Edwin Whiting Springville Biography

 Edwin Whiting was born in Massachusetts, September 9th, 1809. Though not a pioneer of Springville, he passed through here in 1849 with the colony that settled at Manti. He came to Springville in the year 1861 and his coming marked an era in the culture of finer fruits and ornamental shade trees. He gave impetus to the trans-planting of the evergreen from its native haunts in the mountains, to “making glad waste places”. He died at Mapleton. December 7th 1890.

 From a biography in Marie J. Whiting Collection