- Born: 10 Mar 1841, Pennsylvania
- Died: 8 Apr 1907, McConnell, Stephenson County, Ilinois at age 66
- Buried: Salem Shippee McConnell Cemetery, McConnell, Stephenson County, Illinois
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1850, Pennsylvania, Clearfield County, Boggs Township, Image 10 of 14. Age 9 yrs.
• Census, 1860, Illinois, Stephenson County, Waddams Township, New Pennsylvania Post Office, Image 15 of 31. Age 19 yrs.
• Obituary: Freeport Daily Bulletin, 9 Apr 1907, Freeport, Stephenson County, Ilinois. Death of Charles Shippy of McConnell.
Had Wide Acquaintance, Who Held Him High.
Paralysis caused the death of Charles Shippy at his home at McConnell, where he had resided since coming west with his parents in the year 1854. Although the deceased had not been well since he left the service in the civil war an attack six weeks ago was the direct cause of his death, his condition being regarded as extremely serious the past three weeks. Like the brave man that he was he suffered without making those near him uncomfortable, and when the end came yesterday morning he was prepared to go.....Mr. Shippy belonged to one of the families that have done much to make Waddams township the prosperous part of the county that it is. He was a native of Clearfield county, Pa., his parents being Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Shippy, who died many years ago. The deceased was sixty-six years and twenty-eight days of age when the end came. He was a lad when his parents came across the country from Pennsylvania to settled in this county. He remained on the land his father owned until the breaking out of the civil war, in which he served some time. Contracting disease in the service he had really never been well since, although he was an active man for many years.......Years ago he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Cole, who grew up in Waddams township and the faithful wife and two sons and a daughter survive. They are Luther and Joseph Shippy and Mrs. Elmer Stites of Winslow. Two brothers and a sister also survive, George W. Shippy of Freeport, Peter Shippy of McConnell and Mrs. William Cole, who is also a resident of Winslow township......Few Men in Waddams had as extensive an acquaintance and none had more fiends. He was a good man in the strict meaning of the word, kind to all he came in contact with and considerate for the feelings of all. He was a democrat politically, one of the old-fashioned sort, who while having convictions of what a government should be, was fair enough to concede to others their opinions, not only politically but otherwise. he was a man who had seen the community he resided in grow from the raw prairie to a section of the county that was of considerable importance, and he did whatever he could to improve the conditions of a community of which he was for over a half century a resident. He will be mourned by all whose privilege it was to know him......The funeral will be held on Wednesday at noon, the interment to be in the cemetery at the Salem school house, one mile east of the village of McConnell. CHILDREN OF CHARLES & MARY ANN SHIPPY: Luther, Joseph, Edith