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Whitcher WHEELER was born on 5 SEP 1809 in Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 17 MAR 1900 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Whitcher WHEELER and Lydia CHENEY.

Spouse: Susannah COLBY. Whitcher WHEELER and Susannah COLBY were married on 8 SEP 1842 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Anna Augusta WHEELER, James C. WHEELER, Charles O. WHEELER.


William WHEELER was christened/baptized on 16 MAR 1618 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England. He died. @T4120@ Parents: Thomas WHEELER and Ann HALSEY.


Rebecca WHEELWRIGHT was born in 1653 in Massachusetts. She died on 10 DEC 1678 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.)

Spouse: William BRADBURY. William BRADBURY and Rebecca WHEELWRIGHT were married on 12 MAR 1671/72 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury. Rebecca previously married to Samuel Maverick.) Children were: William BRADBURY, Thomas BRADBURY, Jacob BRADBURY.


Mary Elizabeth WHELAN was born in 1839 in Ireland. Daughter of Edward Whelan. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She died on 24 JUN 1893 at Bloomington, Mclean County, Illinois.
Colby, Mary Elizabeth, nee Whelan, who lived for many years at 852 W. Adams, died at Bloomington, IL last Saturday. She was born in Tullagh, Co. Carlow in 1837, and came to the U.S. with her parents at age six, and had lived in Chicago for fifty years. In 1855 she married Andrew J. Colby who with three children still survive. Her daughters, Minnie J. Colby and Sarah Colby are both teachers in the Chicago High School. Her oldest son, Col. Francis T. Colby is commander of the 7th Regiment of the National Guards, formerly the Hibernian Rifles, this city. She was a member of St. Malachy's parish. Funeral from St. Charles Church. -July 1, 1893 (2)

Spouse: Andrew J. COLBY. Andrew J. COLBY and Mary Elizabeth WHELAN were married about 1859 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Children were: Col. Francis T. COLBY, Mary J. COLBY, Sarah COLBY.


Mae WHELUMAN was born date unknown.

Spouse: Mr. MCCURDY. Mr. MCCURDY and Mae WHELUMAN were married date unknown. Children were: Clyde Noel MCCURDY.


Photo Azubia A. WHICHER was born on 11 AUG 1843 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 5 JUL 1870 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She died on 10 OCT 1881 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Alexander Cemetery at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

Spouse: Irad COLBY. Irad COLBY and Azubia A. WHICHER were married on 7 AUG 1862 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Azuba A. WHITCHER, Date: 07 Aug 1862; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Georgia B. COLBY, Hamilton Morgan COLBY, Amos W. COLBY, Edwin Henry COLBY.


Charlotte E. WHIDDEN was born in 1854 in Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Parents: John WHIDDEN and Ruth COLBY.


Florence A. WHIDDEN was born on 4 APR 1899 in Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1900 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 8 MAY 1910 in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 2 APR 1930 in Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She died on 8 OCT 1990 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Ralph Edward WHIDDEN and Florence Estelle HASKELL.

Spouse: James Alfred CARLAN. James Alfred CARLAN and Florence A. WHIDDEN were married on 2 JUL 1922 in Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Florence Estelle CARLAN, Ralph CARLAN.


George Henry WHIDDEN was born in 1861 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died in 1920 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: 1. Massachusetts Vital Records, vol 64, page 147.
2. Brockton, MA town records 03/12/1883.
Parents: William Henry WHIDDEN and Catherine PENDGRASS.

Spouse: Annie Belle HOWE. George Henry WHIDDEN and Annie Belle HOWE were married on 17 FEB 1883 in Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


John WHIDDEN was born in 1794 in Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He died in 1867 at Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Ruth COLBY. John WHIDDEN and Ruth COLBY were married on 5 APR 1838 in Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Children were: William Henry WHIDDEN, Roxanna WHIDDEN, Malvina WHIDDEN, Lydia A. WHIDDEN, Charlotte E. WHIDDEN.


Lydia A. WHIDDEN was born in 1849 in Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She died on 4 JAN 1898 at Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Litchfield, NH.
Parents: John WHIDDEN and Ruth COLBY.

