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Henry Edwards HUNTINGTON
Arabella Duval YARRINGTON
Husband:  Henry Edwards HUNTINGTON
Birth:  27 Feb 1850, Oneonta, Otsego Co, NY
Death:  23 May 1927, San Marino, Los Angeles Co., CA
Occupation:  businessman
Father:  Solon HUNTINGTON
Mother:  Harriet SAUNDERS
Marriage-1:  1873; divorced by 1910
Wife-1:  Mary Alice PRENTICE
Birth:  Apr 1852, CT presumably in Litchfield Co., CT
Death:  1912
Father:  Edwin / Edward PRENTICE / PRENTISS
Mother:  Clarissa / Clara STODDARD
Marriage-2:  16 Jul 1913, Paris, France
Wife-2:  Arabella Duval YARRINGTON
Birth:  1 Jun 1852, Richmond, Henrico Co., VA
Death:  1924
Other Spouse:  m1. ca. 1868, John DE WORSION or John Archer WORSHAM; m2. 12 Jul 1884, Collis Potter HUNTINGTON
Father:  Richard M. YARRINGTON
Mother:  Catherine J. SIMMS
Children with Mary Alice PRENTICE:
1.  Howard Edward HUNTINGTON, b. 11 Feb 1876; m. Leslie GREEN
2.  Clara Leonora HUNTINGTON, b. 2 Feb 1878; m. Gilbert B. PERKINS, of NY
3.  Elizabeth Vincent HUNTINGTON, b. 8 Feb 1880; m. John B. METCALF, of Berkeley, CA
4.  Marian / Marion Prentice HUNTINGTON, b. 3 Sep 1883; unmarried
Children with Arrabella Duval YARRINGTON:
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, California, Connecticut, New York, Virginia


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Henry Edwards Huntington
Birth: 27 Feb 1850, Oneonta, Otsego, New York
Death: 1927, San Marino, Los Angeles, California
Marriage: 16 Jul 1913, Paris, Seine, France
Spouse: Arabella Duval Yarrington Worsham
Birth: 01 Jun 1852, Union Springs, Calhoun, Alabama
Death: 1924, New York, New York, New York
Burial: 1924, San Marino, Los Angeles, California
Source: patron submission
There's no sign, whatsoever, that Arabella's parents were ever in Alabama.  They were married in Richmond, VA, in 1839, and were living in Richmond in the 1840, 1850, and 1860 censuses.  In the 1860 and 1870 censuses, Arabella's birthplace and that of all her siblings is given as Virginia.  It wasn't until the 1880 census that Arabella began saying she was born in Alabama.

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Records: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):
Census Place: Oneonta, Otsego, New York
Source: FHL Film #1254916; NARA Film #T9-0916; Pg 301A
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Henry E. HUNTINGTON Self M M W 30 NY Real Estate Agt. CT NY
Mary A. HUNTINGTON Wife F M W 28 CT Keeping House CT CT
Howard E. HUNTINGTON Son M S W  4 WV   NY CT
Elizabeth V. HUNTINGTON Dau F S W 3M NY   NY CT
Ella RURY Other F S W 26 NY Servant NY NY

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #269 of 374):  2840 Jackson Street (41st Assembly Dist.), San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, Roll 106 (Book 1), p. 236B, SN 7, SD 1, ED 237, enumerated 6 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
103 107 Huntington Henry E Head W M Feb 1850 50 M 30     NY CT CT railroad president 0   Y Y Y O F H
    __________ Mary Wife W F Apr 1852 48 M 30 4 4 CT CT CT       Y Y Y      
    __________ Howard E Son W M Feb 1876 24 S       WV NY CT student   8 Y Y Y      
    __________ Clara Dau W F Feb 1878 22 S       NY NY CT       Y Y Y      
    __________ Elizabeth Dau W F Feb 1880 20 S       NY NY CT       Y Y Y      
    __________ Marion Dau W F Sep 1883 16 S       NY NY CT at school   9 Y Y Y      
    Ryan Agnes Servant W F Jun 1872 29 S       CA Ire Ire seamstress 0   Y Y Y      
    Conlin Mary Servant W F Oct 1873 26 S       CA Ire Ire seamstress 0   Y Y Y      

5a.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Henry.  Is he in France?

5b.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 26):  3232 [unreadable] Avenue, San Francisco City, 39th Assembly District, San Francisco Co., CA, Roll T624_100, p. 34A, SN 1A, SD 4, ED 209, enumerated 20 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 23 24 26 28
* 3232 2 2 Huntington Mary A Head F W 57 D 4 4 CT CT CT Eng Own income Y Y R H
      __________ Marion P Dau F W 25 S     NY NY CT Eng Own income Y Y    
*[unreadable] Street
Plus three servants and a guest (not extracted because this page is so hard to read).

