Family:Whitney, Nathaniel Stevens (1820-1883)

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Nathaniel Stevens9 Whitney (John8, Oliver7, Silas6, David5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of John8 and Lucy (Leonard) Whitney, was born 2 Dec 1820, Frelighsburg, QC, and died 31 May 1883, Montreal, QC.

He married, 27 Jul 1847, Montreal, QC, Hannah Jane Mills. daughter of John Easton and Hannah (Lyman) Mills. She was born 18 Nov 1830, or 16 Nov 1826, Montreal, QC, and died 3 Jan 1905. [Pierce calls her "Helen I. Mills".--RLW]

The Canadian Illustrated News of Montreal, 7 Jul 1883, says: "Another of Montreal's worthies, the esteemed and widely-beloved gentlemen, Nathaniel S. Whitney, has at last gone over to the majority at the comparatively early age of 62 years.

Mr. Whitney was born at Frelighsburg, on the 2nd December, 1820, and came to Montreal at an early age. Later on he entered into the wholesale dry goods business, and subsequently into the leather business, in which he continued until his death. Mr. Whitney was always identified with measures of progress. In his office was held the first meeting of the Montreal Telegraph company at its organization. He was always foremost in promoting or taking part in the promotion of works of utility, benevolence, and religion. He was largely instrumental in forming the horticultural society of which he was latterly president; was a life governor of the hospital not in name only, but in deeds and activity, as the annual reports have testified; was a trustee of the Mount Royal cemetery; a devoted adherent of the Church of England. He was for many years a lay delegate to the synod, a member of the executive committee, and governor of the Diocesan college. Mr. Whitney came of the good old United Empire loyalist stock, and showed himself a worthy descendant by serving in both winters of the rebellion, although not of the age required by law. In politics he was always a stanch Liberal. He was several times invited to come forward as a candidate for his native country, but always declined. It was while visiting his country residence, 'The Hills,' where he had a large stock farm at Frelighsburg, that he caught the cold resulting in his death. Respected by all alike, for his loving and excellent qualities, he will long be missed, and his death leaves a blank in a large circle which will not soon be filled up." He resided Montreal, QC, 317 Prince Arthur St.

Children of Nathaniel Stevens9 and Hannah Jane (Mills) Whitney:

i. John Easton Mills10 Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1848, Montreal, QC; d. 9 Jul 1906; m. 25 Jan 1882, Montreal, QC, Adelaide Lucy Bouchette [or Adele Latouche], b. 4 Jul 1853. He was born in Montreal, where he attended school, later graduated at college, and soon after entered the employ of Whitney, Wardlow & County, leather merchants. For a number of years past he has been in the leather business on his own account in Montreal; resided s. p., Montreal, QC, 42 Shuter St.
ii. Mary Elizabeth Whitney, b. 29 Jan 1851, Montreal, QC; d. 17 Nov 1921; m. 25 Feb 1880, Arthur H. Plimsoll; resided Montreal. Children:
a. Mary Marguerite Gladys Plimsoll, b. 8 Feb 1881.
b. Arthur Reginald Plimsoll, b. 9 Jan 1887.
iii. Florence Anna Whitney, b. 10 Jan 1856, Montreal, QC; d. after 1911; m. 28 Jun 1882, Montreal, QC, Albert Clarence Lyman; 3 sons: resided Montreal, QC.
iv. Emma M. Whitney, b. 2 Sep 1861, Montreal, QC; d. 29 Sep 1877, England.
v. Alice Ruth Whitney, b. 10 Jan 1863, or 15 Nov 1863, Montreal, QC; d. 29 Mar 1928, Halton, ON; m. 28 Apr 1886, Percy Atkinson Bath: resided Toronto, ON. Children:
a. Charles Whitney Bath, b. 5 Apr 1887.
b. Henry James Bath, b. 12 Feb 1889.
c. Edward Osler Bath, b. 23 Mar 1892.
d. Margaret Bath, b. -----.
e. Gwendolyn Bath, b. -----.
vi. Lucy Leonard Whitney, b. 17 Mar 1865, Montreal, QC; m. 11 May 1887, Charles Norris; resided Newtonville, MA.
vii. Arthur Stevens Whitney, b. 5 Sep 1866, Montreal, QC; d. 1920, York, ON; m. 5 Oct 1892, Susie Emma O'Brien, b. 14 Sep 1866. He was born in Frelighsburg, QC; attended the public schools in Montreal, and later was gradated at the St. Paul's school, Concord, NH. Entering the employ of Whitney, Wardlow & County, leather merchants of Montreal, he remained a short time. Soon after he was employed in the same business by J. M. Whitney & County, and in May 1892 engaged in the leather trade on his own account; s. p.; resided 317 Prince Arthur St., Montreal, QC.
viii. Alice Ethel Whitney, b. 22 Jun 1869, Montreal, QC; m. 24 Aug 1886, Montreal, QC, Charles McClothier, s. p.; resided Montreal, QC.


Mrs. Whitney 34 F mar Canada Presbyterian U. R. S. Whitney 40 M mar Canada Presbyterian U. J. E. M. Whitney 12 M sgl Canada Presbyterian U. M. E. Whitney 19 F sgl Canada Episcopalian Florence A. Whitney 6 F sgl Canada Episcopalian

  • 1871, St-Antoine Ward b, Montreal West 106, Ile de Montreal, QC, p. 6:

14 N. S. Whitney 50 M mar Q. English, C. Of England Hannah J. Whitney 43 F mar Q. English, C. Of England Mary E. Whitney 20 F Q. English, C. Of England Emma H. Whitney 9 F Q. English, C. Of England Ruth A. Whitney 7 F Q. English, C. Of England Lucy L. Whitney 6 F Q. English, C. Of England Arthur S. Whitney 3 M Q. English, C. Of England Alice E. Whitney 1 F Q. English, C. Of England C. Avignon 75 F France Frederick Rowell 19 M England 15 Charles Whitney 25 M mar England English, C. Of England Florence Whitney 18 F mar -- English, C. Of England

247 N. S. WHITNEY M Male American 58 Q Merchant Church of England Hannah WHITNEY M Female American 56 Q Church of England John WHITNEY Male American 31 Q Merchant Church of England Florence WHITNEY Female American 25 Q Church of England Ruth WHITNEY Female American 17 Q Church of England Lucy WHITNEY Female American 16 Q Church of England Arthur WHITNEY Male American 13 Q Church of England Alice WHITNEY Female American 11 Q Church of England Seraphine CRETAL Female French 85 France Catholic Ellen SHERRIDAN W Female Irish 55 Ireland Servant Catholic


  • Census records.

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