William Harrison Whitman
William Harrison Whitman and his wife, Susan A Gardner with their five children: Violet, James, Ranaldo Eugene, Kenneth and Etta, circa 1885. This photo was taken in Dalton, Abington Twp., Pennsylvania.
William Harrison Whitman was a carpenter and inventor and was the second son of Stephen Whitman and Priscilla Wight. He was born in February 1824 and died in November 1905.
His patent for a cow milking device was received from the U. S. Department of Interior in 1856, the year after his son Ranaldo Eugene was born. This was also the year following Walt Whitman's debut of "The Leaves of Grass".
Contributed to the Whitman Album by Roy Whitman of Scranton, PA.
See Roy's pages from "My Brother's Tree" on the main WHITMANIA! page.
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