Biography of Albert E. Chipman
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Chipman, Albert Edwin, was born in the city of Rochester, November 22, 1857, a son of Albert Chipman, who for twenty years was a baggage master on the N. Y. C. and H. R. R. R. He died in 1877. Our subject is the only son; a sister, Miss Alice Chapman, is living in Michigan. A. E. was educated in the public schools of Rochester. His first occupation was in the office of the Union and Advertiser, and at the age of fourteen he went into the furniture manufactory and store of Haun, Smith & Spencer, with whom he was employed about five years, and then was two years with Minzer & Shale, of Rochester. In 1881 he came to Ithaca and entered the employ of Henry Bool in his furniture manufactory, where he had charge of the upholstery department for seven years. In March, 1888, he established a furniture store at 10 East State street, where he has since been located. In 1891 Mr. Chipman established a linen and embroidery department in the store, which has proved a very valuable addition to the business. This department is managed by Mrs. Chipman, whose rare taste and good judgment have established her reputation as a connoisseur of the art of embroidery. The designs used by Mrs. Chipman are furnished by one of the best artists in the country. In the furniture department the stock is exclusively of the best quality and latest style. Mr. Chipman's specialty is upholstery, and his long experience and ability qualify us in saying he is the most competent workman in the line in this city. Of his home life, we can say without intruding on family affairs that he was married in 1884 to Miss Joanna Driscoll, daughter of the late Thomas Driscoll, a farmer of Lansing. They have two children, Thomas A. and Ruth Ellen.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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