James A. Shipley Grant County, New Mexico

James A. Shipley, residing at Silver City, is deputy clerk of the third judicial district, also deputy sheriff, deputy treasurer and collector. He was born in Bonaparte, Van Buren County, Iowa. June 16, 1871, and pursued his education in the public schools of Indianapolis. He arrived in New Mexico, January 9, 1891, representing the Wells-Fargo Express Company at Albuquerque until 1894. In the spring of the latter year he came to Silver City and occupied a clerical position in the assessor's office until December of that year. Through the succeeding ten years he was clerk in the probate clerk's office and also deputy clerk of the third judicial district of New Mexico. He has discharged the combined duties of his present positions, being deputy clerk of the third judicial district, deputy sheriff and deputy treasurer and collector. In politics he is an earnest and unfaltering Republican, doing all in his power to promote the growth and insure the success of his party, and in 1901 he was candidate for the office of probate clerk, but was defeated.

Mr. Shipley was married, March 5, 1802, to Miss Ina E. Whitehill, a daughter of P. P. Whitehill, and their children are Frederick G. and Addison P., aged respectively ten and four years. Mr. Shipley is a charter member of Silver City Lodge, No. 413, B. P. O. E., of which he is a past exalted ruler.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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