Youngest Child

A Closer Look

John Whipple was the youngest of the six Whipple children, and the younger of the two boys.

John was very active, and in one letter to his daughters in July, 1862, Henry Whipple wrote about the five-year -old:

"You would be delighted, I am sure, to see Master John and his pets. He has a lamb called Nellie and a dog, Bonnie, a calf Bessie and already canvasses the question whether he shall increase his pets or not. He is a darling boy and generally a very good one but once in a while he gets into [trouble]."

John was described by historian Phillip Endcott Osgood as a child who caused the family deep concern. He did not like to study and did not like being the son of a Bishop. He reportedly ran away from home on two occasions. He left home again at age 21. Several months later, he was found dead in the Ohio River with a pistol wound in his cheek.

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Alexander Faribault

Beaver
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Making the Town Grow
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Mary Whipple

Bed Bugs
Divinity Students
Emma and Eva Havens
Emma Willard School
Eva's Death
Hastings to Faribault
Hawaiian Fever
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Letter of August 25, 1862
Longed to Travel
Mary's Wedding
Muhlenberg
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Sandwich Islands
Soap to Sausages
Some Clothing
Sound of Bells

Taopi

Baptism
Big Woods
Fort Snelling
Ginseng
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Map
Saving Others
When it Started

Henry Whipple

Back Home
Bad Teeth
Bashaw
Correspondence
East to School
Enmegahbowh
Frozen
Gull Lake
Loved to Fish
Six Children
Time of Crisis
Treatment of Indians
Underwear
Youngest Child


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