Sherwood , son of Charles Alpheus and Eliza Amanda Kipp, was born
Lexington, New York, October 29, 1839. At the age of 17, he went to
Tonica, Illinois to reside and in 1860 he went to California. While
in California, he became associated with the Dutch Flat Mining
Company, a gold mining operation owned by his father Charles A.
Kipp, who went "West" in the gold rush of 1849.
returned to Elliott, Iowa some 20 years later. He and his brothers,
H. R. and E. B. Kipp were engaged in the lumber and grain business
in Griswold and Elliott. The business in Griswold closed and they
then added a hardware store in their businesses. In 1982 the
businesses were sold and Odgen retired.
Kipp and Elizabeth L. Gibson were married on Jan. 16, 1890 and were
residents of Elliott until their deaths.
L. Gibson Kipp was born in Bloomfield, Iowa in 1861, and in 1883 she
and her parents moved to Griswold.
were born to Odgen and Elizabeth Kipp: Rosco Conkling, born March 19
1892; Adelbert Romain, born Dec. 5, 1896; and Newton Sherwood, born
November 19, 1898.
died in 1899 at the age of 60, and Mrs. Kipp died in 1901 at the age
of 39. Mrs. Gibson, mother of Mrs. Kipp, raised the family in
Conkling Kipp was married to Vesta Winifred Smith, June 9, 1917.
Vesta Kipp was born in Elliott on April 22, 1891. They had two
children, Winifred Annette and Sherwood Roger.
was active in the Kipp Bros. Elevator, dealing in grain, feed,
seeds, coal, insurance and loans, and was also in the banking
business in Elliott for many years. He died Jan. 10, 1968. Vesta
died in 1978.
Adelbert Romain Kipp was married to Bertha Mabel West, July 1, 1919.
They had two daughters, Margie Marie and Sharon Lee. Margie now Mrs.
Roy DeWitt, lives in Griswold. Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt have one
daughter, Diane. Sharon, now Mrs. Gale Eshelman, lives in rural
Elliott. Mr. and Mrs. Eshelman have two children, Lynn and David.
Adelbert Kipp - better known as Dell, graduated from Elliott
High School in 1915, and attended the State University of Iowa for 2
years. He was employed in the Elliott Savings bank from 1917, until
he entered the Army in Sept. 1918, and was discharged in Dec. 1918.
He again worked at the Bank until 1921 when he purchased a Jewelry
Store in Elliott, which he operated until 1924. He was employed by
Roscoe Kipp until 1931. From 1931 until 1941 Dell operated an
insurance agency. In 1941, Dell and Roscoe formed Kipp Brothers,
Inc. The elevator was sold in 1948, and Dell operated an
insurance agency until he retired. D. R. Kipp served as treasurer of
the Elliott School Board for over 32 years. He was also treasurer of
the Town of Elliott for 48 years, 1925-1973.
and Mrs. Kipp were associated with the Order of the Eastern Star and
the Summit Lodge of Elliott. Both were over 50 year members.
They were both members of the Methodist Church, where Mrs. Kipp
served as pianist for over 40 years and Mr. Kipp served on the
Church Board for a number of years. Mr. Kipp was also active and
served on the Elliott Telephone Exchange and Griswold Co-Operative
Telephone Co. Bertha died in 1873, Dell in 1976.
Sherwood Kipp was married to Katherine Irene Fellows of Griswold on
Feb. 4, 1920. They have one daughter, Kay, Mrs. James Harris of
Atlantic, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have four children. Mr. N. S.
Kipp was a jeweler in Griswold for a number of years, before moving
to the farm. Mr. Kipp died Sept. 10, 1959