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John J. Shipley
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1917
Van Buren County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1978
Van Buren County
Arkansas, USA

John J. Shipley was born September 13, 1917 in Formosa, Arkansas, Van Buren County, to William Matthew Shipley and Lanora Gertrude Lawrance. He contracted Polio at the age of 3 and always had a crippled foot that he walked on the sides of. That didnt keep him from working and making a living for his family . He graduated from Formosa High School 1935 and during the war he worked in Camden Arkansas working on machinery at the ammuniton factory for the Army. While working there, he made Alma"s Wedding ring out of a silver nickel, he and Alma had 3 children, a baby boy died in 1943 at only 2 days old, Donna Sue and Johnny Joe. John J. Shipley died from lung cancer. John had siblings:
1.and 2. young infants that died before the 1920 census
3. Lula Shipley, his oldest sister was born April 10, 1912 and married Claude Williams 1927. He died in 1956 and she remarried to Harry Olen Winningham about 1960. She is buried at Halbrook, Conway County.4.Bearice Shipley was born 1914 in Formosa and she married Cecil Taylor 1933 VBC. She died in 1950 and is buried at Halbrook. 5. William Oliver born 1909 in Formosa, died 1922 with a ruptured appendex. 6. Orville Chestor born 1907 in Formosa married Bessie Evans 1931 in Perry County Arkansas. Orville died 1978 from a heart attack.Their mother, Gertrude, died in 1921 after chasing a cow, from a miscarriage. 
Family links: 
  William Matthews Shipley (1882 - 1955)
  Lanora Gertrude Lawrance Shipley (1886 - 1921)
  Alma Jordan Shipley (1921 - 1993)*
  Rachel Nadine Shipley Warthan (1933 - 2008)*
  Infant Son Shipley (1943 - 1943)*
  Orville Chester Shipley (1907 - 1974)*
  William Oliver Shipley (1909 - 1922)*
  Lula Shipley Williams (1912 - 2004)*
  Beatrice Shipley Taylor (1914 - 1950)*
  John J. Shipley (1917 - 1978)
*Calculated relationship
Halbrook Cemetery
Conway County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: Alice Burroughs-Shipley
Originally Created by: Beckie (Carter) Williams
Record added: Dec 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46059419
John J. Shipley
Added by: Alice Burroughs-Shipley
John J. Shipley
Added by: Beckie (Carter) Williams
John J. Shipley
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Added by: Beckie (Carter) Williams
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- Dad, I'll remember you always
 Added: May. 26, 2012

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