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William Francis Whitmore

Male 1916 - 1996  (~ 80 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Francis Whitmore was born on 6 Jan 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Charles Edward Whitmore and Elizabeth Manning Gardiner); was buried on 6 Jan 1996.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 6 Jan 1917, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    His papers, described as "Journal, reports, and printed articles, relating to the development of the Polaris missile and other American naval weapons systems", are at the Hoover Institution. In connection with those papers, the Online Archive of California describes him as "American physicist; chief scientist, Special Projects Office, United States Navy, 1957-1959; chief scientist (ocean systems), Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, 1969-1983."

    His page at the Mathematics Genealogy Project is here, where it can be seen that his great-grand-advisor was Felix Klein, of the bottle; one of Klein's two advisors was Rudolf Lipschitz, and one of Lipschitz's grand-advisors was Joseph Fourier.

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    William Francis Whitmore and Elizabeth Sherman Arnold were 7th cousins, both being 6XG-grandchildren of Col. John Lane (1661-1715) and Susanna Whipple (1661-1713).

    William married Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold on 1 Nov 1946. Elizabeth (daughter of George Stanleigh Arnold and Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent) was born on 2 Dec 1915 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California; died on 18 Sep 1992 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Thomas Sherman Whitmore was born on 10 Feb 1953 in Washington, D.C..

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Charles Edward Whitmore was born on 26 Sep 1887 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of William Henry Whitmore and Frances Theres Walling "Fanny" Maynard); died on 7 Dec 1970 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 26 Sep 1887, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    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.

    Charles married Elizabeth Manning Gardiner on 31 May 1913 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Frederick Augustus Gardiner and Ella S. Smith) was born in 1879 in Massachusetts; died in 1958 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Manning Gardiner was born in 1879 in Massachusetts (daughter of Frederick Augustus Gardiner and Ella S. Smith); died in 1958 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 1. William Francis Whitmore was born on 6 Jan 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried on 6 Jan 1996.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Henry Whitmore was born on 6 Sep 1836 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of Charles Octavius Whitmore and Lovice Ayres); died on 14 Jun 1900 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    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."

    William married Frances Theres Walling "Fanny" Maynard on 11 Jun 1884 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Frances (daughter of Edward Flint Maynard and Francis Maria Russell Curow) was born on 23 Jul 1849 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 18 Nov 1911 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Frances Theres Walling "Fanny" Maynard was born on 23 Jul 1849 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Edward Flint Maynard and Francis Maria Russell Curow); died on 18 Nov 1911 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    On her marriage certificate, Fanny Therese Walling Maynard.

    Children:
    1. 2. Charles Edward Whitmore was born on 26 Sep 1887 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 7 Dec 1970 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Frederick Augustus Gardiner was born on 7 Jan 1848 in Farmington, Maine (son of David L. Gardiner and Abby A. Winslow); died on 29 Jul 1923 in Barnard, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 9 Jan 1848, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine

    Notes:

    Apparently born Frederick A. C. Guptill; see entry for his father.

    ancestry.com's "King Family Tree" presents several records for Frederick A. C. Gardiner. His 1903 application for a US passport shows his permanent residence as Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Harvard Graduates magazine, volume 22, 1914, reports the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth Manning Gardner to Charles Edward Whitmore "at Newton Centre, May 31, 1913." Probably not quite correct -- two other alumni publications and the 7 Jun 1913 issue of the Cambridge Tribune place the wedding in Boston. But it's perfectly plausible that Harvard Graduates magazine was confused by the fact that Elizabeth Gardner was herself from Newton Centre.

    His Maine birth record shown on this ancestry.com page gives his last name as Gardiner, but this record states that it's a copy of the original, "from the Hallowell book of births." Vital Records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 ed. Edward Johnson (Auburn, Maine: Maine Historical Society, 1924) gives his birth, and that of all his Guptill/Gardiner siblings, under "Gardiner" on pages 111-112. It's definitely the same group of children, offspring of "D. L. and Abby A.", including the distinctively-named sister "Abby Inez". (It also says that his actual birth date was 9 Jan 1848, just as the handwritten copy says. The ancestry.com page, however, says 7 Jan 1848, and this is what Frederick Gardiner himself put on his 1903 passport application.)

    Frederick married Ella S. Smith on 28 Apr 1875 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Ella (daughter of Ammi Smith and Hannah) was born about 1854; died on 12 Jan 1927; was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Ella S. Smith was born about 1854 (daughter of Ammi Smith and Hannah); died on 12 Jan 1927; was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Manning Gardiner was born in 1879 in Massachusetts; died in 1958 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Charles Octavius Whitmore was born on 2 Nov 1807 in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine (son of William Dickman Whitmore and Rhoda Woodward); died on 15 Nov 1885 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Of the firm of Lombard & Whitmore, merchants.

