Eva May <I>Dalton</I> Whipple

Eva May Dalton Whipple

Belton, Cass County, Missouri, USA
Death 27 Jan 1939 (aged 72)
Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Dalton Family Plot
Memorial ID 7808388 · View Source
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Eva May Dalton was the daughter of James Lewis Dalton and Adeline Lee Younger (buried at this cemetery). She had the following brothers (the Dalton Gang) and sisters: Charles Benjamin "Ben," Henry Coleman, Littleton Lee, Franklin "Frank," Gratton "Grat" Hanley, William "Bill" Marion, Robert "Bob" Rennick, Emmett "Em" (buried in the family plot), Leona Randolph Dalton, Nancy May Dalton Clute, Simon "Si" Noel, and Hannah Adeline Dalton.

She married John N. Whipple on 25 Oct 1887 in Meade, KS. He was born Apr. 1851.


Eva May passed away on 27 Jan 1939 at the home of her sister, Leona Dalton, in Kingfisher, OK where she had made her home after the death of her husband in 1932. Eva was 72 years of age. She had taught school and was engaged in millinery and dressmaking before she married.

She and her husband, John N.Whipple, moved to Kingfisher, OK and later operated a cafe in Siloam Springs, AR.

Eva, a Methodist from age 16, was buried in the Dalton family plot in Kingfisher, OK. Eva was survived by her sister, Leona, a brother, Littleton, and a granddaughter, Mrs. W. D. Meadows of Houston, TX.

In 1887 a small house was built by John Whipple for his bride, Eva May Dalton. This house stands on the corner of Pearlotte and Green St. in Meade, KS, is known as the Dalton Museum and is the center of the annual Dalton Days festivities. When the Gang visited their sister they allegedly used the escape tunnel that was dug from the house to the barn. This small museum was visited by a record attendance of 28,000 in the year 2000 and folks came from 23 nations.

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