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Whipple "Whip" Van Ness Jones, Lieutenant Colonel

Whipple "Whip" Van Ness Jones, Lieutenant Colonel

Male 1909 - 2001  (91 years)

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  • Name Whipple "Whip" Van Ness Jones 
    Suffix Lieutenant Colonel 
    Born 8 Nov 1909  Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jun 2001  Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 10 Jul 2001  Aspen, Pitkin, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I35611  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Frank William Jones,   b. 21 Jul 1876, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Esther Olin Whipple,   b. 28 Jan 1884, Northfield, Rice, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1977, Youngstown, , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1907  Devil's Lake, Ramsey, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Sue McCulloch,   b. 30 May 1913, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1996, Spring Lake, , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1931  Waukegan, , Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daphne Van Ness Jones,   b. 20 Mar 1932, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1997, Miami, Dade, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Richard McCulloch Jones
    +3. Diane Carroll Jones
    +4. Whipple Van Ness "Van" Jones, Jr.
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F16973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Georgia Cleveland,   b. 1904,   d. 1954  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1950 
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F16974  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Penelope Royall Etnier 
    Children 
    +1. Carey Etnier Jones
    +2. Melanie Mathilde Jones
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F16975  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Vivienne Maxwell Joyner,   b. 13 Jul 1929, Sunningdale, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1994, Aspen, Pitkin, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 3 May 1961  Glenwood Springs, Garfield, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F16976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Nov 1909 - Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Aug 1931 - Waukegan, , Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 May 1961 - Glenwood Springs, Garfield, Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jun 2001 - Tallahassee, Leon, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Jul 2001 - Aspen, Pitkin, Colorado Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from Van Jones (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 28 Jan 1999.

      !SOURCE: GEDCOM file from Whipple Van Ness Jones, Jr., to the Whipple Website, 10 Nov 1999. Cites the work of his son, Bruce McCulloch Jones.

      !OBITUARY:
      Whipple "Whip" Van Ness Jones, 91, of Las Vegas, NV died June 29, 2001, in Tallahassee, FL.

      Funeral services will be held in Aspen, Colorado July 10, 2001 at 2:00 PM at Christ Episcopal Church (536 West North Street) with burial to follow. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated July 20, 2001 at 11:00 AM at St. John's Episcopal Church, 211 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, Aspen, Colorado or St. John's Episcopal Church, Tallahassee, Florida.

      Mr. Jones was born November 8, 1909 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, the son of Frank and Esther (Whipple) Jones. He was a long time businessman in Aspen, Colorado, where, in 1958, he developed and operated the internationally renowned Aspen Highlands ski area. In 1992, after the longest continuous ownership of any ski area in Colorado Mr. Jones donated Aspen Highlands to his Alma Mater, Harvard University. He also built and operated The Smuggler, one of Aspen's first ski lodges.

      In 1998 he was inducted into the Aspen Hall of Fame and in October, 2000, he was inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame. Following his induction into the Aspen Hall of Fame a ski run at Aspen Highlands was renamed "Whip's Veneration" to honor the founder of the ski area.

      Before World War II, Mr. Jones was a Captain in the Missouri State Guard and worked as a Trust Officer at St. Louis Union Trust, Co.. At the outbreak of the war Mr. Jones transferred to the Army Air Corps and rose to the rank of Lt. Col.

      An avid sports enthusiast, Mr. Jones was the Aspen men's singles tennis champion in the ‘60's as well as a skilled hunter, fisherman and trap shooter. In recent years the game of golf occupied much of Mr. Jones' leisure time and he continued playing almost up to the time of his death.

      Mr. Jones was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, The St. Louis Country Club, The Maroon Creek Club in Aspen and Spanish Trails in Las Vegas. Mr. Jones was a John Harvard Fellow with Harvard University and a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International and a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Aspen.

      Mr. Jones is survived by four sons, Richard McCulloch Jones of Boca Raton, Florida, Whipple Van Ness Jones, Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida, Carey Etnier Jones of Carbondale, Colorado and Andrew Doremus of Aspen, Colorado; two daughters Diane Carroll Blow of Greenwich, Connecticut and Melanie Mathilde Roseberry of Dillon Beach, CA his daughter Daphne Van Ness Jones predeceased him; 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

      (Beggs Funeral Homes Apalachee Parkway Chapel, Tallahassee, Florida and Farnum Funeral Home, Glenwood Springs, Colorado)



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