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George R. Whaples
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1850
Oak Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1917
Oak Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA

**OBITUARY**

PIONEER IS GONE

George R. Whaples, Born Here in 1850—Related to Prominent Families of the Community

George R. Whaples, a pioneer resident of Oak Park, entered into rest last Sunday morning at Oak Park hospital. He was born in Oak Ridge (now Oak Park) September 30, 1850, and, excepting the few years that he resided in Kansas, his whole life was spent here.

Two daughters, Mrs. Frederick S. Nye of Oak Park, and Mrs. C. W. McCullagh of North Yakima, Wash., survive him. He was a son of Reuben Whaples and Margaret Jane Whaples, who were the second settlers here; and a brother of Judson L. Whaples, Mrs. J. W. Tope, Mrs. Delos Hull, Mrs. W. F. Furbeck, Mrs. J. W. Kettlestrings, Mrs. James Spickerman and the late Mrs. T. M. Hull.

Funeral services were held at the residence of his sister, Mrs. J. W. Tope, 927 Lake, on Tuesday afternoon, Dr. William E. Barton of the First Congregational church officiating.

The music consisted of two beautiful songs rendered by Ernest Peacock of the Chicago Mendelssohn club. Interment was at Forest Home.

—Oak Leaves (Oak Park, IL), 3 Mar 1917, pg. 17

**ADDITIONAL NOTES**

Mr. Whaples was a sewer contractor for Oak Park, IL. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Reuben Whaples (1809 - 1865)
  Margaret Jane Spitzer Whaples (1822 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Belle Whaples Nye (1868 - 1961)*
  Grace Whaples McCullagh (1880 - 1930)*
  Mary Louise Whaples (1881 - 1900)*
 
 Siblings:
  Julia Ann Whaples Spickerman (1839 - 1926)*
  Margaret Louisa Whaples Kettlestrings (1841 - 1917)*
  Amelia Elizabeth Whaples Hull (1842 - 1926)*
  Caroline C. Whaples Hull (1846 - 1914)*
  Sophia Elizabeth Whaples Furbeck (1847 - 1936)*
  George R. Whaples (1850 - 1917)
  Della Whaples Tope (1855 - 1946)*
  Judson Lewis Whaples (1858 - 1930)*
  Harry Whaples (1861 - 1864)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Home Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Jennifer Nordyke Hart
Originally Created by: Debbie B
Record added: Jul 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55129903
George R. Whaples
Added by: Debbie B
 
 
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