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Thomas Sherman Whitmore

Male 1953 -  (68 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas Sherman Whitmore was born on 10 Feb 1953 in Washington, D.C. (son of William Francis Whitmore and Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold).

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Francis Whitmore was born on 6 Jan 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Charles Edward Whitmore and Elizabeth Manning Gardiner); was buried on 6 Jan 1996.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 6 Jan 1917, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    His papers, described as "Journal, reports, and printed articles, relating to the development of the Polaris missile and other American naval weapons systems", are at the Hoover Institution. In connection with those papers, the Online Archive of California describes him as "American physicist; chief scientist, Special Projects Office, United States Navy, 1957-1959; chief scientist (ocean systems), Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, 1969-1983."

    His page at the Mathematics Genealogy Project is here, where it can be seen that his great-grand-advisor was Felix Klein, of the bottle; one of Klein's two advisors was Rudolf Lipschitz, and one of Lipschitz's grand-advisors was Joseph Fourier.

    William married Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold on 1 Nov 1946. Elizabeth (daughter of George Stanleigh Arnold and Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent) was born on 2 Dec 1915 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California; died on 18 Sep 1992 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold was born on 2 Dec 1915 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California (daughter of George Stanleigh Arnold and Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent); died on 18 Sep 1992 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, California.

    Notes:

    http://www.sfgenealogy.com/boards/mcobits/archive4/5426.html:

    Elizabeth 'Bibbs' [sic] Arnold of Los Altos, a mathematician, environmentalist and wildlife advocate who helped crack the Japanese code during World War II, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1992, at her Los Altos Hills home of lung cancer. She was 76.

    A native of San Francisco, Dr. Arnold was reared in Marin County and was the oldest grandchild of Rep. William Kent, for whom the city of Kentfield was named.

    The daughter of a prominent San Francisco attorney, Eugene Arnold, she attended the Katherine Branson School in Ross and graduated first in her class in 1932. The school later named a day in her honor after she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Vassar College in her junior year.

    After graduating from Vassar in 1937, Dr. Arnold earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1941.

    During World War II, Dr. Arnold was recruited by the Navy and worked on a team of cryptographers cracking Japanese codes, for which she received a Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

    In the 1960s, Dr. Arnold worked on machine language translation at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Inc.

    After her retirement in 1969, Dr. Arnold helped establish a recycling center in Los Altos and worked with Wildlife Rescue, helping injured animals.

    Dr. Arnold is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dr. William Francis Whitmore of Los Altos; four sons, Charles Whitmore of Washington, D.C., Edward Whitmore of San Francisco, Thomas Whitmore of Oakland and Peter Whitmore of Victoria, B.C. Also surviving are her brothers, George Stanleigh Arnold of Kentfield, Peter Arnold of Grass Valley and Anthony Arnold of Novato.

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    Note that the above obituary is in error in two respects. Her father was George Stanleigh Arnold, not Eugene Arnold; and her family nickname was "Bibba", not "Bibbs."

    Her page at the Mathematics Genealogy Project is here, showing her to be a generation of advisors closer to Felix Klein than her husband was.

    Children:
    1. 1. Thomas Sherman Whitmore was born on 10 Feb 1953 in Washington, D.C..


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Charles Edward Whitmore was born on 26 Sep 1887 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of William Henry Whitmore and Frances Theres Walling "Fanny" Maynard); died on 7 Dec 1970 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 26 Sep 1887, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Charles Edward Whitmore's contribution to the Secretary's Fourth Report, Harvard class of 1907:

    SHORTLY after graduation I sailed for Europe spending a year in study at Athens; I then returned to Harvard to work for a Ph.D., receiving that degree in 1911. I was appointed instructor in English in June of that year, a position which I still hold. My earlier inclinations would have led me to teach Greek, but no opening in that field appeared, and I am now more than ever convinced that teaching Freshman composition is by no means the hopeless and thankless task it is so often considered, but a chance to render real and needed service to Harvard and to the community. I am at present completing a book on composition, which I hope to be able to publish within a year.

    During the summer of 1914 I was in Italy, and was delayed there by the outbreak of the war, but succeeded in returning without mishap or special incident. Otherwise I have remained in Cambridge, dividing my time between College duties and literary work.

    Publications: "The Supernatural in Tragedy," Harvard University Press, 1915; "Twenty five Sonnets," Cosmos Press, 1915; articles on early Italian poety in Romantic Review and Publications of the Modern Language Association of America. Member, Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts, Modern Language Association of America, American Dialect Society.

