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Richard William Whelpley

Richard William Whelpley

Male 1932 - 2012  (80 years)

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  • Name Richard William Whelpley 
    Nickname Dick 
    Born 20 Jan 1932  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1940  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Abt 1950  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Moved To 1956  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1959  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Athol, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1959 
    Address:
    216 Prospect 
    History 2012  [5
    According to his obituary, "He and Andrea moved to Athol in 1956, where they raised their four children. Dick was a self-employed businessman all of his working life and learned the trade of automobile mechanics from his father and his brother Howard. He was well known in this area and well respected for his knowledge of foreign cars and his fairness to his customers, many of whom did business with him for many years and became some of his closest friends. He owned and operated Silver Lake Esso, School Street Foreign Motors, Dick Whelpley's Arco Station and most recently Import Motors of Orange until his retirement in 2009 due to health issues. Dick met and married Virginia (Mallet) (Gabrenas) in 1989 and eagerly and proudly assumed the role of stepdad and "Grandpa" to her four children and grandchildren. He was happiest in their presence and in the company of his many pets over the last 23 years. Richard served proudly in a number of community positions for the town of Athol, including on the Conservation Commission, the Planning Board, the EDIC and the Board of Selectmen, where he was chairman for two years. He participated in these roles with the same commitment and fairness that was a hallmark of his life. Richard enjoyed bowling on a league for many years at the Gardner Ten Pins.
    Died 21 Aug 2012  Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Agency: Legend Center 
    Buried Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I1051  Roy Family Genealogy | Whelpley Line
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2015 

    Father Edward Horace Whelpley,   b. 01 Sep 1895, Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1964  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Grace Evelen Seymour,   b. 1 Nov 1893, Berlin, Washington County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1990, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 02 Feb 1916  Northfield, Washington County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    • They were married by the Rev. John A. Lynch.
    Marriage Record of Edward Whelpley and Grace Seymour
    Marriage Record of Edward Whelpley and Grace Seymour
    Family ID F971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Andrea Grace Travis,   b. 1929, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1987, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1949  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth A. Whelpley
     2. Thomas Whelpley
     3. Christopher Whelpley
     4. David Richard Whelpley
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F965  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Virginia Mallet 
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jan 1932 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1940 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1950 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - 1956 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Athol, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1959 - 1959 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Legend Center - 21 Aug 2012 - Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Richard W. Whelpley
    Richard W. Whelpley

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    2. [S22] Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1901-1960 and 1967-1970, Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).

    3. [S98] MacIntyre, J. Duncan. Descendants of Esther Matthews, (Indian Harbour Beach, Florida: manuscript, 11 February 1994).

    4. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com).

    5. [S99] Obituary of Richard W. Whelpley, (Athol, Massachusetts, Athol Daily News 23 August 2012).

    6. [S21] 1940 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1661; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 15-139

    7. [S100] Obituary of Andrea G. Whelpley, (Athol, Massachusetts: Athol Daily News Tuesday, 15 September 1987).

    8. [S23] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).

    9. [S125] Vermont, Marriage Records, 1909-2008, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010).