NOTES ON ALSIP FAMILIES

NOTES ON ALSIP FAMILIES

The Daily Inter Ocean December 23, 1888 > Friday evening Samuel Alsip, a brother of Frank Alsip, the brick manufacturer, was shot by Mamie Ray, with whom he had been living the last five years. When Alsip, who was employed at his brother’s brickyard, returned to his home at the corner of Forty-fourth Street and Western Avenue, he found the woman intoxicated and very quarrelsome. They had some words, when the woman suddenly exclaimed, “I’ll shoot you,” and ran into her bedroom. She reappeared with a revolver and fired two shots at Alsip, who was sitting near the window. The first struck him just above the heart. “What have you done?” he cried and staggered toward the woman, who kept advancing toward him, and fired the second shot, which took effort in one of his hands. Alsip managed to wrench the revolver from her, and struck her in the face with it. The woman, who is very powerful, made a desperate effort to recover the weapon. During the struggle they approached the back door, which was open. Alsip, seeing that this was his only chance to escape, crowded the woman through the open door, and closed and bolted it after her. A man living upstairs heard the shots and summoned a physician. The affair was carefully suppressed, and the police did not hear of it until after midnight. The woman, after the shooting, fled to her father’s at No. 3343 Beer Street. She remained there only a few minutes, and up to a late hour last night had not been arrested. Alsip, who is about 60 years of age, is seriously wounded, but will probably recover. The couple have had many quarrels and neighbors say the woman was intoxicated much of the time, and while in that condition was very violent and abusive. Alsip has lived with her ever since he separated from his wife, despite the protests of his adult children, of whom there are six.
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Daily Inter Ocean > January 11, 1896 > Mrs. Mary Alsip, wife of Frank Alsip, died at her residence No. 445 Ashland Boulevard, at 7 o’clock yesterday morning. She died suddenly of neuralgia of the heart. Only the evening before she had been out driving through the parks. Mrs. Alsip was formerly Mary Jane Smiley. She was born in Antrim County, Ireland sixty two years ago of Scottish parentage. She was married to Mr. Alsip in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 1834, thence they moved to Prairie du  Chein, Wisconsin.  She leaves a widower and six children. The three sons, William H., Lieutenant Frank B, and Charles H. are connected with their father in the brick manufacturing business. Mr. Alsip being president of both Alsip brick Company and Hoyt & Alsip Company. One daughter is the wife of Rev. W. E. King of Bryon, Minnesota, and two unmarried girls Maude and Millie live at home. Mrs. Alsip’s life was spent quietly at home, in devotion to her family. What she did came spontaneously from the fullness of a kind heart. And now she is gone, her acts will live on after her. Her most enduring monument is the live cherished for her to the memories of those who came into contact with her kindly loving presence. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock from her residence.
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The Daily Inter Ocean, January 14, 1896 > The funeral of Mrs. Jane Alsip was held yesterday afternoon at her late residence, No. 445 Ashland Boulevard. Rev. Wilbur Deal of the Marshfield Avenue M. E. Church officiated. Many beautiful floral pieces graced the casket. The Imperial Quartet rendered several selections. After the service at the home carriages were taken to the cemetery. The pallbearers were H. C. Hayt, August Rietz, Henry Sherer, C. T. Drake, O. B. Obermeyer, Murdoch Campbell, C. H. Wood, and C. R. D. Howell. The deceased was the wife of Frank Alsip, president of the Alsip Brick Company. She was 62 years old. Her illness was only of a few days duration. The interment was at Rose Hill
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Fort Worth Morning Register, January 15, 1901> W. H. Alsip, dead, was a leading brick manufacturer in Chicago
Chicago, IL. Jan 14 > William H. Alsip, one of the leading brick manufacturers of Chicago, and for many years identified with civic and business life of the city is dead of heart failure, resulting from an attack of grippe. Mr. Alsip was ill only two days. He was the son of Frank Alsip of Chicago. He served as president of the Builders and Traders exchange and was an officer of the National Brick Makers Association.
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Kansas City Star, December 21, 1907
AN INVENTOR AT THE AGE OF 78
Chicago, IL, Dec. 21: Frank Alsip, brick manufacturer, who crossed the plains in 49, died at his home in this city yesterday. Upon returning from California, Mr. Alsip settled in Gregory, Iowa, but later came to Chicago. Two years ago, when he was 78 years old, Mt. Alsip completed a brick making invention which it is claimed doubled the capacity of his former machinery
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Anaconda Standard, Dec 22, 1907
FORTY-NINER IS DEAD
Chicago, IL, Dec 22 > Frank Alsip, brick manufacturer and well known forty-niner died at his home here this town yesterday, at the age of 80 years.
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The Daily Register, May 16, 1910
MAJ. FRANK ALSIP DIES
Chicago, May 16, Major Frank B. Alsip, Superintendent of the Calumet Brick Company and a Veteran of the Spanish-American War, is dead at his late residence in Blue Island, Illinois, after a four day’s illness with pneumonia. Major Alsip was 48 years old and had lived in Chicago since 1873. At the outbreak of the war Mr. Alsip was a Cavalry Captain and after a few months service was promoted to the rank of Major. He was married and is survived by a daughter, Miss Ruth Alsip
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WILLIAM ALSIP IS CALLED BY DEATH
Grand Forks Herald, June 25, 1912 > Prominent Winnipeg Resident who once made his home in Grand Forks, Succumbed Sunday
William Alsip, who at one time made his home in Grand Forks, and who was the father of W. P. Alsip, prominent in the brick business here for many years, died Sunday at Winnipeg. Mrs. H. W. Randall of this city is a granddaughter. The Winnipeg Free Press of yesterday morning carried the following story: Death came suddenly yesterday afternoon to William Alsip, Sr., at his residence, 257 River Avenue, from heart failure after an illness of less than one day. The deceased, who was the founder and president of the Alsip Brick, Tile and Lumber Company, Elmwood, was taken ill at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and died at 4 p.m. yesterday. The arrangements for the funeral will not be made until the return to the city today of his eldest son, W. P. Alsip, general manager of the company, who left on Saturday for Edmonton. A telegram was sent to him, notifying him of his father’s death, and he will arrive here this morning. The late Mr. Alsip was 73 years of age, and up to the time of his death had never had a serious illness, and engaged in the brick and tile making industry in several states of the union. He came to Winnipeg with his son, Arthur A., who is at the present secretary treasurer of the company, and started business here 12 or 13 years ago. His sons, who are in the business here, are: W. P. Alsip, general manager, A. A. Alsip, secretary-treasurer, and E. L. Alsip, superintendent.
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Grand Forks Herald, October 29, 1912> Mrs. E. L. Alsip killed by auto
Mrs. E. L. Alsip of Winnipeg, a sister-in-law of W. P. Alsip, formerly of Grand Forks, and who is known in Grand Forks, was killed at Winnipeg Sunday night. She was cranking an automobile in front of her residence when the car suddenly started, knocking her under the wheels and crushing her to death. Her husband is the Superintendent of Alsip Brick and Tile Company.
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Grand Forks Herald February 2, 1919 > Daughter of Judge Shepherd is dead
Granton, Feb 21st, 1919, Mrs. W. P. Alsip, daughter of Judge Shepherd of this city, died ay a hospital in Rochester last Saturday, following an operation. Mrs. Alsip was a former resident of Grand Forks, but in recent years has been residing in Winnipeg. Besides her father and mother, she leaves several other near relatives in this and neighboring towns. Mrs. H. W. Randall of Grand Forks, is a daughter of the deceased.

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