Born: March, 1885 in Saranac Lake, son of Mayne Whitman

Died: August 27, 1952

Married: Ella May Richards

Children: Leo Richard Whitman

Chiefly known for: Edward was the first driver of the Saranac Lake Fire Department horse-drawn truck in 1904.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Thursday August 28, 1952

Edward J. Whitman Dies In Malone

Edward J. Whitman, of Dickinson Centre, former resident of Saranac Lake and a former member of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department, died yesterday in Alice Hyde Hospital, Malone.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Mr. Whitman was born in Saranac Lake in March, 1885, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mayne Whitman.

He is survived by his widow, Ella, one brother, Guy E. Whitman, of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Nutter, of Saranac Lake and Mrs. J. H. Kraus, of Rochester