6.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #12 of 12):  Huntington Drive, San Marino City, San Gabriel Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA, Roll T625_118 (Book 2), p. 35B, SN 6B, SD 8, ED 583, enumerated 14-16 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* X 162 164 Huntington Henry Edward Head O F M W 69 M Y Y NY CT NY Y director Railway Em
      __________ Arabella Duvall Wife     F W 59 M Y Y AL MD VA Y None    
*Huntington Drive

7.  Nelson Osgood Rhoades, ed.  1912.  Colonial Families of the United States of America.  Vol. VII.  Grafton Press, NY (George Norbury MacKenzie edited the first six volumes; republ. 1966/1995 by Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, MD; online at GenealogyLibrary.com).  See biographical sketch of our subject

8.  Rockwell D. Hunt, ed.  1932.  California and Californians.  Vol. 3.  Lewis Publ., Chicago (online at Ancestry.com; boldface added):
p. 15 Henry Edwards Huntington, son of Solon and Harriet Saunders Huntington, was born in Oneonta, New York, on February 27, 1850. He was educated in public and private schools of the immediate vicinity and at the age of seventeen embarked on his first business venture as clerk in a local hardware store.  Two years later he obtained a position in a wholesale hardware firm of New York City.  It was here that his uncle, Collis P. Huntington, first took note of his rapidly broadening capacities and in 1874 drafted him to manage a sawmill recently acquired at St. Albans, West Virginia.  Here ties were cut for construction work on the Chesapeake & Ohio, a railroad which had been recently acquired by C.P. Huntington in his scheme of linking the Pacific with the Atlantic by means of a southern route through New Orleans. Successful in this venture, the young saw mill manager bought the mill himself, and in 1880 sold the successful business to become superintendent of construction of the Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern Railway, again at the request of his uncle.  Rapidly advancing by means of a natural sense of business efficiency combined with constant application to details, he became in 1884 superintendent of the Kentucky Central, passing in the next year to the receivership of the same road, a subsidiary of the Chesapeake & Ohio system, and in 1886 to the post of its vice president and general manager.  Leaving this post, from 1890 to 1892 he was vice president and general manager of the Elizabeth, Lexington & Big Sandy and the Ohio Valley Railways, now assimilated in the Chesapeake & Ohio system.  In 1892 he removed to San Francisco to take the post of assistant to the president of the Southern Pacific, which at that time included the Central Pacific as well.  This position really meant that he was the direct personal representative of C.P. Huntington, the president, on the Pacific Coast, while his uncle kept his own headquarters in New York.  In 1900 Henry E. Huntington became second and then first vice president of the Southern Pacific, and in that same year his uncle died, leaving the nephew heir to a large portion of his estate.  Shortly after, though logical head of the Southern Pacific Company, he sold the control to E.H. Harriman, and entered on a new field of endeavor.

While in San Francisco he had occasion to enter into the affairs of the Market Street Cable Company, later becoming its president, and in making a study of the conditions surrounding its operation he became impressed with the immense potentialities which electric railways possess for building up not only a city itself, but also the surrounding country for a radius of fifty or sixty miles.  Removing to Los Angeles, he purchased a controlling interest in the trolley lines then in operation and shortly rejuvenated them.  Keeping always in mind the development of the surrounding country, he built and developed the Pacific Electric, and sent its radii out to such distant points as Riverside, Santa Ana, Long Beach and other points.  Los Angeles grew amazingly, and the little towns began a steady development.  In 1910 Mr. Huntington sold his interest in the Pacific Electric to the Southern Pacific, retaining ownership of the trolley lines in Los Angeles proper known as the Los Angeles Railway.  A recent sale of his interest in the Chesapeake and Ohio lines in the East, leaves his chief railway interests electrical, all within the territory embraced by Los Angeles city.  He is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Newport News Shipbuilding 

p. 16 and Dry Dock Company, the largest privately owned concern of its kind in existence, and president of the Huntington Land and Improvement Company, which came into existence as a result of the purchase of real estate at the time of the Pacific Electric development, and now owns much real estate in and around Los Angeles.  In addition to holding these offices he is a director in some twenty other organizations.

From 1910 to date his chief interest has been devoted to the collection and development of what has since resulted in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, an institution located on his private estate at San Marino, surrounded by gardens notable throughout the world.  The Art Gallery, notable as possessing the finest extant collection of canvases of the English portrait painters of the period of Reynolds and Gainsborough, is located in his private home, while the Library, distant a few hundred feet in a fine building of its own, houses a collection of English literature unsurpassed in America, of American History perhaps unsurpassed in the world in point of rarity, and of early printed books unequalled outside of Europe, the whole supported by an untold wealth of unpublished material in manuscript form.  The gift of this whole institution to the state of California as a boon for the research worker of the future is one which only times to come can adequately estimate and appreciate, its money value, while enormously great, being a mere pittance to what it holds for posterity.

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