Hiland H Shipman


Hiland H Shipman

Vermont, USA
Death 4 Sep 1926 (aged 85)
Iowa, USA
Burial Milford, Dickinson County, Iowa, USA
Plot N10-01/1
Memorial ID 48426146 View Source
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Parents are Asher S. Shipman & Mary Taylor
(Married: July 17, 1839, Woodstock, VT.)

1st wife is Frances A Howe
(Married: Nov. 7, 1866, Holden, Worcester Co., Massachusetts)

2nd wife is Abbie L Bisbee

Known children are:
Infant Son (died in infancy)




Hiland H. Shipman, a former pioneer resident of southern Dickinson passed away at his home in Milford at 2 p.m. on Saturday, following a illness of several weeks duration. The funeral services were held at the Congregational church Monday afternoon, in charge was Rev. Theodore Jorgenson. The services at the grave were in charge of the American Legion. Interment was made in the Milford Cemetery.

Hiland H. Shipman was born on the 20th day of April, 1841, in Vermont, of which state his parents, Asher and Mary (Taylor) Shipman, were also natives. The father worked at the shoemaker's trade and was also a dealer in shoes at Weathersfield, Vermont, where he died in 1842 [June 25, 1842 Springfield, VT]. The mother subsequently married again and her death occurred in Milford, Iowa, in 1902.

In the Green Mountain state, Hiland H. Shipman grew to manhood, in the meantime pursuing his studies in the local schools. He was twenty years of age when the Civil War broke out and he offered his services to the Union, enlisting in 1861 in Company E Fourth Vermont Volunteer Infantry. After spending about a year at the front, he was honorably discharged on account of illness and returned to his home in Vermont. A year and a half later he removed to Fulton, New York where he engaged in clerking in a store and then worked for an uncle about the same length of time.

It was in 1865 that Mr. Shipman came to Iowa, accompanying his mother and Stepfather on their removal to Delaware county, where he worked at the carpenters trade until 1871. Since that time he has been a resident of Dickinson county. On his arrival here he took up a homestead on section 36, Milford township, on which he erected sod buildings and at once began to break the ground and put the land under cultivation. Later he built a frame house and made other substantial improvements, continuing the operation of that farm until September, 1892, when he removed to a tract of twenty-one acres south of Milford. At that time he practically retired from active labor, but continued to ????????. For several years he served as a director of the First National Bank of Milford.

On November 8, 1865 he was married to Frances A Howe at Holden, Mass. This wife died July 1, 1869, On December 24, 1874, he was again married to Abbie L. Bisbee. To this union two children were born, a son in 1876, who died soon after birth and on September 9, 1885, a daughter, Minnie, later Mrs. J. B. Coyle, who died April 1, 1905. Mrs. Shipman passed away Oct, 8, 1921, in New York state and was brought home for burial.

Politically Mr. Shipman was a republican an while residing upon his farm in Milford township he served as a township trustee, clerk and assessor of Milford township. In 1890 he built several bridges in Dickinson county and has borne a prominent part in the development of this region, especially along agricultural lines. In religious faith he was a Congregationalist. He served as commander of Waller Post, G. A. R. of Milford, of which he was a a long honored member. A Loyal and patriotic citizen, he has been found as true to his county in days of peace as in time of war and he was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.

*The Spirit Lake Beacon, Sept. 9, 1926.


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