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Simon Bybee
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1851
Death: Jan. 14, 1915

Married: April 27, 1875 in Fulton Co., IN


Fulton County, Indiana obits by Tombaugh:

Tuesday, January 19, 1915

Simon BYBEE the fourth oldest child of Pleasant and Nancy BYBEE, was born near the present site of Mentone, Ind., on February 21, 1851, and died at his home in North Judson, Ind., January 14, 1915, aged 63 years, 10 months and 23 days.

He was one of thirteen children, Cyrus (BYBEE], an infant unnamed, Eliza Jane [BYBEE], Simon [BYBEE], Milton [BYBEE], all deceased, Cornelius [BYBEE], Mary [BYBEE] and Sarah [BYBEE], twins, Wm. Lawson [BYBEE], John L. [BYBEE], Anna M. [BYBEE], Elmer [BYBEE] and Melvin [BYBEE].

He received his education in the public schools of Kosciusko and Fulton counties, where he taught afterward with marked success, and later took a course of study in Franklin college from which school he graduated in 1879. On the 27th day of April, 1875, he was united in marriage to Melissa BRYANT, and to this union two children were born, Cevilla SMITH and Lulu DILTS.

After receiving his degree in Franklin college, he was ordained as a Baptist minister, and moved with his family to Pulaskiville, Indiana, where he was called to preach. The next year he accepted a call to preach at Kewanna. This position he filled for nearly six years, and during this time, in 1882, was raised to the degree of Master Mason.

In the fall of 1885 he moved to North Judson, Ind., and gave up the ministry and took up the study of law, and was admitted to the Starke county bar in 1886, of which he was at the time of his death, the second oldest member. On September 15, 1889 he established the North Judston News, and edited this paper for many years when he sold out and gave his entire time to the practice of law, and in this capacity he served the town and township until the time of his death.

He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, Melissa [BYBEE], two daughters, Cevilla and Lulu, three grandchildren, three sisters, five brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Family links: 
  Pleasant Bybee (1819 - 1871)
  Nancy Dewitt Bybee (1824 - 1902)
  Melissa E Bryant Bybee (1851 - ____)*
  Cyrus Bybee (1848 - 1909)*
  Simon Bybee (1851 - 1915)
  Eliza J. Bybee (1852 - 1861)*
  William Lawson Bybee (1857 - 1935)*
  Sarah Bybee Busenburg (1859 - 1935)*
  John Lawrence Bybee (1862 - 1930)*
  Anna Bybee Busenburg (1864 - 1930)*
  Melvin Bybee (1869 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Mentone Cemetery
Kosciusko County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Shirley Bybee
Originally Created by: Cheryl Behrend
Record added: Nov 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16789475
Simon Bybee
Added by: Cheryl Behrend
Simon Bybee
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- Tom Black
 Added: Jun. 5, 2010

- Shirley Bybee
 Added: Jan. 28, 2009

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