Thomas WHIFFEN1

#3826, b. 1816
Last Edited=12 Jun 2015
Thomas Whifffen (1816- )
     Thomas WHIFFEN was born in 1816 in Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire.1,2 He was the son of Uridge WHIFFEN and Susan JAMES.1 In the census of 6 June 1841 at Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire, he was listed as a Wheelwright aged 20, assumed to be the son of Uridge WHIFFEN.3 Thomas WHIFFEN emigrated on the "Mediator" to New York City, New York State, USA, arriving on 26 April 1842.4 Thomas was in an undated photograph together with his family.5

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  3. [S827] Image of the 1841 Census census for Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire: HO107 Piece 451 Book 7 Folios 3-4 Enumerated under the name of WIFFIN.
  4. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Thomas Whiffin Arrival Date: 26 Apr 1842 Age: 25 Gender: M (Male) Port of Arrival: New York Port of Departure: London Place of Origin: Great Britain Ship: Mediator Family Identification: 30072087 Microfilm Serial Number: M237 Microfilm Roll Number: 48.
  5. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 18 March 2009.

William WHIFFEN1

#3827, b. 1818
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     William WHIFFEN was born in 1818 in Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire.1,2,3 He was the son of Uridge WHIFFEN and Susan JAMES.1 William WHIFFEN emigrated on the "Mediator" to New York City, New York State, USA, arriving arriving on 26 April 1842.2

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) William Whiffin Arrival Date: 26 Apr 1842 Age: 34 Gender: M (Male) Port of Arrival: New York Port of Departure: London Place of Origin: Great Britain Ship: Mediator Family Identification: 30072087 Microfilm Serial Number: M237 Microfilm Roll Number: 48.
  3. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.

Mary Ann WHIFFEN1

#3828, b. 1820
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Mary Ann WHIFFEN was born in 1820 in Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire.1,2 She was the daughter of Uridge WHIFFEN and Susan JAMES.1 In the census of 6 June 1841 at Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire, she was listed as aged 20, assumed to be the daughter of Uridge WHIFFEN.3 Mary Ann WHIFFEN emigrated on the "Mediator" to New York City, New York State, USA, arriving on 26 April 1842.4

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  3. [S827] Image of the 1841 Census census for Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire: HO107 Piece 451 Book 7 Folios 3-4 Enumerated under the name of WIFFIN.
  4. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Mary Ann Whiffin Arrival Date: 26 Apr 1842 Age: 21 Gender: F (Female) Port of Arrival: New York Port of Departure: London Place of Origin: Great Britain Ship: Mediator Family Identification: 30072087 Microfilm Serial Number: M237 Microfilm Roll Number: 48.

Susan WHIFFEN1

#3829, b. 1823
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Susan WHIFFEN was born in 1823 in Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire.1,2 She was the daughter of Uridge WHIFFEN and Susan JAMES.1 In the census of 6 June 1841 at Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire, she was listed as aged 15, assumed to be the daughter of Uridge WHIFFEN.3 Susan WHIFFEN emigrated on the "Mediator" to New York City, New York State, USA, arriving on 26 April 1842.4

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  3. [S827] Image of the 1841 Census census for Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire: HO107 Piece 451 Book 7 Folios 3-4 Enumerated under the name of WIFFIN.
  4. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Susan Whiffin Arrival Date: 26 Apr 1842 Age: 19 Gender: F (Female) Port of Arrival: New York Port of Departure: London Place of Origin: Great Britain Ship: Mediator Family Identification: 30072087 Microfilm Serial Number: M237 Microfilm Roll Number: 48.

John WHIFFEN1

#3830, b. 1778
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     John WHIFFEN was born in 1778 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.1,2 He was the son of John WHIFFEN and Mary SMITH.1 John WHIFFEN witnessed the marriage of his widowed mother Mary and Thomas MITTEN on 23 February 1792 at Bury, Huntingdonshire.3
John married Sarah BRITTEN in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire.1 John WHIFFEN emigrated on the "Mediator" to New York City, New York State, USA, arriving on 26 April 1842; He travelled with his brother Uridge, and his family.4

Children of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  3. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 28 August 2009.
  4. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) John Whiffin Arrival Date: 26 Apr 1842 Age: 64 Gender: M (Male) Port of Arrival: New York Port of Departure: London Place of Origin: Great Britain Ship: Mediator Family Identification: 30072087 Microfilm Serial Number: M237 Microfilm Roll Number: 48.

