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Robert G. and Mary (Alexander) Tippin, John L. Tippin

In 1850 Louisa County, Iowa, William R. Tippin is 37, Sarah 40, George M.15, John L. 13, Isaian 11, Robert G. 9, Isaac L. 7, and Samuel M.4.

In 1860 Page County, Iowa, Wm. is 47, Sarah 50, John 25, Isaiahj 22, Robert 19, Isaac 17, and Samuel 14.


In 1870 Page County, Iowa, Robert Tippin is 30, farming, wtih Teresa 19 Missouri. They have Elisabeth, 1.
(on the same page is George Tippin, 35, Indiana and his family.)

January 1907 Wray Colorado "John and Robert Pippin , of near Vernon , have been enjoying a visit from their three brothers whom they have not met , all at one time , for many years . George Tippin , of Denver , Isaiah Tippin , of Superior , Nebraska, and Milt Tippin , of Sargant , Nebraska. They have been here about a week , and all came in Monday and had their pictures taken , as Isaiah left that night for his Nebraska home . George is visiting over at St . Francis , Kansas , at this time , and Milt will remain some time yet ; he says he will stay until they run him out of the country to get rid of him ."

In 1880 Page County, Robert is 36, Mary 37, Elizabeth M. 11.

Robert and Mary A. Alexander married in Page County Iowa April 6, 1880.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Mary (Hadden) Stoops, born May 1841 in Putnam County, Indiana, dyhing June 30, 1924 in Jackson County, Missouri, buried Mt. WSshington Cemetry, Kanss City.

Her first marriage was David Alexander, dying Feb 1875 in WSshington County Iowa. They had David John "Knox" 1859-1943, and Frances M. J. 186--1930 mrarying Frank M. Forney.

In 1885 Page County, Robert is 48, farming, Mary A. 44. May Tippin, 16, is with them.

In 1895 Robert was a member of the Wray G.A.R. post "Private, G, 1st Nebraska Cavalry.

Robert G. proved up a quarter in 33, 1N 44W in 1898 ("Heirs of Edward I. Tippin" proved up a quarter in 31 in 1900.
Robert had cash-claimed a quarter in 11, 2N 44W in 1891, and timber-claimed on e in 10 in 1899.

In 1900 Yuma County, Robert G. Tippin born July 1842, married 20 years to Mary A. May 1841, both in Indiana. She's had two kids, both living.

July 1904 "The pile driver train of the Burlington that had been out on the Gurnsey line in Wyoming , pulled into Wray Saturday afternoon on its way home at McCook. While here the foreman , M . M . VanSickle , had the pleasure of meeting his old friend , Robt . Tippin , the two having worked together at railroad work in Iowa twenty-seven years ago. It was the first time they had met for seventeen years , and while the meeting was accidental ,it was none the less enjoyable. The crew lined up the river bridge near Laird before going on ."

Robert has an article in the 1904 Gazette.

1905 "Knox Alexander , from Clarinda, Iowa son of Aunt Mary Tippin is here for a short visit and to attend the sale.


In 1906 Guy Myers gave final proof for land in section 5, 1S 44W, witnesses Cassius F. Akey, Conrad Renzelman, Robert G. Tippin, and Benjamin Devore.
In 1910 Yuma County, Robert and Mary are alone.

March 1911 "Uncle Bob and Aunt Mary Tippin , who spent the winter in the east , arrived home last Friday evening , and are again on their farm nine miles southwest of Wray ."

August 1913 "E . B . McDill , whom we mentioned in our last issue as having arrived Wednesday , in company with his wife for a few days visit with the latter's grandmother , Mrs . Robert Tippin of southwest of town , left Saturday evening for Kansas City , their home . Mrs . McDill remained and expects to be joined by her mother , Mrs . Forney , of Kansas City tomorrow or Saturday and the two will spend a few days in the Tippin home . Mrs . Forney is a daughter of Mrs . Tippin ."

