Charles A. Whipple is among the highly esteemed and well known men of Columbus, where he is connected with the
Hocking Valley Railway Company as district engineer. He was born at Athens, Ohio, January 3, 1888, the son of George
E. and Mary J. (Batchelder) Whipple.
George E. Whipple was born in Athens County, Ohio, in 1852. He attended Ohio University and early in life entered
the employ of the Hocking Valley Railway service, with whom he was identified as a locomotive engineer for a period
of forty two years. He retired in 1916 and died in February, 1922. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus.
Mr. Whipple was a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers. His widow, born in Columbus, is still a resident of this city. Two children were born
to Mr. and Mrs. Whipple: Charles A., the subject of this sketch; and Hazel, married A. Earl Butin, division passenger
agent, Pennsylvania Railroad Company, lives at Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Charles A. Whipple received his education in the public schools of Athens, Ohio, and in 1910 was graduated from
Ohio State University as a civil engineer. He immediately entered the service of the Hocking Valley Railway Company
as an assistant engineer in charge of construction work. He was promoted to his present position as district engineer
in 1928, after having served in that capacity on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company from 1926 until 1928.
On March 8, 1913, Mr. Whipple was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Cochran, the daughter of A. L. and Jessie
(Terry) Cochran, natives of Hocking County, Ohio, both now deceased. They are buried at New Plymouth, Ohio. Mr.
and Mrs. Whipple have two sons, Robert Q. and Charles A., Jr.
Politically, Mr. Whipple is a Republican. He is a member of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, York Lodge No. 563;
Scioto Consistory, Thirty second degree; Aladdin Temple; Varsity "O" Association; and American Railway
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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