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Thomas S. Whipple, Dr.

Thomas S. Whipple, Dr.

Male 1847 - 1892  (44 years)

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  • Name Thomas S. Whipple 
    Suffix Dr. 
    Born 25 Nov 1847  , Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Nov 1892  San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I163828  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2020 

    Family Mary L. Flemming,   b. 1854,   d. 1934  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Nov 1873  prob, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Find a Grave web site memorial 214264413, consulted 20 Aug 2020
    Children 
     1. Frank E. Whipple,   b. Abt 1876, of, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Raymond T. Whipple,   b. Abt 1885, of, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F62066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1847 - , Windham, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1892 - San Jose, Santa Clara, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Find a Grave web site memorial 214264413, consulted 20 Aug 2020:
      Dr. Thomas S. Whipple was a well-known dentist and longtime resident of San Jose. He shocked his family and friends when he committed suicide by inhaling coal gas on the night before his 45th birthday. Dr. Whipple was born in Windham County, Conn., and became an orphan at an early age, his mother having died before he was a year old, and his father following three years later. He was schooled in Courtland County, New York and Ohio before coming to San Jose as a teenager in 1864. He became an apprentice in the dental business with his uncle, Dr. C. R. Spaw, eventually taking over the practice when Dr. Spaw retired in 1887. Along with this valuable business, Dr. Whipple also owned a 65-acre apricot, cherry, and prune orchard four miles east of San Jose. He married Mary L. Flemming in November 1873 and they had two children, Frank E. and Raymond T. Whipple, who were 16 and 7 years old, respectively, at the time of Dr. Whipple's death. The doctor's suicide was attributed to his struggles with nervous disease, dyspepsia, and chronic insomnia. (San Jose Evening News, Nov. 25, 1892)


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