Catherine WHIFFEN1

#3851, b. 1835
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Catherine WHIFFEN was born in 1835 in Buffalo, Eire County, New York State, USA.1 She was the daughter of Uridge WHIFFEN and Sarah SMITH.1
Catherine married James PARK in 1853.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S1007] Website U.S. Stories & Publications (http://www.ancestry.com) Eastern Arkansas Biographies and Historical Memoirs
    James Park is one of the foremost and progressive farmers of this region ... He received excellent educational advantages in his youth, and at the age of twenty-nine years was married at Okolona, Miss., to Catherine, a daughter of Uridge and Sarah (Smith) Whiffen, who were born, reared and married in England. After becoming the parents of two children, previous to 1832, they came to the United States, and after living in different localities in New York, they settled at Utica, where Mr. Whiffen died in 1837, at the untimely age of thirty-six years. His wife's death occurred on her farm near Carmi in the State of Illinois in 1887. Mr. Whiffin was a professor of languages and mathematics, and filled that position in both Buffalo and Utica. His wife [p.550] was a teacher of music and French, and followed this occupation many years after the death of her husband in North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Illinois. Mrs. Park was born in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1835.

James PARK1

#3852, b. 24 November 1824
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     James PARK was born on 24 November 1824 in Lawrence County, Arkansas, USA.1
James married Catherine WHIFFEN, daughter of Uridge WHIFFEN and Sarah SMITH, in 1853.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S1007] Website U.S. Stories & Publications (http://www.ancestry.com) Eastern Arkansas Biographies and Historical Memoirs
    James Park is one of the foremost and progressive farmers of this region ... He received excellent educational advantages in his youth, and at the age of twenty-nine years was married at Okolona, Miss., to Catherine, a daughter of Uridge and Sarah (Smith) Whiffen, who were born, reared and married in England. After becoming the parents of two children, previous to 1832, they came to the United States, and after living in different localities in New York, they settled at Utica, where Mr. Whiffen died in 1837, at the untimely age of thirty-six years. His wife's death occurred on her farm near Carmi in the State of Illinois in 1887. Mr. Whiffin was a professor of languages and mathematics, and filled that position in both Buffalo and Utica. His wife [p.550] was a teacher of music and French, and followed this occupation many years after the death of her husband in North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Illinois. Mrs. Park was born in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1835.

Elizabeth SEATON1

#3853, b. 25 March 1822
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Elizabeth SEATON was born on 25 March 1822.2
Elizabeth married Isaac WHIFFEN, son of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN, on 25 November 1841.
They had nine children Charles B., George I., B. Allen, and Edward U., of Utica; Mrs. W.H. Gibson, of Rochester, N.Y; and Mrs. U.M. Whiffen, of Rock Island, Ill.1,2
Her husband, Isaac, died on 24 June 1889 in Utica, Oneida County, New York State, USA, at the age of 71.3 Reference:
His biography in the book "Biography from Our County and its People" (Oneida, NY) by Daniel Wager 1896, reads:

ISAAC WHIFFEN Isaac Whiffen was born in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, England, October 10 1817, and died in Utica, N.Y., June 24, 1889. He received his education mainly in his native country, where as a lad he developed those sturdy characteristics which mark the successful man. His elder brother, Uridge Whiffen, a gentlemen of scholarly attainments, had become professor of Greek and mathemathics in Bartlett's high school in Utica, and this led the family to emigrate to America and settle in this city in September 1832, when Isaac was scarcely fifteen years of age. But he soon left Utica and shipped on a whaling steamer, remaining away three years, mainly for his health.

Returning to Utica he engaged in the milk business with his brother John. In 1843 he established a meat market on the corner of John and Jay streets and here he laid the foundation for his successful business career. He remained on these corners, in trade. until his death, and the business was continued there by his sons till April 1893, a period of fifty years.Mr. Whiffen, at the time of his death, was the oldest butcher and meat dealer in Utica, and was known all over the State. At first he confined his operations to the retail trade. Gradually, however, an increasing wholesale business was added, the two branches being combined with unusal success, In 1886 he admitted his sons, George I. and B. Allen to partnership, under the firm name of Isaac Whiffen & Sons, and upon Mr. Whiffen's death in 1889 they succeeded to the business, taking the present firm name of Isaac Whiffen's Sons.

In 1892-93 they erected on Bleeker street, opposite Chancellor Square, a large commodious brick block, into which they moved in April, 1893, occupying the entire lower floor. Here both wholesaling and retailing of meats are carried on extensively, and here the business, established on the corner of John and Jay streets fifty-three years ago, has an appropriate home.

