Otis H. Whittier, Owner of the Whittier Hotel in Hampton, NH

From: A History of Rockingham County, New Hampshire and Representative Citizens, by Charles A. Hazlett, (Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., 1915, p.1078-9)

OTIS H. WHITTIER, owner of the hotel Whittier at Hampton, of which he was proprietor for about forty-five years, though now living retired, was born in Raymond, N. H., August 6, 1835, a son of Edmund and Elmira Whittier, the father being a farmer. In his parents' family were five children: Horace G., Aaron, Andrew, Otis H., and Mary Jane. The last mentioned, who is now deceased, was the wife of John Lane of Raymond.

Otis H. Whittier, after attending the common schools of Raymond, continued his education in the academy at Atkinson Falls. He began industrial life at Fremont, N. H., working for an uncle who was engaged in the manufacture of shoe boxes there. He first came to Hampton with Addison Beane, they being partners in the establishment of a hotel. Subsequently Mr. Whittier sold out to Mr. Beane and went to Derry, this county, where he conducted a hotel for two years. At the end of that time he returned to Hampton and with his father-in-law bought out Mr. Beane, conducting the Whittier Hotel until 1911, at which time he retired.

Mr. Whittier was first married to Sarah Beane of Raymond, who died after being the mother of two children, Edward and Ardell, both of whom are now deceased. Mr. Whittier married for his second wife, in 1880, Annie Newcomb, who was born in Boston, a daughter of John and Frances Louise (Fawcett) Newcomb, her father being engaged in the oyster business in Boston. In her parents' family were six children: Huntington P.; Ella F., wife of John Keith; Irving and Ernestine, twins; Daisy, who is now deceased, and Annie, now Mrs. Whittier. By his second marriage Mr. Whittier has a son, Edmund. He and his wife attend the Congregational church, she being a member of the missionary society of the church. Mr. Whittier is a democrat in politics. He belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, both he and his wife belonging to Rebekahs.