FRANK D. LIPE (Bartleson & Lipe, grocers), New Grand Chain, is a native of Hawkins County, Tenn., born January 27, 1837, a son of William E. and Francis (Bishop) Lipe. The father was a farmer. He died in 1856, aged fifty-five years. His wife survived him until 1862, when she passed away at the age of about fifty years. The parents were blessed with a large family, only three of whom are living — Eliza, Rufus and Frank D. The only education the latter received in early life was picked up by himself For many years up to the time of the war, he was engaged in flatboating on the Mississippi. In August, 1861, he enlisted in the service, and the following year was mustered into Stewart's Battalion, and a year later, into the Fifteenth Illinois Cavalry. They were at Shiloh, Corinth, etc., and did valuable service in Tennessee. Mr. Lipe was mustered out at Springfield in October, 1864. He was married, in 1866, to Nancy A. McGee a daughter of Hugh McGee, of this county. He has a farm of eighty acres, which is given to general farming. In May, 1881, he entered into partnership with R. B. Bartleson, and they carry a general line of family groceries. Mr. Lipe is a member of the A., F. & A. M., K. of H., K. &. L. of H. and G. A. R. He is a Republican in politics.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 306.