Just received a message on Facebook about a Whipple Family Reunion to be held in the Washington DC area July 20-22, 2012. (See http://www.facebook.com/messages/?action=read&tid=id.266680126746292 ... you might need to logon to read it?. Let me know if you can't find it.)
The reunion has its own Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Whipple-Family-Reunion/138301806212240
Visit their wall on Facebook! It's interesting!