Spouse: Alfred Melvin MEADE. Alfred Melvin MEADE and Lydia A. WHIDDEN were married on 2 JUL 1876 in Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.


Malvina WHIDDEN was born in 1845 in Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She died in 1893 at Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Dates recovered from grave stone, Hillcrest Cemetery, Litchfield, NH.
Parents: John WHIDDEN and Ruth COLBY.

Spouse: Lorenzo HARDY. Lorenzo HARDY and Malvina WHIDDEN were married date unknown.


Millicent Jeanne WHIDDEN was born on 18 JAN 1926 in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Parents: William Earl WHIDDEN and Clara Florence GABRIEL.


Ralph Edward WHIDDEN was born on 7 OCT 1879 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1900 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 8 MAY 1910 in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He died on 11 AUG 1945 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Florence Estelle HASKELL. Ralph Edward WHIDDEN and Florence Estelle HASKELL were married on 31 MAY 1898 in Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Children were: Florence A. WHIDDEN.


Robert Edward WHIDDEN was born on 18 FEB 1934 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Parents: William Earl WHIDDEN and Clara Florence GABRIEL.


Roxanna WHIDDEN was born in 1842 in Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She died on 8 OCT 1912 at Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She was buried on Oct 11 1912 in Nashua, N.H.. buried in Woodlawn Cem., Nashua, N.H. (Undertaker Davis). Listed in the 1850 Census.
Parents: John WHIDDEN and Ruth COLBY.

Spouse: Parker B. ANNIS. Parker B. ANNIS and Roxanna WHIDDEN were married on 18 NOV 1858 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Children were: Nellie J. ANNIS, Sarah B. ANNIS, Willie W. ANNIS, Elizabeth ANNIS, Henry O. ANNIS, Frank B. ANNIS, Lovilla ANNIS, Unkown ANNIS, Clara Annis ANNIS.


William Earl WHIDDEN was born on 1 MAR 1866 in Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He died on 19 MAR 1910 at Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was buried on 22 MAR 1910 in Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Burial: Central Cemetry, Randolph, MA.
SOURCE: Massachusetts VR 1910 vol 86, p 480 note 23. Parents: William Henry WHIDDEN and Catherine PENDGRASS.

Spouse: Annie Elizabeth MACAULEY. William Earl WHIDDEN and Annie Elizabeth MACAULEY were married on 25 DEC 1888 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Children were: William Francis WHIDDEN, William Earl WHIDDEN.


William Earl WHIDDEN was born on 27 SEP 1899 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He died on 28 DEC 1977 at Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Parents: William Earl WHIDDEN and Annie Elizabeth MACAULEY.

Spouse: Clara Florence GABRIEL. William Earl WHIDDEN and Clara Florence GABRIEL were married on 1 SEP 1923 in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Children were: William Earl WHIDDEN Jr., Millicent Jeanne WHIDDEN, Robert Edward WHIDDEN.


William Earl WHIDDEN Jr. was born on 1 JUL 1924 in Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Parents: William Earl WHIDDEN and Clara Florence GABRIEL.

Spouse: Beverly V. TURNER. William Earl WHIDDEN Jr. and Beverly V. TURNER were married on 12 OCT 1949 in Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


William Francis WHIDDEN was born on 4 MAY 1892 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 18 JUN 1893 at Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Buried in Central Cemetry, Randolph, MA, babies lot.
SOURCE: Massachusetts Vital Recods, book 437, p 552.
Parents: William Earl WHIDDEN and Annie Elizabeth MACAULEY.


William Henry WHIDDEN was born in 1839 in Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: New Hampshire 1850 census, roll 434, p. 83.
Parents: John WHIDDEN and Ruth COLBY.

Spouse: Catherine PENDGRASS. William Henry WHIDDEN and Catherine PENDGRASS were married on 8 DEC 1860 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: George Henry WHIDDEN, William Earl WHIDDEN.


Mae Carolyn (Maidee) WHIPPEN was born on 18 AUG 1925 in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Parents: Norman Francis WHIPPEN and Edna Carolyn FLAGG.


