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Whiting, Herbert Lamont

Male 1858 - 1939  (81 years)


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  • Name Whiting, Herbert Lamont 
    Born 19 Sep 1858  Bureau, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Sep 1939  Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13105  USA
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2013 

    Father Whiting, Lorenzo Dow,   b. 1819, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1889  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Clements, Lucretia Calista,   b. 1823, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age < 56 years) 
    Family ID F5483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bloom, Jennie,   b. Sep 1864, Bureau, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 1899  Indiantown Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1900; Census Place: Indiantown, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: T623_238; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 15.
      157/166 Whiting Herbert head white male Sept 1859 40 married 1 year ILL NY NY farmer
      owns mortgaged farm
      Jennie wife white fem Sep 1864 35 married 1 year mother of 0 ILL Ohio Ohio
      Bloom Ida sister in law white fem May 1870 20 single ILL Ohio Ohio
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F5484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1860; Census Place: Indiantown, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: M653_158; Page: 222; Image: 222; Family History Library Film: 803158.
      1560/1592 Lorenzo D Whitny 40 male farmer $5000/2000 New York
      Lucretia C 37 fem New York
      Emily L 12 fem New York
      Adelbert C 03 male Illinois
      Herbert L 01 male Illinois
      Cornelius Conklin 21 male $400/200 Ireland
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      1870; Census Place: Indiantown, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: M593_190; Page: 324B; Image: 336; Family History Library Film: 545689.
      214/214 Whiting L D 50 male white farmer $20,000/2000 New York
      Lucretia 47 fem white housekeeping New York
      Emily 22 fem white teacher New York
      Adelbert 13 male white on farm Illinois attended school
      Herbert 11 male white on farm Illinois attended school
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      1880; Census Place: Indiantown, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: T9_177; Family History Film: 1254177; Page: 149.4000; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0302.
      Household Record 1880 United States Census
      Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
      L. D. WHITING Self M Male W 60 NY Farmer CT CT
      Eriphyle St. J. WHITING Wife M Female W 42 GA Keeping House CT NY
      Clement A. WHITING Son S Male W 23 IL Farming NY NY
      Herbert N. WHITING Son S Male W 21 IL Farming NY NY
      Cora HOCK Other S Female W 18 IL Servant IL PA
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      Source Information:
      Census Place Indiantown, Bureau, Illinois
      Family History Library Film 1254177
      NA Film Number T9-0177
      Page Number 149D
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      1900; Census Place: Indiantown, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: T623_238; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 15.
      157/166 Whiting Herbert head white male Sept 1859 40 married 1 year ILL NY NY farmer
      owns mortgaged farm
      Jennie wife white fem Sep 1864 35 married 1 year mother of 0 ILL Ohio Ohio
      Bloom Ida sister in law white fem May 1870 20 single ILL Ohio Ohio
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      1910; Census Place: Indiantown, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: T624_231; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0019; Image: 1092; FHL Number: 1374244.
      147/149 Whiting Herbert L head male white 51 widower ILL NY NY farmer and Supervisor of Indiantown owns free farm
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      1920;Census Place: Indiantown, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: T625_300; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 411.
      124/126 Whiting Herbert L head owns free male white 61 widower ILL NY NY
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      1930; Census Place: Indiantown, Bureau, Illinois; Roll: 407; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 894.0. Sec 13
      138/138 Whiting Herbert L head owns male white 71 married 1st time at age 40 ILL NY NY