As a citizen Mr. Whiffen was energetic, enterprising and public spirited, and during his long and successful career won universal respect and confidence. He was a man of unswering integrity, true to his convictions. steadfast in his friendship, and unfailing in the discharge of his obligations. Plain, substantial and honest, he was a model citizen, and always took a just pride in advancing the welfare of the community. He was one of the organizers and for many years a director of the Utica and Mohawk street Railroad Co. Early in life he became interested in farming, and was a charter member of the Central New York Farmers' Club. He was also a prominent member of the Central New York Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association, and a life member of the Utica Mechanics Association. He was one of the oldest members and at one time presidemt of St. George's Society, long a member of Utica Lodge, No.47.F & A.M., and a member and president of the Utica Curling Club. In politics he was an active and influential Republican, but never sought and only twice accepted political office. He served one term as canal collector, and in 1885 was appointed a police and fire commissioner of the city of Utica, but after about one year resigned. Mr. Whiffen was charitable, broad-minded, honorable, and industrious, and by every one was held in high esteem.

November 25, 1841, Mr. Whiffen married to Miss Elizabeth Seaton, who survives him. She was one of the eleven persons who founded the Bethel (later the Bleeker street and now the Park) Baptist church of Utica. They had nine children, of whom six are living, viz.: Charles B., George I., B. Allen, and Edward U., of Utica; Mrs. W.H. Gibson, of Rochester, N.Y; and Mrs. U.M. Whiffen, of Rock Island, Ill.

George I. Whiffen, born June 24, 1856, was educated in the Urica public schools and academy, and at the age of seventeen entered his father's meat market. He is trustee and treasurer of the Park Baptist church, a member of Imperial Council R.A., and a charter member of the Arcanum Club. November 7, 1883, he married Miss Carrie A. daughter of Charles Reed, of Utica, and they have one child, Marjorie G.B. Allen Whiffen was born August 26, 1858, received his education in the Utica public schools and academy, and on leaving school entered his father's business. He is a member of Imperial Council R.A. and of the Arcanum Club. June 17, 1891 he married Miss Anna N.,daughter of Henry B. Beckwith, of Utica.Edward U. Whiffen was born August 11, 1844, was educated in the public schools and academy of Utica, and remained with his father until 1870, when he went to Canada and engaged in the lumber business, continuing successfully until 1890. He then removed to Louisana, Pike county, Mo., and carried on a lumber trade until March, 1896, when he sold out and returned to Utica. In 1867 he married Miss Susan L. Brazie, of Utica, and they have four children: Harry L., Fannie A., Flora L., and Frank A.Submitted by Carol Tackett.3

Children of Elizabeth SEATON and Isaac WHIFFEN

Sources of Information:

  1. [S829] Website Oneida County, New York Biographies (http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/index.html) Our County and Its People, Part II: Biography http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/whiffeni.html.
  2. [S1007] Website U.S. Stories & Publications (http://www.ancestry.com) The Seaton family, with genealogy and biographies, page 324.
  3. [S829] Website Oneida County, New York Biographies (http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/index.html) http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/whiffeni.html.

George I. WHIFFEN1

#3854, b. 24 June 1856
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     George I. WHIFFEN was born on 24 June 1856.1 He was the son of Isaac WHIFFEN and Elizabeth SEATON.1
George married Carrie A. REED on 7 November 1883. They had one daughter Marjorie G.B. Whiffen.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S829] Website Oneida County, New York Biographies (http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/index.html) Our County and Its People, Part II: Biography http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/whiffeni.html.

Carrie A. REED1

#3855
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Carrie married George I. WHIFFEN, son of Isaac WHIFFEN and Elizabeth SEATON, on 7 November 1883. They had one daughter Marjorie G.B. Whiffen.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S829] Website Oneida County, New York Biographies (http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/index.html) Our County and Its People, Part II: Biography http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/whiffeni.html.

Allen WHIFFEN1

#3856, b. 26 August 1858
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Allen WHIFFEN was born on 26 August 1858.1 He was the son of Isaac WHIFFEN and Elizabeth SEATON.1
Allen married Anna N. BECKWITH on 17 June 1891.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S829] Website Oneida County, New York Biographies (http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/index.html) Our County and Its People, Part II: Biography http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/whiffeni.html.

Anna N. BECKWITH1

#3857
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Anna married Allen WHIFFEN, son of Isaac WHIFFEN and Elizabeth SEATON, on 17 June 1891.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S829] Website Oneida County, New York Biographies (http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/index.html) Our County and Its People, Part II: Biography http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/whiffeni.html.

Edward Uridge WHIFFEN1

#3858, b. 11 August 1844
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Edward Uridge WHIFFEN was born on 11 August 1844.1 He was the son of Isaac WHIFFEN and Elizabeth SEATON.1
Edward married Susan L. BRAZIE in 1867. They had four children: Harry L., Fannie A., Flora L., and Frank A.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S829] Website Oneida County, New York Biographies (http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/index.html) Our County and Its People, Part II: Biography http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/whiffeni.html.

Susan L. BRAZIE1

#3859
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Susan married Edward Uridge WHIFFEN, son of Isaac WHIFFEN and Elizabeth SEATON, in 1867. They had four children: Harry L., Fannie A., Flora L., and Frank A.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S829] Website Oneida County, New York Biographies (http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/index.html) Our County and Its People, Part II: Biography http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/whiffeni.html.

