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Hiram George Sims Whipple

Hiram George Sims Whipple

Male 1823 - 1884  (61 years)

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  • Name Hiram George Sims Whipple 
    Born 1 Jan 1823  Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Mar 1884  Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I77804  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2011 

    Father Stephen Whipple,   b. 11 Mar 1781, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years) 
    Mother Eunice P. Smith,   b. 5 Aug 1782, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1840 and 1850, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1810  Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Josselyn,   b. Abt 1830, , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Aug 1880  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Katharine "Kittie" Burns Whipple,   b. 20 Sep 1861, , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Aug 1880  (Age > 19 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F33346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jan 1823 - Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Mar 1884 - Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    H. G. S. (Hiram George Sims) Whipple and Family
    H. G. S. (Hiram George Sims) Whipple and Family
    HGS Whipple, his wife Mary Josselyn, their daughter, Katharine Burns Whipple (later married Charles Dobbs and sometimes used the nickname Kittie or Kitty), and a sister, Phebe Whipple who married a Gibson
    H. G. S. (Hiram George Sims) Whipple, 1823-1884
    H. G. S. (Hiram George Sims) Whipple, 1823-1884

    Headstones
    Gravestone of Hiram George Sims Whipple, 1823-1884
    Gravestone of Hiram George Sims Whipple, 1823-1884

  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 29 Mar 2003. Cites Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts to the Year 1849. Gives birth 31 Dec 1822, son of Stephen.

      !SOURCE: Email from Rosemary Dobbs Perticari (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 23 Jan 2006. Cites "a pile of [Hiram George Sims Whipple's] letters and other writings [which] were donated to the Filson Society in Louisville, Ky. They sent me the following information which names some of his siblings and gives some clues about who they might be." Gives birth 1 Jan 1823 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

      !OCCUPATION: Organist, musician and teacher. --R.D. Perticari, noting (for example) a letter of 19 Jun 1859, Louisville: "Is serving as leader and organist at 1st Presbyterian Church; next Sunday is his last day of engagement there. His successor is going to play for free. Does not agree well with stiffness of Presbyterianism; has been offered his old position at Sehon Chapel; (Calvary Episcopal Church was founded on December 24, 1860, when the congregation of Sehon Chapel of the Methodist Episcopal Church seceded from that denomination and became part of the Episcopal Church. During the Civil War and following years, the congregation continued to worship in the former Sehon Chapel, while pursuing plans for a new structure.)"

      !OBITUARY: 30 Mar 1884 (transcribed and submitted by Rosemary Perticari, 25 Jun 2006):

      Professor Whipple Dead

      He expires after a long illness

      Sketch of His Life - what He Did to Develop the Talent of Louisville - His Career as An Artist and Musician

      Prof. George S. Whipple died at his residence, 1242 Third Street, at 2o'clock yesterday morning, after a lingering illness.

      Hiram George Sims Whipple was born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1822. When fourteen years old, he accompanied his parents to Cleveland, Ohio, where they resided until 1851. At Cleveland he studied ornamental and portrait painting, in which he speedily became an adept. Coming to this city in the year last named, Mr. Whipple opened a studio as a portrait painter, which occupation he followed with pronounced success until his health began to rapidly fail under the confinement entailed by his arduous work.

      His Musical Talent

      Being gifted with a naturally fine voice and having a decided inclination to musical studies, as a measure of relief to his overtaxed energies, he turned his attention to teaching vocal music, and later on, to elocution, in both of which he achieved remarkable good results. His talent as an instructor in music brought him into such general prominence that some ten years ago he was elected by the School Board as principal professor of music in the city schools, a position he held at the time of his death. He was also the teacher of music in Holyoke Academy, on Broadway, where his original methods of instruction were highly appreciated by the school authorities.

      Professor Whipple had been in rather delicate health for more than two years, and his debility became acute in January. Six weeks ago the disease, which affected the glands of his throat and neck, rendered him voiceless and confined him to bed, and gradually growing weaker he breathed his last at the time above mentioned. He was married in 1859 to Miss Mary Joslyn, of LeRoy, N.Y who, with a daughter now grown, survive him.

      A Great Elocutionist

      He was a man of singular modesty and equally shining talents in all the higher walks of art and culture. As a reader he was regarded by competent critics as the peer of Murdock and Jefferson in their respective fields of excellence. In rendering pathetic passages, such as the death of Little Nell in the Old Curiosity Shop, Professor Whipple was unequaled and all his instincts were purely and finely dramatic. His characteristic quality was that of honesty, in which was involved the keenest and most delicately sensitive idea of personal honor. This, with his numerous social gifts, rendered him a general favorite and made him favorably known to the whole city.

      He was a consistent member of the Broadway Baptist Church, and Rev. Dr. Broddus will conduct the funeral services today, at 4 P.M. at the family residence.

      The funeral and interment at Cave Hill cemetery will be private, in accordance with the wishes of the family.

      Capt. Robert Johnson, who died day before yesterday, was one of Prof. Whipple's warmest friends, and was largely instrumental in making successful a recent benefit for the dead professor.



      !PUBLICATIONS: The following--in the University of Louisville Music Library--are composed by H.G.S. Whipple (cited by Rosemary Perticari, 21 Jun 2006):
      • "Oh! Look on that banner!" / H.G.S. Whipple ; lyrics by William F. Wood (Louisville: D.P. Faulds; Chicago, Root & Cady; Cleveland, S.Brainard & Co., [185-?]). -- 5 p. of music; 33 cm. -- For medium voice and piano. "To the Anderson Guards, Louisville, Ky."
      • "Return to me" / H.G.S. Whipple ; lyrics by Sidney Dyer (Louisville: D.P. Faulds & Co.; Memphis & Nashville: J.A. McClure; Cleveland: S. Brainard., 1859). -- 5 p. of music; 34 cm. -- For medium voice and piano. "To James H. Huber."
      • "When the humid shadows hover, or Rain upon the roof" / H.G.S. Whipple ; lyrics by Coates Kinney (Louisville: D.P. Faulds & Co., 539 Main St.; Faulds & Huber Masonic Temple; N.Y.: Wm. Hall & Son; Boston: Henry Tolman; Nashville: J.A. McClure, 1858). -- 5 p. of music; 34 cm. -- For medium voice and piano. "To Miss Fannie Montgomery."


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