Monday, November 4, 2013

Matthew & Rachel G. Tibbie "Tibby"..

Matthew Tibbie, "Tibby"..

Birth: December 2, 1824, Newbliss County Monaghan, Ireland.
Death: 1879.

Wife: Rachel G. Tibbie, "Tibby",

Birth: November 9, 1824, Dublin county Dublin Ireland.
Death: March 4, 1908.

Burials: East Hill Cemetery, Erie, Neosho County, Kansas..

RACHEL TIBBY, general merchandise, is a native of Ireland, as was her husband; on coming to America, she located on Staten Island, and here in 1866, was married to Matthew Tibby. They then came to Kansas on account of his health in 1869, locating in Erie, and establishing the business now carried on by his widow. In 1879, as Mr. Tibby was riding on the stock train, on Twenty-third street, St. Louis, having gone there with stock for Mr. Letcher, of Osage Mission, he fell between the cars and was run over and killed instantly; his body was brought home for burial. Mr. Tibby had traveled almost around the world, having visited California, Australia, England and Ireland, and was overtaken finally by this sad accident. Mrs. Tibby is now carrying on the store a stock of about $800, and is doing a good business of $2,400. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of which her husband was a local minister.

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