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 James Lee Shipman

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James Lee Shipman

  • Birth 3 Feb 1892 Dublin, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 21 Apr 1930 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Galloway, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot 10-65-1
  • Memorial ID 99473757

2 different military records, same info:
Ohio Military Men, 1917-18
Ohio Soldiers in WWI 1917-1918
Name: James L. Shipman
Serial Number: 2475660
Race: W
Residence: 485 W. State St., Columbus, Ohio
Enlistment Division: National Army LB 2
Enlistment Location: Columbus, Ohio
Enlistment Date: 27 May 1918
Birth Place: Dublin, Ohio
Birth Date / Age: 26 3/12 Years
Assigns Comment:
15 Co 4 Training Battalion 158 Depot Brigade to 1 June 1918;
33 Co 9 Training Battalion 158 Depot Brigade to 20 June 1918;
20 Co 5 Training Battalion 158 Depot Brigade to Discharge Private Honorable discharge 28 Nov 1918.
Volume #: 16


Obituary:
James Lee Shipman, aged 28, died Wednesday at his home, 27 Meek Avenue. Among the survivors are his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Shipman, 27 Meek Avenue.; a brother, Raymond, same address; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Cady, Mrs. William Workman and Mrs. James Norris, all of Columbus. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 P.m. at the residence. Burial at Memorial Park (Note- now called Sunset Cemetery)in charge of Leach and Sylh.

(Published in The Columbus Dispatch, on Wednesday 4/23/30, page 2A, microfiche roll 283)

Obituary Courtesy of Donna White #48144068)

While we are not sure if James actually died at home... we would hope so (please see website below for a historical account of the fire)... at least we know James was not interred in a mass grave, or an unknown grave as so many others were!
He also has an individualized death certificate, which shows a Dr. in attendance and who signed his certificate.


History:
Incarcerated about 1929 for Robbery and received 10 - 25 yrs in the Ohio State Penitentiary, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. However he served less than a year before a fire (a quite famous/infamous fire) broke out at the prison and he died of "Conflagration" or buring to death. See link below for full story on the fire at the prison.

Inmate #263 SHIPMAN, Lee 22821 3 Feb 1892 Dublin, OH

http://www.forgottenoh.com/Counties/Franklin/pen.html


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Inscription

Though his headstone states his death was on the 30th, his death certificate confirms his death date as April 21st.


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  • Created by: Greg and Cindy Thredgold
  • Added: 23 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99473757
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Lee Shipman (3 Feb 1892–21 Apr 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99473757, citing Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Greg and Cindy Thredgold (contributor 46919839) .