Albion Whitten

Albion Hover Whitten (1854 - 1910)

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Albion Hover Whitten
Born in Unity, Waldo, Maine, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1 Jan 1877 in Lowell, Lowell, Penobscot, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Husband of — married about 1883 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 6 Jan 2019 | Created 13 Aug 2008
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Biography

Albion was born in Maine.[1] Presumably he was named for his uncle Albion Whitten.

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 1878 his son Clyde M.R. Whitten was born. [2] Clyde's mother was Laura Keyes.[3]

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?

Sources

  1. Birth location is from death certificate. See attached image.
  2. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHDR-LBR : 4 November 2017), Albion Whitten in entry for Clyde M.R. Whitten, 07 Mar 1878; citing Birth, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 2,257,276.
  3. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N4Z9-2S6 : 24 May 2018), Clyde Whitten and Mary O'Brien, 24 Jan 1900; citing Lowell, Lowell, Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,843,723.
  • Death certificate, see image attached.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6DR-Y7S : accessed 25 May 2016), Albion Whitten in household of Samuel Whitten, Maine, United States; citing p. 76, family 640, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,053.
  • "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N43W-M5S : accessed 25 May 2016), Albion Hover Whitten, 19 Apr 1910; citing Lawrence,,Massachusetts, 168, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,314,428.


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On 5 Jan 2019 at 20:29 GMT Karen (Rollet) Lorenz wrote:

Chris,

I found these records to add to Albion's profile. Albion married Laura L Keyes on Jan 1, 1877 in Loell, Penobscot, Massachusetts <ref>"Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N4QR-277 : 24 May 2018), Albion H. Whitten and Laura L. Keyes, 1 Jan 1877; citing Lowell, Lowell, Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,038.</ref>

They had a son Clyde Whitten on March 7, 1878 <ref>"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHDR-LBR : 4 November 2017), Albion Whitten in entry for Clyde M.R. Whitten, 07 Mar 1878; citing Birth, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States</ref

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