Roots and Branches – Genealogy of the Dyke and Fenn Families

Just ran across this email that Jimmie had sent out a couple years ago; seems to belong here:

By Winter Prosapio The Herald-Zeitung Published November 14, 2006

He never married, never had any children, but Raymond Whipple had one of the biggest families in the Texas Hill Country.

“He saw everybody as family,” said Bonnie Priest, a longtime friend of Raymond Whipple.

Priest, along with more than 40 artists, family members and friends, attended a bittersweet memorial service for Raymond Whipple on Sunday at New Braunfels’ Heritage Plaza.

They gathered under a brilliant blue sky to remember hilarious and heart-warming… Continue reading

This is an awesome article with a great perspective on Whipple ancestors as seen from this person’s view 100 years ago. We were among the earliest pacifists, notice how it was one of the most apparent attributes to this reporter. Whipples stood up for women’s rights, participated in the underground railroad to move people out of slavery, worked with the deaf and setup pacifist movements that still exist today. We seem to share a maverick attitude about a lot of things and part of that is DNA. Our ancestors were called non-conformists and I think that applies to those with… Continue reading

505 Rigsby, San Antonio – the Whipple House

Charlie and my Dad, John Whipple Sr., and I got to going on about the old Whipple house at 505 Rigsby in San Antonio.  He wrote the following and I always felt that not enough people saw it. So I’ll transfer it here. Charlie is such an excellent story teller. The background is that Charlie’s grandfather (and Terry and my great grandfather) Orva owned this house which was built from a Sears kit. Came on a KATY railroad car.  Here’s his comment from Feb. 22, 2007: .

John (Sr.),… Continue reading

Terry and I have the same great grandfather, Orva Whipple. I thought I might find a photo of him online that would be easy to link to. I didn’t find one but look what did come up.  Just now found that, never saw it before. I paused in making this post and started reading it, looks like this guy was Orva’s nephew. Orva’s brother was Orin Whipple and Charles was Orin’s son. It talks about the famous 50th wedding anniversary, the first ever in Oklahoma. I just printed all 120 pages out and I’m going to give it… Continue reading

Genealogical Tidbits

CUSSIN: what genealogists do when they can’t find one.