WHELPTON, George. b. Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire, England, 17 May 1847; d. Oxford, Ohio, 22 November 1930. He was a music teacher and music editor, According to the United Kingdom Census of 1851, George Whelpton was born to Joseph Whelpton (1813 -1900) and Mary Ann Whelpton (1824 - 1896) in Hibaldstow. Other accounts name the birthplace as Redbourne, which is located about two miles from Hibaldstow, and others give the city of Lincoln, about 21 miles to the south. At the age of five, George and his family emigrated to America, arriving in New York City 22 July 1852.
In the winter of 1861, George and his brother Henry rode their horses from Tyrone, New York, to Addison, New York, to be...
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