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Shipp, John H.

This book has no cover, and no index, and no author. I bought it on Ebay; it just has the insides, but it is full of Indiana biographies. I am not researching this family, just thought I would share. I do not know anymore about these families or these surnames. NOTE: I don't know if there is any additional mention of this family in the book, it has no index. I do not want to sell this book. I am typing the biographies from it.

Typed by Lora Radiches:

Surnames in this biography are: Shipp, Skelton, Bement, Lemme, Hubbard, 

PROF. JOHN H. SHIPP. The entire career of Prof. John H. Shipp, superintendent of schools of Washington, Daviess County, has been passed as an educator, and through merit and a industry, native and acquired talent, a sincere a love of his calling and great powers of application he has worked his way up the ladder, step by step, to a position among the leading instructors of Southern Indiana. His success has been gained by no fortuitous circumstances or friendly assistance, but by hard work and the ready recognition and instant use of opportunities as they have appeared. Professor Shipp was born on a farm in Gibson County, Indiana, August 25, 1885, and is a son of David and Mary (Skelton) Shipp. David Shipp was born in England, where he was reared and educated, but in young manhood decided that better opportunities awaited a man of ambition and determination in the United States and accordingly immigrated to this country and first took up his residence in Warwick County, Indiana, where he engaged in farming and was married. Not long after the latter event he moved to Gibson County, where he rounded out a long and honorable career as a farmer and raiser of stock, and was highly respected in his community because of his high character and public spirit. He died at Francisco, Gibson County, October 18, 1912. Mr. Shipp married Miss Mary Skelton, who was born in Warwick County, daughter of John Skelton, an early resident of that county. Mrs. Shipp died April 15, 1908. To this union there were born four children: Edward, who has a position in the Department of Agriculture at Washington, D. C.; Effie C., who married John Bement and resides at Princeton, Indiana; Ada, who married Charles Lemme and resides at Ogden, Utah; and Prof. John H., of this review. John H. Shipp attended the public schools of Francisco, Indiana, and Oakland City College, and in 1912 was graduated from the Indiana State Normal School at Terre!

Haute. For a time thereafter he taught, in a rural school in Central Township, but, desiring further to prepare himself, entered the University of Chicago, from which he was graduated as a member of the class of 1917, with the A. B. degree. In the meantime he had charge of the Francisco schools for six years, and from 1915 until 1918 was principal of the schools at Potoka, and from 1918 until 1922 was city superintendent of the schools at Mitchell. In 1918 to 1921, he also did post graduate work at the University of Chicago. Professor Shipp came to Washington as superintendent of schools in 1922, and has since made many changes and elevated general standards, being at the head of one of the most important school systems of the southern part of the state, comprising a student body of 1950, with sixty-nine teachers under his supervision. He is one of the best-known educators in the state, being president of the Southwestern Group of Teachers, a member of the Schoolmasters Club of Indianapolis, the Indiana State Teachers Association and the Southern Indiana Superintendents Research Club. He also takes a constructive interest in civic affairs as a member of the Rotary Club and a director of the Washington Chamber of Commerce, and is active in many other clubs and organizations. During his career at Washington he has won public confidence and esteem, as well as the cooperation and friendship of teachers, parents and the student body On June 16, 1921, Professor Shipp was united in marriage with Miss Ethel Hubbard of Orleans, Indiana, and to this union there have been born three children: Cloene Ethel born January 28, 1925, John Hubbard, born April 13, 1926, and David Austin, born November 15, 1928. Professor and Mrs. Shipp occupy a pleasant home at Washington.



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