Biography of Irving A. Whitman
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Whitman, Irving A., was born in Lyons July 20, 1865. His father, William, also of Lyons, with H. S. Moor, now deceased, established a drug business in 1863, and was one of the prominent business men of his town. Irvin A. was educated in the Lyons Union School. Taking up the study of stenography and typewriting, he served under Hon. George W. Cowles when surrogate, and afterwards entered the law office of Camp & Dunweli, and was private secretary to Hon. J. H. Camp for four years. While there he made the study of pension and war claims a specialty, and the first claim prose. outed was granted by the Bureau of Pensions, and which commenced payment July 20, 1865, the day, month and year of his birth. He has achieved a success that is recognized throughout the United States, practicing in the bureau of pensions, the patent department and the treasury department. He also has been notary public for the past six years. In 1884 he invented an automatic freight car coupling device, which was patented July 21, 1885, and was submitted to a severe test by the Master Car Builders Association in September, 1885. at Buffalo, which was successful in meeting all requirements. In June, 1886, it was tested before the railroad commissioners at Albany and was again successful. At the age of twenty three he married Mary Ellen, daughter of Garrett Flavahan, of Lyons, and they have three sons; Stewart C., Irvin V., and Burnard C.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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