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Wilbur H. Hipple

Birth
Sioux Rapids, Buena Vista County, Iowa, USA
Death 16 Jan 1950 (aged 60)
Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, USA
Burial Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 67341743 · View Source
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Wilbur Hipple Dies at 61
Conductor on Rock Island
Wilbur H. Hipple, 61, Rock Island passenger conductor of Estherville, died at 5 a.m. today in Holy Family hospital following a heart attack. He had been ill about six weeks.

Hipple, who had moved Nov. 1 with his family to Estherville from Iowa Falls, was a conductor on passenger trains 19 and 20 and ran between Estherville and Sioux Falls and Estherville and Cedar Rapids. He had worked for the Rock Island for 41 years.

He was born Sept. 17, 1889 [per cemetery records 1888], in Sioux Rapids and received his education there. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Engle and Mrs. James Collier, both of Philadelphia, three brothers, Harvey and John of Estherville and Earl of Davenport, two sisters, Mrs. Luella Conrey of Davenport and Mrs. Angela Phillips of Buffalo, N.Y., and a grandson.

Services have been postponed pending arrival of his daughters from the east. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 16, 1950)


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  • Created by: Merllene
  • Added: 23 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67341743
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilbur H. Hipple (17 Sep 1889–16 Jan 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67341743, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Merllene (contributor 47157899) .