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Levi W. Whipple

Levi W. Whipple

Male 1827 - 1922  (95 years)

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  • Name Levi W. Whipple 
    Born 1 Apr 1827  Chateaugay, Franklin, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Apr 1922  Ellington, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ellington Cemetery, Ellington, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33831  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2015 

    Father Jonathan Whipple,   b. 1800, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Gilford, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Lucinda Kentner,   b. 1806, Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1899, Gilford, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1826  , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Irena "Lois" Sturgess,   b. 22 Apr 1832, , , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1856, Troy, Oakland, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1849  Troy, Oakland, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George W. Whipple,   b. Feb 1852, , , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. poss 1942, poss, Northville, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
     2. Whipple
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F16609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Dexter,   b. Abt 1837, , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ada M. Whipple,   b. Nov 1858, , , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1910, of, Ellington, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F16610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Dorcas Susanna Lyon,   b. 12 May 1842, , Oakland, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1911, Ellington, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1873  , , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Adelia Leone Whipple,   b. 8 Jun 1873, Gilford, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1919, Canton Twp, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +2. Lucinda Sophronia Whipple,   b. 24 Feb 1875, Gilford, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1926, Tuscarora, Cheboygan, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +3. Polly Lucille Whipple,   b. 5 Oct 1877, , , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1967, Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +4. Levi Melvin Whipple,   b. 5 Oct 1879, Fairgrove, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1966, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +5. Myrtle Arabella Whipple,   b. 10 Mar 1882, Fairgrove, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1972, Almer, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +6. Rosetta "Etta" Whipple,   b. 4 Jun 1886, Ellington, Tuscola, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F16611  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Apr 1827 - Chateaugay, Franklin, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jul 1849 - Troy, Oakland, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1873 - , , Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Apr 1922 - Ellington, Tuscola, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ellington Cemetery, Ellington, Tuscola, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Fred E. Whipple, Whipple Genealogy (1926?). Transcribed by Ron Whipple and emailed to the Whipple Website 16 Dec 1998.

      !SOURCE: Email from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer to Weldon Whipple, 7 Apr 1999.

      !SOURCE: Email from Don (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 5 Jul 2005. "Maybe have to record Lois Sturgess ... She's Lois Whipple with Levi, 22, and the whole Sturgess family in the 1850 MI Oakland Co. Troy Twp census we have Levi 33831, that is...I'd guess. She's gone by 1860 & replaced by Mary A (& Ada)"

      !SOURCE: Email from Lucinda "Cindy" Carter Kitchen Baublis (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 8 Jul 2005. Adds marriage date (for marriage to Irena aka Lois Surgess), citing Oakland County marriage book D pg 71. as well as burial place. Adds year of marriage to Dorcas S. Lyon (French). Regarding Dorcas, Lucinda writes:
      Now Dorcas was previously married too, but I am not sure what the name was. The family Bible had "Dorcas S Lyon (french) " I have searched the name French (including at Oakland County Court House) and have talked to many people in the French family and they say that they have no record of Dorcas being married to a Mr French. Therefore, I have to assume that the name was french in orgin, hence the name Crosset? (I also have the Lyon family back to the ship The Lyon, probably the Winthrop Fleet so she was not french) They are probably the same person although I have found almost no proof of this. The 1870 Census has Dorcas Crosset 27 and the age for Dorcas Lyon would be the same. I think they lived together for a while before they married.
      Cindy asserts that Levi didn't marry Mary A.:
      The Mary A you have as [his] wife belongs to a totally different Levi Whipple family. Our Levi lived in Oakland County and after his first wife died, he moved to Tuscola County. The Levi that is married to Mary lived in Washtenaw County. You can find both Levi's in the census records at the same time. The 1850 Census has my Levi in Oakland County and L.L. Whipple in Washtenaw County. The 1860 Census has LEWE Whipple 30 years old married to Mary A. My Levi would have been 34 years old at this time. This other Levi/Lewe's parents were Mason and Polly Whipple. It had me confused for a little bit too because I thought they were the same person, but they are not. And I have found no connection to the Rhode Island Whipples for this other Levi.
      Note (Weldon Whipple): The Levi Whipple listed in the 4 Jul 1860 Census of Sterling, Macomb, Michigan, p. 101, is a perfect fit for this Levi (in my opinion). The age and birth place in that census match our Levi, and Macomb County adjoins Oakland County. I have elected to retain Levi's marriage to Mary A. (at least for now--11 Jul 2005).

