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From the Clermont Enterprise, July 1913.

Shipton-Day Wedding

          Joseph H. Shipton, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Shipton of this place and Miss Mabel Alice Day were united in marriage Thursday morning, July 24, at 10:30 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Day of Fayette, by Rev. Dr. Parker. A sumptuous wedding dinner was served at 11:30, after which the happy couple went to Oelwein in H. F. Shipton's auto to begin their honeymoon trip to St. Paul, Minneapolis, and other points.
          The bride is recognized as one of Fayette's most gifted and popular young ladies, having drawn to her a vast circle of friends by her charming personality and strong traits of character. In every way she possesses all the attributes of an ideal helpmate and life companion.
          The groom, known to everybody as "Joe", is a young man of whom Clermont is justly proud, one who has made good and is destined to make his mark among the educational instructors of the near future. Being a graduate of the Clermont high school and U.I.U., he is well fitted for the work he has undertaken. He is in every sense of the word a model young man and has back of him the very best wishes of everybody in the community.
          Mr. and Mrs. Shipton will begin housekeeping next month in Earlville, where Joe is superintendent of schools for the coming year.
From a Northeast Iowa Newspaper, September, 1979.

Obituary Of Mabel Shipton

          Mabel Shipton, 89, a former Cedar Rapids and Monticello resident, died Thursday in Tampa, Fl, following a lengthy illness. She had been a Tampa resident for the past five years.
          Born Nov. 15, 1889, in Oelwein, she was married to Joseph H. Shipton on July 24, 1913, in Fayette. He died Feb. 6, 1963. Mrs. Shipton was a homemaker and a member of the Congregational Church in Monticello.
          Surviving are a son, Robert, Monticello; four daughters, Zoe Long, Maquoketa, Eileen Hall, Orlando, Fl, Maxine Moore, Cedar Rapids, and Marcella Shipton, Tampa, Fl; a sister, Inez McLeish, Oelwein; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
          Services were held Monday, Sept 10, 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by Rev. Glenn Bender of the First Congregational Church. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.


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