W.C. Whipp is one of the older residents of Cloud county, having, with his parents, located in the central part of the county in 1871. In 1879 he was appointed deputy registrar of deeds, and with his brother, C.W. Whipp, who was then registrar of deeds, founded the abstract business of Whipp & Company, which has ever since been conducted in that name. In 1885 he was elected registrar of deeds and served in that capacity till January, 1890. During this time, in connection with D.M. Stackhouse, who was then county treasurer, and who purchased an interest in the business, they compiled a complete set of abstract books of the county. In the early part of 1880 E.C. Whitcher purchased the interest of D.M. Stackhouse and has continued a member of the firm. Mr. Whipp also retained his farming and stock interests and now owns about five hundred acres of land.
Mr. Whipp is a native of Illinois, where he lived until 1867. After three years in Iowa he came with his parents to Cloud county In 1871. At that time there were only about a half dozen houses in Concordia. His father, Martin T. Whipp, a mechanic in his younger days, but later in life a farmer, was of German origin, born in Kentucky and reared in Illinois, in the same vicinity with Abraham Lincoln; his parents were born in Germany and reared in Maryland. Mr. Whipp's mother was a native of West Virginia, where her ancestors had resided for many generations; they were originally of English origin. His parents died on the homestead in Cloud county, the father in 1884 and the mother two years later.
Mr. Whipp and Miss Jessie E. Banker, a daughter of Ezra B. Banker, were married June 21, 1883, at the Banker homestead in Cloud county, Kansas. They have three sons, respectively: Edward Bryan, aged eighteen; Harry W., aged sixteen, and Russel Banker, aged nine years.
Mr. Whipp is Republican in principle and has been more or less active in local politics; he served about eight years on the city council. He has been a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows about twenty-five years, one of the encampment a number of years, a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, Knights and Ladies of Security, and of the Ancient Order of Pyramids. He is one of the board of directors of the last named order. Mr. and Mrs. Whipp are members of the Methodist Episcopal church of Concordia.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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