Vearl Levi Whipple

1899–1956 (Age 57)
Chelsea, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Vearl Levi

When Vearl Levi Whipple was born on 29 January 1899, in Chelsea, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, his father, Edmond J Whipple, was 26 and his mother, Luella A. Denman, was 23. He married Norine Prudden on 4 November 1939, in Steuben, Indiana, United States. He lived in Sylvan Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Lafayette Township, Gratiot, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 19 October 1956, in Ithaca, Gratiot, Michigan, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Breckenridge, Gratiot, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vearl Levi Whipple
Norine Prudden
Marriage: 4 November 1939

Spouse & Children

4 November 1939
Steuben, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Lyle L. Whipple


  • Male1899–1956Male

  • Denman Ray Whipple


  • Glea W Whipple


  • Warren Tiffany Whipple


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 4

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 17

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Veral Whipple in household of Edman J Whipple, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vearl L Whipple, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Varl Whipple in household of Edward Whipple, "United States Census, 1920"

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