Need help deciphering headstone dates.

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Can someone with enhancing pictures ability interpret the dates for deaths of Nellie and Samuel Shipp on their headstone?  Use the Find A Grave link listed under sources.
WikiTree profile: Samuel Shipp
in The Tree House by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (400k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

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I read it as:

Samuel Essmond Shipp
Feb.20,1849 - Sept.17,1923.
Nellie Maltby
his wife
Died May 22,1940
their son
E. Maltby
May 15,1882—Oct.21,1955

*edit: corrected to use commas instead of periods before years

by Rob Ton G2G6 Pilot (275k points)
selected by Haleigh Craven
Thank you Rob.  I knew the Sept. month but couldn't  comfortably guess at the rest of Samuel's date.  We also have Nellie's too.

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