Bio: Whipple, Darwin C. (1881)


Surnames: Whipple, Elderkin

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 336

DARWIN C. WHIPPLE, Eau Claire, was born Dec. 25, 1830, in the town of Pultneyville, Wayne Co., N. Y. In 1835, his father moved to Naperville, Du Page Co., Ill., where he died. Darwin C. lived there until 1852, when he went to California; returning in 1854, he located in Black River Falls, and engaged in lumbering. In 1858, he came to Eau Claire, and was interested in lumbering for two years after his arrival here. In 1861, he was elected Sheriff, but resigned in November, 1863, and raised Co. H, l6th Wis. V. I., one of the five companies raised to fill up the depleted ranks of that regiment. He was mustered out, July 12, 1865, as captain of the company. Returning to Eau Claire, he engaged in mercantile pursuits for two years. He was Under Sheriff in 1868-9; elected Sheriff in 1869, serving two years; was Under Sheriff in 1872-3, and Sheriff again in 1874-5. Since then he has been connected with the Eau Claire Woolen Mills, owning one-half interest in the firm of E. W. Robbins & Co. since 1876. Since Jan. 1, 1881, he has been Under Sheriff, and is engaged in farming in the town of Washington, on Otter Creek, in the same town where his woolen mills are situated. He was one of the first policemen in Eau Claire. He was married in Wilmington, Ill., June 6, 1854, to Nancy A. Elderkin, a native of Nova Scotia. They have two sons, Russell J. and Myron C.



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