b. 14 December 1887, d. 28 May 1970
- Father: Thomas Shipston b. August 1843, d. 31 July 1922
- Mother: Hannah Eliza Clark b. February 1845, d. 1 February 1930
- George Shipston was born on 14 December 1887 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, or possibly 1888.
- Thomas Shipston and Hannah Eliza Clark appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 717 Linnwood Avenue. Other members of the household included George Shipston, Jane Shipston, Edmund Shipston, Fred Shipston, Clark Shipston and Stewart Shipston. The family name is spelled "Shipton." Son Albert is not enumerated in the household.
- Thomas Shipston and Hannah Eliza Clark appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1905 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 717 Linnwood Avenue. Other members of the household included George Shipston, Jane Shipston and Fred Shipston.
- He was a day laborer, according to the 1905 census.
- Thomas Shipston and Hannah Eliza Clark appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1319 Whitney Avenue. Other members of the household included George Shipston, Jane Shipston.
- He was employed as a clerk in a factory office, according to the 1910 census.
- George Shipston registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 while single and living at 1319 Whitney Avenue in Niagara Falls, employed there as assistant treasurer of Acheson Graphite Company.
- Thomas Shipston and Hannah Eliza Clark appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 1319 Whitney Avenue. Other members of the household included George Shipston, Jane Shipston.
- He was employed as an auditor by Acheson Graphite.
- He married Helen Georgine Kammerer, daughter of Adam Kammerer and Ursula Weiler, on 10 April 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at Zion Lutheran Church, by license issued 9 April, with Rev. Herman Brezing officiating.. It was the first marriage for both, residents of Niagara Falls. Witnesses were the bride's sister Marie Kammerer and the groom's nephew William H. Murtha..
- The following appeared on 12 April 1920 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: One of the season's prettiest weddings took place Saturday afternoon in the Zion Lutheran church when Miss Helen Kammerer of 1628 Ontario avenue became the bride of George Shipston of No. 1319 Whitney avenue.
Promptly at 12:30 o'clock to the strains of the wedding march from Lohengrin played by Carl Kammerer, the bride and her sister, Miss Marie Kammerer, marched down the aisle and were met at the altar by the groom and his best man, William Murtha. Rev. Herman Brezing and Rev. David Henry Weeks performed the ceremony in the presence of a large number of guests. The church was beautifully decorated with a profusion of flowers and presented a very pelasing appearance. Duane Sherwood of Syracuse, Howard Wilson of La Salle and O. J. Jacoby of this city acted as ushers.
The bride looked charming in a flowered georgette crepe dress with a becoming hat to match and wore a corsage of cream roses. The bridesmaid wore figured georgette crepe with hat of the same material and a corsage of pink roses.
After the ceremony, dinner was served at the home of the bride, covers being laid for 54. The tables were beautifully arranged with cut flowers. Later Mr. and Mrs. Shipston left for New York and upon their return will reside at No. 1638 Ontario avenue.
Among the guests were Mrs. Albert Shipston of Rochester and Duane Sherwood of Syracuse. The office employees of the Acheson Graphite company, of which the bride was a member, attended the wedding in a body. After the ceremony, they formed an escort for the bride and groom in an automobile tour through the principal streets of the city.
- The following appeared on 1 August 1922 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Thomas Shipston, 80 years old, of 1319 Whitney avenue, father of Clark Shipston, prominent coal dealer, died at his home, No. 1319 Whitney avenue, yesterday. He is survived by his wife, Hannah, two daughters and six sons, Mrs. Judy Murtha and Miss Jane Shipston of this city, Albert Shipston of Rochester, Edmund Shipston of Youngtown, Clark Shipston of this city, Stewart Shipston of San Francisco and George Shipston, of La Salle. There is also one sister, Mrs. Sarah Martin of Nottingham, England, and eighteen grandchildren surviving.
The funeral will be privately held from the family residence tomorrow afternoon at 3:45 o'clock. Rev. David H. Weeks will officiate.
