Family:Whitney, Charles Edward Hill (1849-1908)

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Charles Edward Hill Whitney, son of Josiah and Maria (Gerrish) Hill, foster son of William G. and Esther (Chase) Whitney, was born about 1849, Troy, ME, and died Apr 1908, Lost at sea aboard the Schooner J. H. Chaffee.

He married 19 Oct 1883, Bangor, ME, Elizabeth E. "Nellie" Gilpatrick. She was born about 1859, Clifton, ME, and died 6 Feb 1926, Chelsea, MA.

Charles was not born into this family. He was informally adopted into the family when he was orphaned. He resumed his birth name after his service in the Civil War, in which he served as Charles E. Whitney. He was a steward aboard the Schooner J. H. Chaffee when it was lost at sea after departing on 9 Apr 1908 from Boston for Perth Amboy, NJ.

Children of Charles Edward and Elizabeth E. "Nellie" (Gilpatrick) Hill:

i. Charles Gustin Hill, b. 25 Aug 1885, Chelsea, MA.
ii. Grace Ella Hill, b. 24 Jan 1888, Chelsea, MA.
iii. Beatrice Lillian Hill, b. 22 Sep 1890, Chelsea, MA.
iv. Violet Rosemond Hill, b. 15 Apr 1893, Chelsea, MA.
v. Charles Edward Hill, Jr, b. 21 Feb 1894, Chelsea, MA; d. 24 Nov 1894, Chelsea, MA.
vi. Madeline D. Hill, b. 15 Mar 1904, Everett, MA.


  • Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915;
  • Massachusetts, Death Index, 1902-1980;

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