      !SOURCE: 12 Jul 1850 Census of Troy, Oakland, Michigan, p. 16-17:
      • Benj Sturgess, 41, Farmer, b. Canada
      • Caroline Sturgess, 33, b. OH
      • Stacy Sturgess (female), 16, b. MI
      • Martha Sturgess, 14, b. MI
      • Juhalla [?] Sturgess (female), 12, b. MI
      • Emily Sturgess, 10, b. MI
      • Wm. [illegible] Sturgess, 8, b. MI
      • Chas Sturgess, 6, b. MI
      • Casper Sturgess, 4, b. MI
      • E. J. Sturgess (female), 1, b. MI
      • Levi Whipple, 22, Farmer, b. NY
      • Lois Whipple, 18, Farmer, b. MI
      • James McVane, 20, Farmer, b. England


      !SOURCE: 4 Jul 1860 Census of Sterling, Macomb, Michigan, p. 101:
      • Jonathan Whipple, 59, Farmer, b. VT
      • Lucinda Whipple, 54, b. NY
      • Levi Whipple, 33, Farmer, b. NY
      • Mary A. Whipple, 23, Domestic, b. NY
      • Ada Whipple, 1, b. MI
      • Gerge Whipple, 9, b. MI
      • Mary M. Whipple, 21, Domestic, b. NY
      • William L. Whipple, 19, Farm Laborer, b. NY
      • Melvin Whipple, 16, Farm Laborer, b. MI
      • Linden Whipple (male), 10, b. MI


      !SOURCE: 22 Jun 1870 Census of Gilford, Tuscola, Michigan, p. 5:
      • Whipple, Levi, 43, Farmer, b. NY
      • Crosset, Dorcas, 27, Keeping House, b. MI
      • Meyres, Charles, 7, b. MI
      • Meyres, Cora May, 4, b. MI


      !SOURCE: Email from Don (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 10 Jul 2005. "In the book 'Marriage Records of Oakland County 1849 - 1854' it lists Levi Whipple 22/23 and Irena Surgess (note spellings of both her first and last name) 18 both of Troy married there by Stephen Goodman V.D.M. on July 4, 1849." Don writes further:"This is what it says in the paper that was given to me that is from the family Bible:"
      Levi Whipple b April 1, 1827 d April 1, 1922
      Married  ?   2 children - wife died


      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Johnathan Whipple," email from Lucinda Carter Kitchen Baublis (ladylundisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 19 Jul 2005. Adds complete places of birth and death.

      !SOURCE: Email from Cindy Kitchen Baublis (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 15 Aug 2008. Quotes the following obituary of Mrs. Levi Whipple (Dorcas) in Tuscola County (MI) Newspaper on November 3, 1911:
      • Mrs Levi Whipple Old resident of Ellington had lived there thirty Years.
      • Mrs Levi Whipple died at her home in Ellington October 24, 1911 after long illness from Jaundice at the age of 74.
      • Mrs Whipple came to Tuscola County in 1881 from Oakland county and before marrying Mr Whipple was the widow of Mr Myers.
      • She leaves her husband and the following children and step-children to mourn: Mrs Herbert Hurd (of) Gagetown, Mrs Lorenzo Drehmer (of) Caro, Mrs Frank Gordon (of) Plymouth, Mrs Frank Brown (of) Indian River, Mrs Frank Hutchinson (of) North Branch, Levi Whipple (of) Ellington, Mrs Charles King (of) Ellington and George Whipple (of) Cadillac. Burial was in Ellington October 27.


      !SOURCE: "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N358-YJM : accessed 17 Nov 2014), Levi Melvin Whipple and Mary Bolch [i.e. Balch], 24 Feb 1917; citing Munising, Alger, Michigan, v 1 p 5 rn 1089, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2342719.


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