Norman Francis WHIPPEN was born on 26 NOV 1895 in Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont.

Spouse: Edna Carolyn FLAGG. Norman Francis WHIPPEN and Edna Carolyn FLAGG were married on 16 SEP 1922. Children were: Warren Gardner WHIPPEN, Mae Carolyn (Maidee) WHIPPEN.


Warren Gardner WHIPPEN was born on 4 NOV 1923 in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Parents: Norman Francis WHIPPEN and Edna Carolyn FLAGG.


Albert Chase WHIPPLE was born on 28 AUG 1876 in Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) SOURCE: "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881. Parents: Albert Morten WHIPPLE and Martha COLBY.


Albert Morten WHIPPLE was born on 11 JAN 1839 in Hamilton, Cook County, Massachusetts. He was a shoemaker in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Martha COLBY. Albert Morten WHIPPLE and Martha COLBY were married on 12 DEC 1864 in Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Children were: Lydia Colby WHIPPLE, Hannah Maria WHIPPLE, Lydia Belle WHIPPLE (twin), Daisy WHIPPLE (twin), Albert Chase WHIPPLE.


Arthur WHIPPLE was born about 1872 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895. Parents: Otis E. WHIPPLE and Arozina HAZELTINE.


Daisy WHIPPLE (twin) was born on 14 JUL 1874 in Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) She died on 13 JAN 1875 at Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) SOURCE: "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881. Parents: Albert Morten WHIPPLE and Martha COLBY.


Elida WHIPPLE was born in 1867. She appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1900 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She died in 1936 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Blossom Hill Cemetery at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

Spouse: Arthur Putnam COLBY. Arthur Putnam COLBY and Elida WHIPPLE were married about 1887. Children were: Eliza COLBY.


Hannah Maria WHIPPLE was born on 3 NOV 1869 in Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) SOURCE: "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881. Parents: Albert Morten WHIPPLE and Martha COLBY.


Lousia WHIPPLE was born in 1801 in Massachusetts. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: 1850 Massachusetts Census. Salem, Essex County, page 90. Age 49.) She died on 27 JUN 1866 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Mortuary Notice,
July 4, 1866
In this City (Concord), June 27, Mrs. Louisa W., wife of Dr. Isaac Colby,aged 65, also, June 28, Dr. Isaac Colby, aged 73.

Dr. Isaac Colby, died this city Thursday evening after a long illness. His wife died Wednesday, thus preceding him to the other life but a few hours. The doctor had not been in practice for several years past, in consequence of feeble health. He was in practice in this city for several years and various other places. -
Concord Monitor

Spouse: Dr. Isaac COLBY. Dr. Isaac COLBY and Lousia WHIPPLE were married on 15 JUN 1840 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Louisa WHIPPLE, Date: 15 June 1840; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.


Lydia Belle WHIPPLE (twin) was born on 14 JUL 1874 in Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) SOURCE: "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881. Parents: Albert Morten WHIPPLE and Martha COLBY.


Lydia Colby WHIPPLE was born on 11 NOV 1866 in Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) She died on 26 NOV 1873 at Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Cause of death: Scarlet fever.
SOURCE: "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881. Parents: Albert Morten WHIPPLE and Martha COLBY.


Mary Gertrude WHIPPLE was born about 1870 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895. Parents: Otis E. WHIPPLE and Arozina HAZELTINE.


Morris WHIPPLE was born about 1874 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895. Parents: Otis E. WHIPPLE and Arozina HAZELTINE.


Otis E. WHIPPLE was born about 1843.

Spouse: Arozina HAZELTINE. Otis E. WHIPPLE and Arozina HAZELTINE were married on 23 DEC 1869 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Mary Gertrude WHIPPLE, Arthur WHIPPLE, Morris WHIPPLE.


Susan WHIPPLE was born on 20 AUG 1842. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Merrit F. COLBY. Merrit F. COLBY and Susan WHIPPLE were married on 8 OCT 1867. Children were: Mary E. COLBY, Ellen F. COLBY, Son COLBY.


