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Cerro Gordo County: Mason City
GPS Coordinates: 43.140616 by -93.205086

Last Soldier Rockwell Whipple
Private Rockwell Whipple (1840-1941) was the last living soldier of Cerro Gordo County. He served in Company E, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry. According to his obituary, he served chiefly as a scout around Baton Rouge and Fort Hudson. It was said that when he came to Mason City, he arrived with a team of horses, a covered wagon, $5, and a dog. Thank you to Roy Linn for placing the Last Soldier marker on June 13, 2019 and providing the photo and information. The 101 year old Private Whipple was buried in Elmwood Cemetery with a full military service. The old photo shows a parade recognizing Private Whipple. The Cemetery is located at 1224 South Washington Avenue in Mason City.

Last Soldier Rockwell Whipple Last Soldier Rockwell Whipple