Kipps, Albert Edward (1901)

Albert Edward Kipps, son of Thomas Charles Kipps and Emma Jane Cripps

Birth: 03 Feb 1901
Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Death: 14 Jul 1973 (aged 72)
Laguna Beach, California

Spouse: Winifred P. Pitts
Marriage: 03 Feb 1922
Utah County, Utah
List of children (5)


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Phyllis Kipps Murphy
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 06:52:29

    I am fascinated. I was the second wife of Albert Edward Kipps, Jr. (That’s how he signed his name), now deceased. He was 49 at his death. His ashes are interred at Fairhaven Cemetery, in the Santa Ana/Tustin area. He was born in Salt Lake City. He had an aunt, Olive Kipps, who lived in the San Diego area, and “Bert” took me to meet her once. His father, Albert Edward Kipps Sr. (Originally from England – Brighton, I was told), married a woman named Jerry (or Gerry) and they had a daughter, Haidee. Lived in Utah. I never met them. I once had a very short sort of autobiography (typed) by my husband’s father, before his death. I kept it stored in a very old book. It very mysteriously disappeared when I moved into my present home. “Bert” told me a grandfather on his mother’s side started Deseret Industries, selling Deseret to the Mormon Church not long before his death. Also that the father (Kipps, Sr.) was in the mining business with a Cripps and a Pitts, related to Bert’s mother. I have no use for the information except personal curiosity, but I’d love to know if my story is correct. – Albert Edward Kipps, Jr. and I were married in St. Matthew’s Methodist Church, Hacienda Heights, CA. in 1975.

    Phyllis (Kipps) Murphy


  2. Amy
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 20:20:37

    How nice to hear from Phyllis!

    I’m a Cripps cousin and I also have a bit about the family, particularly the Mormon pioneer ancestors, on my blog which should be linked to my name.

    Have you read Albert’s bio on this site? I’m sure Miles can provide a link.

    I’m not sure what would be meant by the info about Deseret Industries. That was always a project of the church, part of the now-extensive Church Welfare System that was begun in the 1930s. Here’s a very brief history of the Deseret Industries:

    There have been other businesses in the area with the name Deseret, however — it’s a word from the Book of Mormon meaning “honeybee” and the word and image has been used extensively throughout the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in the state of Utah, and perhaps one of them is what was meant.


  3. Miles
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 23:51:14

    Phyllis, here is the link to the post I referred to in the e-mail I sent you:

    Thanks for clearing some of that up, Amy! I wouldn’t have been best placed to answer that at all…

    I hope the autobiographical piece by “Bert” Kipps can clear up the Kipps/Cripps/Pitts in the mining business. It can get quite confusing with three very similar sounding names all so closely connected!


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