From the Tipton Daily Tribune, Tipton, IN, 10 Aug 1926, p. 15:
Columbus Fipps Dead.
Resident of Windfall Community Ill Only a Few Days.
Columbus Fipps, one of the well known residents of the northeast part of the county, died at his home west of Windfall Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock, his death being due to bowel complications. Mr. Fipps had only been ill for a few days and his death came as a shock to the community, who had not known of his illness. No funeral arrangements have been completed.
Mr. Fipps was 77 years of age and was born in Tipton county and had lived in that vicinity all his life. Mrs. Fipps has been deceased for three years. He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Elmer and Raymond Fipps and Mrs. Edith Hewitt of Kokomo. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Sarah Tracy and a brother, John Fipps of Hemlock. A daughter, Mrs. Etta Wheeler is deceased.
Mr. Fipps was a member of the Rock Prairie church and a man of good standing in the community.