Biography of Thomas J. Whitney
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Whitney Thomas J., Gouverneur, was born in the town of Morley, St. Lawrence county, September 23, 1850, one of five children of Nathan E. and Esther (Stephenson) Whitney. In 1865 Nathan E. removed to Gonvernenr and settled, that his four boys might learn the trade of stone cutter. In 1876 the first marble was quarried in Gonverneur by T. J. Whitney & Bro. T. Whitney went to Rutland, Vt., in 1879, and spent three years there in the employ of the Rutland Marble Company. In 1882 he organized the Whitney Marble Company, and in 1884 organized the St. Lawrence Marble Company, and has been superintendent since that time. They ship marble all over the United States and Canada, and have the largest mill in the region, using sixteen gangs and employing 100 men the year around, T. J. Whitney married in 1872 Alice M., daughter of Benjamin and Selina F. (Bignall) Kinney, of Gouverneur. Mr. Whitney has been a member of the Board of Trustees for eight years, and was president of the Water Commission when the new system of works was constructed. He was also district commissioner of the fourth judicial district of the exhibit of the State of New York at the World's Columbian Exposition.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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