Marshall Baker & Hattie Ghent Van Bibber

Marshall Baker & Hattie Ghent Van Bibber - Stories

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DEATH IN OREGON

  • OREGON & WASHINGTON

1 Marshall Baker Van Bibber 1856 - 1921
. Harriet (Hattie) Agnes Ghent 1864 - 1955
........ 2 Goldie Van Bibber 1885 - 1965
.........2 Eunice Van Bibber 1886 - 1898
.........2 Clyde Van Bibber 1888 - 1978

........ 2 Bernice Van Bibber 1890 - 1898

........ 2 Rolfe Earl Van Bibber 1891 - 1973

........ 2 Delia Van Bibber 1897 - 1905

........ 2 Leslie Keyes Van Bibber 1899 - 1924
........ 2 Louise Margaret Van Bibber 1904

Hattie Ghent Van Bibber
w/o Marshall Van Bibber
Marshall & Hattie had several Children. They had three little girls who died young and are buried in "Old Mitchell Cemetery", Wheeler Co. Oregon. The children died within 7 days of each other, from Scarlet Fever. They were;
Bernice (1890-1898)
Eunice (1896-1898)
and Lola (1895-1898)
Marshall (1856-1921) is buried in the Long Creek Cemetery in Grant County, Oregon. Also buried there is Delia VanBibber, another Daughter. Born May 29, 1905. Her inscription reads; "Fell Asleep, 7 yrs, 10 mo's, 3 days"

Hattie is buried in the Chewelah Pioneer Cemetery in Chewelah W. with her Son, Leslie. who died at age 24 from a ruptered appendix.

A VANBIBBER STORY

    A STORY ABOUT MARSHALL VAN BIBBER
    By Ann Nechodom

    Marshall Van Bibber was a man always on the move. As a contractor and builder he was often on the road late at night. On one such occasion he felt a hard pull on his team of horses as they strained against their load. He reached down to set the wagon brake and was knocked almost unconscious. He did reach home that night, but when he pulled into the yard he could hardly see because of a large flap of skin that hung down over his eye. He called to the two older boys to bring a pair of scissors. Clyde and Rolfe came running out to help and Hattie shoed Leslie and Louise off to bed to keep them out of the way. Rolfe cut off the dangling piece of scalp and tossed it into the grass. Clyde seeing the blood ran to get a horse and go for help; but when no horse left the barn Rolfe found where he had fainted and he rode to phone the doctor.

    By daylight they found that the team had run over a long telephone wire that caught on the wagon and pulled until it snapped. If he hadn't reached down for the brake it would have decapitated him. No wonder Hattie worried when her menfolk were still gone after dark.

    NOTE; THERE IS A SMALL MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION HELD AT THE WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY WHICH INCLUDES WORKS DONE BY GOLDIE VAN BIBBER PUTNAM WHICH INCLUDE:
    AUTHOR: Putnam, Goldie Van Bibber, 1885-1965.
    TITLE: PAPERS, 1950-1965.
    DESCRIPT.: ca. 50 items.
    SUBJECTS: Ferries -- Northwest, Pacific -- History.
    Ferry County (Wash.) -- History.
    Mines and mineral resources -- British Columbia -- History.
    Silver King Mine (B.C.).
    Stevens County (Wash.) -- History.
    NOTES: Correspondence, research notes, and photocopies, manuscripts of newspaper articles on ferries, Silver King Mine, and Ferry and Stevens County history.
    Gift, Mrs. Putnam, 1958-1965.

    GOLDIE VANBIBBER

      This is an update on information entered with a gravesite photo of Hattie Ghent VanBibber, regarding their children;

      Three of the VanBibber children, Eunice, Bernice nad Lola died within one week of of Scarlet Fever at Mitchell, Oregon. They are buried in the Old Mitchell Cemetery. Goldie, another daughter was ill at the same time and was given up for dead by the doctor. A neighbor who was sitting with the child related, "She suddenly sat up and began singing a hymn. She then collapsed and slept for a long time." When she finally awoke, she had an interesting tale to tell. She said she saw her three dead sisters on the far side of the river, motioning for her to go back. She recovered and went on to be a notable teacher in the Oregon schools. Another Sister, Delia died of Spinal meningitis in 1905, the year after Louise Margaret was born.

      ROLFE VANBIBBER

      1930 – UNION COUNTY, OREGON (PRECINCT NO. 12, LA GRANDE CITY) ED. 31-33, SH. 1A, LN. 3, DWELLING/FAMILY (2/2).

      VANBIBBER, ROLFE
      HEAD-M-W-36-M27- AUTO MECHANIC -CO-US-US
      TILDA- WIFE-F-W-28-M19-OR-US-US
      NINA- DAU –F-W- 5-S-OR-CO-OR
      STRINGHAM, OPAL- BOARDER-F-W-23-M18 – SERVANT -WA-IA-NY
      NOTE: Rolfe Van Bibber was the son of Marshall Baker Van Bibber and Hattie Ghent.

      CLYDE VANBIBBER

      1930 – BAKER COUNTY, OREGON (DEPOT PRECINCT, BAKER CITY) ED. 1-8, SH. 5B, LN. 87, DWELLING/FAMILY (128/132).

      VANBIBBER, CLYDE
      HEAD-M-W-42-M27- CARPENTER - CO-KY-KY
      ROIE - WIFE-F-W-34-M19 - OR-OR-OR
      JOSEPH -SON –M-W-13-S - OR-CO-OR
      NEAL -SON –M-W- 7-S-OR-CO-OR
      NOTE: Clyde Van Bibber was the son of Marshall Baker Van Bibber and Hattie Ghent

      HATTIE ~ 1930 CENSUS

      1930 - STEVENS COUNTY, WASHINGTON (PRECINCT NO. 1, CHEWELAH TOWN) ED. 33-12, SH. 3B, LN. 93, DWELLING/FAMILY (80/84).

      VANBIBBER, HATTIE
      HEAD-F-W-65-W- NONE - KY-VA-KY
      GRAY, JAMES
      LODGER-M-W-22-S- BOOKKEEPER - WA-EN-EN
      NOTE: Hattie Ghent Van Bibber was the widow of Marshall Baker Van Bibber. Marshall died on September 13, 1921.