Noelani C. writes of her ancestor, "We know that Fred Whitten was born in Maine, specifically the area of Blue Hill, ME. We know that his occupation was a jeweler. ... We also know that Fred had a brother Henry."
Fred's father, Samuel, was a watchmaker/jeweler.
The 1884 city directory for Fitchburg, Massachusetts, lists Fred and Samuel living at Summer and Cane streets. Fred is working as a painter, Samuel as jeweler. The 1885 directory lists Fred as having moved to West Boylston. Fred does not appear in any later Fitchburg city directories.
He married Bertha in 1887 and their daughter May was born in 1888.
This was apparently his second marriage. His son Thomas was born in 1883. His first wife Emma may have died soon after.
In 1900, at the time of the census, Fred (38) and his wife Bertha (34) are living with their 12-year-old daughter May in Westerly, Rhode Island.  We know this is the same Frederick because he was born in Maine.
At the time of the 1910 census, Frederick (49), Bertha (43), and May (20) are still in Westerly. 
Frederick and Bertha appear in the 1920 census in Memphis, Tenn. Fred is 58 and Bertha is 54. 
This is not Frederick W Whitten (abt.1861-), husband of Nellie Goding, also born in Maine, probably the son of George and Sarah.
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