Mrs. Sarah D. Shippey, one of the old residents of Grand Haven and Ottawa county, passed away at her home on Washington street early this morning [Dec. 31, 1903] after a lingering illness of over a month.
Mrs. Sarah Shippey was born in Massachusetts on October 13, 1822, and is therefore over eighty-one years of age.
Mrs. Shippey came to Grand Haven about thirty years ago when the lumbering industry was at its best and the town was a booming hamlet with bright promises for the future.
The following children survive Mrs. Shippey: three sons, Fred, Charles and Frank and a daughter, Mrs. M. L. Slayton of this city who has made her home with her mother here.
Her husband, Mr. George Shippey, who was a very prominent citizen of the early days, died many years ago. Webster Batchelor, a wealthy lumberman of Chicago, is a brother of the late Mrs. Shippey.
The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed and will be announced later.
Source: Grand Haven daily tribune (Grand Haven, Mich.). 1903 Dec. 31, p. 4, Death of Mrs. Sarah D. Shippey.
The funeral services for the late Mrs. Sarah Shippey were held at the late home on Sunday afternoon [Jan. 3, 1904]. Large numbers of old residents gathered to pay tribute to her memory and the services were particularly impressive. The services were conducted by the Rev. Robert Brown of the Presbyterian church. The interment was at Lake Forest.
Source: Grand Haven daily tribune (Grand Haven, Mich.). 1904 Jan. 5, p. , [Local news].