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Joseph Reed "Reed" Whipple

Father: John Whipple (31 Aug 1806 - 28 Mar 1887)
Mother: Philantha Reed (23 Sep 1808 - 25 May 1890)

Family 1: Rose Gay Higgins (1843 - ____)
  1.  Mary "Lizzie" Whipple (16 Dec 1865 - ____)
  2.  John Reed Whipple (15 May 1871 - 19 Jan 1899)

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|--Joseph Reed "Reed" Whipple 
|  (1842 - 1912)
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Notes

!SOURCE: Email from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer to Weldon Whipple, 5 Feb 1998.

!OCCUPATION: Grocer and the proprietor of Hotel Tourine and Young's Hotel in Boston, Mass. --J. Lahr-Kreischer

!RESIDENCES: "In the 1890's he lived at Shagbark Farm on Lowell Street in Lexington, MA. Sometime prior to 1895 he gave this farm to Mary Adeline Morrill. This property still exists in Lexington and is now Fairlawn Nursing Home and the neighborhood of Whipple Hill." --Larry Gallagher (a descendant of Mary A. Morrill), (undisclosed at example dot net), in email to the Whipple Website dated 30 Nov 1999.

!SOURCE: Email from undisclosed at example dot net to Weldon Whipple, 18 Feb 2005. Went by "Reed." "I have paraphrased and combined these source materials prepared in 2000:

Reed Whipple was a wealthy hotel owner in Boston and a businessman who was much admired for his ability to build one business venture (and failures) on another. The Whipple Valley View Farm in New Boston was advanced for its time in terms of design and use of space and many visitors came great distances to admire the showplace farm. The Valley View Farm was established in his hometown of New Boston, NH in 1881. The J. Reed Whipple Company owned three of Boston's finest hotels, the Parker House, Touraine and Young's and sustained the family farm by sending produce, dairy products and other goods from the farm by special refrigerated train cars to Boston on a daily basis. The return trains brought food waste to be fed back to the farm animals. At its peak, the VFF produced 6000 quarts of milk, 2000 quarts of cream and 4 tons of butter to be shipped to the three hotels each month. The large complex of buildings on the farm consisted of a "cement" barn, other barns, a piggery which housed 1800 Yorkshires and hen houses with laying and breeding hens and a cider mill which produced and stored 24,000 gallons of cider (vinegar). The cement barn alone cost $100,000 to construct, a large sum for that time period.

J. Reed started out his business venture with a loan of $65,000 and ended up a millionaire. When Whipple died in 1912, this successful farm-to-hotel operation ceased. A few years after his death his farm was sold at public auction but two of his hotels remained with the Parker House and Touraine's reputation living long after his death. After the railroads had extended into Canadian farm country, New Hampshire had to compete with its producers. Prices weakened the market for butter and cream and by 1917 only 35 creameries and four cheese factories remained active in the state (NH). Today the Whipple cement barn still stands (2002) where fiberglass boats are made.

In 1887 on May 11th a fire burned the central part of town (see Joseph K. Whipple) and the J.R. Whipple building, a business block later occupied by the Dodge Store. The upper level housed the meeting place for the town and on the ground floor was the Post Office. In 1889 the town used the whistle at the Whipple Creamery for the town fire alarm. Mr. Whipple collected books and set up a library on the ground floor and privately maintained the library until he died in 1912. His wife and daughter gave the town the Whipple Free Library which still stands today (2000).

Read Joanne Lahr-Kreischer's article about J. Reed Whipple and Boston Hotels.

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