Harry R. Whittelsey, president and manager of The Whittelsey Mercantile Company, which operates a chain of grocery stores in Topeka, and is one of the largest retail grocery firms in the state. A native of Redbank, New Jersey, Harry R. Whittelsey has been a resident of Topeka since. November 1, 1881, at which time he was a boy of thirteen. He was born December 5, 1868, a son of William Channcey and Grace M. (Hindes) Whittelsey. Of the six children there were four sons, Louis, Burt, Harry and William, Jr. The Whittelsey family were very prominent in the East. Grandfather
WHITTELSEY, Mary Elizabeth Todd8, (George T.7, Eli6, Jonah5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 22, 1845, married Aug. 21, 1865, John C. Whittelsey, who was born Feb. 17, 1832, died Jan., 1910. She lived in Fond du Lac, Wis. Children: I. Julia Corolie, b. Jan. 23, 1867, d. Nov. 23, 1868. II. Grace Elizabeth, b. Sept. 27, 1868, d. Aug. 8, 1870. III. Mary Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1880, d. May 21, 1892.