Biography of James Whittaker
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

JAMES WHITTAKER, a native of Great Britain, was born May 29, 1831. His parents were James and Mary (Lancaster) Whittaker, the former a machinist of considerable note, who was accidentally killed in a large cotton factory in which he was engaged. His father's death occurred when our subject was but three years old. His mother gave him a practical education, and at twelve he entered the cotton factory, where he was engaged nine years. At twenty one, be sailed for America, and subsequently learned the trade of carpenter, which he followed till 1874, when he formed a partnership with B. W. Martin, of Little Sandusky, and has done a flourishing business in the dry goods and grocery trade. Mr. Whittaker was married, March 27, 1881, to Mrs. A. A. Barth, widow of Dr. Barth, of Milwaukee, Wis., a noted physician of that place. Mr. Whittaker is a strong advocate of Prohibition principles. He is a member of the United Brethren Church, and a highly respected and useful citizen.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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