Your message intrigues me. Through research I believe my g g grandmother was Ruby Sophronia Whipple Smith Ward, born 10/27/1853 in Ohio, and died 11/21/1941 in Missouri. Her father was William Whipple, but I havn't found her mother or any of William Whipple's ancestors. To add the the intrigue, Ruby's daughter from her first marriage whom I think was William (?) Smith, was Mary Elizabeth Smith who married Orange Riley Sproat. So I have both the Whipple and Sproat names. Do you have any other info, or know of someone who may?