WHITESIDE, JOHN ELTON, civil engineer, 405 Market street, was born in Philadelphia November 8, 1863. His father, George A. Whiteside, is a native of Harrisburg and has been engaged in the carriage building business since 1867. His mother, Mary Webb, was a native of Philadelphia and died in this city in 1870. He is one of four children, of whom three survive, namely: George A., Jr., residing in Stockton, Cal.; Harry I., residing in Jersey City, N.J., and John Elton, who came to Harrisburg with his parents when but four years of age. He passed through the course of study of the public schools and the high school of this city, graduating from the latter institution July 2, 1880. He then entered the office of Thomas T. Wierman, chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Canal Company where he remained until September, 1891, when he engaged in business for himself. He is highly respected in the community as an honorable, intelligent and enterprising man. He has won success by honorably deserving it. He was married in Harrisburg, May 12, 1892, to Jesse M. Weaver, daughter of Professor T. and Caroline (Pancake) Weaver, of Harrisburg. They have one son, John Elton, Jt., born August 1, 1896, at Jersey City, N.J. Mr. Whiteside is a member of Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, F. and A.M., and of America Council, No.3, O.U.A.M. In political views he is a Democrat. He and his wife attend the Lutheran church.