Mason Whipple

1858–1933 (Age 75)
Lima Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mason

When Mason Whipple was born on 11 July 1858, in Lima Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, his father, Levi Whipple, was 40 and his mother, Amanda Owens, was 24. He married Edith Isabelle Leech on 9 December 1891, in Chelsea, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 16 October 1933, in Lima Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75.

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Mason Whipple
Edith Isabelle Leech
Marriage: 9 December 1891
Hazel Amanda Whipple
Ethel Irene Whipple

Spouse & Children

  • Male1858–1933Male

  • Edith Isabelle Leech


9 December 1891
Chelsea, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States


  • Hazel Amanda Whipple


  • Female1895–1976Female

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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 21

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mason Whipple in household of Levi Whipple, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mason Whipple in household of Adolph M Seitz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mason Whipple, "United States Census, 1910"

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