Library Patron Finds Long Lost Father, Thought Dead For 25 Years

Some might think the library is only good for finding books, but Marquita Johnson knows different.

Through the help of several employees at Bartow Public Library, she found her father, Earl V. Whipple, whom she had not seen since she was 6 years old, 56 years ago. For 25 of those years, she thought he was dead, based on information from a police officer in Los Angeles.

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