A Closer Look
Historians have noted that both Cornelia Whipple, Henry Whipple's
first wife, and Mary Mills Whipple, wife of George Whipple (Henry's
brother) attended the Emma Willard School in New York. This very
women's "seminary" provided a high level of education for women.
One woman who attended this school at about the same time as Cornelia
and Mary was women’s
rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
The Emma Willard School still
provides education for young women. You can also learn more about
Willard's life on the school's website.