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David Shipley (#47026920)
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Bio Photo SHIPLEY FAMILY REUNION JULY 29-31, 2016!!!



About me:

David G. Shipley, Jr.,
son of
David G. Shipley Sr.(Mem.ID: 83181965)
son of
Dwight M. Shipley (Mem.ID: 28236746)
son of
Warren L. Shipley (Mem.ID: 27705092)
son of
John G. Shipley (Mem.ID: 26165111)
son of
Thomas B. Shipley (Mem.ID: 83228727)
son of
Amos Shipley (Mem.ID: 84114593)
son of
Abel Shipley (Mem.ID: 83667426)
son of
John Shipley Jr. (Mem.ID: 85155407)
son of
Capt John Sheple (Mem.ID: 28320294)
son of
John Sheple (Mem.ID: 83481763)
son of
John Sheple (Mem.ID: 83445561), an immigrant from Failsworth, England who arrived aboard The Primrose in 1635.

Besides being descended...

Married to Kiara L. Shipley of Maryland.
Father of:
1) Aythan Zane Shipley
2) Ravenna Kiara Shipley
3) Lilya June Shipley
4) Weston Thurin Shipley
5) Abel Axton Shipley
6) Xora Lucia Shipley

Graduate of Dallas Baptist University (English, 1996) and Oregon State University (Environmental Science, 2006).

Fond of antique toasters, black licorice (especially my recent discovery of double-salted containing ammonium chloride), coffee 'black as midnight on a moonless night', the Graveyard Poets, gothic literature, old books, Africa (visited Kenya, May 2008), The Bible, Theology, Archaeology, Economics, cemeteries [Emily Brontė (Mem: 1709) eat your heart out], waterfalls, the ocean, stouts, black basalt, obsidian, corvids, pronghorn, highland desert, and the NFL Patriots.

Career highlights: mid-level carpenter, wastewater chemist, product failure analyst, R&D engineering technician, project manager, general manager/music festival producer, full-time stay-at-home father of six.

A 21-leaf collection of incunabula (the first typeset manuscript pages from pre-1500) can be found under my name at the Portland State University library.

I did my first grave rubbing when I was only seven years old of Joseph and Virginia Meek at the Old Scotch Church Graveyard in Hillsboro, Oregon.

About My FIND A GRAVE Contributions:

I am readily open to suggestions for corrections, but I might take time to verify facts and may ask for sources. Occasionally personal discernment or firsthand knowledge about the information contained in records [note: they are not foolproof, as my Grandmother's birth certificate (Mem.ID: 47026920) exemplifies] may prevent some requests for changes; please respect if I decide not to make the change and I'll do my best to explain why. Also, I am a full-time father so my children receive my attention first. But if you haven't heard back in about 14 days, try contacting me again. Sometimes email just gets forgotten in the barrage of life, and this is increasing the case with six children.

Finally, I view creations on Find A Grave as a collaborative effort and am happy to transfer any profile unrelated to me or to a person more closely related than I am, even if outside of FAQ transfer request boundaries. I am not possessed by a lust for numbers (i.e., "hoarding"), nor am I interested in marking territory or other ownership politics which is a horrid dishonor to these dead. But I am interested in lovingly and respectfully helping to create rich memorials that **everyone** can share and benefit from.

On that note, any photo I upload (besides my profile pictures) I also consider public domain and anyone may use or alter (unless it is ALREADY attributed to someone else whom I gained permission from...please contact them too first). I'm not looking for credit! My reward is personal and elsewhere, and I'm not so insecure as to need it here, no matter how many hours of records research, footwork, or gallons of gas it took to make the contribution--that's what makes me a 'volunteer'.

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Tom Johnson
Claude Shipley's Children( 2nd try)
First of all David thank you for all the research on the Shipley family. My Mother was Erma Shipley, Claude's daughter. She also has a living twin brother Ervin Shipley currently living in Yakima or Selah Washington. I didn't see him listed. Thanks again for your time and effort. It has opened up a whole view of my family for me. Tom Johnson.
Added by Tom Johnson on Jul 25, 2016 11:46 AM
Tom Johnson
Claude Shipley's Children
Added by Tom Johnson on Jul 25, 2016 11:43 AM
RE: Nancy Shipley
Delighted to help!
Added by Coxie on Jun 23, 2016 12:11 PM
Jack Parker
RE: Back in Commission
We had roughly a dozen families represented, I haven't seen the group photo yet, so am unsure. We had a tour of the cemetery and then a commemoration of the new plaque for James and Elizabeth. Afterwards we gathered at "The Tavern" and chatted for a bit. Truly amazing, the closest cousins were 4th cousins (8th or 9th was more common), yet none of us pissed each other off. I hope yours goes as well.

