utica, N. Y.; was afterward engaged in his profession in Webster, N. Y., Ludlow, Vt., Storm Lake and Mt. Pleasant, Ia., Sherborn and Columbus, N. Y., Athol and Boston, Mass. "The members of the Second Unitarian Society of West Somerville are to be ministered to by a woman pastor, Rev. Mary T. WHITNEY of North Cambridge, who

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has received and accepted a unanimous call. The new pastor will enter upon the duties of her office at once. Mrs. WHITNEY is the wife of Herbert WHITNEY, pastor of the First Unitarian church at Athol, to whom she was married in Utica, N. Y., in 1873. She was born in Boonville, N. Y. which is near Utica. Her maiden name was TRAFFARN, and on her father's side she is a de- scendant of an old Huguenot family. Al- though her father was orthodox, he was very liberal in his faith and convictions, a ten- dency which she has inherited to a notable degree. Her early education was acquired at Utica academy, Whitetown seminary and Clinton Liberal Institution, all prominent schools of learning. She graduated at St. Lawrence university of Canton, N. Y., and for a time turned her attention to teach- ing, filling most acceptably an important position in the Webster (N. Y.) academy for several years. She afterward attended the kindergarten training school at Chicago, from which she graduated and taught that system for a year. During all this time her attention had been largely given to the religious movements of progressive Christianity, and her naturally speculative mind had been directed into congenial channels by mathematical and logical studies, with a leaven of theology coming from the most liberal of teachers. In 1885 she believed

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