Henry S. Whitney

28 September 1846–16 January 1920 (Age 73)
Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Henry S.

When Henry S. Whitney was born on 28 September 1846, in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Samuel Austin Whitney, was 36 and his mother, Sarah S. Foster, was 35. He married Clymena Farrow on 26 December 1874, in Winchendon, Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Phillipston, Phillipston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 16 January 1920, in Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Henry S. Whitney
Clymena Farrow
Marriage: 26 December 1874
Henry Mallory Whitney
Ernest Quest Whitney
Vivian Bernard Whitney
Everett Cliford Whitney

Spouse and Children

26 December 1874
Winchendon, Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Rufus F. Whitney


    Asebah J Whitney


    Jared P. Whitney


    Sarah Abigail Whitney


    Jennie Nancy Anne Whitney


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World Events (8)


Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 17

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 20

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry L Q Whitney in household of Samuel A Whitney, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • H S L Whitney in household of S A Whitney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Whitney in household of Vivian B Whitney, "United States Census, 1920"

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