Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gertrude May (Kimball) Whipple, the Whipple Flag's "Betsy Ross"

Yesterday Dave Martucci of the North American Vexillological Association sent the above newspaper clipping of Mrs. Wayne Whipple, who apparently sewed Wayne Whipple's flag of 1912. Dave gave permission to post the clipping.

Wayne Whipple's flag appears on the first page of the Whipple Blog (at the present time, at least). Blaine Whipple's article on The Whipple Flag appears on the Whipple Website. It will probably tell you things you didn't know before. More information appears in this blog on Flag Day 2008.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Whipple Family Reunion, July 20-22, 2012, DC Area

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!

Raffle Info for the Dewey Whipple Reunion

Janele Whipple sent additional information about the June 9th Dewey Whipple Family Reunion (mentioned in a previous blog post). Specifically, she encourages attendees to participate in the raffle:
I was reminded that I overlooked telling all of you about our raffle for this year.  We must raise $300 for next year's reunion and a raffle is a fun way to do it, share our talents and have fun getting handmade items made by those we love.

We have a quilt coming in from Linda Drake (Dick's daughter) and some paintings and pottery coming from Karen Suisse (Dick's daughter).   I am still using the hand made cards I got a few years back at a Whipple Reunion.  Thank you to whoever brought those, I love them!  I encourage all of you to bring something for our raffle at the Whipple Family Reunion, June 9, 2012.

John Adams Whipple, Photographic Pioneer

Blaine Whipple recently submitted a link to a biography of John Adams Whipple (1822-1891), the first manufacturer of chemicals required for daguerreotype--the first commercially successful photographic process. His photographic studio became the most successful in Boston.

Read Historic Camera's biography of John Adams Whipple.

John has a page in the Whipple Genweb.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dewey Whipple Reunion June 9, 2012

Janele Whipple just announced the date of the annual Dewey A. Whipple reunion. (See the flyer below.)


Help Janele with the slide show by sending her your favorite photos by Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Send the photos to the email address shown at the bottom of the flyer, with the subject line "Whipple Reunion Slideshow Photos".

Correction: The address is 963 W. Folsom Avenue (not Flosom).

Mark your calendars now! It's going to be fun!