Biography of Mark Whiting
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Whiting, Mark, Boston, was born September 9, 1837, and is a son of Ami and Clarissa Whiting. His father was born in 1805 and was a native of Massachusetts, and his mother a native of Vermont. In 1817 Mr. Whiting came to Erie county and settled in Boston. At that early day there were few settlers and roads, the country being an almost unbroken wilderness. Mark Whiting received his education at East Aurora Academy, after which he taught several months. April 21, 1859, he married Emily L. Hill, daughter of Alvin and Louise Hill, and they had three children: L. G. Ray, Ethel V. and Hortense M. In 1861 Mr. Whiting engaged in business in Boston, in which he continued for twelve years, when he traded his stock for a farm and went to shipping cows and other stock. At the breaking out of the war he was appointed Republican enrollment commissioner. He has served as postmaster at Boston under two administrations; has been captain in two regiments of the National Guard, 67th Regiment, and was captain of Co. E; also captain in the 28th Regiment. He was notary public for thirty consecutive years and is now justice of the peace. Mr. Whiting has served the people of his county in various positions with uniform satisfaction to the people and credit to himself.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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