Elliot Whipple, son of Ira and Phidelia (Davis) Whipple, was born September 11, 1842, at St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He received his preparatory education at the Academies in Colebrook and Orford, New Hampshire, and entered college at the beginning of Freshman Fall term, August 24, 1860.
Immediately after graduating, he went to South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, as Principal of a private Academy, remaining there for a year and a half. From 1866 to 1867, he was Principal of the High School at Fairhaven, Massachusetts. During four months in the Summer of 1867, he was employed by the Freedmen's Bureau, in the Department of Education, being stationed at Lafayette, Alabama. In the Fall of 1867, he went to Wheaton, Illinois, and became Principal of the Preparatory Department of Wheaton College, which position he occupied until 1869, when he was elected Tutor of Natural Science and Latin.
He received the degree of Master of Arts in regular course. In 1878 he published a work entitled "Analysis of Animals.'' He was President of the Merrimac Valley Teachers' Association during the years 1880-2. He was elected Treasurer of the New Hampshire State Teachers' Association in 1878, to serve five years, and at the thirteenth annual session of that Association, which was held at Concord, New Hampshire, October 20 and 21, 1883, he was reelected. At this session, he was also the presiding officer. He is a member of the Congregational church. In politics, he is an Independent Republican.
He was married August 27, 1863, to Miss Samantha B. Johnson, of Stratford, New Hampshire. They have two children: Harlan Woodbury, born October 8, 1865, and Maud, born April 6, 1869.
Source: "Memorialia of the Class of '64 in Dartmouth College" compiled by John C. Webster, Shepard & Johnston, Printers, 1884, Chicago
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