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- DIED DECEMBER 21, 1897:

Whipple, Miss Sophia R, second daughter of Russell & Mary Allen Whipple, died at her sisters residence, Mrs. W.J. Shoup, of Dubuque, Iowa. Miss Whipple was the sister of Mrs. S.C. Marburger & Miss Lillian Whipple of this place (Ludington, Michigan). Miss Whipple was born in Clinton, New York, June 9, 1 852, and was a descendant of pioneers of Massachusetts & Connecticut, and of early New England colonizers of New York. She moved from New York to Henry Co, Illinois when she was four years old, and remained there until she was 25 years old. Her parents died young, and she moved at the age of 25 to North Dakota, with her younger brother & sisters. She leaves brothers Edwin Whipple of Thompson, North Dakota, Charles Whipple of Princeton, Mi; She leaves four sisters, Mrs. Shoup of Dubuque, Mrs. York of Grand Fork, North Dakota, Mrs. Marburger & Miss Lillian Whipple, both of Ludington, Michigan. Miss Whipple was laid to rest December 30, 1897.


Miss Sophia R. Whipple: Miss Sophia Royce Whipple, second daughter of Russell & Mary Whipple, died at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning at the residence of her sister, Mrs. W.J.Shoup. Miss Whipple was born at Clinton, NY on the 9th of June, 1852. She was descended from some of the earliest pioneers of Massachusetts & Connecticut, and from the earliest New England colonizers of New York. She removed to Henry Co,Illinois when she was 4 years old, and there lived until she was 25, when she went to North Dakota with her younger brother & sisters. Losing her parents while she was a young girl, she became both mother & sister to the young member of the family. Gifted with a great mind and a great soul, she lived from her earliest youth a life of entire consecration to the good of others. Bright & witty, cheerful & sympathetic, she carried sunshine with her, and was universally beloved. She was too deeply religious to care for the formulas of creeds of the forms of sects and was successively a member, as the opportunities of location varied, of the Congregational, the Presbyterian & the Methodist church. During her long months of illness she looked forward with joyful hope to a glorious immortality, and a blessed reunion with those who had gone before. "Tell her" was the message she sent to a bereaved friend, "that if she could only realize how much greater and more real & true the next life is than this, she would not grieve". She is survived by two brothers, Edwin Whipple of Thompson, N.D. & Charles of Princeton, Minn, and by four sisters, Mrs. Shoup of Dubuque, Mrs. York of Grand Forks, N.D. & Mrs Marburger & Lillian of Ludington, Michigan.


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