William Bentley WHIPPLE was born on 3 MAY 1808 in New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He died on 4 FEB 1846 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Martha COLBY. William Bentley WHIPPLE and Martha COLBY were married on 10 MAR 1831 in New Hampshire.


Charity M. WHISMAN was born on 30 MAR 1875 in Missouri. She appeared in the census on 6 JUN 1900 in Jefferson County, Montana. (1 child, 0 living.) She appeared in the census on 24 MAY 1910 in Fanning, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. (2 children, 1 living.) She appeared in the census on 26 FEB 1920 in Snyder, Morgan County, Colorado. She died on 24 NOV 1966 at San Diego County, California.
California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record
Name:
COLBY, CHARITY M
Social Security #: 552785673
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 30 Mar 1875
BirthPlace: MISSOURI
Death Date: 24 Nov 1966
Death Place: SAN DIEGO
Mother's Maiden Name: FORSYTHE
Father's Surname:


She had Social Security Number 552-78-5673.

Spouse: Frederick M. COLBY. Frederick M. COLBY and Charity M. WHISMAN were married about 1896. Children were: Infant COLBY, Clyde Milton COLBY.


Albert Augustus WHITAKER was born in AUG 1840 in Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 8 JUN 1900 in Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire. He died on 8 AUG 1907 at Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Helen Paine COLBY. Albert Augustus WHITAKER and Helen Paine COLBY were married on 26 JUN 1871 in Maine.


Photo Cora Belle WHITCHER was born on 29 NOV 1895. She appeared in the census on 14 JAN 1920 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 18 APR 1930 in Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She died on 28 DEC 1967 at Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Spouse: George William "Bill" COLBY. George William "Bill" COLBY and Cora Belle WHITCHER were married on 19 JUL 1916 in Richmond, Lincoln County, Maine. Children were: George William COLBY, Anna Louise COLBY, Gladys Irene COLBY, George William COLBY Jr., Perley Donald COLBY, Gloria Mae COLBY, Shirley Lois COLBY, Gerald Allen COLBY.


Joseph WHITCHER was born on 22 JAN 1783 in Moretown, Washington County, Vermont. He died on 7 MAY 1832.

Spouse: Nancy ELKINS. Joseph WHITCHER and Nancy ELKINS were married in 1813. Children were: Judith Elkins WHITCHER.


Photo Judith Elkins WHITCHER was born on 25 OCT 1819 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (Daughter of Joseph Whitcher and Nancy Elkins.) She appeared in the census on 11 SEP 1850 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1860 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She died on 16 AUG 1915 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Joseph WHITCHER and Nancy ELKINS.

Spouse: Harrison COLBY. Harrison COLBY and Judith Elkins WHITCHER were married on 28 NOV 1843 in Andover, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Judith E. WHITCHER, Date: 28 Nov 1843; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Clementine L. COLBY, Anthon W. COLBY.


Mary WHITCHER was born date unknown.

Spouse: Samuel FRENCH. Samuel FRENCH and Mary WHITCHER were married date unknown. Children were: Greene FRENCH.


Mary Augusta WHITCHER was born on 25 JUN 1845 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Levi BENSON. Levi BENSON and Mary Augusta WHITCHER were married on 7 MAY 1875 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Nellie Maria BENSON, Eva Gertrude BENSON.


Photo Nancy WHITCHER was born on 23 JUN 1786 in New Hampshire. Daughter of Jonathan Whitcher and Mary Pike. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She died on 22 FEB 1864 at Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: John COLBY. John COLBY and Nancy WHITCHER were married on 26 AUG 1807 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, John, Marriage: Nancy WHITCHER; Date: 26 Aug 1807; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Robert COLBY, Suffr?? O. N. COLBY, Nancy H. COLBY, John Lang COLBY, Lorenzo D. COLBY, Ebenezer B. COLBY, Bethuel R. COLBY.


Sarah L. WHITCHER was born on 2 MAY 1832 in Wentworth, Grafton County, New Hampshire. She died on 10 MAY 1855.

