Family:Whitney, George Henry (1821-1895)

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Hon. George Henry8 Whitney (Jesse7, Jacob6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Jesse7 and Rebecca (Newell) Whitney, was born 24 Feb 1821, Framingham, MA, and died 7 Mar 1895, Nashua, NH.

He married, 25 Apr 1844, Nashua, NH, Susan Glover Stickney.[1] She was born 22 May 1826.

Hon. George H. Whitney was one of the noblest and most honored citizens of Nashua, NH. He was a native of Framingham, MA, but since a child of four years, with the exception of one year, his home has been in Nashua. He received his educaton in the public schools. In 1838 the late John H. Gage started a machinery manufacturing industry, and a year later Mr. Whitney became connected with it, a connection which was not severed to his death. In 1851, with D. A. C. Warner, Mr. Whitney was given an interest in the Gage machinery business, and in 1862 Mr. Gage being accidentally shot, the firm then became Warner & Whitney, remaining so until the death of Mr. Warner in 1873, when for the five succeeding years Mr. Whitney conducted the business alone. In public life, as well as in business, Mr. Whitney was very prominent. He early identified himself with the Whig party, but had been a member of the Republican party since its organization. In the sessions of 1855 and '56 he was a member of the state legislature. In 1857 and '58 he was a member of the aldermanic board of the city. He was a member of the board of assessors two years, and also for two years was one of the overseers of the poor; in 1875 he was mayor of Nashua. He had been a trustee in the Mechanics' Savings bank, and served on the directory board of the Second National bank the first year of its organization. He was a prominent member of fraternal organizations, and in Masonry had taken all the degrees up to and including the 32d. For nearly twenty years he had been identified with and was a member of the Pilgrim church. In public, private and business life Mr. Whitney was a true American. He leaves a noble record of work well done, of duties never shirked, of all that is best in manhood fulfilled. In his family he was a model husband and father. The city loses a grand citizen and a man of the strictest integrity by his death. The Nashua paper says: "Mr. Whitney has been a conspicuous citizen and an indefatigable worker in efforts to advance Nashua's temporal and moral interests; in fact, it may be truly said that no man within her borders was more respected in all the walks and associations of life." He resided Nashua, NH.

Children of George Henry8 and Susan Glover (Stickney) Whitney:

i. Willis Irving9 Whitney, b. 21 Mar 1845, Nashua, NH;[2] d. 10 Jun 1848
ii. George Fred Whitney, b. 2 Nov 1846, Nashua, NH;[3] m. Elthea A. David
iii. Clarence Ringold Whitney, b. 24 Jul 1847, Nashua, NH;[4] d. 8 Oct 1868.
iv. Susan May Whitney, b. 23 Dec 1850; d. 5 Jan 1860.
v. Charles Henry Whitney, b. 22 Jun 1851, Nashua, NH;[5] m.(1) Eliza J. Centher; m.(2) Anna F. Fisher; m.(3) Zepherine Plante; m.(4) Edna M. Latendre.
vi. Alice Gertrude Whitney, b. 28 Sep 1853; m. 27 Sep 1881 or 23 Sep 1881, Nashua, NH, William H. Sexton;[6] resided Nashua. Children:
a. Susan Gertrude Sexton, b. 6 Jul 1883.
b. Katherine Bland Sexton, b. 6 Sep 1883.
c. Marion Elizabeth Sexton, b. 18 Aug 1890; d. 27 Jan 1890.
vii. Eugene Prescott Whitney, b. 22 Nov 1855; m.(1) Elizabeth Jobert; m.(2) Myra White.


544 632 Jesse Whitney 60 M - Shoemaker Massachusetts Rebecca " 59 F - " Edward " 23 M - None " Josephine " 21 F - " Charles " 20 M - None New Hampshire William " 18 M - Shoemaker " Eugene " 16 M - " " Attended school Richard " 14 M - " Attended school 633 George H. Whitney 28 M - Trader $1500 " Susan J. " 23 F - Massachusetts George F. " 4 M - New Hampshire Attended school Clarence R. " 1 F - "

230 267 George H. Whitney 48 M - Machinist $2000 $300 Massachusetts Susan G. " 34 F - House Keeper New Hampshire George F. " 14 M - " Attended school Clarence R. " 11 F - " Attended school Charles H. " 10 M - " Attended school Alice G. " 7 F - " Attended school Eugene P. " 5 M - " Attended school Richard D. " 23 M - Machinist " Laura A. " 22 F - House Keeper " Laura " 1 F - "

265 385 Whitney, George H. 49 M W Machinist - Tools Manufacturer $3000 $10000 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Susan G. 44 F W Keeping house N.H. -----, George F. 24 M W Machinist N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Charles H. 19 M W At home N.H. -----, Alice G. 17 F W N.H. Attended school Whitney, Eugene P. 14 M W At School N.H. Attended school

George H. WHITNEY 59 Self F M W MA Manf. Water Wheels MA MA Susan J. WHITNEY 54 Wife F M W NH Keeping House MA MA Allice WHITNEY 26 Dau F S W NH NH MA Eugene P. WHITNEY 24 Son M S W NH Machinist NH MA


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1.^  "George Whitney & Susanna G. Stickney, m. 25 Apr 1844, Nashua, Hillsborough Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

2.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

3.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

4.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

5.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

6.^  "Alice G. Whitney (b. 1854, Nashua, NH, d. of George H. Whitney & Susan) & William H. Sexton, m. 23 Sep 1881, Nashua, Hillsborough Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

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