    "Charles Octavius, after the death of his father, went to the West Indies and lived in Barbadoes with his uncle, Isaiah C. Whitmore. He returned to New England and resided in Boston from 1825 to his death in 1885. In 1826 he formed a partnership with Israel Lombard, which continued until 1855. He retired from active business in 1872, remaining President of the Market Bank from 1860 to 1885, and holding different offices in the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Agricultural Club, and kindred societies. From 1852 to 1862 his summers were passed in Lexington, where he had an estate which he devoted to experiments in the cultivation of fruits, vegetables and landscape gardening. He was Vestryman and Warden of Emmanuel Church, Boston, for many years. He spent the last years of his life in the enjoyment of his large library, collection of pictures, and the society of his family and friends. He was a man of active mind, quick wit, and excellent memory, combined with honesty, integrity, and absolute fearlessness." [The Whitmore Genealogy]

    Charles married Lovice Ayres on 22 Dec 1830 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Lovice (daughter of John Ayres and Rebecca Lombard) was born on 3 Aug 1805 in Provincetown, Barnstaple, Massachusetts; died on 27 Sep 1849 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Lovice Ayres was born on 3 Aug 1805 in Provincetown, Barnstaple, Massachusetts (daughter of John Ayres and Rebecca Lombard); died on 27 Sep 1849 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 Sep 1849, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 4. William Henry Whitmore was born on 6 Sep 1836 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 14 Jun 1900 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Edward Flint Maynard was born on 1 Nov 1820 in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts (son of Daniel Maynard and Zelinda Allen); died on 10 May 1900 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Edward married Francis Maria Russell Curow on 23 May 1846 in New York, New York. Francis (daughter of Robert Curow and Jane McMahon) was born on 6 Jun 1827 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 20 Mar 1877 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Francis Maria Russell Curow was born on 6 Jun 1827 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Robert Curow and Jane McMahon); died on 20 Mar 1877 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 5. Frances Theres Walling "Fanny" Maynard was born on 23 Jul 1849 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 18 Nov 1911 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  David L. Gardiner was born on 27 Jan 1815 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine; died on 3 Jun 1866 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine.

    Notes:

    Apparently born David Guptill. The records of the Maine legislature show eight individuals changing their name from Guptill to Gardiner in 1854:

    David L.
    Abbie A.
    Abbie Inez
    Annie H.
    Charles William
    Frederick A. C.
    George Henry
    Henry Winslow

    Sources:

    http://files.usgwarchives.net/me/legislature/1851-1855/185155g.txt

    http://www.mainegenealogy.net/individual_legislative_record.asp?id=51540

    https://books.google.com/books?id=4jczAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA26&lpg=PA26&dq=david+gardiner+frederick+gardiner+guptill&source=bl&ots=dk_m5Sph_F&sig=ECJOqK8_z9KaNKLew8A69HCVZGI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXkdvQ3pXMAhXIOz4KHc8DAaIQ6AEILDAD#v=onepage&q=david%20gardiner%20frederick%20gardiner%20guptill&f=false


    The 1850 Maine census shows:

    David L. Guptil, age 34, tailor, b. Maine
    Abby A, age 34, b. Maine
    George H, age 10
    Charles W, age 9
    Harrison W, age 7
    Elley, age 7
    Frederick, age 2
    Nathaniel Gardiner, age 25, tailor

    According to the published vital records of Hallowell, Maine, David L. Gardner married, second, 24 Feb 1858, Eliza W. Nason (daughter of Mark Nason, Esq. of Fayette); and, third, 27 Apr 1864, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Emily W. Tucker, of Brookline, N.Y. [sic -- there is no Brookline in New York state], born Wiscasset, daughter of the Hon. Frank Clark, her second marriage.

    Also according to the published vital records of Hallowell, Maine, David L. Gardner died 3 Jun 1866 by suicide.

    David married Abby A. Winslow on 1 Apr 1838 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine. Abby was born on 27 Oct 1814 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine; died on 30 Sep 1854 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine; was buried in Hallowell Village Cemetery, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Abby A. Winslow was born on 27 Oct 1814 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine; died on 30 Sep 1854 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine; was buried in Hallowell Village Cemetery, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine.
    Children:
    1. 6. Frederick Augustus Gardiner was born on 7 Jan 1848 in Farmington, Maine; died on 29 Jul 1923 in Barnard, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Ammi Smith

    Ammi married Hannah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Hannah
    Children:
    1. 7. Ella S. Smith was born about 1854; died on 12 Jan 1927; was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.