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Arnold Family Papers

Biographical note

Edwin Whipple Arnold: Son of Russell G. Arnold and Sarah P. Arnold, Edwin Whipple Arnold was born June 28, 1844. He joined the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment of the Union Army on October 1, 1861. On August 17, 1865, he and Louise St. Armand married, and on November 13, 1865, he was mustered out of the Union Army. There is no record of the couple having children. Arnold died in Providence, Rhode Island on September 22, 1904. See Providence Public Library Special Collections: Edwin W. Arnold MSS, 1862-1865.

Frederick Augustus Arnold: Son of Russell G. Arnold and Sarah P. Arnold, Frederick A. Arnold was born March 21, 1841. He served as Secretary for the Second Regiment Rhode Island Voluntary Infantry Veteran Association and a member of several other veteran’s associations. He was also a member of the Rhode Island Historical Society. He died August 8, 1924.

George Russell Arnold: Son of Russell G. Arnold and Sarah P. Arnold, George Russell Arnold was born June 28, 1847.(no correspondence in this collection)

Henry Anthony Arnold: Son of Russell G. Arnold and Sarah P. Arnold, Henry A. Arnold was born September 26, 1834. According to the 1880 US Census, he was a store clerk. He died on September 8, 1893.

Louisa (St. Armand) Arnold: Louisa Arnold was born Louisa St. Armand, Louisa married Edwin Whipple Arnold on August 17, 1865.

Margaret (Curry) Arnold: Margaret Curry was born circa 1845. She was married to Henry A. Arnold.

Olney Arnold: Addressed as General Olney Arnold. The connection between Olney Arnold and the family of Russell G. Arnold and Sarah P. Arnold is not known.

Russell Greene Arnold: Born March 16, 1796 to Anthony and Eunice Arnold, Russell G. Arnold married Sarah P. Whipple on July 4, 1830. They had eight children, and five of them survived into adulthood: Henry Anthony, Frederick Augustus, Edwin Whipple, George Russell, and Susan. Russell G. Arnold died on March 26 1868.

Sarah Philips (Whipple) Arnold: Born Sarah Philips Whipple on July 10, 1809 to parents Job and Ruth Whipple. She married Russell G. Arnold on July 4, 1830. They had eight children, and five of them survived into adulthood: Henry Anthony, Frederick Augustus, Edwin Whipple, George Russell, and Susan. Sarah P. Arnold died August 1, 1880.

Susan S. Arnold (Gorton): Daughter to of Russell G. Arnold and Sarah P. Arnold, Susan S. Arnold (Gorton) died August 25, 1867.

Frank G. Tibbitts: Nephew to Sarah P. Arnold.

Mary Whipple: Niece to Sarah P. Arnold.