Shipp, Ellis Reynolds, 1847-1939

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Female physician, polygamous wife.

From the description of Collection, 1875-1955. (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122497744

Ellis Reynolds Shipp was born 20 January 1847 in David City, Iowa. Her parents joined the LDS Church and emigrated to Utah in 1852. In 1866, Ellis married Milford Shipp. She entered the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1875, graduating three years later. She wrote numerous medical articles and papers and was elected to Utah's Hall of Fame during her lifetime. Ellis Shipp died 31 January 1939.

From the guide to the Ellis Reynolds Shipp papers, 1866-1962, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

Ellis Reynolds Shipp was born on January 20, 1847, and moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah, with her parents in 1852. Her mother died in 1861, and after her father's remarriage Shipp lived with her grandparents. She married Milford Shipp in May 1866 and moved for a time to Fillmore before settling in Salt Lake City. The couple had ten children, four of whom died in infancy. Milford Shipp eventually married three plural wives, including Margaret Curtis, who followed Brigham Young's call for the education of female doctors and enrolled in the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1874. When Margaret returned home a year later, Shipp took her place at the school and graduated with high honors, and also studied medicine at the University of Michigan. Shipp returned to Utah as one of its first female doctors and founded the School of Nursing and Obstetrics in 1879, and also served on the Relief Society General Board from 1898-1907. She died in Salt Lake City on January 31, 1939.

From the description of Poems of Ellis Reynolds Shipp, 1901. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 557552666

In 1879, Dr. Ellis Shipp founded the School of Nursing and Obstetrics in Salt Lake City which licensed women to become midwives.

From the description of Lizzie Evans midwifery certificate, 1884 August 15. (Utah State University). WorldCat record id: 426058718

Physician.

From the description of Papers, 1875-1955. [photographs]. (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122646251

Early woman doctor in Utah.

From the guide to the MS 8161 Ellis Reynolds Shipp papers 1864-1939 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library)

William Fletcher Reynolds converted to the LDS Church and moved to Utah with his family in 1852.

From the guide to the William Fletcher Reynolds papers, undated, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

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creatorOf Shipp, Ellis Reynolds. Literature about The Medical College of Pennsylvania where she received her medical degree. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn United States. Works Progress Administration. Utah Section. Biographical sketches, Box 9, Ri-Sm. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Utah Womens Press Club. Minute book, 1894-1895. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Kirkham, Ida Murdock. Yale camp locality history. 1933. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf William Fletcher Reynolds papers, undated J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
referencedIn Berrett, Carolynne Cecil. Reminiscences from the life of Ellis Reynolds Shipp. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Shipp, Ellis Reynolds, 1847-1939. Poems of Ellis Reynolds Shipp, 1901. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Shipp, Ellis Reynolds, 1847-1939. Papers, 1875-1955. [photographs]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Elizabeth J. P. Evans notebook [microform], 1898 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Oak City Co-operative Store. Oak City Co-operative store account book, 1889-1897. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Shipp, Ellis Reynolds, 1847-1939. Biography of William F. Reynolds. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
referencedIn Pierson, Sarah Ellis Hawley, 1860- . Hawley Family History. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
creatorOf Shipp, Ellis Reynolds, 1847-1939. Autobiography and Diary, 1847-1878. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
referencedIn PH 2032, Relief Society (1842- ). Relief Society photograph file circa 1920-1978 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Shipp, Ellis Reynolds, 1847-1939. Lizzie Evans midwifery certificate, 1884 August 15. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Fox, Ruth May, 1853-1958. Diary, 1894-1939. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Hawley family papers, 1937 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
creatorOf MS 8161, Shipp, Ellis Reynolds 1847-1939. Ellis Reynolds Shipp papers 1864-1939 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Evans, Elizabeth J. P. Notebook, 1898 February 4-February 25. [microform]. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Ellis Reynolds Shipp papers, 1866-1962 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
creatorOf Shipp, Ellis Reynolds, 1847-1939. Collection, 1875-1955. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn USU student folklore genre collection of character legends, 1960-2011 Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library. Special Collections and Archives.Fife Folklore Archives
creatorOf Shipp, Ellis R. A study in elementary supervision based on reports from thirty-nine city school systems of the United States. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Berrett, Carolynne Cecil. person
associatedWith Evans, Elizabeth J. P. person
associatedWith Evans, Elizabeth J. P. person
associatedWith Evans, Lizzie, midwife. person
associatedWith Fife Folklore Archives corporateBody
associatedWith Fox, Ruth May, 1853-1958. person
associatedWith Hawley family family
associatedWith Hill, Olea Shipp person
associatedWith Kirkham, Ida Murdock. person
associatedWith Medical College of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith Musser, Ellis Shipp person
associatedWith Oak City Co-operative Store. corporateBody
associatedWith Pearson, Sarah Ellis Hawley person
associatedWith Pierson, Sarah Ellis Hawley person
associatedWith Pierson, Sarah Ellis Hawley, 1860- . person
associatedWith Relief Society (1842- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Reynolds, Augusta person
associatedWith Reynolds, William Fletcher person
associatedWith School of Nursing and Obstetrics (Salt Lake City, Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith Shipp, Milford Bard, 1836-1918. person
associatedWith Shipp, Richard Asbury person
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. Utah Section. corporateBody
associatedWith Utah State Historical Society corporateBody
associatedWith Utah Womens Press Club. corporateBody
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Pleasant Grove (Utah)
Utah
Utah
Pleasant Grove (Utah)
Utah
Utah
West (U.S.)
Utah
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Medicine
Women authors
Mormon pioneers--Emigration
Women--West (U.S.)
Labor History
Women, Mormon--Biography
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce
Women physicians
Mormons
Mormon women
Midwifery--History--Sources
Women in medicine
Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Mills and mill-work
Polygamy
Religious poetry, American
Medicine and Health
Pioneers
Women--Biography
Women--Utah
Mormons--Biography
Women poets
Mills and mill-work--Utah
Biography
Women
Midwives--History--Sources
Religion
Immigration and American Expansion
Science, Technology, and Health
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Birth 1847-01-20

Death 1939-01-31

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