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      California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957 about Herbert Whiting
      Name: Herbert Whiting
      Arrival Date: 14 Jul 1925
      Age: 66
      Birth Date: abt 1859
      Birthplace: Indiantown, Illinois, United States
      Gender: Male
      Ship Name: President Harrison
      Port of Arrival: San Francisco, California
      Port of Departure: Los Angeles To Alexandria Egypt
      Archive information (series:roll number): M1410:197
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      Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 about Herbert Lamont Whiting
      Name: Herbert Lamont Whiting
      Birth Date: 19 Sep 1858
      Birth Place: Tiskilwa, Illinois
      Death Date: 26 Sep 1939
      Death Place: Princeton, Bureau, Illinois
      Burial Date: 28 Sep 1939
      Burial Place: Indiantown, Bureau, Illinois
      Cemetery Name: Mt. Bloom
      Death Age: 81
      Occupation: Retired Farmer
      Race: White
      Marital Status: W
      Gender: Male
      Residence: Tiskilwa, Bureau, Illinois
      Father Name: Herbert D. Whiting
      Father Birth Place: New York
      Mother Name: Leucia Clement
      Mother Birth Place: New York
      FHL Film Number: 1432188
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      Past and Present of Bureau County, Illinois page 763
      Herbert L. Whiting, who carries on general agricultural pursuits on sections l4 and 12, Indian- town township, was born in the house which he now occupies, September 19, 1S58, and is a rep- resentative of one of ihe pioneer families of this part of the state. His paternal grandfather, Sam- uel AVhiting, was a farmer and contractor ou the Erie canal, and at one time was engaged in the lumber business on the Genesee river. He was born in Connecticut, and his mother, whose maiden name was Zilpha JIather, was a lineal descendant of Cotton Mather and also a native of Connecticut. Samuel "Whiting, Sr., the great-grandfather of our subject, was a native of Xew England, and in early maidiood served as a soldier in the con- tinental army. The AVhitings are of English lin- eage, and the family was established in this coun- try in early colonial days. Lorenzo Dow Whiting, father of our subject, was born at Arcadia, Wayne county, Xew York, Xovember 17, ISIO, and acquired an academic education, after which he became a salesman in a mercantile establishment at Olcott, Niagara coun- ty, Xew York, wliere he remained until eighteen years of age. He came to the west in 1S3S, and for four years was engaged in the patent-right business in Illinois, after which he returned to the Empire state. During the next seven years he was engaged in teaching, and also acted as town superintendent of schools in Xewfayne, Xiagara county, where he likewise filled the office of justice of the peace most of the time. In ISfS he re- turned to Illinois with his wife and made pur- chase of a quarter section of land near Tiskilwa. During the first three years of his residence here he was engaged in farming and teaching, after which he devoted the greater part of his time to his agricultural interests, and added to his holdings as opportunity offered, until he became the owner of sLx hundred acres of valuable land. He was an enterprising, wide-awake and active business man, and his close application and judicious in- vestments constituted the basis of his prosperity. He was also a prominent and influential factor in public life, and his ability well fitted him for the position of leadership which was accorded him. He served for five or six years as supervisor of Indian- town township, but still higher honors awaited hmi, for in 1S6S he was elected to the Illinois house of representatives, in ISGO to the consti-
      tutional convention and in 1S"0 to the state sen- ate. He was altogether a member of the general assemhlv for eighteen years, and left the impress of his individuality upon the legislative hi.=tory of the state, and was an influential factor in pro"- moting couslrurtive measures, in the constitu- tioiud convention he was the first to propose the insei-tion of a pruvisiou requiring the general assendjly to pass laws regulating railroad charges, and as senator he was influential in securing the passage of the bill which embodied a law against unjust discrimination and extortionate charges, known as the Granger laws. He was the pro- jector of the Hennepin canal scheme and the originator of other bills looking to the internal improvement of the state, and few men in j)ublic life did more effective service for practical im- provement and development than :\[r. "Whiting. He was the author of several important laws re- lating to agriculture, roads and drainage, and the bill, which passed and became a law, ceding the Illinois and Michigan canal to the United States ou certain conditions, liad its authorship in him. It is said that no man in the senate possi-ssed clearer insight into the exigencies and possibilities of a political venture or movement than Mr. Whiting or labored more zealously to secure equal rights and justice to all classes than did Lorenzo Dow Whiting. In ISGO he was among the most active in opposing the lake front scheme, whereby three railroad corporations sought to possess them- selves of the shore line of the outer and future harbor of Chicago. In ISrS he led the opposition in defeat of senate bill Xo. 114, which was to effect the release of a combination of railroads from a large amount of the taxes adjudged by the courts to be due to the public. His championship of nu--asures relating to the producers, and his watchfulness of the public interests when assailed by special and corporate greed, made him known as the "farmer statesman." He was a repub- lican of democratic antecedents, and in his official service he placed the general good before parti- sanship and the welfare of his constituents before personal aggrandizement.
      Lorenzo Dow Whiting was first nuirrii.-il in 1^? tG to Miss Lucretia C. Clement, of Oneida county, Xew York, who died in 1ST2, leaving three chil- dren, two sons and a daughter. In 1874 he mar- ried iliss Eriphyle Kobinson, of Brooklyn, Xew York. On conung to Bureau county Mr. Whiting lo- cated near "Wyanet, where he resided until fs.T4, when he removed to Indiantown township. His business connection with this county was that of a farmer and stock- raiser, and he carefully con- ducted his interests, so that a large measure of success resulted from his industry and aide man- agement. He died October 10, 1SS9, respected by all who knew him. His life was faultless in honor, fearless in conduct and stainless in reputation. By his first marriage there were throe children, of whom Clement A., the eldest, is now a pro- fessor in the Pacific school of osteopathy, in Los Angeles, California. The daughter, Emily Lil- lian, the youngest, is living in Boston, ilassa- chusetts, and is a journalist and lady of superior 7C4 PAST AND niESENT OF BUREAU COUNTY. literary ability. Shu has wriltou several books, including Ihc "Life of Kate Fields" and other volumes, anil she spends each summer in Euroiie. Herbert L. AVhiting, whose name introduces tliis record, was reared upon the home farm in Iiuliau- town townshi]), and has always resided in Bureau county. Tlie occupation with which he became familiar in his youth he decided to make his life work, and he has since carried on general agricul- tural pursuits. He has valuable land holdings of two hundred acres, constituting the old homestead.