William David Shipman, born in Gustavus, Trumbull County, Ohio, Oct. 25, 1852, died at Greene, Ohio, Dect 16,1895.
His father was the venerable widely known preacher in the Universalist Church, the Rev. Charles L. Shipman, under whose guidance his life was early grounded in faith and duty.
He graduated from Buchtel College in 1877, and at once becoming a teacher in that institution, continued to serve it faithfully until within a few months of his death. He was licensed to preach in 1874, and was ordained at Brimfield, Ohio, Sept. 5, 1886. He was a wise counsellor and at the time of his death he was President of the Ohio Universalist Convention, and President of the Western Reserve Association.
"By his death the church loses the counsel and help of an earnest, capable and consecrated minister, and the college a friend who had given the best of his life to its welfare."
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF DECEASED CLERGY AND LAYPEOPLE
Obituaries (1895-1896) in the 1897 Register