Family:Whitney, Peter Herbert (1848-1898)

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Peter Herbert8 Whitney (Luther7, Peter6, Daniel5, Abel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of [[Family:Whitney, Luther (1824-1896)|Luther7] and Phebe (Horton) Whitney], was born 12 Apr 1848, ME, and died 27 Feb 1898, Standish, ME.

Intentions of marriage wee published 8 Nov 1878, Standish, ME, between him, as "Herbert P., of Gorham", and Nellie A. Freeman, of Standish.[1] They were married 19 Nov 1878, Standish, ME.[2]

Since his youngest son was born in Canada in 1887, they must have gone there between 1882 and 1887, but returned in 1898 to Westbrook and Standish.

Children of Peter Herbert8 and Nellie A. (Freeman) Whitney:

i. Myra E.9 Whitney, b. Dec 1876, ME
ii. Elmer H. Whitney, b. Mar 1881, ME.
iii. Percye F. Whitney, b. Nov 1882, ME.
iv. Charles E. Whitney, b. Nov 1887, Canada.


338 338 Sias, Samuel 48 M W Lumberman $80000 $40000 Maine Male citizen over 21 ... Whitney, Herbert 22 M W Works in Saw Mill Maine Male citizen over 21 ...

Herbert WHITNEY 32 Self M M W ME Merchant Tailor ME ME Nellie WHITNEY 25 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Myra WHITNEY 3 Dau F S W ME ME ME

This is son Peter Herbert Whitney.

108 158 Whitney, Nellie A. Head W F Aug 1854 45 wid 5ch 4liv Maine Maine Maine Boarding house keeper, Rents house -----, Myra E. Dau W F Dec 1876 23 sgl Maine Maine Maine -----, Elmer H. Son W M Mar 1881 19 sgl Maine Maine Maine Paper cutter -----, Percey F. Son W M Nov 1882 17 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school -----, Chas. E. Son W M Nov 1887 12 sgl Canada Maine Maine At school, Immig. 1898 Farrell, Frank Brdr W M Apr 1881 19 mar 0 Maine Maine Maine Picker cotton -----, Nellie Brdr W F Jul 1882 17 mar 0 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine Spinner cotton Varnum, Frank Brdr W M Aug 1878 21 sgl Maine Maine Maine Machinist


  • Census records.

1.^  "Herbert P. [Whitney], of Gorham, and Miss Nellie A. Freeman of Standish, [intentions] filed 8 Nov 1878, Certified 14 Nov 1878," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "Herbert P. [Whitney], of Gorham, and Miss Nellie A. Freeman of Standish, m. 19 Nov 1878 by Rev. John Woodbury," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "19 November 1873, Herbert P. Whitney of Gorham and Nellie A. Freeman of Standish [married]," according to J. E. Frost & J. C. Anderson, eds., Marriage Returns of York County, Maine Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication #13 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1993).

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