Patience Emma Whipple

4 July 1854–16 August 1864 (Age 10)
Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States

The Life Summary of Patience Emma

When Patience Emma Whipple was born on 4 July 1854, in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States, her father, Eli Whipple, was 33 and her mother, Patience Foster, was 39. She died on 16 August 1864, in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 10, and was buried in Pine Valley Cemetery, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Whipple
Patience Foster
Ann Whipple
Marian Whipple
Arthur Whipple
William Whipple
Patience Emma Whipple

Parents and Siblings



World Events (3)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
Age 3
The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
Age 9
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 9
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.

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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Sources (10)

  • Emma Whipple in household of Eli Whipple, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Patience Emma Whipple, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Patience Emma Whipple, "BillionGraves Index"

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