Thursday, December 1, 2011

Michelle Whipple: Miss Guatemala 2012

Blaine Whipple just sent a link to a YouTube video of Michelle Whipple, Miss Guatemala 2012. Congratulations, Michelle! (It isn't clear if she is one of many contestants, or the winner ... Congratulations anyway!!)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Frank Whipple: Modern British Hero

Frank Whipple, East [London] End legend, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at the age of 103. He died at the Royal London hospital. He was known in East London as a "campaigner, football fanatic and devoted family man." He was admired as the the U.K.'s oldest carer [caregiver] because of his dedication in taking care of his daughter Peggy, "born with severe special needs." Read the entire article in the East London Advertiser.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

On the Death of Priam Parker Whipple

(Originally submitted by Susan Newell to the Whipple Website, May 30, 2011: "Transcribed from a fragile document, beautifully handwritten in fine, small, perfect script with quill pen and now faded ink, probably dating to the mid to late 1800s." At the time, Susan thought Priam might be a child of Eugene Whipple? On July 10, 2011, Susan submitted a correction, suggesting that Priam might more likely be a brother of Eugene. Within the next few days, Priam will appear in the Whipple Genweb as Eugene's brother.)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Piggeries, Henneries, and J. R. Whipple's Boston Hotels

Seven or more years ago, Joanne Lahr-Kreischer introduced me to J. Reed Whipple (full name: Joseph Reed Whipple) when she submitted "J. Reed Whipple and Boston Hotels" to the Whipple Website. Born in New Boston, New Hampshire, Reed remained connected with his roots, even after becoming a noted Boston hotelier.  

Monday, February 21, 2011

Benjamin Whipple and His Role in the Dakota Conflict of 1862

Blaine Whipple recently noted a set of web pages that include one page devoted to Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple--first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Minnesota.  The Bishop's page is part of the Famous Trials web site by Douglas O. Linder (2011), University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law.