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 George Whipple

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George Whipple

Birth
Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death
30 Aug 1887 (aged 61–62)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot
Division 2, Section 2, Block 1, Lot 8, Grave 1A
Memorial ID
113391751 View Source

LT. COL. Stephen Girard Whipple is NOT buried here!

This is the grave of George Whipple, who was born in Foster, Rhode Island, in 1825. He was the son of Robert Whipple and Orilla Hill. George and his younger brother Harvey O. Whipple were enumerated at Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, along with their parents and siblings, August 22, 1850 (1850 US Census). Soon thereafter George and Harvey headed west to California's gold fields to become miners. During the Civil War Harvey and George both enlisted as privates for 3 years at Mokelumne Hill, California, in 1861; on September 25 and 27, respectively. The Privates Whipple were mustered into Company I, 3rd California Infantry, October 3, 1861. Both Privates Whipple were mustered out at Camp Douglas (Salt Lake City), Utah, October 4, 1864. After the war George returned to California, whereas Harvey went to Minnesota. George was never married. According to Mount Hope Cemetery records "G. Whipple, age 40 [sic, 60] years and single, a native of Rhode Island, died San Diego August 30, 1887" was buried here (see also: Barbara Palmer's "The Civil War Veterans of San Diego", pg. 190). Unfortunately, someone confused "G. Whipple" with Civil War veteran "S. G. Whipple" when the headstone marking this grave was ordered several years after George's death.

LT. COL. Stephen Girard Whipple is NOT buried here!

This is the grave of George Whipple, who was born in Foster, Rhode Island, in 1825. He was the son of Robert Whipple and Orilla Hill. George and his younger brother Harvey O. Whipple were enumerated at Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, along with their parents and siblings, August 22, 1850 (1850 US Census). Soon thereafter George and Harvey headed west to California's gold fields to become miners. During the Civil War Harvey and George both enlisted as privates for 3 years at Mokelumne Hill, California, in 1861; on September 25 and 27, respectively. The Privates Whipple were mustered into Company I, 3rd California Infantry, October 3, 1861. Both Privates Whipple were mustered out at Camp Douglas (Salt Lake City), Utah, October 4, 1864. After the war George returned to California, whereas Harvey went to Minnesota. George was never married. According to Mount Hope Cemetery records "G. Whipple, age 40 [sic, 60] years and single, a native of Rhode Island, died San Diego August 30, 1887" was buried here (see also: Barbara Palmer's "The Civil War Veterans of San Diego", pg. 190). Unfortunately, someone confused "G. Whipple" with Civil War veteran "S. G. Whipple" when the headstone marking this grave was ordered several years after George's death.


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