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Donald John CHIPPER

Donald John CHIPPER

Male 1868 - 1917  (49 years)

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  • Name Donald John CHIPPER 
    Born 2 Feb 1868 Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • Chipper, Donald John (1868-1917)
      by R. T. Appleyard
      Donald John Chipper (1868-1917), undertaker, was born on 2 February 1868 in Perth, son of Stephen James Chipper, landowner and publican, and his wife Maria Sophia, née Campbell. His grandfather John was one of the Swan River settlement's first colonists, arriving in the Caroline on 12 October 1829 as an indentured worker to James Henty with whom he stayed for approximately two years. Just after Henty left for Van Diemen's Land in January 1832, John was employed on a private contracting job at Greenmount in the hills outside Perth when he and a boy companion named Beecham were attacked by Aboriginals. Beecham was speared and died but Chipper escaped by leaping off boulders on top of a steep hill and running seven miles to safety. Not only was his escape miraculous, but the site of the attack became known as Chipper's Leap and for many years was a reminder to settlers of the days when Aboriginal-European relations were at their worst in the colony.

      Donald's father, Stephen, was licensee in 1867-72 of the United Services Tavern in Perth from which horse-drawn coaches left for King George's Sound. It was an important service. Begun in 1856 by D. J. Chipper's uncle Thomas, shortly after Albany became the main port of call for overseas ships when Fremantle was deemed unsafe by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co., the mail service linked the colony's two main settlements. Horses were changed at eight stops on a route which Thomas himself pioneered. At first he used a spring-cart which also carried mail to farmers along the way. The journey took up to two weeks and Thomas, at his own expense, had to maintain and improve the route including changing the road to avoid seasonal hazards. By 1879 travelling time for passengers and freight had been reduced to two days.

      Educated at the Government Boys' School, Perth, Donald was apprenticed as a coach-builder, wheelwright and undertaker in 1884 and in 1889 established his own business in Murray Street in these three trades; by 1892 it was restricted to funerals. New premises were built in 1897 in Hay Street. Branches were opened at Fremantle and Kalgoorlie.

      Chipper was a personable man, had a keen sense of humour, never drove a car but owned many, and travelled frequently to the eastern States by ship. He was a foundation member of the Grand Lodge of Western Australia and its first master (1900-01), and also senior trustee of the Grand Lodge of the United Ancient Order of Druids. Anglican by religion, he married at St George's Cathedral on 25 September 1889 Florence Edith Lima Maude, daughter of William Dale, immigration and charities officer with the Western Australian government. They had four children, including a son Donald John who carried on the family business. Chipper died on 13 March 1917 aboard the Katoomba off Albany, and was buried in Karrakatta cemetery.
      R. T. Appleyard, 'Chipper, Donald John (1868– 1917)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,
      <"http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/chipper-donald-john-5584/text9529">http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/chipper-donald-john-5584/text9529
      , accessed 2 August 2013.
    Newspaper Death aboard Katoomba  [4]
    • DEATH OF MR DON CHIPPER
      Perth, March 15
      Mr Don Chipper, the well-known funeral director, died on the Katoomta after leaving Albany on Tuesday evening.
    Newspaper 2 Oct 1889 St George's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5]  – Marriage
    • CHIPPER—  DALE. 0n the 25th ult., at St. George's Cathedral, Perth, by the Very Rev. the Dean, Donald John, third surviving son of the late S. J. Chipper, to Florence Edith Luca, fourth daughter of
      W. Dale (Inspector of Charitable Institutions.) —  No cards
    Died 13 Mar 1917 Albany, Western Australia, Australia (At Sea Off) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Newspaper 18 Mar 1917 Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7]  – Death
    • THE LATE MR. DON CHIPPER Who died on board the Katoomba last week. Like Mr. Bowra, he was a well known undertaker and member of several local lodges.
      Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902-1954), p. 16
    Chipper Don 19137 Death photo article58023869-3-001
    Buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Railway Road, Karrakatta, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I160 Turner
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2013 

    Father Stephen James CHIPPER,   b. 25 May 1835, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1886, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Maria Sophia CAMPBELL,   b. 18 Nov 1834, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1892, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1861 Middle Swan, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F51 Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Florence Edith Luisa DALE,   b. 1865, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1926, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1889 St George's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Donald Henry CHIPPER,   b. 1890, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1890, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Gladys Maria CHIPPER,   b. 1892, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Donald John CHIPPER,   b. 1893, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1894, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Stillborn Male CHIPPER,   b. 1896, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Stillborn Male CHIPPER,   b. 1898, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Donald John CHIPPER,   b. 1906, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1979, Claremont, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F114 Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Photos
    Chipper Don 1917 Death photo hd
  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Feb 1868 - Perth, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Sep 1889 - St George's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Marriage - 2 Oct 1889 - St George's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Mar 1917 - Albany, Western Australia, Australia (At Sea Off) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Death - 18 Mar 1917 - Perth, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Karrakatta Cemetery, Railway Road, Karrakatta, , Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • AUS WA CEM 13624 Day book of Donald J Chipper, funeral director, 1896-1916 : burials in the East Perth cemeteries
      Transcribers: Randell, Betty and Keith (transcribers)
      <"http://www.wags.org.au/library/libcbkaw.htm">http://www.wags.org.au/library/libcbkaw.htm

