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Charles Henry Whipple, General

Charles Henry Whipple, General

Male 1849 - 1932  (83 years)

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  • Name Charles Henry Whipple 
    Suffix General 
    Born 12 Jun 1849  Adams, Jefferson, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Nov 1932  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9510  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Henry Benjamin Whipple, Bishop,   b. 15 Feb 1822, Adams, Jefferson, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1901, Faribault, Rice, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Cornelia Wright,   b. 10 Nov 1816, Adams, Jefferson, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1890, Faribault, Rice, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1842  , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Evelyn Elizabeth McLean,   b. 5 Jul 1851, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1932  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1871  Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Charles Henry Whipple, Jr.,   b. 18 Nov 1872, Faribault, Rice, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1946, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Henry Benjamin Whipple,   b. 4 Aug 1874, Faribault, Rice, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1965, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Nathaniel McLean Whipple,   b. 25 Sep 1875, Faribault, Rice, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1902, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F5375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jun 1849 - Adams, Jefferson, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Dec 1871 - Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Nov 1932 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    General Charles Henry Whipple (1849-1932)
    General Charles Henry Whipple (1849-1932)
    General Charles Henry Whipple (1849-1932)
    General Charles Henry Whipple (1849-1932)
    Circa 1881

    Documents
    Obituary of General Charles Henry Whipple (1849-1932)
    Obituary of General Charles Henry Whipple (1849-1932)
    L.A. Times front page photo

  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Lights and Shadows of a Long Episcopate / Henry Benjamin Whipple. -- New York : Macmillan, 1902, p. 302. Gives rank of Major.

      !SOURCE: International Genealogical Index.

      !SOURCE: Email from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer to Weldon Whipple, 28 Jul 1998. Gives Charles Henry's rank as General.

      !SOURCE: The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, vol. 25 (New York: James T. White, 1936), p. 133.

      !SOURCE: Email from Carla Armstrong (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 6 Jan 1999.

      !MARRIAGE: At the Church of the Advent in Cincinnati, OH. --J. Lahr-Kreischer

      !SOURCE: Charles H. Whipple, Genealogy of the Whipple-Wright Wager Ward-Pell McLean-Burnet Families (1917), p. 22.

      !OBITUARY: From the L.A. Examiner dated 11/7/32 (provided by C. Armstrong):
      GENERAL WHIPPLE DIES OF PNEUMONIA

      Bringing to a close a life that was crammed with activity with the United States Army when the West was young, death yeasterday took Brig. Gen. Charles H. Whipple retired, who succumbed at St. Vincent's Hospital to an attack of pneumonia.

      General Whipple was stricken a week ago, a few days after returning from a visit to his son, Henry, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

      The Army officer, 83 years old, was born in Adams, N.Y., in 1849 the son of Bishop Henry B. Whipple, known as the Apostle to the Indians.

      At the age of 23, the future famous general was given a position as cashier at the Citizens' National Bank of Faribault, Minn., a job he held for ten years when the lure of army life overtook him and he won appointment as major paymaster.

      It was during this period that an accident that won him national attention occurred. While carrying the payroll of $30,000 to an army encampment in Montana, bandits held up the stage. The guard was killed, the stage driver was wounded, but Whipple took to the underbrush with the money and escaped.

      He won his rank as lieutenant colonel and deputy paymaster general in 1901, three years later being raised to colonel and assistant paymaster general. In 1908 he was appointed brigadier general and paymaster general. He retired February 15, 1912, after seeing active service in the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

      General Whipple moved to Los Angeles with his wife Evelyn McLean Whipple in 1908. Mrs. Whipple was the daughter of John McLean, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, Mrs. Whipple died last July 27 from a heart attack.

      Two sons, Henry Benjamin Whipple of Brooklyn and Charles Henry Whipple Jr., Los Angeles, survive.

      The body was removed to Pierce Brothers' chapel, pending the completion of funeral arrangements.



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