b. 1 February 1881, d. 8 November 1961
- Father: Thomas Shipston b. August 1843, d. 31 July 1922
- Mother: Hannah Eliza Clark b. February 1845, d. 1 February 1930
- Clark Shipston was born on 1 February 1881 in New York.
- 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 Clark Shipston, Jane Shipston, Edmund Shipston, Fred Shipston, Stewart Shipston and George Shipston. The family name is spelled "Shipton." Son Albert is not enumerated in the household.
- He was a clothing clerk, according to the 1900 census.
- He married Esther Anne Donaby, daughter of Richard Donaby and Mary E. Jones, on 14 April 1903 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 15 April 1903 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: At 8 o'clock last night at the residence of Mr. Richard Donaby No. 2340 Lockport Street occurred the wedding of Miss Esther Donaby and Mr. Clark Shipston of No. 717 Linwood Avenue. While the wedding was free from all display it was very pretty in all its appointments. About twenty-five guests which included relatives of the two families and close friends witnessed the tieing of the nuptial knot by the Rev. Dr. James Roy, rector of the Church of the Epiphany. The bride looked charming in a gown of ecru pongee with lace trimings. She was attended by Miss Bessie Young of La Salle who wore blue crepe. Both carried roses. The best man was Chester W. Hart.
Following the wedding ceremony there was a reception and a supper that was informal but delifhtful.
Mr. and Mrs. Shipston will enjoy their wedding journey later. For the present they will reside at the Donaby home.
Both bride and groom are well known Falls people and have a great many friends among the younger set. Miss Donaby is a charming young lady.
- The following appeared on 23 March 1907 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Clark Shipston, the north end coal dealer, fell from a ladder at the Dixon ice house at Eighth and Falls streets this afternoon at 3 o'clock, sustaining fractures to both leges. Mr. Shipston had gone up the ladder to inspect the quality and amount of ice, when the ladder slipped, and let him down. He landed on his feet. He is now at the Memorial Hospital.
- The following appeared on 12 October 1909 in the Niagara Falls Gazette:
Clark Shipston, the Republican nominee for Assessor, is a man that is thoroughly alive to the times. He has declared himself as in favor of a complete revision of the assessment rolls with the idea of arriving at an equalization of property values, following the lines that have been suggested by Congressman James S. Simmons and indorsed by a number of influential men of the community. That is his platform.
Mr. Shipston is a native of Niagara Falls. He was born on February 1, 1881, in Ashland avenue, in the settlement known as Clarksville. He attended the Cleveland Avenue school, but having scanty means at his disposal did not go to the high school. Instead, at an early age, he had to turn his attention to making a living.
For six years he worked for Marcus Brown, the north end clothing merchant, and a year for Max Amberg, the Falls street clothier. Having saved a small sum of money he opened a butcher shop on the Linwood market. In 1903 he entered the coal business in a modest way, starting with a one-horse wagon and himself delivering coal by the bushel. In 1904 his opportunity came. He bought the coal business of James Low & Son, which he has developed into one of the largest of the kind in the city. More than that he has established a large feed business. Starting practically without capital, he has made himself a considerable factor in the business life of the town.
Mr. Shipston's chief characteristic is his independence. He has never sought political office before, though he has always been a hard worker for the success of Republican candidates. So he comes before the voters of the city with no other interests than theirs to serve. A large property owner himself, he may be trusted to show a conservative regard for the interests of all property holders. He is the stamp of men that will go about the work of the office of assessor in a business-like manner; he has the capacity to do things, as can be measured by past accomplishments. Honorable success in business is a fair measure of worth; and it is with such a record that the republicans present Clark Shipston for the office of assessor.
Mr. Shipston was married in 1903 to Esther Donaby of this city. They have two children.
- Clark Shipston and Esther Anne Donaby appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 2121 Whirlpool Street. Other members of the household included Edith E. Shipston, Esther Anne Shipston and Ruth H. Shipston.
- He was a coal dealer, according to the 1910 census.
- The following appeared on 24 March 1913 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Notice. The price of teaming has been raised from 65 to 70 cents per hour with a minimum of $6.30. Team Owners' Association. C. Shipston, Secy.
- Clark Shipston registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Niagara County, New York, while living with his wife Esther Anne at 2123 Whirlpool Street in Niagara Falls, and self-employed there as a coal merchant at 2117 Whirlpool.
- Clark Shipston and Esther Anne Donaby appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at Ashland Avenue. Other members of the household included Edith E. Shipston, Ruth H. Shipston, Thomas D. Shipston, Richard Clark Shipston and George William Shipston.
- He was a coal merchant, according to the 1920 census.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 circa 10 November 1927 in the Lockport Union Sun & Journal: (Niagara Falls, Nov. 9) Returns of yesterday's municipal election here gave Mayor William Laughlin, Democrat with Republican endorsement, re-election for a four-year term with his only opponent, Albert Young, Socialist, receiving only a negligible vote. For the two councilmanic seats Orville Butler and George Nussbaum, Republican nominees, were elected over their Democratic opponents, Clark Shipston, an affiliated Republican, and Joseph G. Riley. Shipston is a member of the present city council.
- 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.
- Clark Shipston and Esther Anne Donaby appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1170 Main Street. Other members of the household included Esther Anne Shipston, Ruth H. Shipston, Thomas D. Shipston, Richard Clark Shipston, George William Shipston, Edith E. Shipston and William F. Whaley.
- He was proprietor of a coal company, according to the 1930 census.
- Clark Shipston's gas station at 801 Ontario Avenue, about 1931.
- Clark Shipston and Esther Anne Donaby appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 803 Ontario Avenue. Other members of the household included Richard Clark Shipston and George William Shipston.
- He was proprietor of a coal company, according to the 1940 census.
- 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 13 January 1945 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Private First Class Richard C. Shipston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Shipston, of this city, was killed in action in Leyte in the Pacific, according to a message received by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Shipston, of the secretarial staff of the post hospital at Fort Niagara, yesterday. The date of Private Shipston's death was given in the telegram as December 13.
Private First Class Shipston was born in Niagara Falls and was 29. He was a graduate of Manlius Military school and attended Ohio State university. Before entering the armed services three years ago he was associated with his father in the operation of the Shipston gasoline service station in Whilpool street. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Whaley, Mrs. Henry Hulst and Miss Margaret Shipston, of this city, and two brothers, Lieutenant Thomas D. Shipston, now in California, and George W. Shipston, of this city.
- 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.
- Clark Shipston died on 8 November 1961 at age 80 in Youngstown, Niagara County, New York.
- Esther Anne Donaby became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York.
- 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.
- Last Edited: 20 Dec 2015
Family: Esther Anne Donaby b. June 1878, d. 5 December 1969
- Edith E. Shipston b. 2 February 1904, d. June 1991
- Esther Anne Shipston b. 11 August 1906, d. 5 November 1992
- Ruth H. Shipston b. 31 December 1909, d. January 1984
- Thomas D. Shipston+ b. 26 May 1912, d. 16 October 2006
- Richard Clark Shipston b. circa 1914, d. 13 December 1944
- George William Shipston+ b. 23 January 1918, d. 25 August 2004