Gardner McKinley Whipple

18 June 1896–19 September 1953 (Age 57)
Oregon, United States

The Life of Gardner McKinley

When Gardner McKinley Whipple was born on 18 June 1896, in Oregon, United States, his father, Gardner Whipple, was 57 and his mother, Eliza Ellen Starkweather, was 37. He married Lilly M. Harms on 12 June 1918, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Jennings Lodge, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Concord Election Precinct, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 19 September 1953, in Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Gardner McKinley Whipple
Lilly M. Harms
Marriage: 12 June 1918
Stanley K Whipple
Phyllis or Thelles M. Whipple

Spouse and Children

12 June 1918
Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States


    Stanley K Whipple


    Phyllis or Thelles M. Whipple


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World Events (8)

1902 · Montana Capital Building Completed

Age 6

Construction started on the Montana state capital in 1899. In 1902 the capital was completed.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1905: Clackamas, Oregon, United States
1912 · Women Granted Right to Vote

Age 16

Women were granted the right to vote in Oregon on November 5, 1912, with 52% of male voters in favor. 

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 (3)

  • Gardner M Whipple, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gardner N Whipple, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gardner M Whipple, "United States Census, 1920"

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