From: Binghamton and Broome County
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924
Irving F. Whitaker - This is the day of the young man, and in every community proof of this assertion can be found. Irving F. Whitaker, an enterprising young farmer and retail milk dealer in the town of Binghamton, New York is one of the young men of today who is proving that it is possible to be successful and yet stay within the boundaries of one's native home. He was born in Binghamton, October 31, 1892, son of Freeman and Clara (Powers) Whitaker. His father was also engaged in farming.
After finishing his studies in the public schools, Irving F. Whitaker did not think it necessary to fare forth in order to make his way in life. For several years he was associated with his father in the cultivating and care of the homestead, and in due course of time owned a farm of his own. He has made a specialty of retailing milk and is steadily adding to his success. Mr. Whitaker's time is so much taken up with his farm duties that he has not much leisure for other matters, but he is ever willing to perform his duty as a citizen, and while an active member of the Republican party he is not a seeker for political perferment in any sense of the word. He is a member of the Grange.
Mr. Whitaker married, April 15, 1917, in Choconut Center, New York, Lottie M. Rhodes, born in Maine, New York, September 30, 1891, daughter of Loren M. and Anna (Zimmer) Rhodes. They are the parents of two Sons: Loren, born July 23, 1918; Freeman, born February 26, 1919. The family attend the Methodist church.