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Richard Charlton Whitney

Male 1916 - 2009  (92 years)


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  • Name Richard Charlton Whitney 
    Born 17 Jun 1916  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Abt 1957  Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    History Richard graduated in 1934 from Orange High School. During World War II, he was a 2ed Lt. in the Army serving in Germany. According to his obituary, "During the 1930's, Richard purchased ''Hole In The Wall,'' a diner on South Main Street, Orange from Charles Harris and was later joined by his brother, Robert. They purchased a new Worcester Lunch Cart Diner in 1940 and it was located in Central Square, Orange. The diner closed during World War II, while he served in the Army from Oct. 13, 1943 until his honorable discharge as a staff sergeant on March 2, 1946. During his service to his country, he served in the European African Middle Europe theatres, including the Battle of the Bulge. Following the war, the diner was reopened and was known as ''Whit's Diner'' and also ran Whitney's Restaurant in Athol for several years. Richard later went to Greenfield where he operated Alwin and Olga's Restaurant on Federal Street, specializing in German cuisine. After selling the Greenfield restaurant, Richard moved to Keene and worked at the C. L. Lane Co. in East Swanzey. Initially a logger for the company, he became shop superintendent in the manufacturing of wooden buckets. He retired in 1981 after 20 years with the company. An avid golfer, Richard was a longtime member of the Bretwood Country Club in Keene. He enjoyed his family, oil painting, rug hooking and sports. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Swanzey."  [1, 3
    Died 5 Jun 2009  Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Agency: Maplewood Nursing Home 
    Buried 16 Jul 2009  Monadnock View Cemetery, Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2112  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Calvin
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2017 

    Father Glenn Elmer Whitney,   b. 26 Oct 1895, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1977, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
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    Mother Eleanor F. Roberts,   b. 19 Dec 1895,   d. 11 Jun 1982  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 05 Dec 1914  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Winifred Reed,   b. 11 Apr 1916, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1998, Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1940  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Gay Whitney
     2. Ann Louise Whitney
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F1254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jun 1916 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Aug 1940 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1957 - Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Maplewood Nursing Home - 5 Jun 2009 - Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Jul 2009 - Monadnock View Cemetery, Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S544] Obituary of Richard C. Whitney, (Greenfield Recorder, Greenfield, Massachusetts, 8 July 2009).

    2. [S109] Obituary of Winifred R. Whitney , (Athol Daily News, Athol, Massachusetts, 1997).

    3. [S101] Bolza, Marion Whitney. Annotated Calvin Delva Genealogy, , (Keene, New Hampshire: manuscript, 1997).

    4. [S746] Obituary of Marion J. Bolza, (Athol Daily News, Athol, Massachusetts, 14 November 2011).

    5. [S1110] Betz, Gay. email: 2017-07-25, "Updates", (Email message from gwbnh1 (at) gmail.com, 25 July 2017).