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Reuben Arnold Whipple, Major

Reuben Arnold Whipple, Major

Male 1846 - 1907  (61 years)

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  • Name Reuben Arnold Whipple 
    Suffix Major 
    Born 11 Aug 1846  Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1907  Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Maple Street Cemetery, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9838  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2013 

    Father George B. Whipple,   b. 18 Apr 1823, North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 26 Jul 1870, of, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years) 
    Mother Sarah G. Wescott,   b. Abt 1825, of, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1846  , Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Evelyn M. "Eva" Todd,   b. Jul 1853, , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930, of, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1871  Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George E. Whipple
    +2. Irene "Rena" Whipple,   b. Nov 1873, , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Susan Whipple,   b. 26 Oct 1876, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930, of, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)
    +4. Robert Lee Whipple,   b. Dec 1881, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1956, of, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F5736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Aug 1846 - Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1871 - Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1907 - Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maple Street Cemetery, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Henry E. Whipple, A Brief Genealogy of the Whipple Families Who Settled in Rhode Island (Providence: A. Crawford Greene, 1873), p. 24.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 5 Jul 2006. Cites/notes the following:
      • Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910 (235:35): "Whipple, Reuben {9838} married Nov. 21, 1871 in Adams, Berkshire, MA Eva M. Todd dau. of Evelyn and Cynthia Todd"
      • Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910 ((1:370)): "Whipple, Reuben Arnold {9838} d. 1907 in Adams, Berkshire, MA"
      • July 25, 1860 Census, Adams, Berkshire, MA, p.311
        • Whipple, Geo. B. {9821} 37 b. RI
        • Whipple, Sarah G. {9837} 35 b. RI
        • Whipple, Reuben A. {9838} 13 b. RI
        • Whipple, Henry F. {9839} 12 b. RI
        • Whipple, Abby F. {9840} 11 b. RI
        • Whipple, Emma J. {9841} 9 b. RI
        • Whipple, Cynthia A. {9842} 7 b. MA
        • Whipple, John W. {9845} 6 b. MA
        • Whipple, [Hennie] {9843} 4 b. MA
        • Whipple, Sarah 2 {9844} b. MA
        • Paine, Arnold 28 b. RI
      • July 26, 1870 Census, Adams, Berkshire, MA p.129
        • Whipple, George 47, linen manufacturer, b. RI
        • Whipple, Sarah 44 b. RI
        • Whipple, Reuben 23 laborer, b. RI
        • Whipple, Henry 21 laborer, b. RI
        • Whipple, Josephine {9841} 20 b. RI
        • Whipple, Anna {9842} 17 b. MA
        • Whipple, John 16 b. MA
        • Whipple, Henriette 14 b. MA
        • Whipple, Sarah 12 b. MA
        • Whipple, Louise {9847} 7 b. MA
        • Whipple, Lizzie {9848} 5 b. MA
        • Whipple, Albert G. {9849} 10/12 b. MA
      • June 9, 1900 Census, Adams, Berkshire, MA, p.51
        • Whipple, Reuben {9838} 53, U.S. Army, b. RI Aug. 1846, mar. 28 yrs., parents b. RI
        • wife - Whipple, Evelyn 46 b. MA July 1853, mar. 28 yrs., 4/3 children, parents b. MA
        • dau. - Whipple, Susan 23, school teacher, b. MA Oct. 1876
        • son - Whipple, Robert 18 b. MA Dec. 1881
        • son-in-law Jenks, Charles E. 31, shoe merchant, b. MA April 1869
        • dau. - Jenks, Irene 26 b. MA Nov. 1873


      !SOURCE: Email from B. Huckins to Weldon Whipple, 8 Dec 2007. Adds exact day and place of birth, citing Regiments and Armories of Massachusetts, Charles Winslow, 1901, Pg 515 (includes image of Reuben):
      Major Reuben Arnold Whipple born August 11, 1846 Smithfield, RI, removed to Adams, MA with parents when he was 7 years old. Descended from Col Abram Whipple who was in the War of 1812 and later Captain of the RI National Guard (note source refers to Abram as his grandfather?)

      Enlisted 8th Reg in the Civil War and joined 2nd Regiment as Captain. Lost his son by disease in service at Santiago de Cuba. Commissioned Captain 26th Reg US Volunteers, Col Edmund Rice commanding. Went into business with his father at Adams, MA then became Supt of Streets, Bridges and Parks there.



      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 1 Nov 2013: "Reuben Arnold Whipple {9838} d. Oct. 13, 1907 in Adams, Berkshire, MA where he is bur. in the Maple Street Cemetery. (src: Find A Grave website)"


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