Biography of Jonathan Whittaker
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Whittaker, Jonathan (son of William Harlow), was born August 15, 1841, and was educated at the common schools. He engaged until 1866 in farming, when he came to Penn Yan and formed a partnership with his uncle, A. F. Whittaker, carrying on a foundry and machine shop, which was burned April 3o, 1872. He formed a connection with the Commercial Iron works Co., of which he was secretary and treasurer. Since 1884 he has been president of the company. He married Eliza Woolley, of Jamaica, L. I., by whom he had three children, Clarence A., Cornelia A., and Maud E. His wife died May 8, 1874. He married, second, Alida M. Wyckoff, of Penn Yang, in 1884, by whom he had three children, Ruth M., Janet and Ralph T. (deceased).

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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