I am a Rhode Island Whittemore. I do not know anything about Elmer. We may be related, but I do not know how. My great-grandfather's name was Joseph Frank Whittemore. He married Minnie A. Pierce. They had 6 children: 1. George Washington Whittemore, 2. Walter Shelton Whittemore, 3. Prescott Bliss Whittemore, 4. Hope Whittemore b. 6/12/1898 and died the same year 5. & 6. Mildred and twin sister. Joseph Frank Whittemore had 2 half-brothers John and Edawrd Whittemore. Their father's name was George William Whittemore. He was married twice. First wife's name was Caroline Maurey; second wife's name was Minnie A. Pierce. John and Edward were by first wife. Edward Whittemore married Clara M Sanford january 14, 1877; he evently moved to Utah, remarried several times and had children and has descendants there. I have not been able to find out if and to whom John may have married. There were other Whittemore families in Rhode Island, but I have not found a connection as yet.