Biography of William H. Whitfield
Yates County, NY Biographies





Whitfield, William H., was born in New Jersey and became a resident of this county soon after the close of the civil war. He was in the service as a member of Company G., 149th New York Volunteers, having enlisted in Angust, 1862, at Syracuse, and serving about three years. On first coming to Penn Yang Mr. Whitfield worked at his trade of carriage trimming, but afterward became associated in business with George Beebe. In the year 1884 the firm of Whitfield & McCormick was formed, and has since pursued a successful business. Reference to the manufactures of the firm is made in the chapter devoted to Penn Yang. In 1868 Mr. Whitfield married Hattie Wheeler, widowed daughter of John an& Huldah Underdone. Two children have been born to them.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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