Cephas S. Whipple

Brief Life History of Cephas S.

When Cephas S. Whipple was born on 9 June 1839, in Madison, Somerset, Maine, United States, his father, Cephas Whipple, was 32 and his mother, Lois Wood, was 33. He married Emily Harriet Warren on 26 January 1873, in Pueblo, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Colorado, United States in 1870 and Davis Township, Lafayette, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 23 August 1931, in Higginsville, Lafayette, Missouri, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States.

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Cephas S. Whipple
Emily Harriet Warren
Marriage: 26 January 1873
Lois Whipple
Charles Warren Whipple
Lue Whipple
Mary Mamie Whipple
Lula Adell Whipple
John Whipple
Harriet Cora Whipple
Mary Whipple
Lawrence Vernon Whipple

Sources (10)

  • C S Whipper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Cephas S. Whipple - Government record: birth-name: Cephas S. Whipple
  • Cephas S Whipple, "Find A Grave Index"

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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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