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Charles Edward Whitmore

Male 1887 - 1970  (83 years)


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  • Name Charles Edward Whitmore 
    Born 26 Sep 1887  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 26 Sep 1887  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 7 Dec 1970  Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I13686  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 6 May 2018 

    Father William Henry Whitmore,   b. 6 Sep 1836, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1900, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Frances Theres Walling "Fanny" Maynard,   b. 23 Jul 1849, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1911, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1884  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F8572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Manning Gardiner,   b. 1879, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 31 May 1913  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. William Francis Whitmore,   b. 6 Jan 1916, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 6 Jan 1996  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Last Modified 6 May 2018 
    Family ID F8571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles Edward Whitmore's contribution to the Secretary's Fourth Report, Harvard class of 1907:

      SHORTLY after graduation I sailed for Europe spending a year in study at Athens; I then returned to Harvard to work for a Ph.D., receiving that degree in 1911. I was appointed instructor in English in June of that year, a position which I still hold. My earlier inclinations would have led me to teach Greek, but no opening in that field appeared, and I am now more than ever convinced that teaching Freshman composition is by no means the hopeless and thankless task it is so often considered, but a chance to render real and needed service to Harvard and to the community. I am at present completing a book on composition, which I hope to be able to publish within a year.

      During the summer of 1914 I was in Italy, and was delayed there by the outbreak of the war, but succeeded in returning without mishap or special incident. Otherwise I have remained in Cambridge, dividing my time between College duties and literary work.

      Publications: "The Supernatural in Tragedy," Harvard University Press, 1915; "Twenty five Sonnets," Cosmos Press, 1915; articles on early Italian poety in Romantic Review and Publications of the Modern Language Association of America. Member, Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts, Modern Language Association of America, American Dialect Society.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1788] The Whitmore Genealogy: A Record of the Descendants of Francis Whitmore of Cambridge, Massachusetts (1625-1685) by Jessie Whitmore Patten Purdy. 1907.

    2. [S1794] William H. Whitmore, "Capt. Hopestill Foster of Dorchester, Mass., and Some of His Descendants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 52:336, 1898.

    3. [S1909] Secretary's Fourth Report, Harvard College, Class of 1907. Norwood, Massachusetts: Plimpton Press, 1917.

    4. [S1877] Find a Grave page for Charles Edward Whitmore.