Sarah BRITTEN1

#3831, b. 1782
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Sarah BRITTEN was born in 1782 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.2
Sarah married John WHIFFEN, son of John WHIFFEN and Mary SMITH, in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire.1

Children of Sarah BRITTEN and John WHIFFEN

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.

Uridge WHIFFEN1

#3832, b. 1801, d. 1837
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Uridge WHIFFEN was born in 1801 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.1,2 He was the son of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1
Uridge married Sarah SMITH.3 Uridge emigrated on the "Brighton" to New York City, New York State, USA, arriving on 8 April 1830. He travelled with his wife Sarah, and children Alfred, and Emily. He was listed as a Schoolmaster aged 27.4,5 He was 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. He was a professor of languages and mathematics, and filled that position in both Buffalo and Utica.3,6
Uridge died in 1837 in Utica, Oneida County, New York State, USA.3 He is mentioned in the biography of his brother Isaac Whiffen, detailed in the book Our County and Its People, Part II: Biography (Oneida, NY) by Daniel Wager 1896;
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.7

Children of Uridge WHIFFEN and Sarah SMITH

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  3. [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.
  4. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Wrick Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803 Age: 27 Gender: Male Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 13 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.
  5. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Sarah Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1802 Age: 28 Gender: Female Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 14 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.
  6. [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.
  7. [S829] Website Oneida County, New York Biographies (http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/index.html) http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/whiffeni.html.
  8. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com).
  9. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Emily Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828 Age: 2 Gender: Female Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 16 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.

Thomas Britten WHIFFEN1

#3833, b. 1806
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Thomas Britten WHIFFEN was born in 1806 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.1,2,3 He was the son of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1
Thomas married ? (?)2,4

Children of Thomas Britten WHIFFEN and ? (?)

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S826] Image of the 1841 Census census for St. Cuthbert Street, St. Cuthbert, Bedfordshire: HO107 Piece 10 Book 1 Folios 5-7.
  3. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  4. [S6] Teresa Pask's Guesses, Theories and Speculation.

James WHIFFEN1

#3834, b. 1806
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     James WHIFFEN was born in 1806 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.1,2 He was the son of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S826] Image of the 1841 Census census for St. Cuthbert Street, St. Cuthbert, Bedfordshire: HO107 Piece 10 Book 1 Folios 5-7.

David WHIFFEN1

#3835, b. 1813
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     David WHIFFEN was born in 1813 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.1,2 He was the son of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.

John WHIFFEN1

#3836, b. 1815
Last Edited=23 Jun 2012
     John WHIFFEN was born in 1815 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.1,2 He was the son of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1
John married Sarah SEATON on 21 July 1838.3 John WHIFFEN is mentioned in the biography of his brother Isaac Whiffen, detailed in the book Our County and Its People, Part II: Biography (Oneida, NY) by Daniel Wager 1896;
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.4


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."5

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  3. [S1007] Website U.S. Stories & Publications (http://www.ancestry.com) The Seaton family, with genealogy and biographies, page 324.
  4. [S829] Website Oneida County, New York Biographies (http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/index.html) http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/whiffeni.html.
  5. [S905] E-mail from Cynthia Shepard to Teresa Pask dated 9 March 2011.

Isaac WHIFFEN1

#3837, b. 10 October 1817, d. 24 June 1889
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
Isaac Whiffen
(1817-1889)
     Isaac WHIFFEN was born on 10 October 1817 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.1,2,3 He was the son of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1
Isaac married Elizabeth SEATON 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.4,5
Isaac died on 24 June 1889 in Utica, Oneida County, New York State, USA, at the age of 71.2
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.2

Children of Isaac WHIFFEN and Elizabeth SEATON

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S829] Website Oneida County, New York Biographies (http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/index.html) http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/whiffeni.html.
  3. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  4. [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.
  5. [S1007] Website U.S. Stories & Publications (http://www.ancestry.com) The Seaton family, with genealogy and biographies, page 324.

Mary B. WHIFFEN1

#3838, b. 1820, d. 23 February 1854
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Mary B. WHIFFEN was born in 1820 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.1,2 She was the daughter of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1
Mary married Edward SEATON.3
Mary died on 23 February 1854.3

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.
  3. [S1007] Website U.S. Stories & Publications (http://www.ancestry.com) The Seaton family, with genealogy and biographies, page 324.

Jane WHIFFEN1

#3839, b. 1822
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Jane WHIFFEN was born in 1822 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.1,2 She was the daughter of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.

