N.A. Whiting, dealer in general hardware, was born in N.Y., in 1823; lived on a farm until eighteen years of age; then learned carriage making, in which business he was engaged for fifteen years in O. and Ala. He came to Onawa, Ia., in 1857, and the following year engaged in his present business. He was married in 1853, and has three children-Eva, Charles, and Estella. Chas. is engaged in the banking business at Mapleton, Ia.