Added by Jack Parker on Jun 22, 2016 8:31 PM
Ronda Krasowski
RE: Sarah Matilda Gieber Naylor Rothenberger
Thank you so much for getting back to me David! My mother and I enjoyed the information very much, and we'll pass it along to my step great-aunt, Rosamae Mango, who is the daughter of Charles Dewey & Lovina, and therefore the step-daughter of my grandfather Edd; she'll be 92 in August, and has been very involved in the family genealogy over the years. Yes, absolutely I would love whatever pictures you have of Edd & Vinny.

So in answer to your question, my grandfather Harold was the son of Edd and Ruth Welton. I did not know Edd, but remember Vinny--my grandfather Harold was devoted to helping provide for her after his father passed away and we visited her on a regular basis when I was a small child.

Aunt Rosie had told us we were actually related, not just step relatives, because she was aware that Anna Naylor was married to Leroy Shipley but she was not aware that Mary Jane Naylor and Dwight Shipley were married as well, so she will be very interested to learn that!

My great-grandmother Ruth was institutionalized when my grandfather was three and he and his sister Nola never saw her again. He did not even know she was still alive until a caregiver tracked him down to let him know when she passed away in her 90's. The Welton side of the family did not talk about her. In addition we had virtually no information about Edd's history, and our family relationships were mostly with the Shipley-Dewey folks, so I'm excited to make connections.

I'm sure you were aware that Edd & Lovina did have one child together, Phyllis. She was the one searching for the Naylor connections and she also reached a dead end, but had heard somewhere along the way that there was a native American connection. She promised to send my her information but she passed away before she got it done.

Unfortunately I don't think we can make it to the reunion, although I would love to! I'm grateful for any information you can share, so thanks again. By the way, you have an absolutely beautiful family. I run a small daycare, so I understand the business and delight of a house filled with children : )
Added by Ronda Krasowski on Jun 22, 2016 2:44 PM
RE: shipleys
My wife's family has a document where Horatio Shipley signed it as the lawyer for one of her relatives becoming a citizen in Boston around 1850. That's how I found you on this site.

But my family has a friend named Dr Shipley who has recently moved from California to Idaho. So I just wondered if the two were connected. I've talked to him and he didn't think there was a connection.
Added by oldsf on Jun 22, 2016 11:43 AM
Jack Parker
RE: Back in Commission
Good to hear you're back - have fun at the reunion!

Don't remember when I made suggestions, I know I went through Groton again with a finer toothed comb before our reunion there in May. Apologies if I flooded you.

Jack Parker
Added by Jack Parker on Jun 22, 2016 11:21 AM
Ronda Krasowski
Sarah Matilda Gieber Naylor Rothenberger
Hi David, thanks for all of your work. I saw you added a photo to Sarah's memorial, with her first husband, Lewis Isaac Naylor. Their son Edd (Charles Edward) Naylor was my great grandfather. I only have time to dabble in geneology, but every time I search I come up empty when trying to extend back from Lewis on the Naylor side. Any chance you have connections who might be able to help? Thank you, and I hope your busy family is thriving 😊.
Added by Ronda Krasowski on Jun 20, 2016 2:18 PM
any relation to the shipley's in boise or northern california? I see Horatio Shipley in your photographs. I believe he was an immigration lawyer in boston in the 1840's and 50's.
Added by oldsf on Jun 06, 2016 5:28 PM
Lois Mast
2016 Zook Reunion
Have you hear about the international 2016 Zaugg Versammlung / Zook Reunion? Persons from 20 states, 2 Canadian provinces, and Switzerland are already registered to attend the July 1-3, 2016, Reunion at Morgantown, Pa. Contact Lois Ann Mast, 219 Mill Road, Morgantown, PA 19543,, for registration information. It is for descendants of all Immigrant Zugs/Zooks/Zauggs.
Added by Lois Mast on Apr 15, 2016 2:08 PM
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