    Charles married Elizabeth Manning Gardiner on 31 May 1913 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Frederick Augustus Gardiner and Ella S. Smith) was born in 1879 in Massachusetts; died in 1958 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Manning Gardiner was born in 1879 in Massachusetts (daughter of Frederick Augustus Gardiner and Ella S. Smith); died in 1958 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. William Francis Whitmore was born on 6 Jan 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried on 6 Jan 1996.

  3. 6.  George Stanleigh Arnold was born on 3 Apr 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut (son of George Sumner Arnold and Evelyn Greenwood Thompson); died on 18 Jan 1942 in Marin, California.

    Notes:

    His daughter Elizabeth's obituary in the Marin Independent Journal (20 Sep 1992, reproduced at www.sfgenealogy.com/boards/mcobits/archive4/5426.html) calls him "a prominent San Francisco attorney", but also refers to him, apparently in error, as "Eugene Arnold." Elizabeth's son Tom Whitmore confirms that his name was George Stanleigh Arnold, and adds that he was a Yale man known to friends as "Big Stan."

    From his Yale obituary:

    Admitted to practice in Connecticut 1906 and California 1910, in office of Talcott H Russell ['69], New Haven, 1906; law examiner United States Forest Service, Washington, D C , 1906-09, lawyer in San Francisco 1909-42 (member Denman & Arnold 1911-18); special assistant to United States Attorney General in oil-land litigation 1913; San Francisco representative for President Wilson's Commission on Mediation and Conciliation 1917; member War Labor Policies Board, Washington, 1918-19, special assistant to Attorney General of United States in charge NRA litigation 1934-35; chairman emergency boards created by President Roosevelt in 1936 and 1937 under provisions of Railway Labor Act to investigate and report on railway labor disputes; chairman of a three-man board created by the President in 1941 to investigate wage dispute between ore dock workers of Duluth-Supenor district and rail carriers, president Pacific States (now Coos Bay) Lumber Company 1926-27 and Katharine Branson School, Ross, Calif, 1939-42; vice-president California Fish and Game Commission; director San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Save-the-Redwoods League; Boy Scout Commissioner Mann County, president Yale Alumni Association of Northern California 1921-23 and representative on Alumni Board 1923-42, California State chairman Yale Law School Association 1921; member University Club of San Francisco (president 1925-29) and St John's Church (Episcopal), Ross.

    George married Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent on 26 Feb 1915 in Washington, D.C.. Elizabeth (daughter of Rep. William Kent and Elizabeth Thacher) was born on 8 Jan 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 12 Jan 1952 in Marin, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent was born on 8 Jan 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois (daughter of Rep. William Kent and Elizabeth Thacher); died on 12 Jan 1952 in Marin, California.
    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold was born on 2 Dec 1915 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California; died on 18 Sep 1992 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, California.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Henry Whitmore was born on 6 Sep 1836 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of Charles Octavius Whitmore and Lovice Ayres); died on 14 Jun 1900 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    The web site of the Boston Public Library includes brief biographies of many former library trustees, including William Henry Whitmore, trustee from 1885 to 1888:

    "Born 1836 in Dorchester; died 1900 in Boston. Merchant, politician, genealogist, antiquarian. A descendant of Francis Whitmore who settled in Cambridge, MA, in 1648, William H. Whitmore attended both Boston Latin and English High Schools before entering his family's firm of commission merchants. While traveling to such places as India and Madagascar during his 25 years as a merchant, he studied law and painting. Elected to the Boston Common Council in 1874, Mr. Whitmore spent much of his energy promoting the preservation and publication of local records and concurrently served on the Boston Board of Record Commissioners. He became a city registrar in 1892 and supervised the publication of local and vital records in several multiple volume sets. Throughout his activities in Boston, Mr. Whitmore frequently contributed writings to the New England Historic Genealogical Society Register, the Nation, and the Massachusetts Historical Society, as well as published genealogies and histories of New England towns and families. While he supported the need to find expanded quarters for the growing public library, Trustee Whitmore disagreed on constructing a new building and eventually resigned his trusteeship because of its cost."

    From Wikipedia:

    "About 1868 he was one of the patentees of a machine for making sugar cubes, and in 1882 he patented one for making hyposulphite of soda. His 'Ancestral Tablets' (Boston, 1868) was an invention for genealogists, being a set of pages cut and arranged to admit the insertion of a pedigree in a condensed form."

    William married Frances Theres Walling "Fanny" Maynard on 11 Jun 1884 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Frances (daughter of Edward Flint Maynard and Francis Maria Russell Curow) was born on 23 Jul 1849 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 18 Nov 1911 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Frances Theres Walling "Fanny" Maynard was born on 23 Jul 1849 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Edward Flint Maynard and Francis Maria Russell Curow); died on 18 Nov 1911 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    On her marriage certificate, Fanny Therese Walling Maynard.

