Family:Whitney, John Jay (1837-a1880)

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John Jay7 Whitney (Benjamin Cady6, Cornelius5, Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Benjamin Cady6 and Betsey (Marchant) Whitney, was born 11 Aug 1837, Conesus, NY, and died after 1880.

He married, 29 Jun 1861, Agnes Reynolds Tew. She was born about 1838, NY, and died between 1870 and 1880.

He married secondly, before 1880, Sarah -----. She was born about 1837, NY, and died after 1880.

He resided Jamestown, NY, and 41 Union Park, Boston, MA.

Children of John Jay7 and Agnes Reynolds (Tew) Whitney:

i. Willis Rodney8 Whitney, b. 26 Aug 1868; d. 9 Jan 1958; m. 1890, Evelyn Jones; resided Jamestown, NY. Chemical/electrical engineer. While teaching at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1896-1904), he began to work with General Electric (1901) and ended up staying with the firm until 1954, at one stage serving as vice-president (1938-1941). He was director of research at G.E. in Schenectady, NY, where he found its laboratory and helped make G.E. a leader in lighting and other applications of electricity. His innovations in such items as the tungsten filament and the X-ray tube led to his ho;ding over 40 patents. Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 1917. Daughter Evelyn J. Whitney, b. May 1892, NY; d. aft. 1900.
ii. Carolyn Whitney, b. 9 Jun 1870; m. 9 Sep 1890, George Wells Barrett; resided Jamestown, NY.


836 880 Whitney, John J. 32 M W Grocer Wh. Re. $8000 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Agnes 32 F W K. House $12000 -- " -----, Willis R. 1 M W " Tew, Willis 26 M W Cashier Bnk. $1000 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary C. 23 F W Boarding N.Y. McCarthy, Hannah 24 F W Domes. Se. Ireland Parents foreign born

23 -- Whitney, John J. W M 43 mar Chair Manufacture N.Y. Mass. Mass. " Sarah W F 43 Wife mar Keeping House N.Y. N.Y. N.Y. " Willis W M 11 Son At School N.Y. " " " Carrie W F 9 Dau At School N.Y. " " " Laura W F 52 Sis Care of Mother New York Mass. Mass. Betsy W F 88 Moth Mass. " " Anderson, Anna W F 50 Srvt Servant Sweden Sweden Sweden

268 380 Attwood, Burt Head W M May 1849 51 mar 26 New York New York New York Engineer R.R., Rents house -----, Theresa Wife W F May 1860 40 mar 26 3ch 2liv New York France Ireland -----, Lamott A. Son W M Sep 1881 18 sgl New York New York New York Table Maker -----, Harry H. Son W M Oct 1892 7 sgl New York New York New York Whitney, John J. Brdr W M Aug 1837 62 mar 35 New York Connecticut Massachusetts Realestate Owner -----, Agnes R. Brdr W M Oct 1837 62 mar 35 2ch 2liv New York New York New York

78 98 Jones, J. Harp Head W M Sep 1835 64 mar 39 New York England New Jersey Traveling salesman, Owns mortgaged house -----, Anna B. Wife W F May 1841 57 mar 39 3ch 3liv New York New York Vermont Whitney, Evelyn J. Dau W F Oct 1867 32 mar 10 1ch 1liv New York New York New York Jones, Frederick Son W M Sep 1871 28 sgl Pennsylvania New York New York Druggist -----, Harriet E. Dau W F May 1875 25 sgl New York New York New York Whitney, Evelyn J. Gdau W F May 1892 8 sgl New York New York New York Johnson, Mary Srvt W F May 1876 24 sgl Sweden Sweden Sweden Servant, Imm. 1886 Whitney, Willis R. SiL W M Aug 1868 31 mar 10 New York New York New York Teacher college, Rents house


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