Subject: Fwd: White/Whitney/Stimson

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From: "Aaron E. Baldwin" <[email protected]>Date: October 6, 2005 8:49:10 AM PDTTo: Linda Minor <[email protected]>, Kris Milligen <[email protected]>Subject: White/Whitney/Stimson

Linda -

In your Golden Eggs article you have talked about the White/Whitney/Stimson family relationships, however, I thought you might like to have some additional information:"

Antony Sutton mentions in his classic book that another member of what he terms “The Order” was Charles Atwood White (Skull and Bones, 1854), father of Mabel Wellington White, who married Henry Stimson five years after his 1881 graduation from Yale. The couple first met while he was a Yale student at a whist party given by the Whites’ next...

-door neighbor, William Dwight Whitney, Professor of Sanskrit and a member of an extraordinary Massachusetts family closely tied to the Order.[i] 

Mabel’s grandfather, Henry Dyer White, was a New Haven lawyer who had five sons initiated into the Order, several of whom became attorneys and worked at various times in his firm.[ii] The Whites lived at 87 Trumbull, which today is part of Yale’s campus.[iii]  This was the social circle into which Stimson’s marriage brought him.

According to Stimson’s biographer, Henry Stimson’s father—Dr. Lewis Atterbury Stimson—did not relish the thought of his son’s marriage to a person of a lesser class than his family, even though Mabel’s ancestry, through her grandmother, was directly traceable to Captain Myles Standish of the Plymouth Colony, Elder John White and signer Roge...

r Sherman .[iv] Mabel's maternal grandparents was Major General Amos Beebe Eaton and Elizabeth Selden. Mabel's sister Frances Eaton White married Robert Gratten Gamble, of the Gamble Plantations in Florida, and their daughter Eleanor Selden Gamble married Admiral Jules James. Another sister of Mabel's married a Skull & Bones medical professor at Cornell,  John Rogers.

Dr. Henry Albert Stimson, brother of Dr. Lews Atterbury Stimson was also a member of Skull & Bones, and a founder of the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Stimson is also the first cousin of Alfred Lee Loomis, see the Jennet Connant book Tuxedo Park from Simon & Schuster.

[i] Godfrey Hodgson, THE COLONEL:  The Life and Wars of Henry Stimson, 1867-1950 (New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1990), p. 38.  The 1870 U.S. census for New Haven, CT reveals that Professor William Dwight Whitney lived next door to Mabel’s grandparents.  According to the online 1911 Encyclopedia:  “His interest in the study of Sanskrit was first awakened in 1848, and he at once devoted himself with enthusiasm to this at that time little-explored field of philological labor. After a brief course at Yale with Professor Edward Elbridge Salisbury (1814-1901), then the only trained Orientalist in the United States, Whitney went to Germany (1850) and studied for three years at Berlin, under Weber, Bopp and Lepsius, and at Tubingen (two summer semesters) under Roth, returning to the United States in 1853. In the following year he was appointed professor of Sanskrit in Yale, and in 1869 also of comparative philology. He also gave instruction in French and German in the college until 1867, and in the Sheffield scientific school until 1886. An urgent call to a professorship at Harvard was declined in 1869. The importance of his contributions to science was early and widely recognized. He was elected to membership in numerous learned societies in all parts of the world, and received many honorary degrees, the most notable testimonial to his fame being his election on the 3ist of May 1881, as foreign knight of the Prussian order pour le merite for science and arts to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Carlyle. In 1870 he received from the Berlin Academy of Sciences the first Bopp prize for the most important contribution to Sanskrit philology during the preceding three years. This edition of the Taittiriya-Pratisakhya (Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. ix.). He died at New Haven, Connecticut, on the 7th of June 1894.”

The whist-playing professor’s brother, Edward Payson Whitney, was a medical student in the same Skull and Bones class with Mabel White Stimson’s father; another brother, Josiah Dwight Whitney, was an eminent geologist who surveyed western American regions for valuable (with John Watson Foster) mineral deposits before he became a Harvard professor. Half-brother James Lyman Whitney was in the 1856 Skull and Bones class with Chauncey Depew, attorney for Vanderbilt’s New York Central Railroad.  Depew was a member of the newly created Republican Party in 1858 and became the first minister to Japan, appointed by President Johnson in 1866; however, he resigned before departure to work for Commodore Vanderbilt—building the New York Central Railroad.  He was a member of the Yale Corporation from 1893 to 1906.

[ii]  Martha [Sherman] married Henry WHITE son of Dyer WHITE and Hannah WETMORE on 7 Jan 1830 in New Haven, , Connecticut, USA. Henry was born on 5 Mar 1803 in New Haven, , Connecticut, USA. He died on 7 Oct 1880 in New Haven, , Connecticut, USA.  They had the following children:  Henry Dyer WHITE was born on 24 Sep 1830 in New Haven, , Connecticut, USA.; Charles Atwood WHITE was born on 11 Nov 1833 in New Haven, , Connecticut, USA. He died on 18 Jun 1909 in New Haven, , Connecticut, USA.  Charles married Frances Spencer EATON on 15 Oct 1861 in New York, , New York, USA. Frances was born on 18 Jul 1836 in Ft. Gratiot, , Michigan, USA. She died on 14 Aug 1911 in New Haven, , Connecticut, USA; Willard Wetmore WHITE was born on 7 Feb 1836 in New Haven, , Connecticut, USA.; Roger Sherman WHITE; Thomas Howell WHITE; Oliver Sherman WHITE; George Edward WHITE.  Most of these names are all reflected on the census records for 1860 and 1870 as living in the White household.  The 1860 census for New Haven shows Henry White and his wife Martha, living with sons Roger S., Thomas H., Oliver S. and  George E., with Henry D. White, a lawyer, age 29, living in the previous residence with Mrs. Eunice White, age 76.  The 1870 New Haven census shows lawyer Henry White, married to Martha, with a son Roger S. White, age 32, a lawyer, living in the same house; the 1900 census for New Haven shows Charles White working as a lawyer and living at 87 Trumbull.  Mabel Wellington White was born in 1866 in Astoria, New York to Charles A. White, according to,%20Web%20Cards/PS10_347.HTML.

[iii] The Whites’ house was located in the same block as 37 Hillhouse—the home where George W. Bush lived when his father was a student at Yale. The Bush residence is now Yale’s Department of Economics.  Yale’s president now lives at 43 Hillhouse.

[iv] Godfrey Hodgson, THE COLONEL, p. 48;

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