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William N. Tippett
December 12, 1831–February 22, 1910

William N. Tippett, of Clay Mills, was born in Licking county, Ohio, December 12, 1831, and died at Clay Mills, February 22, 1910. He was married in his native country to Miss Julia Harriss, January 12 1853. He came west in 1856, and located in Clay township, Jones county, which has been there home since, with the exception of two years spent in Scotch Grove. There was born to this union five children, one son and four daughters. The son died in 1876. There is left to mourn his death his aged wife and four daughters, namely Mrs. M. B. Walters, Onslow; Mrs. Joseph French, Spencer, Clay county, Iowa; Mrs. Arabell Howard, Clay Mills; Mrs. J. A. Orr, Onslow; besides fifteen grand children and seven great-grand children. On April 4, 1857, he and his wife joined the Free Will Baptist Church of Clay, of which he has been a member ever since. He was known to the whole community as an intelligent and industrious man, a useful and constant friend and a zealous member of his chosen communion. His remains were laid beside those of his son, after a service conducted at his late residence by Rev. S. B. McClelland, of Onslow.

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