- A reunion of the Kammerer family was held in 1923 Kammerer family at the home of Helen Kammerer Hoffman, on the occasion of sister Phoebe Kammerer's Frank's visit from her home in Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
- The following appeared on 11 December 1923 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: [Died] In McGill, Nevada, Dec. 5, 1923, Stewart Shipston, aged 41 years, son of Mrs. Hannah Shipston and the late Thomas Shipston, brother of Mrs. Judith Murtha and Miss Jane, Fred and Clark of this city, Albert of Rochester, N. Y., Edmund of Youngstown, N. Y. and George of La Salle, N. Y. Funeral services at the family home, 1319 Whitney avenue, Wednesday, Dec. 12th at 2:30 p.m. Rev. D. H. Weeks will officiate. Burial Riverdale cemetery.
- A snapshot was taken, about 1924, of Helen and Georga and little Carl.
- The following appeared on 28 November 1925 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: The funeral of Mrs. Judith Murtha was held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from her home, No. 2815 Macklem avenue. The Rev. D. H. Weeks, of the Epiphany Episcopal church, conducted the service. Burial was in Riverdale cemetery.
Mrs. Murtha died on Tuesday. She was 56 years old and a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles S. Bank, of Albany and Miss Marion Murtha of this city, and a son, Dr. William H. Murtha, of this city, her mother, Mrs. Thomas Shipston; a sister, Miss Jane Shipston, and five brothers, Albert, of Rochester; Edmund, of Youngstown; Clark and Fred, both of this city; and George of La Salle.
The bearers at the funeral yesterday were Ernest Potter, Omar Neville, Otto J. Jacoby, Frank P. Freel, George Stoll and M. H. Hendley.
- The following appeared on 1 February 1930 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Hannah Shipston, 85 years old, resident of Niagara Falls for many years, died at her home, 4002 Carrol avenue, early today, following a brief illness. The funeral will be held from the family home Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. David Henry Weeks officiating. Burial will be in Riverdale cemetery.
Mrs. Shipston was born in Morley, Yorkshire, England, and came to this country when she was young. She had won for herself a host of friends during her long residence in Niagara Falls. Her husband, the late Thomas Shipston, died a number of years ago. Mrs. Shipston was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and was held in high esteem throughout the community. She was injured recently when she tripped over a carpet and fell in her home.
She is survived by one daughter, Miss Jane Shipston, this city, and five sons, Fred, Clark and George Shipston, of this city; Edmund Shipston, of Youngstown, and Albert Shipston, of New York City.
- The Shipston family has yet to be found in the 1930 census.
- The following appeared on 4 March 1932 in The Hastings News: Friends of Mr. and Mrs. George Shipston and son, Carl, are sorry to learn that they are planning to move to Somerville, N. J. Mr. Shipston leaves about May 1. Mrs. Shipston and Carl will stay until school closes. Karl A. Kammerer, Mrs. Shipston's brother, who has made his home with the Shipstons since his return from study abroad, will not leave this vicinity. His vocal and piano pupils will rejoice to learn that he is to continue his work as organist at St. John's Lutheran Church in Yonkers and so music lovers will not be deprived of Mr. Kammerer's talent. He and Mrs. Shipston have made a real place for themselves in local musical circles while the boys at Grace Church are mourning that their teacher, Mr. Shipston, is leaving. Grace Church has had the pleasure of both Mr. Shipston's and Mr. Kammerer's musical talents in the choir.
- The following appeared on 18 March 1932 in The Hastings News: Henry Yerger, poet and lyric writer of New York City, spent three days last week with Carl Kammerer at the home of Mr. Kammerer's sister, Mrs. George Shipston and Mr. Shipston on Branford road. Mr. Kammerer, who is an organist, pianist, linguist, and singer of execptional ability and Mr. Yerger are collaborating on some original musical compositions. Mr. Kammerer spent five years studying music in Italy and France, with world famous instructors. Among his instructors was [Giuseppe] Anfossi, the Italian master.
- Helen and George Shipston, and her bother Carl Kammerer, were photographed enjoying a holiday in Newport, Rhode Island, 30 July 1938.
- George Shipston and Helen Georgine Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Somerville, Somerset County, New Jersey, at 142 West End Avenue. Other members of the household included George Carl Shipston and Carl Adam Kammerer.
- He was employed as an accountant by a wholesale chemican company, according to the 1940 census.
- George Shipston registered for the draft in 1942 while living with his wife Helen at 229 East Main Street in Somerville, and employed by National Carbon Company, 30 East 42nd Street, New York City.
