|Birth: ||May 14, 1857|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1921|
JOSEPH CUSHING WHITNEY
The funeral of Joseph Cushing Whitney, of 202 East Chase street, former president of the Merchants & Miners Transportation Company and head of the Joseph C. Whitney Company, was held at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon from Christ Protestant Episcopal Church. Services were conducted by the Rev. S. Arthur Huston. Burial was in Loudon Park Cemetery. The active pallbearers were T. H. Kirby, Thomas Cradock, Ryland Moore, W. Canby Marye, Charles Cockey, Stephen Vickery, L. B. Wiest, James Rogers and James S. Whiteley. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Caroline C. Whitney, a sister, Mrs. Bradley Stokes.
Baltimore SUN 9 Feb 1921
NOTES: J. C. Whitney Jr. was the son of Florence Eliza Weston and Joseph Cushing Whitney Sr. His wife was Caroline Lee Clark of Howard County, Md. Their only child, J. Clark Whitney, died in 1909.
Read a longer obituary for J. C. Whitney Jr. here. There is a longer account of his life and family history in Baltimore: Its History and People, Vol. II.
Whitney spent his career in the business of running coastal steamers that moved people and goods up and down the Atlantic Coast, starting as an office boy and moving up the ladder of MMTC after having held almost every position of responsibility in the company his father, a well-to-do merchant, had helped to found.
In addition to their Chase Street house, The Whitneys maintained a home in the Green Spring Valley and took part in the society life of Baltimore County, including the Baltimore Country Club, the Elk Ridge Fox Hunting Club, the Green Spring Valley Fox Hunting Club, and the Baltimore Yacht Club.
According to the Maryland Historical Society, the MMTC was founded in 1852 and dissolved in 1952. The Society holds a large collection of the company's records and correspondence.
Edwin A. Mueller's 1999 Queen of the Sea Routes: The Merchants and Transportation Company gives a detailed account of the company's history and its vessels, and includes many rare photographs and advertisements.
Loudon Park Cemetery
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