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Cyrenius Albert "Rene" Whipple

Cyrenius Albert "Rene" Whipple

Male 1908 - 1950  (42 years)

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  • Name Cyrenius Albert "Rene" Whipple 
    Born 20 May 1908  Vinton, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Dec 1950  Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Buckingham Cemetery, north of Traer, Tama, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4371  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Selmon Thomas "Sell" Whipple,   b. 20 Aug 1861, Taylor Twp, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1912, Taylor Twp, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Anna C. Edwards,   b. 27 Oct 1866, Vinton, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1948, Vinton, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1885 
    Family ID F2548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Marie Halupnik,   b. 27 Mar 1915, Traer, Tama, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1982, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1938  Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Judith Ann Whipple,   b. 31 Mar 1939, Traer, Tama, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 2007, of, Dunedin, Pinellas, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Robert Mark Whipple,   b. 25 Oct 1948, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 2006, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Family ID F2572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 May 1908 - Vinton, Benton, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jul 1938 - Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Dec 1950 - Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Buckingham Cemetery, north of Traer, Tama, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Gravestone of Cyrenius A. 'Rene' and Martha M. (Halupnik) Whipple
    Gravestone of Cyrenius A. "Rene" and Martha M. (Halupnik) Whipple

  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: A Partial list of the Descendents of Matthew Whipple, the Elder, of Bocking, Essex County, England / Compiled from Divers Sources by Henry Burdette Whipple (High Point, North Carolina, Oct. 1965), p. 60.

      !SOURCE: Email from Dale Halupnik (email hidden) to the Whipple Website, 4 Jun 2006. Cites Obituary of Rene (i.e. Cyrenius) Whipple in the Traer (Iowa) Star-Clipper, December, 1950:
      Rene Whipple Dies of Stroke At Age of 42
      Popular Traerite Leaves
      Wife and Two Children;
      Funeral Here Tomorrow

      Rene Whipple, 42, a popular resi­dent of the Traer community for 15 years, died of a cerebral hemorrhage early Wednesday morning at St. Francis hospital in Waterloo. He had been suffering from high blood pres­sure for some time.

      Mr. and Mrs. Whipple had gone shopping in Waterloo Tuesday eve­ning. On the way to the city, Mr. Whipple had complained about a pain in his right foot. They shopped for a while and left for home early because Mr. Whipple was feeling Ill. On the way home Mr. Whipple com­plained about a numbness in his right side. A short time later he suffered a severe stroke. On arrival in Traer, he was put into an ambulance and rushed to St. Francis Hospital, arriving there about midnight. A local doctor was called to St. Francis about 2 or 3 a.m., but little could be done.

      Rene Whipple was born in Vinton May 20, 1908, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Whipple. His father died when Rene was about 3 years old. He at­tended school at Vinton, graduating from the high school in 1929. He was a star in football and basketball, and was a member of the Vinton high school cage team which finished third place in the 1927 state tournament. After graduating from high school, Rene took a short military training course at Fort Snelling, Minn. He worked for a while in a Vinton shoe store and later in the Gamble store here. Later he worked for the John Deere Company in Waterloo and played basketball with the John Deere team.

      Mr. Whipple came to Traer in 1935 to manage the Gamble agency store for two years for a Vinton man who owned the business. Then he fulfilled a lifelong dream of sailing around the world by taking a job as a stew­ard aboard an ocean liner. He also crossed the Pacific several times. Returning to Traer In 1938 he bought the Please-U cafe business from James Fay. On July 6, 1938, Rena married Martha Halupnik at the Methodist parsonage at Clear Lake, Ia. Two children, Judith Ann, 11, and Robert Mark, 2, were born to them.

      In 1943, Mr. Whipple sold the Please-U cafe to Amelia Claussen, and took a job with the Boettcher Furniture company. During and for a time after the last war, he was a district salesman for the Curtis Candy Company in central Iowa for five years. In January 1950, he be­came a salesman for the Cavalier Motor Company.

      Rene was well known and univer­sally liked in the Traer community. He had been coach of the Kubik ­Finch post, American Legions great basketball team since it was organized three years ago, and was a director of the Traer Softball as­sociation for over ten years. He was also a member of the Traer Fire De­partment for three years.

      Besides his wife and children, Mr. Whipple is survived by five brothers. Carl Whipple, of Shellsburg; Henry and Bill, of Vinton; Edward, of Dunkerton; and Eugene, of Freewater, Ore.: and five sisters, Mrs. How­ard Catlin, of Jesup, Ia.; Mrs. Guy Britt, Mrs. Glenn Gordon and Mrs. Lyle Galaher. of Vinton: and Mrs. Don Furls, of Belmond, Ia. Preceding him in death were his father and mother, and a brother, the latter of Springville, Ia.

      Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Traer Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Somerville officiating. Dorothy Vanicek and Nancy States will sing, with Char­lotte Vanicek at the organ. Mrs. Eugene Crouse and Mrs. Walter Westphalen will be In charge of flowers. Pallbearers will be George Cavalier Jr., Oren Finch, Eugene Crouse, David W. Wilson, Robert Wignall and Jack Haack. Interment will be in Buckingham Cemetery.



      !DEATH: In St. Francis Hospital, Waterloo, Black Hawk, IA. --D. Halupnik

      !SOURCE: Blaine Whipple, 15 Generations of Whipples: Descendants of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Abt 1590-1647: An American Story (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 2007), 2:G750, 3:G908.


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