Freeman Tupper Whitman


  Shelley Cardiel sent this to me:
I've "rescued" an old photograph of F. T. WHITMAN which was taken at the Jones Studio in Providence, Rhode Island. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1870's with the man in the photograph likely in his 20's or 30's at the time it was taken. The photograph was recovered along with others belonging to the Class of 1878 from Brown University including both faculty and students.

With this knowledge I was able to locate information regarding Freeman Tupper WHITMAN who was a member of the Class of 1878 at Brown University and have gathered the following information about him:
Freeman Tupper WHITMAN was the son of Nathan Tupper WHITMAN (b. 5 Dec 1815 in Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia) and Matilda G. FREEMAN (b. 5 Sept 1821 in Milton, Queens, Nova Scotia). He was one of five children born to this couple including, Charlotte; Alfred; Freeman Tupper; and Frederick Augustus; and Adolphus Freeman WHITMAN, all born between 1844 and 1853 in Milton, Queens, Nova Scotia.

Freeman's father married a second time in 1862 to Matilda COOMBS and with her had a daughter, Matilda Blanche WHITMAN b. 1863 in Milton, Queens, Nova Scotia.

Freeman married more than once, first to Harriet "Hattie" CHURCH (b. Charlestown, RI d. 22 May 1886 in Westerly, RI) in Westerly, RI on 5 Oct 1882, and second to Bessie B. Chapman MAIN (b. 30 Jun 1866 in North Stonington, CT) with whom he had a daughter, Elizabeth Wave WHITMAN. Freeman died in Pawtucket, RI on 28 Feb 1915.

Census records provide the following information:
1900 census of Framingham, MA:
Freeman WHITMAN, age 50, born Mar 1850, married 10 years, born Canada, parents born Canada, to USA 1868, a Clergyman Bessie M. WHITMAN, wife, age 32, born Jun 1867, married 10 years, 1 child/1 living, born CT, parents born CT Elizabeth W. WHITMAN, dau, age 8, born CT, at School


Shelley is hoping to locate someone from this WHITMAN Family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of this family.
If you are a member of the family, or you know someone who is, please contact me.
So... if anyone wants to respond to Shelley, please contact me through the regular form at and I will send her your message.

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