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William Henry Whitmore

Male 1836 - 1900  (63 years)


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  • Name William Henry Whitmore  [1
    Born 6 Sep 1836  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jun 1900  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 8
    Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I13688  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 12 May 2018 

    Father Charles Octavius Whitmore,   b. 2 Nov 1807, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1885, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Lovice Ayres,   b. 3 Aug 1805, Provincetown, Barnstaple, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1849, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1830  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 10, 11
    Family ID F8573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [12
    Children 
    +1. Charles Edward Whitmore,   b. 26 Sep 1887, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1970, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 5 May 2018 
    Family ID F8572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The web site of the Boston Public Library includes brief biographies of many former library trustees, including William Henry Whitmore, trustee from 1885 to 1888:

      "Born 1836 in Dorchester; died 1900 in Boston. Merchant, politician, genealogist, antiquarian. A descendant of Francis Whitmore who settled in Cambridge, MA, in 1648, William H. Whitmore attended both Boston Latin and English High Schools before entering his family's firm of commission merchants. While traveling to such places as India and Madagascar during his 25 years as a merchant, he studied law and painting. Elected to the Boston Common Council in 1874, Mr. Whitmore spent much of his energy promoting the preservation and publication of local records and concurrently served on the Boston Board of Record Commissioners. He became a city registrar in 1892 and supervised the publication of local and vital records in several multiple volume sets. Throughout his activities in Boston, Mr. Whitmore frequently contributed writings to the New England Historic Genealogical Society Register, the Nation, and the Massachusetts Historical Society, as well as published genealogies and histories of New England towns and families. While he supported the need to find expanded quarters for the growing public library, Trustee Whitmore disagreed on constructing a new building and eventually resigned his trusteeship because of its cost."

      From Wikipedia:

      "About 1868 he was one of the patentees of a machine for making sugar cubes, and in 1882 he patented one for making hyposulphite of soda. His 'Ancestral Tablets' (Boston, 1868) was an invention for genealogists, being a set of pages cut and arranged to admit the insertion of a pedigree in a condensed form."

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

    2. [S1937] Find a Grave page for William Henry Whitmore., year and place only.

    3. [S1640] Record of the Descendants of Francis Whitmore of Cambridge, Massachusetts, by W. H. Whitmore. Boston: John Wilson and Son, 1855., date only.

    4. [S1641] Web site of the Boston Public Library., year and place only.

    5. [S1645] Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography.

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

    7. [S1940] Frank E. Woodward, "Descendants of William Woodward of Bath, Maine, with Some Account of His Ancestry." Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder 7:23, January 1893., date only.

    8. [S1937] Find a Grave page for William Henry Whitmore.

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

    10. [S1936] Find a Grave page for Charles Octavius Whitmore., date only.

    11. [S1940] Frank E. Woodward, "Descendants of William Woodward of Bath, Maine, with Some Account of His Ancestry." Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder 7:23, January 1893.

    12. [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.