Charles Chipman Was An Officer of the Germantown Relief Society for Thirty Years
A MANUFACTURER HERE
Charles Chipman, who died-on Saturday in Easton, Pa., was a member of the board of managers of the Germantown Relief Society for thirty years and served as president of the Society for three years. He was long engaged in manufacturing in Germantown, and maintained his interest in Germantown activities, especially philanthropic work, even after he was no longer a resident here. Mr. Chipman bought the Wakefield Hosiery Mills, on Wakefield street, opposite Ashmead Street, from SamuelWest is 1884, and operated them until 1894, when his sons, Frank L. and W. Evan Chipman, succeeded him in the business. Later they moved the industry to Easton where they have since continued the business under the name of Charles Chipman's Sons. They also have hosiery mills in Bethlehem and Reading, Pa., and in Georgia and Canada. Mr. Chipman's home was on Wister Street, near Wakefield. Afterward he lived in Tioga, and a few years ago he went to Easton to live. He was in his 80th year. The Germantown Relief Society elected him a member of the board of managers in 1892, and he continued to serve until his death. Even while living in Easton he sometimes attended the meeting of the board in Germantown. He was president of the Society from 1915 until 1918.
Mr. Chipman was prominent in the Masonic fraternity, being a past eminent commander of Kadosh Commandery, Knights Templar, of Philadelphia, and a member of the board of managers of the Masonic Home for many years.
In his earlier years Mr. Chipman was a great admirer of good horses, and for many years he drove a pair of the fastest horses hereabouts, and was frequently seen behind them on the drives of Fairmount Park.
At the time of the Civil War Mr. Chipman served for four years in the Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was a member of Cavalry Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of Philadelphia. His death reduces the membership of Cavalry Post to four.
During the later years of his life Mr. Chipman traveled much. His experiences aboard ship led him to devise a medicine for seasickness. He also wrote a book about his travels.
Before coming to Germantown he was a member of the firm of Chipman & Nice, dealers in paint and glass. Funeral services were held Monday evening in Easton. Burial followed Tuesday at West Laurel Hill Cemetery. The Grand Army Post of Easton conducted the services in that city, and at the cemetery the Masonic orders had charge.
A widow survives Mr. Chipman, she having been his third wife. Besides the two sons named there are also two daughters, Mrs. E. Knox Little and Mrs. Martin Hall.
Mr. Chipman was born in Frankford on 25 October 1842, died 5 August 192