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James Vipond 1840-1921 obituary

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James Vipond 1840-1921 obituary

Posted: 11 Apr 2000 11:05AM GMT
Edited: 12 Jul 2001 11:04AM GMT
I transcribed the obituary for James Vipond below:

Obituary from the Shullsburg Pick and Gad, Feb. 9, 1921.
Mr. James Vipond was born in
Harwood, Durham county, England on July 10, 1840.
He died at his home in Shullsburg Thursday morning
Feb. 3, at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 23 days.
He was the second of a family of five children
of John and Ann Vipond.
When but seven years of age he began work in the lead mines
in Durham county for six pence a day.
He continued to work in the mines until
manhood. He was married to Hannah Hetherington
June 3, 1869. Of this union eight children were
born: John W. of Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Ambrose White
of Apple River, IL.; Joseph A. of Griffin, Canada;
Mrs. Henry Perry of Scales Mound, IL.; Mrs. Richard
Trestrail of Shullsburg; James of Scales Mound and
Burnett who lives on the old Vipond homestead
in White Oak. A son born at Leadmine died in infancy
and was buried there.

He leaves Mrs. Vipond, seven children,
eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Vipond came to America in May 1871,
and settled in Shullsburg. Mr. Vipond followed
mining here for six months. Then they moved to
New Diggings where Mr. Vipond followed mining for
six years. Then he bought a small farm at Leadmine
where the family lived four years, at the end
of which time Mr. Vipond sold out and bought
the present farm in White Oak township.
He followed farming until 1907 when he moved
to Shullsburg, where the present home was built
in 1909. He belonged to the Woodmen for thirty
one years.

Mr. Vipond was a highly respected citizen and
a gentleman in every sense of that word.

The funeral which was unusually large took
place at the Congregational church Saturday
afternoon, Feb. 5th at two o'clock.
The Rev's. Watson and Evert officiating.
The local Woodmen were out in full force and
marched in the procession in honor of their
friend and comrade.

Those present from out of town were:
Joseph A. Vipond of Griffin, Canada;
Miss Amelia Vipond of Dana, Iowa;
Willis M. Vipond of Scales Mound;
Miss Anna Bird of Benton;
Jos. Varty and son Lester of Apple River;
Woodward Bell and wife of Darlington
and the Misses Rosie and Zella Trestrail
also of Darlington.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jblankenburg 11 Apr 2000 5:05PM GMT 
Peter Davies 5 Jun 2000 7:26AM GMT 
Peter Davies 5 Jun 2000 7:29AM GMT 
Velmvipond 25 Feb 2002 10:43PM GMT 
mvwardell_1 13 Oct 2003 8:07PM GMT 
vmvip1 7 Jul 2004 2:45AM GMT 
Grace Vipond 20 Oct 2000 7:31AM GMT 
jblankenburg 22 Oct 2000 6:32PM GMT 
Grace Vipond 23 Oct 2000 7:09AM GMT 
Velmvipond 7 Feb 2002 6:19PM GMT 
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