|Birth: ||May 5, 1891|
|Death: ||Feb., 1979|
Charles Whiting, pioneer banker, dies at Mapleton
Mapleton, Iowa - Charles G. Whiting, 93, of Mapleton, pioneer banker, died Monday in a nursing home in Mapleton after a brief illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church in Mapleton. The Rev. Glenn Rankin of Trinity Episcopal Church in Denison and the Rev. Richard Hempenius of United Church of Christ at Mapleton will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by Loren-Hollister Post 496, American Legion. A prayer service will be at 8 p. m. today in the Walter Funeral Home in Mapleton.
Mr. Whiting was born May 5,1891, at Mapleton. He graduated from Mapleton High School in 1910 and Iowa State University Law School in 1913. He was a veteran of World War I. After his discharge, he returned to Mapleton to resume his banking career at the Mapleton Trust and Savings Bank, founded by his father in 1878. He married Agnes Hester June 14, 1917, at Mapleton. She died in 1966. He served as president of the bank from 1951 to 1969 and presently was chairman of the board of directors.
Mr. Whiting served several terms on the Mapleton City Council and the Board of Education. He was a member of the Mapleton Fire Department and served as secretary for several years. He was instrumental in promoting paving of the Mapleton streets and the construction of the Municipal Swimming Pool.
He was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church which was built by his father in memory of his mother, Flora. He was a member of Masonic Quarry Lodge 404, AF&AM, and American Legion; longtime member of the Mapleton Club; charter member of Mapleton Rotary Club and was presently an active senior member. He donated the land known as Whiting Woods Park to the Monona County Park Board. In 1967 he donated the major portion of the orginal site of the Mapleton Public Library and was co-donor of the Fischer-Whiting Memorial Library.
In 1950 he won the Dykes Medal Award from the American Iris Society for his Iris, the Blue Rhythm.
Survivors include one son, James of Mapleton; one daughter, Mrs. Flora Baker of Boulder, Colo; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Charles I. Whiting (1854 - 1944)
Winifred Agnes Hester Whiting (1894 - 1966)*
James Giddings Whiting (1919 - 1988)*
Flora Elizabeth Whiting Baker (1924 - 2008)*
Mary Eliza Whiting Gillespie (1880 - 1961)*
Flora Estella Whiting Cassady (1883 - 1967)*
Charles Giddings Whiting (1891 - 1979)
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: Dave Jones
Record added: Jul 27, 2009
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