Spouse: Nathan Curran SARGENT. Nathan Curran SARGENT and Sarah L. WHITCHER were married on 12 MAY 1853 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.


Dr. Charles Lincoln WHITCOMB was born on 14 MAY 1914. Son Of George Henry Whitcomb and Lorena Belle Blaisdell. He died on 15 JUL 2007 at Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island.
Tribute: Dr. Charles L. Whitcomb, 93, city school superintendent
Mark Behan
From teacher to principal to superintendent of schools, Dr. Charles L. Whitcomb served as a career educator in two states.

"He was a dedicated public servant who was always concerned with the day-to-day education of his students," Dr. Whitcomb's son, Anthony L. Whitcomb, said.

Dr. Whitcomb began his career as a high school math teacher in West Newbury and then Acton. He later became an elementary school principal in the Haverhill school system and was appointed superintendent of schools in the city in 1953.

After leaving Haverhill, Dr. Whitcomb served as school superintendent in Newport, R.I., and Swampscott and completed his career as a professor of comparative education at the University of Rhode Island.

After a short illness, Dr. Charles L. Whitcomb died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at the Scallop Shell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Peace Dale, R.I. He was 93 and lived in Kingston, R.I.

"My father loved working in Haverhill. He felt he accomplished more in Haverhill (as superintendent) than anywhere else and it was the most rewarding job he had," said Dr. Whitcomb's son, who noted that elementary schools were built during his father's tenure (1953-1961) and that his father had good relationship with the city's school committee.

"The city fit his personality," Anthony L. Whitcomb said.

Born in Merrimac in 1914, Dr. Charles L. Whitcomb was a son of the late George H. and Lorena B. (Blaisdell) Whitcomb. He graduated from Merrimac High School in 1932 and Bridgewater State College Teachers College in 1936.

Dr. Whitcomb served as a gunnery officer with the United States Navy during World War II. After the war, he earned his master's of education from Harvard University and his doctorate from Boston University.

Dr. Whitcomb was an avid chess player who would often play the game with his two sons when they were young.

"It (playing chess) was a lot of fun — a father and son thing," recalled Anthony L. Whitcomb. "We were all members of the Haverhill Chess Club and would go off and play there."

Dr. Whitcomb enjoyed gardening and traveling.

"That (traveling) started later in life and he and my mom went all over," Anthony L. Whitcomb said. Dr. Whitcomb traveled to all 50 states and more than 50 countries.

After retiring, Dr. Whitcomb assisted at South County Hospital in Wakefield, R.I. and was a volunteer for Seniors Helping Others, driving for Friends in Service to Humanity.

He was a member of numerous professional organizations including the National Education Association, Phi Beta Kappa and the American Association of School Administrators.

Dr. Whitcomb is survived by his wife of 69 years, Phyllis (Colby) Whitcomb; two sons, Anthony L. and his wife Barbara C. (Mudar) Whitcomb of Kingston, N.H., and David C. and his wife Jean (Bringardener) Whitcomb of Madison, Wisc.; one daughter, Adrianna D. and her husband Geoff Hewings of Buckley, Ill. His fourth child, Frederic C. Whitcomb, predeceased him. He also leaves a brother, Robert Whitcomb of Merrimac; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, Wakefield, R.I. A private ceremony and burial with close relatives and friends took place in the family lot in West Newbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Whitcomb's name to the donor's charity of choice.


He had Social Security Number 030-18-4165.

Spouse: Phyllis COLBY. Dr. Charles Lincoln WHITCOMB and Phyllis COLBY were married about 1940. Children were: Frederic C. WHITCOMB.


Frederic C. WHITCOMB was born in 1949. He died in 1993. Parents: Dr. Charles Lincoln WHITCOMB and Phyllis COLBY.


Marion Josephine WHITCOMB was born in 1892 in New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 5 JAN 1920 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 6 MAY 1930 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Myron PRESBY. Myron PRESBY and Marion Josephine WHITCOMB were married on 24 SEP 1912 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Children were: Mildred E. PRESBY.

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