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Harry Shipler

Male 1878 - 1961  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name Harry Shipler  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Born Apr 1878  Mercer, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19
    Gender Male 
    Buried Jul 1961  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Died 14 Jul 1961  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 13, 17, 19
    Person ID I05  Shepler Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2017 

    Father James William Shipler,   b. 20 Jul 1849, Mercer, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1937, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Taylor,   b. 31 Jan 1851, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1915, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F02  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jessie Grace Smith,   b. 10 Sep 1878, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1905  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Children 
    +1. Geroge William Shipler,   b. 10 Oct 1906, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1956, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
    +2. Robert Thomas Shipler,   b. 22 Aug 1914, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1998, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     3. James H. Shipler,   b. ABT. 1918, unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, unknown Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F04  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Robert Thomas Shipler (1914 - 1998) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Robert Thomas Shipler (1914 - 1998) - Find A Grave Memorial

  • Notes 
    • Information from Findagrave.com Memorials # 164733 and #164747:
      In 1902, Harry Shipler withdrew from his father's establishment and went into business on his own. In 1910 he secured a room near the Tracy Loan and Trust Co. building, and started a side-line of photography, "for men only." When Auerbauch Company moved from Main Street, he obtained their old pattern department, a very long, narrow building, and conducted his business there.

      Harry Shipler, his son Bill, assisted by a grandson W. Hollis, had a prosperous business, carrying a large commercial line and selling photographic supplies.

      Not content to be a portrait photographer, Harry Shipler developed into one of Utah's earliest news photographers. He supplied photographs to local newspapers, whose artists made line drawings for publication. At one time Harry supplied photographs to five Utah newspapers. One of his most talked about exploits was the documentation of Park City, Utah, a mining community thirty miles east of Salt Lake City, after it burned in 1898. When Harry learned of the fire, he attached his camera to his bicycle and eight hours later arrived in Park City-no small feat since it was all uphill on dirt roads-where he documented the destroyed town. His professional motto was: "I go anywhere to photograph anything."

      As the newspapers learned to make halftones, Shipler was in even greater demand. He traveled around the Intermountain West taking pictures for a wide variety of clients. He documented an avalanche at the Highland Boy mine, Utah's first automobile accidents, the telegraphers' union walkout as well as other labor strikes, construction of Utah's Capitol building, installation of Salt Lake City's transit system, and the Wright Brothers visit to Utah. He also took early photographs of Yellowstone National Park.

      Fascinated by automobiles Harry purchased his first car around 1905. He loved to travel over Utah's wagon trails in his high-clearance vehicle; once he and a friend drove from Salt Lake City to the Grand Canyon in an open roadster in one day. They distributed that day's edition of the along the way to dramatize the event. Often these early jaunts were documented with photographs. Harry and his wife often traveled to Saltair resort to capture sunsets on the Great Salt Lake. Harry retired from active involvement in the studio in 1960.

      When Harry Shipler passed away in 1961 he was eulogized in the Salt Lake Tribune:

      Harry Shipler probably knew as much about photography as anyone in this state-or a dozen states, for that matter-for he was a pioneer in the art. The principles of photography had, of course, been discovered before he was born, but he was taking excellent pictures long before such refinements as light meters or fast film was available.

  • Sources 
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      Harry Shipler, Birth: Apr. 1878, Mercer, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania; Death: July 14, 1961, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co. , Utah; son of James William Shipler and Lizzie Taylor; Married: Jessie Grace Smith, 1905, Salt Lake City, Salt Lale , Utah; Children: George William Shipler, Robert Thomas Shipler, James Harry Shipler; burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Plot:P_292_3, Salt Lake City Utah

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      Birth date: abt 1878
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      Residence date: 1 Apr 1940
      Residence place: Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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      Residence date: 1930
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      Birth date: Apr 1878
      Birth place: Pennsylvania
      Residence date: 1900
      Residence place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

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