Submitted by Deb Thormahlen
21 Jun 2008
Portrait and Biographical Album of Whiteside County 1885 – Chapman Bros.
William T. Whitmore, Superintendent of the manufacturing department of the Langford & Hall Lumber Company, was born in Vincennes, Ind., Nov. 18, 1843, and is the son of David and Caroline (Stewart) Whitmore. His father was a native of Hartford, Conn., and his mother of France.
When four years of age he went with his parents to Maquoketa, Iowa. He was educated in the public schools and engaged as an employe in the lumber business. He worked at Maquoketa, Clinton and Lyons, Iowa, and at Glen Haven, Wis. He became master of the manufacturing department of the lumber business and served several years as foeman. In 1877 he came from Lyons to Fulton to accept his present position with the Langford & Hall Lumber Company, and has been with this company continuously since.
Mr. Whitmore was married in Maquoketa, Iowa, Dec. 24, 1865, to Miss Mary A. Lyle, daughter of Thomas P. Lyle. Mrs. Whitmore was born in Lock Haven, Pa. They have four children,- three boys and a girl,-George M., Josie, Harry C. and Arthur.
Mr. Whitmore is a Democrat, and has made his home at Fulton since 1877. He is an efficient and competent manager in his department, where he has served since 1877.