    Children:
    1. 4. Charles Edward Whitmore was born on 26 Sep 1887 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 7 Dec 1970 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Frederick Augustus Gardiner was born on 7 Jan 1848 in Farmington, Maine (son of David L. Gardiner and Abby A. Winslow); died on 29 Jul 1923 in Barnard, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 9 Jan 1848, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine

    Notes:

    Apparently born Frederick A. C. Guptill; see entry for his father.

    ancestry.com's "King Family Tree" presents several records for Frederick A. C. Gardiner. His 1903 application for a US passport shows his permanent residence as Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Harvard Graduates magazine, volume 22, 1914, reports the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth Manning Gardner to Charles Edward Whitmore "at Newton Centre, May 31, 1913." Probably not quite correct -- two other alumni publications and the 7 Jun 1913 issue of the Cambridge Tribune place the wedding in Boston. But it's perfectly plausible that Harvard Graduates magazine was confused by the fact that Elizabeth Gardner was herself from Newton Centre.

    His Maine birth record shown on this ancestry.com page gives his last name as Gardiner, but this record states that it's a copy of the original, "from the Hallowell book of births." Vital Records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 ed. Edward Johnson (Auburn, Maine: Maine Historical Society, 1924) gives his birth, and that of all his Guptill/Gardiner siblings, under "Gardiner" on pages 111-112. It's definitely the same group of children, offspring of "D. L. and Abby A.", including the distinctively-named sister "Abby Inez". (It also says that his actual birth date was 9 Jan 1848, just as the handwritten copy says. The ancestry.com page, however, says 7 Jan 1848, and this is what Frederick Gardiner himself put on his 1903 passport application.)

    Frederick married Ella S. Smith on 28 Apr 1875 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Ella (daughter of Ammi Smith and Hannah) was born about 1854; died on 12 Jan 1927; was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Ella S. Smith was born about 1854 (daughter of Ammi Smith and Hannah); died on 12 Jan 1927; was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth Manning Gardiner was born in 1879 in Massachusetts; died in 1958 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  George Sumner Arnold was born on 16 Apr 1846 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Ebenezer Arnold and Ann Eliza Sears); died on 7 Nov 1888.

    Notes:

    A merchant of New Haven.

    George married Evelyn Greenwood Thompson. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Evelyn Greenwood Thompson (daughter of Amos Hard Thompson and Lucinda Harrison).

    Notes:

    Sometimes spelled "Eveline."

    Children:
    1. 6. George Stanleigh Arnold was born on 3 Apr 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 18 Jan 1942 in Marin, California.

  7. 14.  Rep. William Kent was born on 29 Mar 1864 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois (son of Albert Emmet Kent and Adaline Elizabeth Dutton); died on 13 Mar 1928 in Kentfield, Marin, California.

    Notes:

    The person for whom Kentfield, California was named.

    Rep. married Elizabeth Thacher on 26 Feb 1890 in Nordhoff, California. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Anthony Thacher and Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman) was born on 22 Sep 1868 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 14 Aug 1952 in Marin, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Elizabeth Thacher was born on 22 Sep 1868 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut (daughter of Thomas Anthony Thacher and Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman); died on 14 Aug 1952 in Marin, California.

    Notes:

    From www.ywcasf-marin.org/marin-womens-hall-fame/honorees/elizabeth-thacher-kent:

    Elizabeth Thacher Kent, a matriarch in the founding family of Kentfield, is one of the few Marin County women to be elected posthumously to the Marin Women's Hall of Fame. Kent was a distinguished proponent of women's rights and international peace and was instrumental in securing women's right to vote.

    Kent took up permanent residence in Marin in 1907 and immediately became a vocal activist in support of women's' suffrage. When her husband, William, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Kent leveraged her position as a Congressman's wife to support the national suffrage movement. She was a featured speaker at the 1913 and 1914 conventions of the National American Women's Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and shortly thereafter assumed leadership of their Congressional Committee. By 1915, she helped form the Congressional Union (later re-named the Women's Party), which picketed the White House in support of suffrage. Kent was arrested twice for her suffrage demonstrating. However, her cause prevailed and in August 1920 the Susan B. Anthony Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed guaranteeing American women the right to vote.

    In addition to supporting suffrage, Elizabeth Kent was committed to the cause of world peace. In the 1930's, she provided leadership to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She and her husband were also early supporters of the fledging conservation movement. They donated a large tract of land to the U.S. Government to preserve old-growth redwoods. Their gift, the Muir Woods National Monument, provides a lasting testimony to the Kents' exemplary lives of public service.

    Children:
    1. 7. Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent was born on 8 Jan 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 12 Jan 1952 in Marin, California.