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Information for Harry Eugene Whiffin
18 April, 1873 - 30 September, 1952
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
2 October, 1952

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Harry E. Whiffin
Services Slated
Friday Afternoon

    Services for Harry Eugene Whiffin, Middleton, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Methodist church in Middleton. Rev. N. H. Lines will officiate and interment will be at Middleton. Peckham-Dakan will have charge.
    Whiffin was born at Bedfore, Ia., April 18, 1873. He was a horticulturist specializing in fruit and berries.
    He left Iowa when he was 17. The family went to Washington Springs, S.D., where he taught school. He came from South Dakota to Idaho overland, settling first at Weiser. He married Dorah Riles at Wilder, April 18, 1898. The two established their home on Hornet Creek in the Council Valley, living there for eight years. He taught school for two terms in that district. In the spring of 1908, he came to Middleton where he has lived since. He lived on the same farm for 44 years.
Mrs. Whiffin died July 26, 1933 at Middleton.
    Whiffin returned to South Dakota where he married Edith Whitney at Pierre in 1937. He sold the farm near Middleton two years ago and moved into the village.
    He was a former deputy county assessor. He attended the Methodist Church at Middleton.
    Survivors are his wife, of Middleton; four sons, Adrian W. of Payette; William B., Hamlet H., and Donald, all of Portland; a daughter Mrs. Hazel F. Peterson, Portland, three sisters, Mrs. Lena Dillon, Southgate, Calif.; Mrs. Vollie V. Zink, Boise, and Mrs. Hazel Clark of Salem, Ore.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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