Lawrence Whipple was the son of Cliff and Hattie Whipple. Charlotte was the daughter of George and Gertrude Berge, and was born and raised in the Ypsilanti, North Dakota community.
Lawrence and Charlotte were married in 1942, after which they farmed southeast of Ypsilanti, Stutsman County, North Dakota.
Lawrence passed away in 1966. At the time that the Ypsilanti Community Centennial Book was published in 1982, Charlotte was still residing on the farm.
Lawrence and Charlotte Whipple were the parents of three sons: Loren, Kim, and Stacy.