George WHIFFEN1

#3840, b. 1824
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     George WHIFFEN was born in 1824 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.1 He was the son of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.

Rebecca WHIFFEN1

#3841, b. 1824
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Rebecca WHIFFEN was born in 1824 in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.1,2 She was the daughter of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 15 January 2009.
  2. [S824] E-mail from Calvin Uridge Whiffen III to Teresa Pask dated 29 January 2009.

? (?)1

#3842
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     ? married Thomas Britten WHIFFEN, son of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1,2

Children of ? (?) and Thomas Britten WHIFFEN

Sources of Information:

  1. [S826] Image of the 1841 Census census for St. Cuthbert Street, St. Cuthbert, Bedfordshire: HO107 Piece 10 Book 1 Folios 5-7.
  2. [S6] Teresa Pask's Guesses, Theories and Speculation.

Uridge WHIFFEN1

#3843, b. 1831
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Uridge WHIFFEN was born in 1831 in Bedfordshire.1 He was the son of Thomas Britten WHIFFEN and ? (?)1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S826] Image of the 1841 Census census for St. Cuthbert Street, St. Cuthbert, Bedfordshire: HO107 Piece 10 Book 1 Folios 5-7.

William WHIFFEN1

#3844, b. 1833
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     William WHIFFEN was born in 1833 in Bedfordshire.1 He was the son of Thomas Britten WHIFFEN and ? (?)1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S826] Image of the 1841 Census census for St. Cuthbert Street, St. Cuthbert, Bedfordshire: HO107 Piece 10 Book 1 Folios 5-7.

John WHIFFEN1

#3845, b. 1835
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     John WHIFFEN was born in 1835 in Bedfordshire.1 He was the son of Thomas Britten WHIFFEN and ? (?)1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S826] Image of the 1841 Census census for St. Cuthbert Street, St. Cuthbert, Bedfordshire: HO107 Piece 10 Book 1 Folios 5-7.

Eliza WHIFFEN1

#3846, b. 1837
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Eliza WHIFFEN was born in 1837 in Bedfordshire.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Britten WHIFFEN and ? (?)1

Sources of Information:

  1. [S826] Image of the 1841 Census census for St. Cuthbert Street, St. Cuthbert, Bedfordshire: HO107 Piece 10 Book 1 Folios 5-7.

Sarah SMITH1

#3848, d. 1887
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Sarah married Uridge WHIFFEN, son of John WHIFFEN and Sarah BRITTEN.1 Sarah emigrated on the "Brighton" arriving on 8 April 1830 to New York City, New York State, USA. She travelled with her husband Uridge, and children Alfred, and Emily.2,3 She 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.1
Sarah died in 1887 in Carmi, White County, Illinois, USA.1

Children of Sarah SMITH and Uridge WHIFFEN

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.
  2. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Wrick Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803 Age: 27 Gender: Male Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 13 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.
  3. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Sarah Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1802 Age: 28 Gender: Female Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 14 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.
  4. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com).
  5. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Emily Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828 Age: 2 Gender: Female Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 16 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.

Alfred WHIFFEN1

#3849, b. 1827
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Alfred WHIFFEN was born in 1827.2 He was the son of Uridge WHIFFEN and Sarah SMITH.2 Alfred WHIFFEN emigrated with his parents Uridge and Sarah WHIFFEN to New York City, New York State, USA, arriving on 8 April 1830.3,4

Sources of Information:

  1. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Alfred Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827 Age: 3 Gender: Male Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 15 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.
  2. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com).
  3. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Wrick Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803 Age: 27 Gender: Male Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 13 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.
  4. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Sarah Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1802 Age: 28 Gender: Female Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 14 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.

Emily WHIFFEN1

#3850, b. 1828
Last Edited=17 Feb 2009
     Emily WHIFFEN was born in 1828.1 She was the daughter of Uridge WHIFFEN and Sarah SMITH.1 Emily WHIFFEN emigrated with her parents Uridge and Sarah WHIFFEN to New York City, New York State, USA, arriving on 8 April 1830.2,3

Sources of Information:

  1. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Emily Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828 Age: 2 Gender: Female Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 16 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.
  2. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Wrick Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803 Age: 27 Gender: Male Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 13 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.
  3. [S1009] Website New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (http://www.ancestry.com) Sarah Whiffen Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1830 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1802 Age: 28 Gender: Female Port of Departure: London, England Ship Name: Brighton Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 14 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_13 List Number: 101.