DEATH OF NATHAN BOONE VAN BIBBER

DEATH OF NATHAN BOONE VAN BIBBER

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CIVIL WAR VETERAN

22nd regiment of West Virginia Confederate Volunteers

  • OKLAHOMA
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<div>NATHAN BOONE VAN BIBBER son of David C.R. Van Bibber and Jane (Williams) Van Bibber Husband of Sarah Hazeltine Mays (1) Husband of Isabell Remley Thorne (2)</div>
<div> From the Nicholas County Chronicle, an article entitled "Old Pioneer Stock":</div>
<div> Nathan VanBibber, who left Nicolas County about fifteen years ago and is now a resident of Edmond, Oklahoma, has been, for several days, visiting old friends and acquaintances in this county. He was born and raised in the Summersville District and for sixty-one years made his home on a farm near the place of his birth. He comes from old pioneer stock. His grandfather Matthias VanBibber and Daniel Boone hunted and trapped, and fought Indians in southern West Virginia. VanBibber's Rock near Kanawha Falls was named for Matthias VanBibber. Nathan VanBibber gave to the historical society of West Virginia, Daniel Boone's rifle which had, up to that time, been the possession of C. VanBibber and himself. He was a Civil War veteran, belonging to the 22nd regiment of West Virginia Confederate Volunteers. He came with his family to Oklahoma in 1900 and has since that date lived on a farm seven miles west of Edmond. In his early manhood he professed faith in Christ and was baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist Church, remaining a member to the time of his death. He was a staunch believer in the Bible and the Christian religion, read his bible much. Few bible students were more familiar with God's Word than Nathan Boone Van Bibber. The day and night preceding his earthly departure he said, over and over again, "I am going home." A large crowd attended the funeral and the lavish display of the floral offerings placed on the casket and the racks at the funeral services attested the popularity and esteem in which the deceased was held. Funeral services were conducted from the Hopewell church by Rev. L. W. Marks. Singing was conducted by Elsie Ritter, Mrs. Ralph Gilmore, Mrs. Roxie Watts, Shelden Davenport and Elisha Larkin.</div>
<div> "Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which Thou gavest me."</div>
<div>Buried: [Whisler Cemetery](http://null/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=vanbibber&GSfn=nathan&GSmn=b&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=8853949&CRid=99785&) Edmond Oklahoma County Oklahoma, USA The Edmond Sun, Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma -- Thursday -- August 30, 1928.  </div>
<div>My VanBibber Web-Site: http://bgill1963.tripod.com/ourvanbibberfamilyfromindiana/id13.html</div>
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