Edwin Whiting

9 September 1809–8 December 1890 (Age 81)
Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Edwin

When Edwin Whiting was born on 9 September 1809, in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elisha Whiting Jr, was 23 and his mother, Sally Hulet, was 21. He married Elizabeth Partridge Tillotson on 21 September 1833, in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 8 December 1890, in Mapleton, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Edwin Whiting
Elizabeth Partridge Tillotson
Marriage: 21 September 1833
Olivia Whiting
William Whiting
Helen Amelia Whiting
Sarah Elizabeth Whiting
Lavina Whiting
Louisa Whiting
Emily Jane Whiting
Edwin Lucius Whiting
Oscar Newell Whiting
Louisa Meletiah Whiting
Caroline Fidelia Whiting

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1833Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 23
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Whiting (Old English Hwīting, a patronymic from the personal name Hwīta, from hwīt ‘white’ applied as a nickname).History: Rev. Samuel Whiting arrived in Boston, MA, in May 1636, and made his home in Lynn, MA.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    The Whiting Family in New England

    The Whiting Family in New England The family name of Whiting seems to have retained substantially the same pro­nunciation although it has been spelled with not less than sixteen variations in the e …

    Sources (128)

    • Edwin Whiting in entry for Edwin L Whiting, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Eddie Whiting in household of Monroe Whiting, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Edwin Whiting, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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