Biography of Lewis C. Whitaker
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Whitaker, Lewis C., was born in Chemung county, N.Y., September 20, 1862, son of Peter W., born in 1832, and Elizabeth (Carpenter) Whitaker, born in 1834, of Orange county, N. Y. Peter W. Whitaker moved to Chemung county when a young man, where he was engaged as a merchant at Horseheads for about thirty years, retiring from business in 1880. His wife died April 9, 1879. The grandfather of our subject, Lewis Whitaker, was born in Orange county, and moved to Sussex county, N. J., when a young man, where he was a prominent farmer. His wife was Anna Wintermute. Lewis C. was reared and educated at Horseheads, and in 1889 went to Unionville, Orange county, N. Y., where, in company with his brother-in-law, he established a factory to manufacture sugar of milk. In 1892 they extended the business to Antwerp, under the firm name of Hayne & Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker is a Republican in politics, and in 1897 was elected president of the village. In 1895 he married Ida A., daughter of Elijah Fulton one of the early settlers of the place, and they have two children, Helen and Lewis F.

 

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