Whitlock, Charles E., was born in the town of Ithaca, February 12, 1855. Abram B. Whitlock, the father of our
subject, was a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in October, 1832. He was only six years of age when his parents
moved into this county and settled in the village of Ithaca, where Abram was reared and educated in the old Lancasterian
School. His first occupation was that of a clerk in Scribner's drug store, and having ability as a musician he
followed it as a profession. About 1867 he was appointed agent for the United States Express Company, a position
which he held up to the time of his death, which occurred March 25, 1887. He was a member of Fidelity Lodge, F.
& A. M., and also of the St. Augustine Commandery. He was the father of two children, one of whom died in infancy,
the other was our subject. Charles was educated in the old Ithaca Academy, and after leaving school he followed
in his father's footsteps and was six years in the drug business, first with W. S. Mandeville and afterwards with
Gauntlett & Brooks. In 1877 he was made the clerk of the United States Express Company under his father, a
position which he held for twelve years, and then went to Syracuse to take the position of cashier in the National
Express Company, where he was employed for two years, and on January 1, 1893, he was appointed agent for the Ithaca
office of the National Company. He is a member of Fidelity Lodge No. 51, F. & A. M., Eagle Chapter, Ithaca
Council, St. Augustine Commandery and also of the Knights of Pythias. He was twice married, first in 1878 to Alberta
Goldsinid, who died in 1884, leaving one daughter. He married again in 1887 Ella McCarthy, of Watertown, N. Y.
They also have one daughter.
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894
Tompkins County, NY
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