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WESLEY HIBBS By Venus Hibbs Blosser
Lord Mayor of Dublin Ireland By Julia Faus
THEN his son JOHN SAMUEL HIBBS
My great great great grandfather was Amos Hibbs
My great great grandfather was Robert Samuel Hibbs II.
My grandmother was Julia Luke Hibbs
Hibbs Biography and family History
From Beaver or NW OK History book
and written by Venus Hibbs Blosser
pioneer Hibbs families, consisting of four brothers together with their
families, came to No Man�s Land in the early part of the year of 186
from Walnut, Neosho County, Kansas. Prior to that they live in and near Springfield and
Bloomington, Illinois. They
made the trip by covered wagons. Asa
and Mary Hibbs, and family, Peter Hibbs, a bachelor brother, and Wesley
and Emily Hibbs, and their family all settled on Clear Creek, twelve and
one miles south of Beaver City. (Now Oklahoma)
Members of the Wesley and
Emily Hibbs family were the following: Wessie who was a deaf mute: Ed:
John: and Grace who was the pride of the family: However, at the tender
age of sixteen years she was stricken with a serious illness which claimed
her life, leaving the pioneer family grief stricken in the early days of
their life on the new frontier.
Wesley and Emily Hibbs were
humble, devout. God Fearing
Christians, and their influence on the entire community still lives in the
hearts of those who remain and were privileged to know them.
Wesley Hibbs was an able Bible Scholar, and also a good singer, and
this enabled him to read and teach the Bible at the local gathering of the
neighbors and friends when they met regularly for Bible study and
Christian worship services. The
first sod home built by the Hibbses was cut with a sod cutter and
established twelve and � miles south of Beaver City. The land is owned and occupied now by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
The tree sons of Wesley Hibbs
settled near the parental home. Wessie�s claim was one-half mine south and one-fourth mile
east. John�s claim joined
Wessie�s on the south and Ed settled west of the family home. All were on Clear Creek, enabling them to have fresh spring
water running through their land for their livestock for their families.
They broke the sod so they would be able to raise feed for
livestock and plant gardens and fruit trees for family use.
The streams had abundant fish for food for all the settlers.
Entertainment enjoyed by the
early settlers, besides their worship services held regularly, were old
time picnics with lemonade by the barrel, square and round dancing, horse
racing, horse shoe pitching, spelling bees and community programs where
everyone took part. The early
day pioneers were a happy and contented people working hard and long hours
for a livelihood.
The three sons married and
reared families. Wessie
married Miss Georgia Nichols of Mullinsville, Ks, who was a deaf mute
classmate. They both
attending school for the deaf at Olathe, Ks. They were married in 1906 and
made their home on Wessie�s Claim on Clear Creek near Elmwood.
Their life together was a very short as Wessie was stricken with
pneumonia after a short illness he passed away in 1908, leaving his widow
and eight month old daughter, Venus.
His widow continued to live at the farm home until her death in
Venus married Elmer Blosser,
the son of another pioneer family on Clear Creek, and lives near her
parental home with her husband on their farm in Elmwood vicinity.
The original house built by Wessie B Hibbs in 1904 still stands.
It is a square cement block and has been added on to and made
modern inside by the present owners of the farm, Georgia�s grandson and
wife Dickie and Barbara Yates.
Ed Hibbs was married to Miss
Mattie Kile daughter of Henry and Harriet Kile of Elmwood vicinity.
Seven children were born to this Hibbs family.
Bertha, the oldest was married to the late Frank Cross, and they
had one son, Rufus, who married Elizabeth Paasch from Knowles and now
lives in Beaver.
Herbert, the oldest son, was
married to the late Tanie Hunt. They have four living Children:
P. O. Hibbs, Beaver County Commissioner, married Louella Smith and
lives in Beaver: Delia is
married to Homer Rose, and lives in the state of Oregon: Helen lives with
her husband, Frank Slovacek on their farm near Booker.
Leroy lives with his wife Eloise (Hancock) in Beaver.
Ted Hibbs lives with his wife,
Alta (Reeves) at their county home near Mountain Grove, Missouri.
Their family consisted of Lorraine, who with her husband Nelson
Pointer and two children live near by on their farm; Elaine, and her
husband Paul Pegram and son of nearby Kansas City, Missouri; and Ted Jr.,
and his wife Dorothy and two children who live in Andrews, TX.
