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Henry Thomas "Tom" Shipley
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1855
Arkansas, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1900
Blooming Grove
Navarro County
Texas, USA

Father: Jesse K. Shipley
Mother: Sarah Jane (Whinery) Shipley
First Wife: Clarinda Timmizine (Ramsey) Shipley
Daughter: Lily Alzeta Shipley Dec 16, 1876 - May 15, 1915
Daughter: Lula Aurora Shipley Aug 14, 1880 - Dec 5, 1965
Son: Walter Orval Shipley Oct 26, 1886 - Dec 3, 1968

Second Wife: Nora (Unknown) Shipley
Daughter: Myrtle (Shipley) Warren-Carroll Jan 28, 1886 - Aug 19, 1971

Tragedy Results from a Trivial Barter in Navarro County.

Corsicana, Tex., Aug. 20 - At Blooming Grove, sixteen miles west of this city, yesterday afternoon, H.T. Shipley, a blacksmith of that place, was shot five times with a revolver and instantly killed, dying without speaking a word. Shipley and others were in front of a livery stable talking at the time, Shipley talking to a man named Mitchell about the size of Shipley, Mitchell saying," You are not as thick as a blueback spellingbook."

"No, said Shipley," but I am from Arkansas, and it takes a hard man to ride me."

This conversation was friendly. The words had hardly been spoken by Shipley when shooting began, Shipley being shot five times as stated.

Immediately after the shooting James McCann, night watchman at the cotton oilmill, surrendered himself to officers and last night was brought to Corsicana in a hack and lodged in the county jail. His examining trial has been set for tomorrow. Both Shipley and McCann were members of the same fraternity and belonged to the same lodge.

NOTE: James McCann was later found not guilty for the murder of Henry T. "Tom" Shipley. 
Family links: 
  Jesse K. Shipley (1826 - 1900)
  Sarah Jane Whinery Shipley (1833 - 1920)
  Myrtle Shipley Carroll (1886 - 1971)*
  Walter Orville Shipley (1886 - 1968)*
  Henry Thomas Shipley (1855 - 1900)
  William E. Shipley (1856 - 1930)*
  Sarah Ann Shipley Cox (1868 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Blooming Grove
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Created by: Karen Knapp Rost
Record added: Feb 24, 2008
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Henry Thomas Tom Shipley
Added by: Karen Knapp Rost
Henry Thomas Tom Shipley
Added by: Karen Knapp Rost
Henry Thomas Tom Shipley
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