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Charles Henry Whipple (General)

Gen. Charles H. Whipple, circa 1881
Father: Henry Benjamin Whipple (15 Feb 1822 - 16 Sep 1901)
Mother: Cornelia Wright (10 Nov 1816 - 16 Jul 1890)

Family 1: Evelyn Elizabeth McLean (5 Jul 1851 - 27 Jul 1932)
  1. +Charles Henry Whipple (18 Nov 1872 - 19 Jan 1946)
  2. +Henry Benjamin Whipple (4 Aug 1874 - 3 Dec 1965)
  3.  Nathaniel McLean Whipple (25 Sep 1875 - 23 Dec 1902)

                                                                                             _Jeremiah Whipple ___+
                                                                                            | (1683 - 1721) m 1711
                                                                       _David Whipple ______|_Deborah Bucklin ____
                                                                      | (1714 - 1766) m 1737  (1692 - ....)       
                                                 _Benjamin Whipple ___|
                                                | (1754 - 1819) m 1784|
                                                |                     |                      _Thomas Read ________
                                                |                     |                     | (1672 - 1748) m 1711
                                                |                     |_Martha Read ________|_Martha Barstow _____
                                                |                       (1715 - 1801) m 1737                      
                           _John Hall Whipple __|
                          | (1795 - 1859) m 1820|
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                          |                     |                      _John Hall __________|_____________________
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                          |                     |_Susanna Hall _______|
                          |                       (1762 - 1840) m 1784|
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                          |                                           |_Esther Slocumb _____|_____________________
                          |                                             (.... - 1769) m 1761                      
 _Henry Benjamin Whipple _|
| (1822 - 1901) m 1842    |
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|                         |                      _Henry Wager ________|
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|                         |_Elizabeth Wager ____|
|                           (1798 - 1870) m 1820|
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|                                               |_Laetetia Ismond ____|
|                                                 (1764 - 1839) m 1784|
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|--Charles Henry Whipple 
|  (1849 - 1932)
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|                          _Benjamin Wright ____|
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|_Cornelia Wright ________|
  (1816 - 1890) m 1842    |
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                          |_Sarah Ward _________|
                            (1789 - 1852)       |
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Notes

!SOURCE: Lights and Shadows of a Long Episcopate / Henry Benjamin Whipple. -- New York : Macmillan, 1902, p. 302. Gives rank of Major.

!SOURCE: International Genealogical Index.

!SOURCE: Email from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer to Weldon Whipple, 28 Jul 1998. Gives Charles Henry's rank as General.

!SOURCE: The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, vol. 25 (New York: James T. White, 1936), p. 133.

!SOURCE: Email from Carla Armstrong (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 6 Jan 1999.

!MARRIAGE: At the Church of the Advent in Cincinnati, OH. --J. Lahr-Kreischer

!SOURCE: Charles H. Whipple, Genealogy of the Whipple-Wright Wager Ward-Pell McLean-Burnet Families (1917), p. 22.

!OBITUARY: From the L.A. Examiner dated 11/7/32 (provided by C. Armstrong):

GENERAL WHIPPLE DIES OF PNEUMONIA

Bringing to a close a life that was crammed with activity with the United States Army when the West was young, death yeasterday took Brig. Gen. Charles H. Whipple retired, who succumbed at St. Vincent's Hospital to an attack of pneumonia.

General Whipple was stricken a week ago, a few days after returning from a visit to his son, Henry, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Army officer, 83 years old, was born in Adams, N.Y., in 1849 the son of Bishop Henry B. Whipple, known as the Apostle to the Indians.

At the age of 23, the future famous general was given a position as cashier at the Citizens' National Bank of Faribault, Minn., a job he held for ten years when the lure of army life overtook him and he won appointment as major paymaster.

It was during this period that an accident that won him national attention occurred. While carrying the payroll of $30,000 to an army encampment in Montana, bandits held up the stage. The guard was killed, the stage driver was wounded, but Whipple took to the underbrush with the money and escaped.

He won his rank as lieutenant colonel and deputy paymaster general in 1901, three years later being raised to colonel and assistant paymaster general. In 1908 he was appointed brigadier general and paymaster general. He retired February 15, 1912, after seeing active service in the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

General Whipple moved to Los Angeles with his wife Evelyn McLean Whipple in 1908. Mrs. Whipple was the daughter of John McLean, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, Mrs. Whipple died last July 27 from a heart attack.

Two sons, Henry Benjamin Whipple of Brooklyn and Charles Henry Whipple Jr., Los Angeles, survive.

The body was removed to Pierce Brothers' chapel, pending the completion of funeral arrangements.

L.A. Times Front Page Photo

Submitted by Dennis Armstrong

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