Charles F. Whiting

1857–19 December 1941 (Age 85)
Union City, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles F.

When Charles F. Whiting was born in 1857, in Union City, Branch, Michigan, United States, his father, Charles Moseley Whiting, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Jane Ketchum, was 23. He married Emma Jane Crawford on 24 November 1878, in Farmington, Oakland, Michigan, United States. He lived in Detroit Ward 6, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Brighton, Livingston, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 19 December 1941, in Northville, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Farmington, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Charles F. Whiting
Emma Jane Crawford
Marriage: 24 November 1878

Spouse and Children


    Emma Jane Crawford


24 November 1878
Farmington, Oakland, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Moseley Whiting


    Sarah Jane Ketchum




World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 11

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from White .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles F Whiting in household of Charles M Whiting, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles F Whiting in household of Preston K Fuller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Whiting in household of Charles M Whiting, "United States Census, 1860"

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