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Henry James Whipple or James W. Blackford

Henry James Whipple or James W. Blackford

Male 1879 - 1951  (71 years)

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  • Name Henry James Whipple or James W. Blackford 
    Born 14 Jul 1879  Cherry Valley, Butler, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 May 1951  Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8042  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 15 May 2016 

    Father William Whipple,   b. of, , , Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Phoebe Williams,   b. of, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Daisy Bell Knowlton,   b. 21 Jun 1883, of, Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1960, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1900  Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bertrand W. "Bert" Whipple,   b. Abt 1900, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. of, Kirkland, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Clayton E. Whipple,   b. Abt 1903, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jeannette A. Whipple,   b. Abt 1907, , , Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Ronald Albert Whipple,   b. 1909, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1981, Port Angeles, Clallam, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F4605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary C. Rattelle 
    Married 15 Oct 1914  Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F4606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1879 - Cherry Valley, Butler, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Mar 1900 - Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Oct 1914 - Seattle, King, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 May 1951 - Seattle, King, Washington Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from J.R. Whipple (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Web Site, 1H 1997.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 29 Jan 2005. Cites the Washington Death Index, 1940-1996. Adds death date and place.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Connie (undisclosed at example dot net) and the Whipple Website, 9 May 2016: "Weldon has sent me a copy of your message dated April 23 regarding Henry James Whipple and his first wife Daisy Knowlton.  The Washington state death (where Henry d. in Seattle, King, WA) and marriage records state that Henry's parents are William Whipple and Phoebe Williams.  On Oct. 15, 1914 in Seattle, King, WA Henry married his 2nd wife, Mary C. (Rattelle) Labrot (also divorced), dau. of Frank Rattelle and Matilda Landry."

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Connie (undisclosed at example dot net) and the Whipple Website, 9 May 2016: "The 1880 census in Erie, Erie, PA lists Wm. R. Blackford 30, his wife Cordelia, 35, and son Henry 10 mos.(b. abt July 1879). In 1900 the census lists the head as Rufus W. Blackford b. June 1850 with a wife named Lucy and children aged 6 and 1.  Could Henry really be James W. Blackford/Henry James Whipple and adopted (formally or informally) by William and Phoebe (Williams) Whipple after the death of his mother Cordelia?  That could explain the change of names and why Rufus W. Blackford gave permission for him to marry before he was 21."

      !SOURCE: Email from Connie Johnson (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 23 Apr 2016. She writes the following:
      Henry James WHIPPLE is a bit of a mystery to us. It looks like he married Daisy using the name James W BLACKFORD in Erie, Pa in 1900. They had 4 children, including my husband's great grandfather Bert WHIPPLE. Daisy and Henry James WHIPPLE later divorced in Washington state (1910). By that time, he is using the name WHIPPLE. The 4 children use the last name WHIPPLE. Daisy's son Bert told the story "the last name was WHIPPLE, changed to BLACK and then went back to WHIPPLE."
      Connie then notes the following about Henry James Whipple:
      • 10 March, 1900 - Married Daisy in Erie, Pa as James W BLACKFORD. His father signed a document allowing minors to marry as Rufus W BLACKFORD.
      • 4 June, 1900 - (Erie City) census shows James W BLACKFORD and Daisy BLACKFORD living with the KNOWLTON family. It says James was born July 1979 in Michigan. Father and mother both born in Michigan.
      • 18 April 1910 - (Seattle) census says he was born abt 1879 in New York. Father and mother both born in New York.
      • 6 January 1920 - (Portland) census says he was born abt 1881 in Pennsylvania. Father and mother both born in Pennsylvania.
      • 11 April 1940 - (Seattle) census says he was born aby 1880 in Pennsylvania.
      • 26 April 1942 - WWII Draft Registration Card says he was born 14 July, 1879 in Cherry Valley Pennsylvania.


      !SOURCE: 18 Apr 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Seattle, King, Washington, sheet 4B, resideing at 2211 Yesler Way, dwelling 64, family 98:
      • Whipple, Henry, head, 30, mar. 10 yrs., b. NY, parents b. NY, accountant, print store
      • Whipple, B. Daisy, wife, 27, mar. 10 yrs., 4 children, 4 living, b. IL, father b. WI, mother b. IN, barber
      • Whipple, W. Bertrand, son, 10, b. PA, father b. NY, mother b. IL
      • Whipple, E. Clayton, son, 7, b. PA, father b. NY, mother b. IL
      • Whipple, A. Jeannette, dau, 3, b. WA, father b. NY, mother b. IL
      • Whipple, A. Ronald, son, 1, b. WA, father b. NY, mother b. IL


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