|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1840|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1909|
The following is from the booklet, Gypsum Hill Cemetery Historical Walk, published by the City of Salina, Parks & Recreation and the Salina Public Library.
Andrew Jackson Lipe is one of several GAR veterans buried here who endured incarceration in Confederate prison camps like Libby, Belle Island, Camp Thunder and the infamous Andersonville. Lipe spent two months in Andersonville in Sumter County, Georgia, during which time he became so ill that he had to be carried out upon release. A member of the Ninth Illinois Infantry, Lipe enlisted at the age of 21 and served two enlistments covering a period from 1861 through 1864. Other soldiers buried in the GAR section who suffered hardships of prison life include George Snead, Calvin Gerard, Chapman Mann and B.F. Eggleston.
The Salina Semi-Weekly Journal, 14 Dec 1901.
A. J. LIPE IS DEAD
Andrew J. Lipe aged 72 years, one of the pioneer residents of Saline county died at his home 325 East Prescott avenue at 12:45 Friday afternoon. The direct cause of his death is attributed to heart failure. He had been in comparatively good health and was hale and hearty for one of his years until recently when he suffered a violent attack of heart trouble.
Mr. Lipe was a member of the John A. Logan Post, G. A. R. and was one of the best known men in the city and county.
The time of the funeral will not be announced until word has been received from several of his sons and daughters who reside outside of Salina.
The arrangements for the funeral of Andrew Jackson Lipe, who died Friday noon of heart failure, have not been made. The funeral will be held as soon as Mrs. Herbert Hunt, a daughter from Los Angeles, Cal., arrives. She is now on the way to Salina.
Mr. Lipe has been somewhat sick for several weeks, but it was only within the past few days that his condition became serious. He is one of the most prominent old soldiers in Salina, being a member of John A. Logan post. Mr. Lipe enlisted in the Union army at the age of 21, in the year 1861. He served two enlistments, covering the entire period of the war. He was in Andersonville prison for two months, and when released was so sick he had to be carried out. He was a member of the Ninth Illinois infantry.
Mr. Lipe's birthplace was Murfreesboro, Ill., and the date of his birth was April 13, 1840. He was married Oct. 12, 1862 to Miss Mary Jenkins. They came to Kansas in 1867 and located on the river, 12 miles northwest of Salina, where they lived until 5 years ago, when they moved to 325 East Prescott. There are eight children, all living, and six of them were at their father's bedside when he died. The children are Frank, of Guardville, Oregon; George of Kipp; Alonzo of Marydell; Andrew of Salina; Mrs. E. R. Hill of Culver, Mrs. R. T. Cane of Salina; Mrs. Herbert Hunt of Los Angeles and Miss Zoe Lipe of Salina.
Mr. Lipe leaves a widow, a sister, Mrs. Mary Brummitt, of Lindsborg, and a brother, George, of Burlington, Kan.
The funeral of Andrew J. Lipe, who died last Friday will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home 325 East Prescott avenue, Rev. Maurice Nichols, of the United Brethern church, officiating. The burial service of the G. A. R. will be conducted by John A. Logan Post and the body interred in the G. A. R. plot of Gypsum Hill cemetery. A telegram received from Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hunt of California states they will arrive here Monday night.
According to Find a Grave user Barbara Ketchum (#46866606), his mother was Charlotte E. Etherton.
Following provided by Find a Grave User Dorothy (#47601262).
Andrew Jackson LIPE married Mary JENKINS on 12 Oct 1862 in Jackson Co., Illinois. They had the following children:
Franklin "Frank" LIPE 1867–1932
Minnie Lavina LIPE 1870–
George LIPE 1872–1949
Cordelia LIPE Came 1874–1936
Alonzo LIPE 1877–1932
Melissa A LIPE Hunt 1879–1948
Andrew Jackson LIPE 1882–1937
Zoa LIPE Bricker 1884–1943
Daniel Lipe (1860 - 1944)
Mary Jenkins Lipe (1850 - 1918)*
Franklin Lipe (1867 - 1932)*
George Lipe (1872 - 1949)*
Alonzo Lipe (1877 - 1932)*
Melissa A Lipe Hunt (1879 - 1948)*
Zoa Lipe Bricker (1884 - 1943)*
9 ILL. INF.
CO. G. 9TH. ILL. INFT.
He died as he lived.
Note: The original markers still exist for Andrew and his wife Mary, as well as a newer marker erected for them.
Family link information provided by Find a Grave user Barbara Ketchum (#46866606).
Gypsum Hill Cemetery
Plot: GAR, Lot 11, Space 1
Created by: sister7a
Record added: May 06, 2007
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