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44. Whipple Wesson "Doc" MCCORCLE was born on 26 Nov 1848 in San Felipe, Austin, TX.32 Whipple was born on 26 Nov 1848 in San Felipe, Austin County, Texas. He received a degree in 1873 in Galveston Medical College.40 Passed Medical Board examination in 1873. Started his practice at Sugar Loaf, Coryell, Texas. In 1892, he moved to Killeen where his practice covered a radius of 15 miles. He was Killeen's first doctor. He died in Killeen, Bell, TX.60 Whipple was killed in a scuffle with the local sheriff of Killeen. Whipple was reportedly drinking and the sheriff was new to the job. Details seem to be controversial. Descendants of Whipple's first and second families are still very isolated today even though some of them live in and around Bell County and attended same schools. He was buried in Killeen, Bell, TX. Whipple is buried in the main cemetery at Killeen, located on Ranier St. His first wife is buried there in a different plot. His second wife is buried in the Blackburn Cemetery about 2 miles NE of Killeen. Burial Information: Personal visits/observations of Don McCorcle.
1884 CORYELL COUNTY, TEXAS TAX ROLL

OWNER Abstract # SURVEY ACRES Other Taxables
McCorcle, W. W. 1088 J.Williams 220

Whipple Wesson "Doc" MCCORCLE and Cornelia Mildred CRAIG were married on 23 Oct 1873 in Coryell County, Texas.61 Cornelia Mildred CRAIG died on 25 Nov 1935 in Killeen, Bell County, Texas. Whipple Wesson "Doc" MCCORCLE and Cornelia Mildred CRAIG had the following children:

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Jinks "Dennie" MCCORCLE.

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Port Ellis MCCORCLE.

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Michael "Mack" MCCORCLE.

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Lavinia "Vinnie" MCCORCLE.

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Hester Jeannette "Hettie" MCCORCLE.

Whipple Wesson "Doc" MCCORCLE and Fannie L. BLACKBURN were married on 17 Aug 1890 in Bell County, Texas.62 Fannie L. BLACKBURN (daughter of John G. BLACKBURN and Mary Ann CHAMBERS) was born on 6 May 1866. She died on 28 Oct 1956 in Killeen, Bell County, Texas. She was buried in Blackburn Cemetery, Killeen, Bell County, Texas.63 Whipple Wesson "Doc" MCCORCLE and Fannie L. BLACKBURN had the following children:

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Jerico MCCORCLE was born on 21 Jun 1891 in Killeen, Bell County, Texas. He died before 1900 in Killeen, Bell County, Texas. He was buried in Killeen, Bell County, Texas. Jerico is buried in the same cemetery, but not in the same plot as his father. Jerico died very young and is buried in the Killeen Cemetery

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Gideon MCCORCLE.

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Mary Elizabeth MCCORCLE was born on 25 Oct 1893 in Killeen, Bell County, Texas. She died in 1987 in Killeen, Bell County, Texas. Mary worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and retired after many years of service with them. She died in Killeen during the Summer of 1987.