1800-1861
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January 1, 1800, Boston, Massachusetts.

March 21, 1861, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Whittemore came from a poor family and had a troubled childhood. He ran away from two apprenticeships, but in 1820 met Hosea Ballou, who took the young man under his wing. Within a year, Whittemore was ordained, and pastored in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. He also edited the Trumpet and Universalist magazine, composed music, wrote books and pamphlets, served in the state legislature; gave temperance lectures, reorganized the bank in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and became president of the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad in 1849. His works include:

  1. Agawam
  2. Holden