Thomas D. Shipston
b. 26 May 1912, d. 16 October 2006
- Father: Clark Shipston b. 1 February 1881, d. 8 November 1961
- Mother: Esther Anne Donaby b. June 1878, d. 5 December 1969
- Thomas D. Shipston was born on 26 May 1912 in New York.
- 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 Thomas D. Shipston, Edith E. Shipston, Ruth H. Shipston, Richard Clark Shipston and George William Shipston.
- The following appeared on 23 July 1929 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: One hundred per cent in his intermediate algebra college board examination.
That is the achievement of Cadet Thomas D. Shipston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Shipston of 1120 Main street, Niagara Falls, N. Y., who is a student at the Manlius School. With a perfect mark in this difficult examination, Cadet Shipston is placed in a select circle in mathematics and it is probable that not more than 15 or 20 other students in the entire United States will duplicate this achievement.
As a result of his remarkable showing in the college board examination, Cadet Shipston has been gazetted a Commander in the Order of the Phoenix, the Manlius honorary order. This is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a cadet and the citation of the Niagara Falls boy was announced by Colonel Guido F. Verbeck, superintendent of Manlius, soon after he received word of the result of Cade Shipston's examination.
College board examinations records reveal that 7,546 students throughout the United States took the examination in intermediate algebra in 1928 and only 20 received 100 per cent.
Cadet Shipston is 17 years old. He has been a student at Manlius for two years.
- 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 Thomas D. Shipston, Esther Anne Shipston, Ruth H. Shipston, Richard Clark Shipston, George William Shipston, Edith E. Shipston and William F. Whaley.
- The following appeared on 14 March 1931 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Thomas D. Shipston of Niagara Falls, is among the group of students whose election to prominent fraternities has just been announced, following the close of the annual "rushing season" at the University of Pennsylvania. Shipston was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity. Shipston is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Shipston, 1120 Main street, and is a freshman in the university's Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.
- He married Corynne C. Hughes say 1935.
- Thomas D. Shipston and Corynne C. Hughes appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 200 Sixty-Third Street.
- He was deputy city comptroller, according to the 1940 census.
- The following appeared on 7 August 1946 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Thomas D. Shipston, captain, finance department, was relieved from active duty effective August 2.
Captain Shipston recently returned from Korea where he was city comptroller, city treasurer, property custodian and financial advisor for the capital city of Seoul as well as national disbursing officer for all occupation costs of the U. S. Army in that area. While there he was successful in placing the city on a sound financial basis despite "raids" by the hastily departing Japanese which had completely dissipated all operating funds.
Prior to the cessation of hostilities Captain Shipston participated in the invasion of Okinawa where he was in charge of agriculture, fishing, commerce, industry and civilian supply for the northern half of the island.
Before entering service Mr. Shipston was deputy city comptroller of Niagara Falls for eight years.
He is temporarily residing at 24 Tuscarora road, Buffalo.
- 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 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.
- Thomas D. Shipston became a widower at the 21 February 2002 death of his wife Corynne C. Hughes.
- The following appeared in The Times-Picayune: Corynne C. Hughes Shipston, a homemaker, died Feb. 21 at Kenner Regional Medical Center. She was 87. Mrs. Shipston was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and lived in Harvey. Survivors include her husband, Thomas D. Shipston; a daughter, Shannon Shipston-Dovie; two sisters, Rita Whetstone and Mary Brown; and a grandchild. No services will be held. Burial will be in Williamsville, N.Y. Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Thomas D. Shipston died on 16 October 2006 at age 94 in Amherst, Erie County, New York.
- The following appeared on 21 October 2006 in The Buffalo News: [Died] In Amherst, NY, October 16, 2006, husband of the late Corynne (Hughes) Shipston; dearest father of Shannon (Kirk) Dovie; grandfather of Michael Dovie; pre-deceased by several brothers and sisters. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Dietrich Funeral Home, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, NY, where prayers will be offered Monday at 9 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Christ the King R.C. Church at 9:30 AM.
- Last Edited: 24 Nov 2012