“Annals of Southwestern Pennsylvania”Vol. 4 Author: Walkinshaw, Lewis Clark
Pg. 72 CHESTER HALE SIPE – State Senator, attorney, civic leader and historical authority, such is the record of CHESTER H. (C. HALE) SIPE of Butler, ranked among the outstanding leaders of Southwestern Pa.Fittingly enough his achievements perpetuate the fame of a family which for generations has been a factor in the life of the Commonwealth, where his first maternal ancestors are said to have settled prior to the coming of William Penn.
Senator Sipe was born in the old family homestead at South Buffalo, Armstrong County, November 16, 1880, the son of HIRAM HILL and MARY (GOLDEN) SIPE, both of his native county, where his paternal forebears have resided since 1795, and where his great-great-great-grandfather, CHARLES SIPE, purchased the family farm which has since been handed down from one generation to the next.CHARLES SIPE deeded the property to his son, CHARLES SIPE, JR., who in turn passed it on to GEORGE SIPE, SENATOR SIPE'S grandfather, who married BARBARA PAINTER, (also spelled BENDER.)The Senator's father, HARAM HILL SIPE, took over the establishment and conducted it until his passing in 1927, specializing in hog raising.Maternally SENATOR SIPE traces his ancestry to representatives who settled in this State in 1654, in a section then known as New Sweden....
(Pg. 73) On February 18, 1925, SENATOR SIPE married CLEOPATRA V. McKEE, daughter of the HON. DR. J. W. and AMANDA (KING) McKEE of Armstrong County, where her father was a prominent physician and public official, having served several terms in the State Legislature.