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Latimer Whipple Ballou

Latimer Whipple Ballou

Male 1812 - 1900  (88 years)

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  • Name Latimer Whipple Ballou 
    Born 1 Mar 1812  Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 May 1900  Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Rathbun Street, Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I76029  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Levi Ballou, Jr.,   b. 29 Aug 1782, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1836  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Hephzibah "Hepsa" Metcalf,   b. 5 Jun 1779,   d. 20 Nov 1860  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 10 May 1804 
    Family ID F9892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann Hunnewell,   b. 5 Oct 1818, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1879, Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1836 
    Children 
    +1. Henry Latimer Ballou,   b. 14 Oct 1841, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1889, Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F32766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1812 - Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1900 - Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oak Hill Cemetery, Rathbun Street, Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: "Descendants of Sarah Whipple," email from N. Combs to the Whipple Website, 23 Feb 2003.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 28 Jul 2004. Cites the following entry in Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume I
      BALLOU, Latimer Whipple, representative, was born in Cumberland, R.I., March 1, 1812; son of Levi and Hepsa (Metcalf) Ballou; grandson of Levi {37909} and Comfort (Thompson) Ballou, and a descendant of Mathurin Bellews, Providence, R.I., 1646. He learned the printing business at the University Press, Cambridge, Mass., and helped to establish the Cambridge Press in 1835, where he remained until 1842, when he engaged in mercantile pursuits at Woonsocket, R.I. He was cashier of the Woonsocket Falls bank and treasurer of the Woonsocket institute for savings, 1850-'99. He was presidential elector in 1860; a delegate to the Republican national convention in 1872, and a Republican representative from the 2d Rhode Island district in the 44th, 45th and 46th congresses, 1875-'81. He was treasurer and president of Dean academy, Franklin, Mass. He died May 9, 1900.


      !SOURCE: Email from Charles Whipple (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 10 Aug 2005. Adds place of death, quoting the following:
      BALLOU, Latimer Whipple, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Cumberland, R.I., March 1, 1812; attended the public schools and the local academies in his native town; moved to Cambridge, Mass., in 1828 and learned the art of printing at the University Press; was instrumental in establishing the Cambridge Press in 1835 and continued in the printing business until 1842, when he moved to Woonsocket, R.I.; engaged in banking in 1850; was active in the organization of the Republican Party in 1856; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1881); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1880; engaged in his former business pursuits until his death in Woonsocket, Providence County, R.I., May 9, 1900; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.


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