REVEREND AUGUSTUS D. WHITNEY JR. was born in Pennsylvania on November 29, 1903. He married at age 20, and by April of 1930 the Whitneys had three children, Augustus III, Paul, and John. He was by this time an ordained Presbyterian minister. The family lived at 5024 Griscom Street in Philadelphia PA.
Early in 1931 Rev. Whitney took over the pulpit of Camden's First Presbyterian Church, a post which he held well into the 1940s. Tragedy struck the family when eldest son Augustus D. Whitney III, an honor student at Camden High School, was killed in action while serving with the United States Marine Corps on Iwo Jima in February of 1945.
Reverend Whitney was last a resident of Moorestown NJ. he passed away on December 12, 1990.
Camden Courier-Post - October 21,1931
Camden Courier-Post * June 10, 1932
Louise Hummel Honored At Party in Merion, Pa.
Miss Ann Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Luther Clark, of 310 Linden Lane, Merion, formerly of this city, is entertaining at a garden party and shower this afternoon in honor of Miss Louise Hummel, daughter of Dr . and Mrs. Ernest G. Hummel, of 414 Cooper Street, this city, whose marriage to W. Lawrence Curry, of Drexel Hill, will take place in the early Fall.
Guests include Mrs. Ernest G. Hummel, Mrs. Everett C. Hires, Miss Gertrude Saurman, Mrs. A. Haines Lippincott and Mrs. Augustus Dodge Whitney, of Camden; Mrs. Harvey K. Partridge; Miss Elizabeth Partridge, Miss Margaret Nekervis, Mrs. Walter Hires, Miss Mabel Garrison, Miss Elizabeth Laird and Mrs. Merwin Hummel, of Merchantville; Mrs. Harry Ross, of New Brunswick; Mrs. Kenneth Garrison, of Germantown; Mrs. N orris Saurman, Miss Maurice Artzt, and Miss Alice Mahaffey of Haddonfield; Miss Dorothy Rogers, Miss Alice Parrish, Miss Alice Hillman, Miss Susanne Lippincott and Mrs. Allison Lee, of Moorestown; Mrs. Claude Dengler, Mrs. Harold Carr, Mrs. Carroll O'Brien, Mrs. Edward Boyd, Mrs. Annie Stadden, Mrs. David Clark, Mrs. Samuel L. Clark, Jr., Mrs. Frederick Slack, Mrs. Herbert N. Munger and Miss Margaret Munger, of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Lee Hummel and Miss Marian Ayres, of Salem.
|Camden Courier-Post - June 22, 1933|
WHITNEY CARRIES CHURCH
Harmony once more reigns in the ranks of the First Presbyterian Church, Fifth and Penn Streets, with six supporters of Rev. Augustus Dedge Whitney, Jr., being elected without opposition to the board of trustees last night at the annual congregational meeting of the church.
It has been rumored that eight remaining members of the board are those who favored Rev. Whitney's ouster, which the Presbyterian General Assembly recently threw out after affirmative action by the Synod of New Jersey. It is evident, however, that all who opposed Rev. Whitney have forgotten the incident and will abide by the decision of the Assembly as final.
It was revealed last night that three members of the board have resigned executive positions but are retaining their membership on the board. They are
Five elected, to fill expired terms are Assistant Postmaster Robert J. Payne, James Neilson, Dr. A. P. Isenberg, Joseph G. Broderson and James Peacock. John Wilson was elected to fill the unexpired term left vacant by the death of Clarence R. Fisher. Payne was elected treasurer of the board. Auditors elected are George J. Robinson, William Isenberg and Allan Mickle. The congregation voted to dispense with the reading of the minutes to "avoid unpleasant things of last year" and closed the meeting with the singing of "Blest Be the Tie that. Binds Our Hearts In Christian Love."
|Camden Courier-Post - February 28, 1936|
MEMBERS WILL HONOR CLERGY
fifth anniversary of the pastorate of Rev. Augustus D. Whitney, Jr., of
Presbyterian Church, Fifth and Penn streets, will be observed
tonight at a dinner in honor of the pastor and his wife. It will begin at
6.30 o'clock in the church.
Alexander Mackie, pastor of Tully Memorial Church, Sharon Hill, will be
toastmaster. Guests will be Rev. William Chalmers Covert, former moderator
of the General Assembly; Rev. Thurlow G. Cole, professor of
religious education, Crozer Seminary; Rev. William R. Rearick, of North
Mutchmore Church, Philadelphia; Rev .. J.
Shackleford Dauerty, Moorestown
Presbyterian Church; and Rev. Charles
Evers, Woodland Avenue Presbyterian
Patronesses are: Mrs. Mary Crawford, Miss Lillian Craig, Miss Etta Duncan, Mrs. Frank Fithian, Mrs. F. B. Garrison, Mrs. S. Russell Greene, Mrs. Joshua C. Haines, Miss Hannah Hood, Mrs. Eva H. Harkness, Mrs. Sarah M. Lacy, Mrs. Robert W. Montgomery, Mrs; Louise B. Marchant, Mrs. Elizabeth McPherson, Mrs. Sarah J. Mechling, Mrs. Benjamin G. Mickle, Mrs. Anna C. Preisendanz, Miss Ellen Plant, Mrs. Louisa B. Reeves, Miss Edith Rogers, Miss Kate Reed, Mrs. Edwin L. Seabrook, Mrs. Chester D. VanDuyne, Mrs. Lucy F. VanSciver and Mrs. William Walker.
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