Edward SEATON1

#3860
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Edward married Mary B. WHIFFEN, daughter of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S1007] Website U.S. Stories & Publications (http://www.ancestry.com) The Seaton family, with genealogy and biographies, page 324.

Sarah SEATON1

#3861, b. 25 October 1820
Last Edited=23 Jun 2012
     Sarah SEATON was born on 25 October 1820.1
Sarah married John WHIFFEN, son of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN, on 21 July 1838.1

Research Note: Cynthia Shepard is researching her family history, and writes:
"My husband's grandfather -John Robert Whiffen b. 1-6-1909 - was the grandson of Thomas Uridge Whiffen b. 9-5-1847. Thomas's father was John Whiffen b. 10-14-1815 -and his wife was Sarah Seaton b.10-25-1820.
Thomas Uridge Whiffen had nine children, the eldest being my husband's great grandfather John Ira Whiffen b. 10-14-1869. John Ira had five children - one named Uridge Glenn Whiffen b. 4-8-1895 (he did not have any children) and the 4th born to John Ira was John Robert , my husband -William Rodger Shepard's grandfather."2

Sources of Information:

  1. [S1007] Website U.S. Stories & Publications (http://www.ancestry.com) The Seaton family, with genealogy and biographies, page 324.
  2. [S905] E-mail from Cynthia Shepard to Teresa Pask dated 9 March 2011.

Thomas WHIFFIN1

#3862, b. 19 January 1749
Last Edited=23 Jun 2012
     Thomas WHIFFIN was baptised on 19 January 1749 at West Wickham, Kent.1 He was the son of Thomas WHIFFEN and Amy URIDGE.1,2

Research Note: Shirley Dubuque is researching the WHIFFEN family, and writes:
"I have not made the connection to my family but am quite certain it is the son, Thomas b 1749/50 who is my ancestor.3"

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 4 June 2012.
  3. [S904] E-mail from Shirley Barr Dubuque to Teresa Pask dated 17 Feburary 2011.

Amie WHIFFEN1,2,3

#3863, b. 7 May 1751
Last Edited=23 Jun 2012
     Amie WHIFFEN was baptised on 7 May 1751 at West Wickham, Kent.1 She was the daughter of Thomas WHIFFEN and Amy URIDGE.1,3
Amie married Abraham DEAN on 8 January 1772 in Finsbury, London, England.4

Child of Amie WHIFFEN

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 19 February 2009.
  3. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 4 June 2012.
  4. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 5 March 2009.

Mary WHIFFEN1

#3864, b. 23 November 1779
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Mary WHIFFEN was born on 23 November 1779 in Bury-Cum-Hepmangrove, Huntingdonshire.1 She was the daughter of John WHIFFEN and Mary SMITH.1
Mary married Mathew NICHOLSON on 12 October 1801 in St. John's Church, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.

Mathew NICHOLSON1

#3865
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Mathew married Mary WHIFFEN, daughter of John WHIFFEN and Mary SMITH, on 12 October 1801 in St. John's Church, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.

Susannah WHIFFEN1

#3866, b. 7 February 1779
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Susannah WHIFFEN was born on 7 February 1779 in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire.1 She was the daughter of John WHIFFEN and Mary SMITH.1
Susannah married William KILLINGWORTH on 28 November 1808 in Bury-Cum-Hepmangrove, Huntingdonshire.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.

William KILLINGWORTH1

#3867
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     William married Susannah WHIFFEN, daughter of John WHIFFEN and Mary SMITH, on 28 November 1808 in Bury-Cum-Hepmangrove, Huntingdonshire.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.

Jane WHIFFEN1

#3868, b. 11 November 1785
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Jane WHIFFEN was born on 11 November 1785 in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire.1 She was the daughter of John WHIFFEN and Mary SMITH.1
Jane married James BROOK on 25 October 1804 in Huntingdonshire.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.

James BROOK1

#3869
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     James married Jane WHIFFEN, daughter of John WHIFFEN and Mary SMITH, on 25 October 1804 in Huntingdonshire.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.

Richard WHIFFEN1

#3870, b. 11 January 1756, d. April 1757
Last Edited=23 Jun 2012
     Richard WHIFFEN was baptised on 11 January 1756 at West Wickham, Kent.1 He was the son of Thomas WHIFFEN and Amy URIDGE.1,2
Richard died in April 1757 in Hayes, Kent, at the age of 1.3 He was buried on 13 April 1757 at Keston, Kent.3

Research Note: Shirley writes:
"the Keston record shows the burial of Wm Whiffen (suspect this should have been Richard) 13.4.1757 in Keston but died in Hayes. This child could not be a William as it would have been a child of Staples. So has to have been Richard b 11.1.1755/56.3"

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 4 June 2012.
  3. [S904] E-mail from Shirley Barr Dubuque to Teresa Pask dated 17 Feburary 2011.