- The following appeared on 11 April 1944 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: The funeral of Miss Jane Shipston, 72, of 4002 Carroll avenue, who died in Memorial hospital yesterday, will be held from the Dykstra funeral home at 1:45 p.m. tomorrow with services at Epiphany Episcopal church at 2 p.m., the Rev. David Henry Weeks officiating. Interment will be made in Riverdale cemetery.
Miss Shipston was born in England and had resided here 64 years. She was a longtime member of Epiphany church and president of the King's Daughters of the church.
She is survived by five brothers, Clark and Fred Shipston, of Youngstown, George Shipston of New York and Albert Shipston, of Rochester.
- The following appeared on 25 April 1958 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon in Rochester for Albert Shipston, 84, a former Niagara Falls resident for more than a half century who died Wednesday (April 23, 1958).
Mr. Shipston, born in England, moved to Rochester approximately 20 years ago.
Mr. Shipston, an operating engineer, helped in construction of the main post office here.
A veteran of the Spanish American War, Mr. Shipston had served aboard a battleship in the Battle of Santiago.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Agnes Shipston; two sons, Edward and Chester Shipston, and a daughter, Mrs. Philip Landon, all of Rochester.
Also surviving are four brothers, Fred Shipston, this city; Clark Shipston, Youngstown; Edmund Shipston, Tonawanda, and George Shipston, Sommerville, N. J.
Burial will be in Rochester.
- The following appeared on 8 November 1961 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Clark Shipston, a former City Councilman and coal dealer, died today (Nov. 8, 1961) in his home, Lake Road, Youngstown, after a long illness.
Born in Niagara Falls, he lived in this city until seven years ago when he moved to Youngstown. He was married to the former Esther Donaby in 1903.
A coal dealer for about 50 years at Whirlpool Street, Mr. Shipston was president of the Tiger Supply Co., which he started about 1925. For about 30 years he was interested in farming and had a cattle farm at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
Mr. Shipstoln was a member of the old Ongiara Club. He served as a city councilman from 1924 to 1928.
He was a member of Niagara River Lodge 132, F&AM.
Besides his widow, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edith Whaley and Miss Esther Anne Shipston, both of Youngstown, and Mrs. Ruth Hulst of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, George W. Shipston of this city and Thomas D. Shipston of Snyder; three brothers, Fred Shipston of this city, Edmund Shipston of North Tonowanda and George Shipston of Somerville, N.J., and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at the Cornell and Daggett Chapel Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. John E. Wickenden of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany officiating. Interment will be in Riverdale Cemetery.
The funeral home will be open after 2 p.m. Thursday.
- The following appeared on 7 March 1965 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: (North Tonawanda) Edmund Shipston, 89, of 195 Lincoln St., who operated a general store in Youngstown for more than 50 years, died unexpectedly Saturday (March 6, 1965) in DeGraff Memorial Hospital.
A resident here for the last 18 years, he had continued active as a merchant until recent years, when his son, Howard, assumed the operation.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Emma Shipston; a son, Howard T. Shipston, Youngstown; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Crow, Niagara Falls, and Mrs. Eva Mae Dansberry, Ft. George Meade, Md; two brothers, Fred Shipton, Niagara Falls, and George Shipston, Somerville, N.J; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Wattengel Funeral home here, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. M. F. Daningburg officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
- George Shipston died on 28 May 1970 at age 82 in Somerville, Somerset County, New Jersey.
- Helen Georgine Kammerer became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Pluckemin Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pluckemin, Bedminster Township, Somerset County, New York.
- The following appeared on 29 May 1970 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: George Shipston, 82, a native and former resident of Niagara Falls, died Thursday (May 28, 1970) at his home in Somerville, N.J., following a long illness. Born in Niagara Falls, Mr. Shipston was assistant treasurer of the Acheson Graphite Co. when it was taken over by Union Carbide Corp. in 1931. At that time, he moved to the company's New York City offices. He retired in 1953. Mr. Shipston was a 32nd degree Mason and was past master ofLodge No. 1049, F&AM. He was also a 50-year member and past master of the Lodge of Perfection. He was active in the early years of the Boy Scouts in the Niagara Falls area. At the time of his death, he was on the Boy Scouts Council in the Watchung, N.J., area. He attended local schools and was active in the Church of the Epiphany here. He is survived by his widow, the former Helen Kammerer, of Somerville; a son G. Carl Shipston of Somerville; a brother, Fred Shipston, and two grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Clark Shipston. Funeral services and burial will be held Monday in Somerville.
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