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Sherman Elms Whipple Cannon

Sherman Elms Whipple Cannon

Male 1897 - 1979  (81 years)

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  • Name Sherman Elms Whipple Cannon 
    Born 29 Jun 1897  LaGrange, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 1979  Queen's Hospital, Captain Hook, Hawaii, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I96625  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 

    Father Clayton Jay Whipple,   b. 23 Apr 1872, Auburn, Cayuga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1912, Yonkers, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Ida Ruth Elms,   b. 30 Oct 1871, Pentwater, Oceana, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1947, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1896  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family M. Ethel,   b. Abt 1892, , , Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930, of, , Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1928  Hollywood, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F60841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jun 1897 - LaGrange, Cook, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Aug 1928 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 10 Jan 2005. Cites the following:
      • 6/1/1900 Census, Rockford Twp., Winnebago, IL, p.101:
        • Whipple, Clayton J. 28, salesman, b. NY April 1872, marr. 4 yrs., 2/2 children, parents b. NY;
        • wife Whipple, Ida A. (sic) {21247}, 28, b. MI Sept. 1871, parents b. NY;
        • son Whipple, Sherman E., 2, b. IL June 1897;
        • dau. Helen E. 10/12, b. IL Aug. 1899;
        • mother-in-law Craine, Helen E. 50, widow, b. NY Dec. 1849, father b. England, mother b. NY.
      • 4/25/1910 Census, East Cleveland Twp., Cuyahoga, OH, p.81:
        • Whipple, Clayton J. 36, president auto company, b. NY, father b. PA, mother b. NY;
        • Whipple, Ida R., 38, b. MI, father b. VT, mother b. NY;
        • Whipple, Sherman E. 12, b. IL;
        • Whipple, Helen E., 10, b. IL;
        • Whipple, Leslie A. (male), 7, b. Canada.


      !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), 3:G925. "After his mother married Lucius Cannon, Sherman assumed Cannon as a surname."

      !SOURCE: Email from Joanne Vetter (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 6 Sep 2019:
      Sherman applied for an officer’s license (Assistant Purser) for the US Merchant Marine in December 1945. Within that application, it states that he was born Sherman Elms Whipple, the son of Clayton Jay and Ida Ruth (Elms) Whipple on 29 Jun 1897 in LaGrange/Cook/IL. It further states that pursuant to a Court Order issued 5 Mar 1946, his name was changed to Sherman Elms Whipple Cannon. His father died 12 Jul 1912 and his mother married Lucius Cannon in 1914, so since Sherman’s name was changed by Court order, it can be presumed that a legal adoption took place, rather than Sherman just assuming his step-father’s name.


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