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Mabel Gertrude Gilman Ranger

Mabel Gertrude Gilman Ranger

Female 1886 - 1973  (86 years)

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  • Name Mabel Gertrude Gilman Ranger 
    Born 23 Jun 1886  Leland, Leelanau, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Jun 1973  Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Harmony Cemetery, Putnam Pike, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24514  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2011 

    Father Charles E. Gilman,   b. Between 1850 and 1851, Anson, Somerset, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1889, , , Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Mother Amelia A. Mosier,   b. Abt 1863, Leland, Leelanau, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1950, Mesick, Wexford, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1881  , Leelanau, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father George Warren Ranger,   b. Sep 1843, Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, of, Farmington, Franklin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Mary Jane Gay,   b. Dec 1850, , , Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, of, Farmington, Franklin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Married 1876 
    Family ID F12649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucius Albert Whipple, Dr.,   b. 29 Jan 1887, Harmony, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1952, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1912  Harmony, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Dorothy Sayles Whipple,   b. 23 Jun 1914, Saylesville, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 2005, Greenville, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F12645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jun 1886 - Leland, Leelanau, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jun 1912 - Harmony, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jun 1973 - Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Harmony Cemetery, Putnam Pike, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Gravestone of Lucius Albert and Mabel Gertrude Gilman (Ranger) Whipple
    Gravestone of Lucius Albert and Mabel Gertrude Gilman (Ranger) Whipple

  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from Bobbie Wooll (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 12 Nov 2011. Includes scanned copy of Social Security application:
      • "Full name you use in work or business": Mabel Gertrude Whipple
      • "Full name given you at birth": Mabel Gilman
      • Date of birth: June 23 1886
      • Place of birth: Leland, Leelanau, Michigan
      • "Mother's full name at her birth": Amelia Moshier
      • "Father's full name at his birth": Charles Gilman


      !SOURCE: Email from Bobbie Wooll (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 12 Nov 2011. Includes scanned copy of the will of Mabel J. Ranger (Mabel Gilman Ranger's adoptive mother) from Franklin County (ME) Probate Court. Includes the following excerpts:
      • Begins "Be it Remembered, That I, Mary J. Ranger of Framington in the County of Franklin and State of Maine ..."
      • Includes "I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved adopted daughter (though not legally adopted) Mabel G. Gilman and usually called Mabel G. Ranger, who has lived with me for many years as my daughter and to whom I have become fondly attached ..."
      • "... I hereby appoint my said adopted daughter, mabel G. Gilman or Ranger, Executrix of this my last will and testament and request that she be required to give no bond nor surety on her bond, for the faithful fulfillment of said trust."


      !SOURCE: _The National Cyclopedia of American Biography_, vol. 41 (New Nork: J.T. White, 1956), p. 243-44.

      !SOURCE: Email from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer, 11 May 1999, citing Men of New England by Winfield Scott Downs (New York: American Historical Co., Inc.), p. 481-483.

      !SOURCE: Email from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer, 16 Jul 2000, citing cemetery stone.

      !SOURCE: Email from Beth Hurd to Weldon Whipple, 5 Nov 2001.

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Elizabeth Paine," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 27 Aug 2003. Cites Rhode Island Cemeteries Database Index (birth, death, burial); Social Security Death Index (birth, death).

      !SOURCE: 8 Jun 1900 U.S. Federal Census of District 91, Farmington Town, Franklin County, Maine, sheet 14B (p. 27), dwelling 332, family 332:
      • Ranger, George W., head, b. Sep 1843, age 56, married 24 yrs., b. NH, father b. NH, mother b. ME
      • Ranger, Mary J., wife, b. Dec 1850, age 49, married 24 yrs., mother of 1 child, 1 living, b. ME, parents b. ME
      • Ranger, Mabel, dau, b. Jun 1885, age 14, b. MI, father b. ME, mother b. MI, in school


      !SOURCE: 1910 U.S. Federal Census of District 125, Farmington, Franklin County, Maine, sheet 12B (p. 24), dwelling 376, family 365, living at 31 Pleasant Street:
      • Ranger, George W., head, 66, married 33 years (1st marriage), b. NH, father b. NH, mother b. ME
      • Ranger, Mary J., wife, 60, married 33 years (2nd marriage), [blank] children born, 0 living, b. ME, parents b. ME
      • Ranger, Mabel G., ward, 22, single, b. MI, father b. ME, mother b. MI


      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Amelia A. Mosier," email from Bobbie Wooll (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 6 Aug 2011.

      !SOURCE: Email from Bobbie Wooll (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 6 Aug 2011. Bobbie writes:
      Re: Mabel G. "Ranger": I am now 99.99% sure that I have found the family member I was seeking for my husband's ancestry! ... I am sure she is the Mabel Gilman born in Leelanau county Michigan on June 23, 1886 to Charles and Amelia Mosier Gilman. In the 1910 Census Mabel is shown as a "ward" of the Rangers and Mary J. Indicates that she has not given birth to any children.
      In a later email (received the same day), Bobbie adds:
      On Wednesday I asked Aunt Betty what she knew of her Aunt Mabel Gilman (a half-sister of her mother Ella Frances). She & Uncle Quinn had met Mabel and knew that she was married to a guy named Lucius Whipple! And they were pretty sure he was with a University out in New England somewhere. So on Friday I started Googling for Lucius Whipple. I also had verified the birth of Mabel Gilman (23 Jun 1886) while I was in Leelanau County on Thursday. So on Friday I checked the SSDI for a Mabel Whipple born on 23 Jun 1886 and found her with a death date of 15 Jun 1973 in Providence county RI. I am attaching my page of notes so you can see the path I've followed.

      Now let me throw the Maine connection in here - I just got an e-mail from Dad Wooll (ACW) which I will forward because his info is coming straight from his diary. Amelia's first husband was Charles Gilman who had been born in Anson, Maine. They were married in Leelanau County November 22, 1881 (I verified this on Thursday). Reading Dad's note will tell you this story. After reading his e-mail, I wonder if Mr & Mrs. Ranger were relatives of the first husband, Charles Gilman...



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