Wordless Wednesday

A page from Annie Brown’s Fort Edward Institute Signature Book 1863

Miss Brown
“Please accept the best wishes of your “northern friend”
George J Whipple
Malone, NY
F.E.I May 7, 1863

George J Whipple was born May 1844 in Malone, Franklin County, New York. His parents were Herry and Sarah Whipple. He appears to have spent his entire life in Malone, Franklin, New York. The 1880 census shows George married to Mary A (Thompson). In 1883 George was a Deacon at the First Congregational Church of Maolne.
The 1880 census shows that George was a furniture dealer. I found these ads in the Malone Directory 1889-1890.

The 1900 Census shows George as a Librarian, the 1910 census shows him to be a Clerk for the Board of Education, while the 1920 census shows him to be a Clerk for the Board of Education as well as a Librarian.
I have not been able to locate any further information on George after the 1920 census.

As I find out more about the 50 or so other autograph signers, I will post more of these items.


One thought on “Wordless Wednesday

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello, my name is Janet Shelton and I am assigned to write a paper on John Brown (1800-1859). I am asking if I may have a telephone or face to face interview with you regarding Mr. Brown and his endeavors during the raid. I am a student attending Madison Area Technical College in Madison, WI. My paper is due on November 11, 2011. I have obtained a lot of research and also watched the documentary and the movie with Danny Glover. When I came across this page I was happy to see that Mr. Brown is a relative and thought that it would be a great paper if I had my story from an actual family member than from other people writings. Please contact me via email @ sheltons_2000@yahoo.com so I may schedule a good time to come visit and meet you or have an over the phone interview. Thank you for your time in reading this and hope to hear from you soon.

Comments are closed.