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Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Joseph Whiting

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, September 10, 2021
1. Joseph Whiting Marker
Inscription.  To the memory of Joseph Whiting A.M. Minister of the Gospel who after he had filled the office of president of an academy of the University of Michigan in exemplary fashion then was selected for the chair of Latin and Greek in that same university. With the unusual affection of all men, he lived fourty-five years and died on July 20, 1845. The Regents of the University as the the only thing they could do caused this monument to be erected.

This being a translation of the original Latin text from the base of the monument
 
Erected by The Regents of the University of Michigan.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1845.
 
Location. 42° 16.566′ N, 83° 44.265′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from South University Avenue near Tappan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 913 S University Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Denton (a few steps from this marker); Douglass Houghton (a few steps from this marker); Charles Fox
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By J.T. Lambrou, September 10, 2021
2. Joseph Whiting Marker
Marker one of four surrounding the Professors Monument
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(a few steps from this marker); The Professors' Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Central Forty and The Diag (within shouting distance of this marker); Xi Psi Phi Fraternity (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Acacia (about 300 feet away); Robert Brackett Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
More about this marker. In the text "fourty" is not a word, and "forty" is the only way to spell the written form of the number 40. "Fourty" is a spelling error for Americans and the British alike.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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