H. B. Bibbs, pioneer rancher and farmer, died at the Western Oklahoma Hospital on Sunday, August 20, 1950.
Mr. Bibbs was born near the town of Cleburne, Texas, March 10, 1868.
He was united in marriage to Ada Davis on January 1, 1891. The family moved to Custer County, Oklahoma in territorial days and homesteaded three and one-half miles northwest of the present town of Butler, Oklahoma.
At the time of his death, he and Mrs. Bibb were living on the place they homesteaded in 1898, more than fifty years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Bibb would have been married sixty years on January 1, 1951.
On the family homestead northwest of Butler, Oklahoma, all the children reached the age of majority. His eldest son, D. T. Bibb, now lives at Las Vegas, New Mexico; George W. Bibb lives at Santa Rosa, New Mexico; Bremond Bibb now lives at Butler, Oklahoma, and the only daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Roshell, now lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
He also leaves, surviving him, his step-mother, Mrs. Lillie Bibb, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; also seven brothers and five sisters, eight grandchildren aqnd ten great grandchildren.
Uncle Henry Bibb had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. His many business activities brought him in close contact with people over a wide territory. The night was never to dark or the road too long for him to help his neighbors in time of trouble. He brought to Custer County the true spirit of pioneer. His self reliance and rugged individualism made him truly a landmark in his community. He exemplified that quality of sympathy and understanding with his family and many friends, that will forever endear him in their memory.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 1950 at the Baptist Church in Butler. Rev. Paul F. Bowser had charge of the service and was assisted by Rev. Jess Haney and Rev. A. M. Baker. Burial was made in the Butler cemetery under the direction of the Kern and Schneider Funeral Home of Clinton.
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