Isaac D. Shipman

Isaac D. Shipman, Burdett. Saturday, Aug. 2, 1947. Survived by wife, Ada Belle Shipman; daughter, Mrs. Nelson Brown; grandson, Donald Brown, all of Burdett. Funeral today, 1:30 p.m., at the Arnold Funeral Home, Burdett. The Rev. Charles Townsend. Burial at Second Milo.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, August 4, 1947.

Short News Items from 1910

Mrs. J.J. Walling of Nampa, accompanied by her sister, Miss Amy Madden of Caldwell, left on Friday for Rochester, Minn., where Mrs. Walling goes for hospital treatment. (Caldwell Tribune, August 5, 1910)

Mr. and Mrs. Harlow D. Ingall have returned from their wedding trip and have been spending a few days at the home of Mrs. Ingall’s father, Charles E. Gallup of East Kingsley street. They leave tomorrow for Medina Center where they will make their home on a farm. (Ann Arbor News, August 12, 1910)

Mrs. Isaac Shipman and daughter, Hazel, of Waverly, were guests last week of John and Russell Slocum (Rushville Chronicle, December 30, 1910)

Short News Items from 1905

Miss Lillie Doty, of Talmadge Hill spent Saturday and Sunday with her aunt, Mrs. R.T. Shipman. (Van Ettenville Valley Breeze, May 11, 1905)

W.R. Rorick, of Sadler, Huddleston & Co., East Buffalo, N.Y., was also with us yesterday and met many old friends and associates. (Detroit Free Press, May 12, 1905)

Charley Armstrong is the champion wolf killer of this region. A few days ago he brought in seven of them. (Algona Advance, June 22, 1905)

Short News Items from 1903

Albert Holbein, of Perry street, has removed to the Henry Munson place near Ellis station. (Zanesville Times Recorder, February 25, 1903)

Lorin Walling has been sorely afflicted with inflammatory rheumatism. (Polk County Itemizer, July 3, 1903)

Mr. T.R. Kelly, wife and boy have been spending a generous portion of the hot weather in the canyon, literally wallowing in the delights of nature. (Springville Independent, August 6, 1903)

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Some Short Death Notices

A news dispatch last week reported the death of John Bradbury at his home in Wallace. Mr. Bradbury was at one time cashier of the Kendrick State Bank. (Kendrick Gazette, October 3, 1919)

Newton Frakes, who died near Mitchell, Crook county, Oregon, on the 26th of last month, was born and raised in Polk county, where he has many friends. He was about 40 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. (Independence Enterprise, January 24, 1895)

Graveside services and a Masonic ritual will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zena Cemetery for Jesse S. Gilkey, Dayton, and his son, James, Eugene, whose bodies were found recently in a crashed plane in the Cascades.  Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Simons & Lounsbury Funeral Home at Eugene.  (Salem Statesman Journal, June 10, 1965)

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Case Reversed

Waverly, Nov. 24.—The appellate division of the supreme court has handed down a judgement reversing the decision of the supreme court in the case of Frances Shipman as sole administratrix of the estate of Rufus Shipman vs. the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company.

Mr. Shipman was killed near the Erie depot in Waverly in September, 1909, while standing near a peach car on the siding. The case was tried in supreme court in September, 1910, before Justice Lyon, who granted the defendant a non-suit, and from that judgement the plaintiff appealed and has been granted a new trial by the higher court.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, November 24, 1911.

Widow is Suing Erie for Damages

Her Husband, Rufus Shipman, Was Killed Near Waverly Station—Swinging Door Alleged Negligence Proof.

Waverly, Sept. 13.—The action for damage brought by Mrs. Rufus Shipman against the Erie on account of the death of her husband in front of the Erie depot at this place a year ago came up for trial before Justice Lyon at Owego today.

Mr. Shipman, who was a farmer living on the Ellis Creek road, came to Waverly and as there was a car of peaches being sold at retail just west of Fulton street crossing he started down to look at them.

It is alleged that while waking between the tracks cars in the siding were started and he was struck by a swinging door and knocked under the wheels.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, September 13, 1910.