Edmond J Whipple

Brief Life History of Edmond J

When Edmond J Whipple was born on 28 July 1872, in Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, his father, Levi Whipple, was 55 and his mother, Amanda Owens, was 38. He married Luella A. Denman on 29 May 1895, in Chelsea, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Lima Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States for about 14 years and Sylvan Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 21 July 1926, in Chelsea, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Chelsea, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edmond J Whipple
1872–1926
Luella A. Denman
1875–1957
Marriage: 29 May 1895
Lyle L. Whipple
1898–1905
Vearl Levi Whipple
1899–1956
Denman Ray Whipple
1901–1979
Glea W Whipple
1904–1964
Warren Tiffany Whipple
1906–1986

Sources (26)

  • Edmund Whipple in household of Levi Whipple, "Michigan State Census, 1894"
  • Edmond J Whipple, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Edmund J. Whipple, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a nickname from an unrecorded diminutive of Middle English w(h)ippe ‘scourge, whip’, possibly contained in Middle English whippel-tre, a type of dogwood or cornus. For possible applications as a nickname see Whipp . Alternatively, perhaps from an unrecorded diminutive of the Middle English personal name Wippe (see Whipp ).

History: Matthew Whipple came from England to Ipswich, MA, c. 1638. His descendent William Whipple (1730–85) born in Kittery, ME, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. A John Whipple was one of the first settlers in Providence, RI.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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