Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Update on Clara Whipple, Silent Film Actress

We have more clues about Clara Whipple, the silent film actress blogged about on June 29 (see that entry). The following might help identify her:
Ancestry.com's Motion Picture Studios Directory has two entries about the career of Clara Brimmer Whipple, born in Missouri, who attended school in a convent in Germany and finished her education in Switzerland.
Consider the following individuals in the Whipple Genweb:
  • Clarissa Brimmer "Clara" Whipple (http://whipple.org/146152), born about 1851 in Kentucky, living in Worthville, Carroll County Kentucky for the 1870 U.S. Census. The similarities between her name and the silent film actress born about 1893 are too close to ignore.
  • Clarissa Brimmer (http://whipple.org/49044), born 3 Feb 1783 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, died 19 Nov 1835 in nearby Ipswich, Essex County. She was married to Edward Whipple (http://whipple.org/49043).
  • Clarissa Brimmer Whipple (http://whipple.org/49230), daughter of Edward and Clarissa above. She was born 1804 in Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts and died 2 Jan 1832 in Hamilton.
If you come up with additional clues, feel free to comment here or post on the Whipple Website Facebook page (http://facebook.whipple.org).