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Oliver George Whipple

Oliver George Whipple

Male 1831 - 1855  (24 years)

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  • Name Oliver George Whipple 
    Born 8 Jul 1831  Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Oct 1855  Gorham, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3732  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Oliver Mayhew Whipple,   b. 4 May 1794, Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1872, Lowell. Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Sophronia Hale,   b. 13 Mar 1779, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1836, Lowell. Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1821  Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jul 1831 - Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Oct 1855 - Gorham, Cumberland, Maine Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: A Partial list of the Descendents of Matthew Whipple, the Elder, of Bocking, Essex County, England / Compiled from Divers Sources by Henry Burdette Whipple (High Point, North Carolina, Oct. 1965), p. 37.

      !SOURCE: Blaine Whipple, 15 Generations of Whipples: Descendants of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Abt 1590-1647: An American Story (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 2007), 2:G436.

      !SOURCE: Email from B. Huckins to Weldon Whipple, 17 May 2009. Cites "Original handwritten town records on microfilm - Maine VR with my notes":
      Oliver Whipple and James Whipple killed in a powder mill explosion in Gorham Maine 10.12.1855 - this Oliver appears to be #3732 History of Gorham ME, Hugh Davis McLellan, pg 274 "Oliver M. Whipple of Lowell, Mass in 1833 purchased the plant . . . He put Lucius Whipple, his brother, in charge of the works as foreman. Powder mills have a bad habit of exploding periodically, and the Gambo mills have proved no exception to the rule . . . In the explosion which occurred on Oct 12, 1855 one wheelmill, press mill and a canal boat were destroyed. James Whipple and Oliver G. Whipple, who were respectively Oliver M. Whipple's brother and son , were killed.


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