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Chipman, William Ansel (Willie) 1845-1928


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 4/27/2012 at 01:54:47

Upper Des Moines, Oct. 3, 1928


Civil War Veteran Succumbs Leaving Highly Honorable Record


Funeral at Burt Tuesday Attended by Large Gathering from All Over County

Burt, Iowa, October 2, Special - W.[Willie/William] A. Chipman, one of Burt's most highly respected citizens, died at his home here Sunday morning, after an illness of cancer of the stomach. Mr. Chipman was born September 18, 1845, at Momence, Illinois, and his boyhood days were spent on the farm. He enlisted in the army during the Civil War, March 27, 1864, in Company H, Forty-Second Illinois Infantry. He was sent to the front immediately, entering on the Atlanta campaign and was in the battles of Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville. His corps at the close of the war was sent to Texas, via New Orleans. He was mustered out of the army December 16, 1865. He joined the Jas. C. Taylor post of the G.A.R. at Algona and continued his membership until his death. Upon his return from the war he went to work on the old home farm.

He was married December 17, 1865, to Dorothy Adeline Davison, and moved to a farm near Momence, where they resided until the spring of 1881 when they moved to Burt. In 1900 Mr. Chipman purchased the furniture and undertaking business in Burt. His son, C.B., became his partner in 1916. Mr. Chipman was interested in building up the Burt Co-Operative Creamery Company, being the second president and later secretary for a number of years. He also helped to organize the Burt Farmers' Exchange Company and was its secretary for twenty years. He joined the Methodist Episcopal church about 1872 and immediately entered in active church and Sunday School work. He was superintendent of the Sunday Schools in different rural school houses near the home farm east of town and in Doan church in Portland township. They later transferred their memberships to the Burt church.

Five children were born in the home, the two oldest dying in infancy. Those living are: Mrs. Milo Brown of Garner; E.O. and C.B. of Burt, who with his wife are left to mourn. He also leaves one brother, Isaac Newton Chipman of Doniphan, Missouri, and twelve grandchildren and one great grand child. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the church and interment made in the Burt cemetery. Military honors were accorded the remains and taps were sounded at the grave. Among those from Algona who went to Burt for the funeral were Mrs. R.M. Wallace, D.A. Haggard, Mr. and Mrs. Lem Stockwell, Miss Lurleen Waddell and J.W. Haggard."


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