Thursday, June 10, 2021

Alexander Graham Bell and the Whipples of Mystic, Connecticut

One of the Whipple Website's longtime supporters recently sent a link to a fascinating article that appeared on May 5, 2021, in The Day, a newspaper published in New London, Connecticut. Entitled "Writing on Water: What Alexander Graham Bell knew about the Mystic Oral School," it tells of what was originally called the Whipple Home School for the Deaf in Mystic, Connecticut.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Who is Willard Whipple?

In 2010 I posted this photo of the Whipple Avenue exit in Redwood City California. At the time I wondered who the Whipple might be. Might it be Amiel Weeks Whipple, I wondered? He was an early explorer and surveyor of the American southwest.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Whipple Park, Lingle, Wyoming

Amanda (Whipple) White took these two photos while driving through Lingle, Wyoming, with her family on March 26, 2021. She sent them to the webmaster that same day.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sarah Theyer Whipple: putative wife of Captain John Whipple

 Charles M. Whipple, Ph.D., Ed.D.

It is the assertion of this abstract that the maiden name of the wife of Captain John Whipple is Theyer. This is based on the following observations. The information supplied by her tombstone states that she was born in Dorchester, New England, and died in Providence, Rhode Island Anno Dom 1666, age 42, placing her date of birth in the mid-1620s. As shown in several treaties, including my own, The History of Captain John and Sarah Whipple of Dorchester, Massachusetts and Providence Rhode Island, 1617-1685, Trafford Publishing, 2007, the maiden name commonly identified as belonging to her, including baptismal records have been: Theyer, Glouchester;  Darling, London; Woodthorpe, Essex, and Hutchinson, unknown. The name Theyer has since been identified in an early 20th century Rhode Island source as wife to John Whipple. I have researched this issue on and off for over 40 years, arriving at a clearer understanding of this 300-year old conundrum with assistance from those sources noted below.