Ohio History Journal

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Mr. Whiting was of the Massachusetts family of that name,

his grandfather's home being in Westford, near Lowell. Only

two children of this grandfather, William

Whiting, had families. These were Augustus

Whiting who married a daughter of Judge

Gustavus Swan, of Columbus, 0., and lived in

New York City, and Isaac Newton Whiting,

who was a book-seller and publisher in Co-

lumbus for many years. He married Septem-

ber 7, 1835, Orrel, daughter of Col. James

Kilbourne, of Worthington, O. Their only

child was Augustus Newton Whiting, born

September 30, 1836, died December 22, 1903.

He married May 11, 1864, Ellen H., daughter

of Ezra and Harriet (Hart) Gilbert, of Worthington.

Mr. Whiting was prepared for college first at the academy

in Cheshire, Conn., and later at the school in Burlington, N. J.,

of which Bishop George W. Doane was head. Among his

papers is a curious old certificate, as follows:

"This is to certify that A. Newton Whiting of the IV Form has

taken the first honor in his class for the winter term, 1854-55; that he

has satisfactorily sustained his examinations; and that his conduct mark

has averaged ten.                  GEO. W. DOANE, President.

Burlington College, May 23, 1855."

He entered Kenyon College, at Gambier, O., where he grad-

uated in 1860. While in college he was a member of the Delta

Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

After leaving college he entered into partnership in Cleve-

land, 0., with his cousin, Levi Buttles, in the oil business, under

the firm name of Buttles & Whiting, owning their own refinery

and continuing in business some three years, when he returned

to Columbus.                  (392)