Theodore R. Whipple

4 April 1892–
Decoto, Alameda, California, United States

The Life of Theodore R.

When Theodore R. Whipple was born on 4 April 1892, in Decoto, Alameda, California, United States, his father, Edwin Marsh Whipple, was 56 and his mother, Emily Fisher, was 34. He married Marguarete Smith before 1920, in Tulare, California, United States. He lived in Washington Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1910.

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Theodore R. Whipple
Marguarete Smith
Marriage: before 1920

Spouse and Children

before 1920
Tulare, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 14

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 31

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin, perhaps, as Reaney suggests, from a pet form of the Old English personal name Wippa, or perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a whipple tree, whatever that may have been. Chaucer lists whippletree (probably a kind of dogwood) along with maple, thorn, beech, hazel, and yew.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Theodore Whipple in household of Edwin Whipple, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Theodore R. Whipple - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Theodore Whipple

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