Clark County Clipper, August 13, 1908

Died, at his home in Bucklin about three o'clock p.m., August the 2nd, 1908, Elijah Whipple, aged 73 years, 3 months and nineteen days.  The funeral services were held at the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. C. E. Williams and interment took place in the Bucklin cemetery.  Elijah Whipple and wife had been living on a ranch south of Bucklin in Clark county for the past twenty years until about a year ago when his health having failed to such an extent that he could not look after the work on the ranch, they moved to Bucklin, and thinking that by laying aside all care his health might improve.  But the hope he has been gradually declining day by day until last Sunday he quietly passed to the other shore.  Mr. and Mrs. Whipple never had any children of their own, they have an adopted daughter, Mrs. Hamilton of Hutchinson.  She and her husband were with him at the time of his death.  He leaves a devoted wife seventy years old, to travel the remainder of life's journey alone. - Bucklin Co. in Dodge Republican.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 17, 2005.

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