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Harding Wheeler Whitney

Harding Wheeler Whitney

Male 1890 - 1969  (78 years)

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  • Name Harding Wheeler Whitney 
    Nickname Bud 
    Born 13 Dec 1890  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1969  Hollywood, Broward County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    History His name is also recorded as Harold Harding Whitney. According to his obituary, "he was secretary of the Berkshire Woolen Co. corporation for many years and served as clerk of commitment of the City Council under six mayors. Born in Warwick, Mass, Mr. Whitney lived here for 41 years, moving to Hollywood, Fla., after his retirement in 1953. A graduate of Fitchburg Business College, he entered the employ of American Express Co., in Boston in its foreign department, and a short time later, received a government appointment to the Philippine Islands in the service of the Bureau of Posts in Manila. He came to Pittsfield in 1912 and, in the following year, entered the employ of the Berkshire Woolen Co. In 1938, Mr. Whitney became secretary of the corporation and a director. A lifelong Republican, he served intermittently as clerk of the Common Council and the Board of Aldermen under the city's partisan chapter in the 1920s. When the new chapter became effective in 1934, the late Mayor Allen H. Bagg named him clerk of committee of the City Council. He was reappointed annually since that time until his resignation in 1953. During that period, he served under Mayors French, West, Barnes, Bagg, Fallon and Capeless. Mr. Whitney was also active in a number of civic affairs, especially Community Fund drives. He was one of the founders of the Berkshire Hills Country Club and served as its secretary for five years. He was a member of the South Congregational Church and the Mystic Lodge of Masons. After the death of his wife, the former Elise Regnier, in 1966, he moved from Florida to West Hartford to make his home with his son, Robert H. Whitney."  [2
    SSN 016-03-7392  [1
    Died 3 Sep 1969  Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Agency: Buckley Convalescent Home 
    Buried 6 Sep 1969  Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I832  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Joseph
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2018 

    Father Elmer Derby Whitney,   b. 9 Jun 1864, Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1961, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Grace Idella Harding,   b. 15 Jul 1871, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1950, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 18 Apr 1888  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 7
    • Allred (s377) gives their marriage place as Orange, Massachusetts.
    Marriage Record of Grace Harding and Elmer Whitney
    Marriage Record of Grace Harding and Elmer Whitney
    Family ID F479  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hazel Hines,   b. 26 Dec 1893,   d. 03 Jan 1920  (Age 26 years) 
    Married Abt 1919  [2, 5
    Last Modified 11 May 2014 
    Family ID F495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elise Berenice Regnier,   b. 01 Jul 1886, Lenox, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1966, Hollywood, Broward County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 02 May 1921  Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • Their wedding was performed by L.J. Achim, Pittsfield, Clergyman.
    Children 
     1. Elsie Elaine Whitney,   b. 12 Apr 1924, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1925, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
     2. Robert Harding Whitney,   b. 20 Mar 1922, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Dec 1982, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
     3. Kenneth Lincoln Whitney,   b. 20 Mar 1927, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1988, Pinehurst, Moore County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 May 2014 
    Family ID F494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Dec 1890 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1900 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 May 1921 - Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1969 - Hollywood, Broward County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Buckley Convalescent Home - 3 Sep 1969 - Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Sep 1969 - Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Harold Wheller 'Bud'  Whitney
    Harold Wheller "Bud" Whitney

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    2. [S204] Muse, Jeanne. Descendants of Elmer Derby Whitney, (Asheville, North Carloina: manuscript, 20 February 2000).

    3. [S377] Allred, Paul W. Descendants of Peter Delvey, (Unknown place: manuscript, 11 November 2002).

    4. [S388] Delvee Historian. Delvee Family Records 1887 - 1988, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1988).

    5. [S4] Buell, Shirley F. Letter: 1983-01-23 , , (Letter to Robert Roy, Petersham, Massachusetts, 23 January 1983).

    6. [S827] Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Marriage Record of Grace Harding and Elmer Whitney

    7. [S504] 1900 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004).
      Year: 1900; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Page: 13; Enumeration District: 0494