      Chippers Funeral Directors (formerly Donald Chipper & Sons).
      Main office is at 385 Rokeby Road, Subiaco WA 6008,
      administration is at 144 Railway Parade, Leederville WA 6017.
      Administration e-mail is chippers@iinet.net.au
      They have records and will accept WRITTEN enquiries, mark them for the attention of Mr Kim Chipper. They can only help at this stage if you are able to be very specific since their records prior to 1930 are not indexed.
      <"http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~chrisu/wwwh.htm
      ">http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~chrisu/wwwh.htm

      The following information has been gleaned from "A CLUB FOR ALL SEASONS - A History of the Western Australian Club Inc", by Caroline de Mori.
      Other well-known names in The Club in those early days included Donald Chipper (Undertaker and General Funeral Furnisher),
      <"http://www.waclub.org.au/history.htm">http://www.waclub.org.au/history.htm

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Western Australia Birth Death and Marriage Index, (Birth indexes - 1841 to 1932 Death indexes - 1841 to 1966 Marriage indexes - 1841 to 1936. <"http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx">http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx), (1868)/10485 (Reliability: 4).
      CHIPPER, Donald John CB 347939 Birth
      Father: Stephen James
      Mother: Campbell Maria
      Event Place: Perth
      Reg Year: 1868 Reg State: Western Australia
      Ref Number: 10485

    2. [S59] Chipper, Louise.

    3. [S187] Australian Dictionary of Biography, (National Centre of Biography, Australian National University <"http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm">http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm), Appleyard, R. T., 'Chipper, Donald John (1868–1917)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/chipper-donald-john-5584/text9529
      This article was first published in (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S142] National Library of Australia, (<"http://www.nla.gov.au">http://www.nla.gov.au), Article identifier
      http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66675062
      Page identifier
      http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page6492962
      APA citation
      DEATH OF MR DON CHIPPER. (1917, March 15). Geraldton Guardian (WA : 1906 - 1928), p. 2. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S310] The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901), Article identifier
      http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66931062
      Page identifier
      http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page6603342
      APA citation
      Family Notices. (1889, October 2). The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901), p. 4. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S6] Western Australia Birth Death and Marriage Index, (Birth indexes - 1841 to 1932 Death indexes - 1841 to 1966 Marriage indexes - 1841 to 1936. <"http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx">http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx), (1917)/1 (marine) (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S142] National Library of Australia, (<"http://www.nla.gov.au">http://www.nla.gov.au), Article identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58023869 Page identifier     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page4365536 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S62] Western Australia Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, (<"http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au">http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au">http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au <"http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/ResearchAndGenealogy/Search.aspx">http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/ResearchAndGenealogy/Search.aspx> <"http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/search.php">http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/search.php), KB00018413 (Reliability: 3), 23 Dec 2001.
      First Names Last Name Application Number
      DONALD JOHN CHIPPER KB00018413
      Aged (Years) Date of Death Suburb
      49 13 Mar 1917 WEST PERTH  b. 1868
      Grave Location
      KARRAKATTA ANGLICAN CA 0037

    9. [S6] Western Australia Birth Death and Marriage Index, (Birth indexes - 1841 to 1932 Death indexes - 1841 to 1966 Marriage indexes - 1841 to 1936. <"http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx">http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx), (1861)/1690 (Reliability: 3), 22 Dec 2001.
      CAMPBELL, Maria CM 139957 Marriage
      Spouse:CHIPPER, Stephen S
      Marriage Place: Middle Swan
      Reg Year:1861 Reg State: Western Australia
      Ref Number:1690

    10. [S6] Western Australia Birth Death and Marriage Index, (Birth indexes - 1841 to 1932 Death indexes - 1841 to 1966 Marriage indexes - 1841 to 1936. <"http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx">http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx), (1889)/206 (Reliability: 4).
      DALE, Florence Edith Lima CM 224920 Marriage
      Spouse: CHIPPER, Donald John
      Marriage Place: Perth
      Reg Year: 1889 Reg State: Western Australia
      Ref Number: 206


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