The following records might be “your” Ben Shipp - do you know if that’s right?
1940 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Ben Shipp age 45, divorced, born about 1895 in Oklahoma Residence in 1935: same place
1930 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Tom Shipp 69, father, born about 1861 in Arkansas Minerva Shipp 68, mother, born about 1862 in Arkansas Ben Shipp 36; Ben is brother to head of household, born abt 1894 in Oklahoma M. M. Shipp 30, HEAD of household, born about 1900 in Arkansas Ellen Shipp 23, wife, born about 1907 in Texas Allene Shipp 3, born about 1927 in Oklahoma E. R. Bryce 52, HEAD, b Georgia Susie Bryce 58, b Kentucky Jack Bryce 7, b Oklahoma
Another Ben Ship b 1889 shows up in World War II draft registration in Oklahoma
1920 Oklahoma, Oklahoma Benn Ship 28 b Oklahoma parents b Arkansas Laura Ship 23 b Oklahoma Oma Ship 6 Gladys Ship 2 years 1 month Earl Davis 18
1910 McClain, Oklahoma Thomas J Shipp 49 b Tennessee Minerva J Shipp 48 wife b Arkansas Chas D Shipp 22 son b Oklahoma John W Shipp 20 son b Oklahoma Marin F Shipp 18 son b Oklahoma Mary E Shipp 17 daughter b Oklahoma about 1893 Vernette Shipp 14 daughter b Oklahoma Marcus M Shipp 12 son b Oklahoma Joseph Polk 28 cousin b Arkansas
1900 ED 72, Township 6, Seminole Nation, Indian Territory, USA Thos J Shipp 39 b Arkansas Minerva Shipp 39 b Arkansas Wm B Shipp 23 son b Arkansas Roxy Shipp 20 daughter in law, b Arkansas Sarah Shipp 17 daughter b Arkansas Dotty Shipp John Shipp Bunny Shipp (I am theorizing that this is Benny - no age given for these children) Mary Shipp Nettie Shipp Marcus Shipp 2 Arnold H Barrett 22 son in law, b Texas Becky Barrett daughter b Arkansas Sarah Lovell 65 mother in law b Tennessee Mary L Ourus 52 sister b Mississippi John Shipp 21 nephew b Arkansas