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Charles Ayer Whipple

Charles Ayer Whipple

Male 1859 - 1928  (69 years)

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  • Name Charles Ayer Whipple 
    Born 22 Feb 1859  Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 May 1928  Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I41687  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2011 

    Father Alonzo Brigham Whipple,   b. 27 Feb 1825, Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1907, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Harriet Leland,   b. 6 Jul 1817, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1889  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1845  Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Norton Worth,   b. 23 Feb 1843, of, Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1905, Upton, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1891  Manhattan, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F19818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mathilde Bartels Wilhelm,   b. 1893, Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F19819  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1859 - Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Feb 1891 - Manhattan, New York, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 May 1928 - Washington, D.C. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from Tom Whipple (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 26 Jun and 14 and 16 Sep 1999, citing the research of Dan Whipple (undisclosed at example dot net).

      !OCCUPATION: "He was an artist who spent three years in Ottawa, Canada, but had his studio at 58 West 57th Street, New York." --T. Whipple

      !OCCUPATION: Renowned portrait painter -that of President McKinley is in the the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC. For location of 6 others see web page http://portraits-npg.si.edu/cgi-pl/snpg2a.pl. For his restoration work on the Brumidi Corridors, first floor, Senate Wing of US Capitol, see http://www.aoc.gov/art/brumcorr.htm. See also entry in "Who was Who in American Art", Peter Hastings Falk (ed), Soundview Press, 1985. Appeared in 1860, 1870 census, Southborough; 1900, 1910 census Manhattan, NY. --T. Whipple

      !OBITUARY: In the New York Times, 4 May 1928, p. 25 (reported by Tom Whipple [twhipple@iinet.net.au] to the Whipple Website, 11 Dec 2000):
      "

      Charles A. Whipple, Painter, 69, Engaged in Retouching Murals at Capitol, Dies.

      WASHINGTON, D.C., May 3 (AP).

      "Charles A. Whipple, 69-year-old mural artist, who for seven years has been engaged in retouching the famous Brumidi paintings at the Capitol, is dead here after an illness of several months. The body will be taken to Natick, Mass., for funeral services at the home of a nephew, Lewis E. Whipple. Burial will be at Southboro, Mass.

      "At the Capitol Mr. Whipple came in contact with thousands of visitors who watched him retouch the art works in the rotunda and halls of the great building. He was perhaps best known for his panel, 'The Spirit of 1917.' He also painted several figures in the historical frieze around the rotunda, left unfinished in 1889, and had cherished the ambition to complete this work before his death.

      "It was while showing some of the many Capitol tourists his paintings that the artist met the young woman who later became his wife. She was Miss Mathilde Bartels Wilhelm of Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine. She is accompanying the body to Massachusetts."



      !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:G618-G619. Gives burial in Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts (previously entered as Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts).

      !SOURCE: Email from Anne Billeter (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 25 Sep 2011. Anne notes/cites the following:
      • I have a photograph I took in 1995 of the gravestone of Charles Ayer Whipple. The gravestone is in the Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Worcester, MA. The text of the gravestone is simple:
        Charles Ayer Whipple
        1859 - 1928
      • I also have a photocopy of the "Official Burial (Or Removal) Permit, dated Natick, May 4, 1928, "for the removal from Natick, Mass, and the interment at [left blank] Cemetery in Southboro, of the body of Charles Ayers (sic) Whipple who died May 2, 1928, age 69 years, 2 months, 10 days." "Residence at time of death Washington, D. C."

        I believe a careful reading of the obituary indicates the following sequence of events:

        1. Charles Ayer Whipple died in Washington, D.C. 2 May 1928
        2. His body was shipped to Natick, MA 3 May 1928
        3. Funeral services were conducted 4 May 1928 at the residence of his nephew, Lewis E. Whipple, at Natick
        4. His body was transported by Charles W. Burks [named in Burial Permit] to Southboro and buried in the Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Worcester, MA
      • I also have a photocopy of the cemetery record for Section 2, Lot 21, in the name of Edmund Whipple, which indicates the following (date of Interment is the date listed):
        • 8-2-1841, burial #1, grave #8, Antoinette S. Whipple [handwritten note by her entry: "moved from Old Cemetery"
        • 10-24-1844, burial #2, grave #6, Edmund Whipple
        • 3-30-1851, burial #3, grave #9, Leander A. Whipple
        • 7-10-1855, burial #4, grave #5, Ella M. Whipple
        • 3-23-1864, burial #5, grave #7, Sophia B. Tuttle - formerly wife of Edmund Whipple
        • 1870, burial #6, grave #4, Perley M. Whipple
        • 1889, burial #7, grave #3, Harriet L. Whipple
        • 1907, [blank], ?, Alonzo B. Whipple
        • 1928, burial #9, grave #1, Charles Ayers Whipple
      • There is also a note: Perpetual Care May 11, 1943, Le. E. Whipple, $100.00
      • There is also a map of the lot showing the location of the graves in the lot.


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