November 1915 "On last Monday morning about eleven o'clock the neighbors and friends of Robt . G . Tippin gathered at the home of that gentleman and proceeded to make themselves very much at home - all upon their own invitation . Mr . Tippin had been to Vernon in the morning , and when he returned at noon , he found twenty of his friends here , and a bounteous dinner spread in his honor . The surprise was complete and the occasion was planned as a farewell for Mr . Tippin, who left Tuesday evening for Kansas City , where he will make his home with his daughter , Mrs . Friberger . "

October 1916 "Mrs . Thomas Graham left Friday evening for her home in Hancock , Iowa . Mrs . Graham has been visiting hor mother , Mrs . Anna Tippin , and other relatives in Wray for two weeks ."

April 1917 "Arch Miller closed the deal this week whereby he becomes tho owner of the Robert Tippin residence property in the west part of town where himself and family have been residing for the past three years. This is one of the nice homes of the town."

Robert and Mary Ann divorced in Yuma County April 27, 1917.
May 24, 1917 " Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tippin arrived in Wray Monday from Kansas City , Missouri , and are visiting Mrs . Anna Tippin of south of Wray and other of Uncle Bobs friends in that vicinity , Mr . and Mrs. Tippin are a newly married couple , the ceremony having taken place in Kansas City , where they were both residing , one week ago Sunday , We wish Uncle Rob , as he is familiarly known here , and his bride , happiness."

July 1917 "Aunt Mary Tippin , who now resides in Iowa , is visiting old friends in the county this week . "

In 1919 Mrs. Cole sold the old Bobby Tippin home place to M.C. Cassin of Columbus, Nebraska.

September 1917 "Mrs . Fannie Forney of Kansas City came out to Wray the last of the week after her mother , Mrs . Mary Tippin , who will be placed under the care of a specialist in Kansas City . Aunt Mary's health has been very bad this summer and her many friends hope for a speedy recovery ."

Mary is in Kansas City in 1920, widowed, with daughter Fannie Forney, 59, widowed Fannie's daughter Jessie is 33, born in Iowa, and Claudine McDill 43 Iowa nd her husband Edgar

Robert G. Tippen, born July 10, 1942, died in Kansas City Kansas, April 12, 1919, to be buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Anna N. Tippen was the in formant.


John L. Tippen had proved up a quarer in 2, 2N 44W in 1893.
John L. Tippin timber-claimed a quarter in 23, 3N 44W in 1902.

November 11, 1899 "The marriage of Thomas H. Graham and Miss Emma I. Tippin was solemnized at the M. E. parsonage Wednesday evening at 5:30. Rev. Ellis preformed the ceremony in the presence of Mrs. Schaaf, sister of the bride, Richard Hadlock and Miss Odessa Schaaf. The bride is the daughter of one of our most esteemed citizens, Mr. John L. Tippin and the groom is well known and popular among the Wray and Vernon people. They will make their home near Vernon. All join in wishing them a happy and prosperous journey. "

December 7, 1911 "On last Friday evening, December 1, one of Yuma county's early settlers passed to his home beyond, in the person of John L. Tippin, after an illness of several months with heart trouble and dropsy. Mr. and Mrs. Tippin came to this country from Page county, Iowa, in 1887, and have been Yuma county residents ever since, living ten miles south of Wray most of the time. Mr. Tippen was born June 6, 1836, and at the time of his death was 75 years 4 months and 8 days old. He leaves besides his wife and brother, Robert, two sons and five daughters, viz : John W. Wilbur, Mrs. Ella Emmerson, living south of town ; Mrs. Laura Schaaf of Wray, Mrs. Delia Haines of Idaho, Mrs. Emma Graham of Hancock, Iowa and Miss Edna, who was living with her parents. While here Mr. Tippen made many friends who will join the Rattler in expressing their sympathy for the bereaved ones in ther hour of sorrow. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Foreman of Vernon and interment was made in the Glendale cemetery."
CARD OP THANKS We wish so thank the many kind friends and neighbors who assisted us in the sickness and death of our loving husband and father. Also the members of the Grand Army and the W. C. T. U. for the beautiful floral offering. Mrs.. Anna E, Tippin And Family.

In 1916 Mrs. Hunter, a sister of Mrs. John Tippin, was visiting from Kansas City.

December 6, 1901 "Miss Ella Tippin of Denver , formerly of Wray , and Charles Emerson of Lowell,Massachusetts, will be married at Kansas City in the early part of January ."

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