Esther Anne Donaby
b. June 1878, d. 5 December 1969
- Father: Richard Donaby b. 5 December 1835, d. 27 October 1903
- Mother: Mary E. Jones b. circa 18 January 1846, d. 7 June 1890
- Esther Anne Donaby was born in June 1878 in Albany, New York.
- She married Clark Shipston, son of Thomas Shipston and Hannah Eliza Clark, 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 28 October 1903 in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: (Niagara Falls, Oct. 27) This morning at 9 o'clock Richard Donaby, superintendent of car repairs at this point for the New York Central, dropped dead in his office at the lower Central yards. The cause of death was heart failure. He was born in England, December 5, 1835, and was, therefore, about 68 years old. He came to Niagara Falls from Albany twenty-eight years ago, and had always been in the employ of the New York Central. He was a mechanic of acknowledged ability and a man respected by all. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George a Watson, Mrs. Clark Shipston, Miss Edna Donaby, and one son, John. The family home is at No. 2340 Lockport Street. He was a member of Niagara River Lodge, No. 785, F. and A. M.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 17 October 1952 in the Niagara Falls Gazette:
Mrs. Mary E. Watson, wife of the late George A. Watson, a North end hardware dealer who switched to farming, died yesterday in Lewiston.
Mrs. Watson was born in Albany and came to this city in 1878. She was 87 at the time of her death.
She and her husband, who died in 1941, moved to Lewiston in 1912.
Mrs. Watson was a member of the Presbyterian church in Lewiston, president of the BYC society and a member of the Study club.
Survivors include a son, George A. Watson, Jr., Lewiston; a daughter, Mrs. Janet G. Bump, Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Clark Shipston, this city, and Mrs. Chester Hart, Highland Park, Ill; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Cornell and Daggett Funeral chapel at 2 p.m. tomorrow, with the Rev. George H. Bost officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.
- Esther Anne Donaby became a widow at the 8 November 1961 death of her husband Clark Shipston.
- 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.
- Esther Anne Donaby died on 5 December 1969 at age 91 in Niagara Falls, New York.
- The following appeared on 6 December 1969 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Esther Anne Shipston, 92, of Lake Road, Youngstown, died Friday night (Dec. 5, 1969) in Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness
She was born in Albany and came to this city in 1887 and married her husband, the late Clark Shipston in 1901. He died in 1961.
He was for former owner of the Tiger Supply Co., which is now operated by his son.
She was a member of the Epiphany Episcopal Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edith Whaley, Miss Esther Ann Shipston, both of Youngstown; and Mrs. Ruth Hulst, of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Thomas D. Shipston of Snyder, and George William Shipston of this city; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in the Cornell and Daggett Chapel Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. John E. Wickenden officiating. Interment will be in Riverdale Cemetery.
- Last Edited: 13 Jun 2015
Family: Clark Shipston b. 1 February 1881, d. 8 November 1961
- 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