b. 27 April 1908, d. 5 May 1999
- Father: Edmund Shipston b. 19 February 1876, d. 6 March 1965
- Mother: Eva Maria Wagner b. circa 1878, d. 28 October 1944
- Grace Shipston married Alton Douglas Crow, son of Thomas William Crow and Eudora Elizabeth Story, 29 aug 1921circa __ ___ 1927 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, by license issued in Ransomville on the 15th, with Dr. Zinnie Elton Bates, Minister of the Church of Christ, officiating.. It was the first marriage for both, the bride a resident of Youngstown, and the groom of Dickson County, Tennessee. Witnesses Dr. and Mrs. Z. E. Bates..
- She was born on 27 April 1908 in Niagara Falls, New York.
- Edmund Shipston and Eva Maria Wagner appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 713 Spruce Avenue. Other members of the household included Grace Shipston, Howard Thomas Shipston.
- Edmund Shipston and Eva Maria Wagner appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 936 Cleveland Avenue. Other members of the household included Grace Shipston, Howard Thomas Shipston.
- The following appeared on 1 November 1927 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Crow left last week for Tennessee, where they will make their future home. Mrs. Crow was formerly Miss Grace Shipston.
- The following appeared on 3 August 1928 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: (Wendelville) The third annual Wagner reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shipston, of Youngstown, last Sunday. Dinner and supper were served on tables on the lawn.
After dinner the business meeting was held. It was opened by a song, "America," followed by prayer. Then came roll call showing fifty-six present. During the year there were two marriages, one birth and one death.
The oldest member was Mrs. Lena Wagner, of Bear Ridge, and the youngest member, Jack D. Crow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Crow, of Youngstown.
The following officers were re-elected: Philip Wagner, president; Martin Wagner, vice president; Mrs. Frank Phillips, secretary; Jacob Wagner, treasurer; Miss Edna Cutler, historian.
The afternoon was spent in playing games, prizes going to the winners. Next year the reunion will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Graff, of Wendelsville. . . . Mrs. Lena Wagner, of Bear Ridge, is spending a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Edward Shipston, of Youngtown.
- The following appeared on 30 October 1944 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: (Youngstown) Mrs. Eva M. Shipston, 66, wife of Edmund Shipston, died late Saturday at the family home, Chestnut street, after an illness of several months. Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The Rev. David Henry Weeks will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery, Niagara Falls.
Mrs. Shipston was born at Wendelville, N. Y., a daughter of the late Jacob and Lena Wagner. With her family she moved to this village from Niagara Falls 23 years ago and had resided here ever since. She was an active member of St. John's Episcopal church, the guild and other church organizations. She was a past noble grand of Youngstown Rebekah Lodge No. 459.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Howard T. Shipston, of this village; two daughters, Mrs. George Donohue, of Youngstown, and Mrs. Douglas Crow, of Niagara Falls, and three sisters, Mrs. Nathan Culter, of Gettsville, N. Y; Mrs. Emanuel Bush, of Pendleton, N. Y., and Mrs. John W. Bush, of North Tonawanda.
- 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.
- Grace Shipston became a widow at the 3 March 1988 death of her husband Alton Douglas Crow.
- The SSDI lists Albion, Orleans County, New York, as the last residence of record of Grace Shipston.
- Grace Shipston died on 5 May 1999 at age 91 in Albion, Orleans County, New York, at Orleans County Nursing Home.
- She was interred at Oakland Rural Cemetery, Porter Center, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 7 May 1999 in The Buffalo News: Grace S. Crow, a former bookkeeper and former resident of Niagara Falls and Youngstown, died Wednesday (May 5, 1999) in Orleans County Nursing Home after a long illness.
Mrs. Crow, 91, formerly of Willow Avenue, Youngstown, had been a resident of the nursing home for the last year.
The former Grace Shipston was a native of Niagara Falls and had lived in Niagara Falls for many years before moving to Youngstown.
She had worked in Youngstown as a bookkeeper for the former Shipston Hardware in the late 1920s and then left her job to raise her family.
Mrs. Crow was a member of Ransomville Free Methodist Church, Ransomville.
She enjoyed sewing and being with her family.
Her husband of 60 years, A. Douglas, died in 1988.
Mrs. Crow is survived by a daughter, Nancy Carden; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday in Hardison Funeral Home, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville.
- Last Edited: 28 Jun 2016