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Edwin Whiting Obituary

Edwin's obituary, published in the Deseret News, Saturday January 3, 1891, can be viewed at the following link:

http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/deseretnews4&CISOPTR=20276&filename=20277.pd

Death of Edwin Whiting
The death of Edwin Whiting, son of Elisha and Sally [Hulet] Whiting occurred at Springville, Utah County December 8, 1890. Deceased was born September 9 1809 at Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. When six years of age his father moved with his family to Portage County, Ohio. Brother Whiting was married to Elizabeth Partridge Tilotson in 1833, moved westward in 1837 and was baptized by Thomas M. Marsh August 1838. He was one of the brethren who were compelled to lay down their arms at the order of the mob. He listened to the infamous speech of General Clark and was forcibly expelled with the saints from the State. Locating in Lima, in the Morley settlement, he there became counselor to father Morley. Deceased was on a mission in Pennsylvania at he time of the Prophet Joseph's martyrdom and was recalled that year. After the burning of his house by a ruthless mob he was driven to Nauvoo. In the year 1846 he journeyed with the saints for the great west, staying at Mount Pisgah. He was President of that branch for one year. In 1849 with a family fourteen in number he went to the valley of the Great Salt Lake, before reaching which he enrolled his name with a company (of which father Morley was president) to go to Sanpete, there to establish the settlement of Manti, where he remained twelve years, and became counselor to the president, also mayor of the city and a member of the Legislative Assembly of Utah. He was likewise captain of militia during the Indian troubles. All these positions he filled with much honor. He went on a mission to Ohio in 1855-6 and moved to Springville, Utah County in 1861. The the deceased was well known as a successful fruit grower and brought the first of a number of varieties of fruit to Utah. He worked eight successive winters in the the Temple, for the dead.

Brother whiting was the father of twenty sons and sixteen daughters, twenty five of whom are living He had 135 grandchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren

 

edwin-whiting-headstone

Edwin Whiting's headstone located in the Springville City Cemetery, Springville, Utah. The back side of this stone is devoted to two of his wives, Elizabeth Partridge Tillotson, 1st wife,  and Mary Ann Noble, 5th wife. The cemetery is on 200 West and 400 South Springville, Utah, USA. For a map of this cemetery showing the location, go to this website at Springville Historical Sites/Springville, Stop 1.