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History of Benton County, Iowa
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1910; Luther B. Hill, Ed.

Page 628

S[elmon]. T. WHIPPLE, a successful stock farmer of Taylor township, Benton county, Iowa, was born August 20, 1861, in the same township, on the old homestead in section 20. He is a son of Cyrenius Whipple, mentioned at length elsewhere in this work. Mr. Whipple received his education in the common schools and Tilford Collegiate Academy, and has followed farming as an occupation all his life. He began farming on his own account in the early eighties, and now owns a fine farm of ninety-five acres of well improved land in section 18, where he resides. He does general farming and raises considerable stock. He built the handsome residence they occupy in 1906, and they enjoy modern conveniences and comforts. Politically Mr. Whipple is a Republican, and he has served as township assessor. He is an enterprising, progressive citizen, and is considered one of the substantial farmers of the county.

Mr. Whipple married, January 8, 1884, Anna C. Edwards, born in Taylor township October 27, 1866, daughter of A. T. and Martha J. (Brewer) Edwards, both early residents of the county, now residing at Vinton. Mrs. Whipple was reared in this county, and here received her education. Mr. Whipple and his wife became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Carl T., Callie C., Selmon T. Jr., William W., Frankie (died in infancy), Harrison L., Edward C., Anna Bessie. Eugene H., Martha J., Clara A. and Cyrenius A. Carl T., married Esther Mosseman, of Benton county, and resides near Mount Auburn, Iowa; they have one son, Frankie Thomas. Callie C., married Howard Catlin, a farmer of Taylor township.

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