The remaining family of Grace
Hibbs Coleman, deceased, are her husband Francis Coleman, two daughters,
Mrs. Al (Vera) Sandlin, and Mrs. Jack (Thelma) Lamaster of Calif.
Her late son, Irvin, a prominent member of the famous Baja Marimba
Band of the Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass for many years, preceded his mother
in death a few months. His
family consists of his widow, Elenor, and two sons.
Ralph, (deceased) whose family
consisted of a son and daughter; Edward of Enid, who lives with his wife
Edna Mae; Louisa, Mrs. Chester Bartel, lives with her husband and son Toby
Libbs on their farm north of Perryton.
Ralph�s widow, Opal, is married to Otto Roper and lives on a farm
John Hibbs, married the former
Libby Blosser, daughter of Solmon and Sara Blosser.
They had four daughters and one son: Laura, Lottie, Geral, Clara,
and Clay. Death claimed the
four daughters at an early age. Clay
married Elsie Groendye and their son, Gene, and his wife Virginia and two
children are the only members of the late John Hibbs family surviving.
All of the pioneers Hibbs
family have passed on with the exception of Bertha Cross, Herbert Hibbs,
Ted Hibbs, and Venus Blosser. All
of the deceased are laid to rest in Beaver Cemetery.
Submitted and written by Venus Hibbs Blosser
Family Lord Mayor of Dublin Ireland
F208 Beaver Oklahoma History Book By Julia Faus
Julia Hibbs got this from my father Robert Hibbs in June of 1946.
McDermott Lord Mayor of Dublin Ireland was born in Dublin Ireland
about 1795. He had two
children John, born about 1820 and Ellen, born about 1825.
Both were born in Dublin. John
married and came to America in 1847.
He went into the import trade and mercantile business in Chicago. He had three children by his first wife.
She died in 1856. He remarried later and had several more children.
Donald McDonald I and II were born in
Scotland. Daniel McDonald II
was a sailor and world traveler. He
settled for a time in France. He
married a French girl and had a son Daniel III who was born about 1820 in
France. Daniel III grew to
manhood in France where he learned the ironsmith trade.
About 1840 he went to Dublin, Ireland and found work in Lord Mayor
McDermott�s carriage house shop, repairing carriages and harnesses.
There he met Ellen McDermott; they fell
in love but her father did not approve of the commoner.
They eloped and got married in 1854.
Her father disinherited her but allowed them to live in a room over
the carriage house. They
lived there about a year and in the spring of 1847 Daniel and Ellen
McDonald sailed to America. Their
first child Rosa Ann was born July 11, 1847, three days before the ship
docked. Rosa�s birth was
recorded some months later in Albany NY where they settled.
Their son Daniel Mark was born in Albany NY in 1850.
In 1854 he was working his trade of blacksmith, a silver of hot
steel went into his eye. Daniel
McDonald died in 1854. Ellen
Took Rosa to her aunt in Massachusetts where she went to convent school. She took four-year-old Daniel Mark and worked for her keep
until her brother�s wife died, then she took Daniel Mark to Chicago and
stayed with her brother John McDermott until he remarried.
Ellen remarried soon after.
McDermott McDonald married Michael Whalen in 1858 in Chicago, Illinois and
when Rosa Ann McDonald was twelve years old she went to Chicago to live
with her mother and stepfather. Ellen
and Michael Whalen had four children, John, Mary, Ellen, and Michael. John and Ellen died in childhood. Rosa married Amos Hibbs about 1872. The Hibbs, McDonalds, and Whalens all moved to Kansas, in
1878. Daniel Mark McDonald
went into the mercantile business in Kansas.
Amos Hibbs and the Whalens were farmers.
Michael Whalen was the only child of Ellen�s born in Kansas.
and Rosa Hibbs had six children born in Illinois and four born in Kansas,
and one born in Oklahoma Territory where they moved in 1886.
Mark McDonald had three sons. He
died about 1900, his wife and sons moved to Gage, OK in 1900 and
established a mercantile store, which they operated for twenty-five years.
Mary Whalen married John Craiger in Kansas where they remained the
rest of their lives. Michael
Whaley married in Kansas and moved to Gage OK for a while then to
California. We have lost track of this family.
copied this from Papa�s record in 1946.
His records were destroyed or lost after his death in September of
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