Maurine Whipple

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

MAURINE WHIPPLE

(novelist and short story writer)

BIOGRAPHY

Maurine Whipple was born on January 20, 1903 in St. George, Utah. Her parents were Charles Whiple (son of Eli Whipple & Caroline Elida Lytle) and Annie Lenzi McAllister Whipple (daughter of John Daniel Thompson McAllister & Cornelia Agatha Lenzi).

Whipple spent most of her life, including her early and later years, in southern Utah.

She is best known for her novel, "The Giant Joshua" (1941) about southern Utah and polygamy. The novel sold well but caused controversy among the Mormon community. She won the 1938 Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship.

She married for a brief time, but that marriage did not last.

Maurine Whipple died on April 12, 1992.


FAMILY

Parents and Siblings:
    Charles Whipple
    Annie Lenzi McAllister Whipple  
        Maurine Whipple
        Ralph Whipple
        Charles Ray Whipple
        Florence Whipple
        George Wayne Whipple
        Grace Whipple

(1/22/1878-9/22/1969)   (married 9/5/1901)
(5/25/1877-2/24/1956)
(1/20/1903-4/12/1992)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(8/23/1905-12/15/1943)   (married Ida Beatty)
(7/26/1908-12/xx/1976)   (married Alice Bradford Titus)
(5/12/1912-7/14/1974)   (married Benjamin E. Jolley)
(1/7/1915-3/xx/1981)   (married Flora Lindenberger)
(3/17/1917-3/22/1917)


PHOTOS

Maurine Whipple         Maurine Whipple


PUBLICATIONS

TBD


REFERENCES

FamilyCentral entry for the Whipple family

Whipple family in the 1940 census

Wikipedia article about Maurine Whipple

Swell Suffering: A Biography of Maurine Whipple
Paperback book by Veda Tebbs Hale
Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2011

Maurine Whipple and Her Joshua"
25th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture by Veda Tebbs Hale, 3/12/2008

In Memoriam Maureen Whipple
by Veda Tebbs Hale
Sunstone, August 1992, Pages 13-15

Maurine Whipple obituary in the Deseret News
April 16, 1992