↑ "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FX46-HCY : accessed 3 June 2015), Edward Dillingham Whitten, 28 Aug 1885; citing Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, reference p 212, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,428,208.
↑ From Springfield Republican (Springfield, MA), December 17, 1928.
Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. Keith Whitten Sr. and Chris Whitten match on 37 out of 37 markers, as reported by Family Tree DNA. This confirms their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA Richard Whitten.
Census records accessed at Ancestry.com by Chris Whitten in 2008.
Great Aunt Beck wrote to Alex: "Your great grandfather was a railroad conducter. At one time his train went past the street where Aunt Joyce lived in Acton, Mass. I boarded there because I taught school in Acton. Well, whenever Great Grandpa's train went past our street he would toot the whistle extra long and loud to say 'hi!'. Some days Aunt Joyce would be waiting by the tracks to wave to him."
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Edward by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
"United States Census, 1940," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4J3-MDD : accessed 19 June 2015), Edward Whitten, Ward 6, Fitchburg, Fitchburg City, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 14-100, sheet 11B, family 245, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 1648.
"United States Census, 1920," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF9V-W7N : accessed 19 June 2015), Edward D Whitten, Fitchburg Ward 1, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 139, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,745.
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