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Mabel Gertrude Gilman Ranger

Father: Charles E. Gilman (Bet 1850 and 1851 - 26 Jan 1889)
Mother: Amelia A. Mosier (ABT 1863 - 2 Oct 1950)

Family 1: Lucius Albert Whipple (29 Jan 1887 - 20 Apr 1952)
  1. +Dorothy Sayles Whipple (23 Jun 1914 - 27 May 2005)

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|--Mabel Gertrude Gilman Ranger 
|  (1886 - 1973)
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|_Amelia A. Mosier ___|
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Notes

!SOURCE: Email from Bobbie Wooll (email hidden) to the Whipple Website, 12 Nov 2011. Includes scanned copy of Social Security application:

!SOURCE: Email from Bobbie Wooll (email hidden) to the Whipple Website, 12 Nov 2011. Includes scanned copy of the will of Mabel J. Ranger (Mabel Gilman Ranger's adoptive mother) from Franklin County (ME) Probate Court. Includes the following excerpts:

!SOURCE: _The National Cyclopedia of American Biography_, vol. 41 (New Nork: J.T. White, 1956), p. 243-44.

!SOURCE: Email from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer, 11 May 1999, citing Men of New England by Winfield Scott Downs (New York: American Historical Co., Inc.), p. 481-483.

!SOURCE: Email from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer, 16 Jul 2000, citing cemetery stone.

!SOURCE: Email from Beth Hurd to Weldon Whipple, 5 Nov 2001.

!SOURCE: "Descendants of Elizabeth Paine," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 27 Aug 2003. Cites Rhode Island Cemeteries Database Index (birth, death, burial); Social Security Death Index (birth, death).

!SOURCE: 8 Jun 1900 U.S. Federal Census of District 91, Farmington Town, Franklin County, Maine, sheet 14B (p. 27), dwelling 332, family 332:

!SOURCE: 1910 U.S. Federal Census of District 125, Farmington, Franklin County, Maine, sheet 12B (p. 24), dwelling 376, family 365, living at 31 Pleasant Street:

!SOURCE: "Descendants of Amelia A. Mosier," email from Bobbie Wooll (email hidden) to the Whipple Website, 6 Aug 2011.

!SOURCE: Email from Bobbie Wooll (email hidden) to the Whipple Website, 6 Aug 2011. Bobbie writes:

Re: Mabel G. "Ranger": I am now 99.99% sure that I have found the family member I was seeking for my husband's ancestry! ... I am sure she is the Mabel Gilman born in Leelanau county Michigan on June 23, 1886 to Charles and Amelia Mosier Gilman. In the 1910 Census Mabel is shown as a "ward" of the Rangers and Mary J. Indicates that she has not given birth to any children.
In a later email (received the same day), Bobbie adds:
On Wednesday I asked Aunt Betty what she knew of her Aunt Mabel Gilman (a half-sister of her mother Ella Frances). She & Uncle Quinn had met Mabel and knew that she was married to a guy named Lucius Whipple! And they were pretty sure he was with a University out in New England somewhere. So on Friday I started Googling for Lucius Whipple. I also had verified the birth of Mabel Gilman (23 Jun 1886) while I was in Leelanau County on Thursday. So on Friday I checked the SSDI for a Mabel Whipple born on 23 Jun 1886 and found her with a death date of 15 Jun 1973 in Providence county RI. I am attaching my page of notes so you can see the path I've followed.

Now let me throw the Maine connection in here - I just got an e-mail from Dad Wooll (ACW) which I will forward because his info is coming straight from his diary. Amelia's first husband was Charles Gilman who had been born in Anson, Maine. They were married in Leelanau County November 22, 1881 (I verified this on Thursday). Reading Dad's note will tell you this story. After reading his e-mail, I wonder if Mr & Mrs. Ranger were relatives of the first husband, Charles Gilman...

Gravestone of Lucius A. and Mabel G. (Ranger) Whipple

Photographed by Beth Hurd

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