Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Daniel Abia CHIPPS

Daniel was named for his grandfather, Abia Chipps.

Several newspaper articles ran with the story of Danny's injury and subsequent death:


"Daniel Abia, 8 year old son of Mrs. Carrie VanGundy Chipps, is at the point of death at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D.W. VanGundy, as the result of injuries received in a fall a few days ago while playing at the New Castle school house.
The boy was playing upon a fence when his foot slipped, and in the fall he received internal injuries which physicians pronounced as fatal Thursday morning. He is under the care of a trained nurse."


"After an illness lasting a little over two weeks, Daniel Abia Chipps, passed away on Sunday at the home of his grandfather, Dan Van Gundy, four miles northwest of this city. Death resulted from pneumonia, which set in following an accident at the Newcastle school in which he sustained injuries when he fell from the fence.....Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chipps and the family have the sympathy of the entire community in the hour of their sad bereavment."


".....He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chipp. Several days ago he fell from the fence at school and received internal injuries from which the case was prounounced hopeless by the doctors from the first...."

"The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the
Christian church and was conducted by the pastor, Rev W.B. Hopper."

He was buried next to his Van Gundy grandparents.

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