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George Washington Kiple

Pennsville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Jan 1911 (aged 80)
West Union, Fayette County, Iowa, USA
Burial West Union, Fayette County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 79561508 · View Source
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a newspaper clipping from Fayette County's Elgin Echo, on business letterhead or Kiple & DePrenger Furniture Company, Main & Green Streets, Ottumwa,Iowa.


GEORGE W. KIPLE, died Monday night after a week's
illness resulting from a fall. He was eighty years old on January 1. The day before Christmas he had the misfortune to fall and again the day after Christmas he sustained a second fall, but he was not confined to his bed until Jan 1 and he passed away at 10:30 p.m. Jan 9, 1911.

GEORGE WASHINGTON KIPLE, was born in Pennsville, Pa, January 1, 1831. When twenty-two years old he came to Iowa
and entered Upper Iowa University at Fayette, where he attended school for three years. After leaving Fayette he taught school for two years in Wadena.

He was married at Wadena July 30, 1959, to MISS MARGARET HIDINGER. They moved to Kansas in 1865, remaining only a year. They returned to Fayette county and lived at Wadena until 1897 then moved to Madison county, where they lived for five years. Six years ago they again returned to Fayette county, making West Union their home.

To them were born 17 children, of whom nine survive to mourn the death of their father. VAN DORN of Mason City, Iowa; JOHN E. KIPLE of Chicago; MRS. ANNETTA WEST of near Clermont; MRS. ESTHER CONNER of West Union; GEORGE H.
KIPLE of near Elgin; ROBERT S. KIPLE of Idaho; MURRAY V. KIPLE of Elgin; MRS MATTY YOUNG of San Francisco; and MISS MINA MAY KIPLE at home. There were also forty-two grandchildren. One granddaughter MISS VALDA YEADON, has made her home with the grandparents.

On July 30 1909 Mr. and Mrs. Kiple celebrated their golden wedding with almost all their children present.

Mr. Kiple had been a member of the Methodist Church at Highland. During his last illness he enjoyed gospel songs and expressed his belief that all was well.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Methodist church by Rev. L.A. Swisher and interment made in the West Union Cemetery. - from West Union

At one time deceased was a resident of our city and at that
time conducted a blacksmith shop. He will be remembered by a large number of citizens who will deeply regret his passing.


NOTE: George's
parents were George Henry Kiple and Sarah Catherine Berry.
The 1900 census records that George and Margaret had 20 children but only 11 were living at that time.

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