Biography of Flavios J. Whiting

Whiting, Flavius J., p. o. Darien, a son of Nathaniel and Aiphia (Kezar) Whiting, was born in the town of East Winthrop, Kennebeck county, Me., July 9, 1822. His early education was obtained in the common schools of his native town, and when eighteen years of age he removed west, locating in the town of Clarkson, Monroe county, N. Y., April 14, 1840. He attended the Brockport Collegiate Institute for three years, working on farms during vacation. In 1843 he commenced teaching and continued that occupation for twelve years, at the same time holding the office of town superintendent of schools five years, also justice of the peace four years. In 1856 he removed to the town of Alden, Erie county, where he resided ten years, teaching and farming alternately winter and summer. He was elected asssessor for three years. In 1866 Mr. Whiting moved to Corfu in G-enesee county, and two years later moved to Darien, whore he has resided twenty-one years, continuing the occupation of farming, and teaching part of the time. Mr. Whiting was elected to the office of supervisor in Darien. which office he held for a period of six years, 1889-90-91-92-96-97. He cast his first presidential vote in 1844 for Henry Clay and has voted at every presidential election from Clay to McKinley. He has always been identified with the Republican party, and is one of Darien's leading and most respected citizens. On January 1, 1850, he was married to Eleanor, daughter of Henry J. and Elizabeth Smith; they have three children: Mina, wife of Allie Griswold; Eugenia, wife of Frank Rogers; and Charles, who was married to Florence Shelts.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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