In the 1860 census, six-year-old Albion is living with his parents in Searsport, Waldo, Maine. There is also a 32-year-old Albion living in Waldo, his uncle.
In the 1870 census, 16-year-old Albion is living with his parents in Hampden, Penobscot, Maine, and working on a farm.
The 1870 census also has the 16-year-old Albion living and working on the farm of Newell Bagley in Troy, Waldo, Maine. (Double-counted that year!)
In the 1880 census, 27-year-old Albion is living as a boarder in the house of George Littlefield in Sanford, York, Maine, and working in a woolen mill.
Albion married a woman named Bella ca. 1883.
In 1885, Albion H. appears in the city directory for Fitchburg, Massachusetts, living with his father at 176 Summer Street and working as a carpenter. There were no other family members listed. The next year he apparently moved out of the house into his own home at 55 North Street. Perhaps this is when he married Bella.
In the late 1890s Albion moved to Lowell.
In the 1910 census, 56-year-old Albion is working as the boss carpenter in a machine shop and living in Lawrence Ward 2, Essex, Massachusetts, with Bella and his stepdaughter Bertha Drew 34, and her two children Earl Drew, 15, and Chauncey Drew, 14. Presumably Bertha, born about 1876, was from a previous marriage of Bella's.
An Ancestry.com message post says "Albion H. Whitten, b. Unity Me. Jan 12, 1854, m. Laura L. Keys Jan 4, 1877 in Lowell, MA, resided at 55 North St. Fitchburg MA, occupation carpenter". This is the source for the birthday here.
A death certificate e-mailed by Keith Whitten shows his death date as April 19, 1910. Cause of death: "Carbuncle of neck." It records his burial at Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence. The informant was Clyde Whitten, perhaps his son?
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