Thank yousooo much for your input, you have made my day!The information provided is pretty much in harmony with the data I have and thus makes me more comfortable that my data is true in a realm of conflicting information. I have a few tidbits to add and some mysteries solved thanks to you – such as Ira Burton Sipes which I could not find any connection to this family of Pleasant A Sipes.
To answer your inquiry, William Grayson Sipes was born June 16th 1876 and passed away on June 8th 1954 in Oakdale CA. (near Modesto) He was also in the railroad business.
According to a Civil War Pension Report that I found, Pleasant A Sipes died on Mar 2 1911. But the date is hard to make out, so I’m not too sure. I will send you an image of this pension card to your Email. I don’t have any information on Elizabeth when she died.
I will also send you a report on William C Sipes’s descendants, the 1920 census criteria is as follows…. Image Source: Year: 1920; Census Place: Wellton, Yuma, Arizona; Roll: T625_51; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 127; Image: 880.