Charles Goodrich Whiting

Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death 20 Jun 1922 (aged 80)
Otis, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Woodbine Path South 292
Memorial ID 35940029 · View Source
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Charles Goodrich Whiting, poet of verse and prose, long identified with the editorial department of The Republican, "The Saunterer" of long ago in the Sunday issue, and writer of editorials on Nature that had delighted readers back over long years, died at his county home in Otis early yesterday morning, in his 81st year." So began the obituary in his beloved home paper, the Springfield Daily Republican, Wednesday, June 21, 1922.

The following is abstracted from that extensive eulogy:

"Clarence Goodrich Whiting was born in St. Albans, Vt., January 30, 1842. He was the son of Calvin and Mary R. (Goodrich) Whiting. His father was an expert in papermaking, and he was long in business in Holyoke. He was a man of the reliable New England type and the mother was exceptional in her character and cultivation. From her, Charles inherited much. The son attended the high school in Chicopee Falls and beyond that educated himself. His youth was spent in paper making, farming, keeping country store, etc., and in 1868 the young man found his place when he joined the staff of The Republican. Just before that Edward King, the novelist, poet and newspaper correspondent, had become connected with this paper. The two young men had been boyhood, as they were lifelong friends. ...

"Mr. Whiting was married June 12, 1869, to Miss Eliza Rose Gray of Adams, who survives him, and is well known for her efficient work in public charity and her interest in public affairs generally. They had two children, Agnes Mary, who married the late Philip H. Wynne, and Edward Elwell Whiting, now on the editorial staff of the Boston Herald."

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