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John Wesley Atwood
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1916
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 2011
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA

John W. Whitney Sr was owner and operator of Whitney Poultry Farm in Westford; 94

HOLLIS, NH -- John W. Whitney Sr., 94, formerly of Westford and Littleton, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at The Elms Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Milford, NH.

His wife of 63 years, Ruth A. (Atwood) Whitney, died in January 2003.

Mr. Whitney was born in Westford, August 31, 1916, a son of Hamilton E. and Lena M. (McCormick) Whitney, and resided 30 years on Harwood Avenue in Littleton before moving to Hollis in the mid 1980's.

He is survived by his son, John W. Whitney Jr. of Hollis, NH; his daughter, Patricia A. Lyon of Hudson, NH; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was the brother of the late Hamilton E. Whitney Jr. of Westford, and Susan Lewis of Hollis, NH.

For 15 years, Mr. Whitney worked as the foreman of the Massachusetts Reclaimation and Mosquito Control Board in Waltham, retiring in 1978. Prior to that, he worked at the Hartnett Tannery in Ayer and from 1933- 1958 as a weaver at the Conant & Houghton Company in Littleton.

A gentleman farmer, Mr. Whitney owned and operated the Whitney Poultry Farm in Westford and for years maintained egg routes throughout the Lowell area.

He was a member of the Caleb Butler Lodge of Masons AF & AM in Ayer, Aleppo Shriners, Wilmington, and the Worcester Country Shriners. He was a member of the Retired Municipal and County Employees Association, and enjoyed hunting & fishing.

WHITNEY -- A graveside service will be held 11 am Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Fairview Cemetery, Main and Tadmuck Street, Westford. A visitation period will be 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Saturday at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main Street (Rte. 119 at Rte 13) Townbsend Center. Please see for additional information.

Published in Lowell Sun on March 10, 2011
Fairview Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Brad Potts
Record added: Mar 14, 2011
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John Wesley Atwood
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