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James Bert Libby
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Birth: May 29, 1868
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Nov. 15, 1917
South Portland
Cumberland County
Maine, USA

Born in Canning Parish, Queens County, NB, Canada
Father: Walter S. Libby 1840-1888
Mother: Anna D. Reese 1836-1926
Spouse: Hortense A. Emmons 1874-1967

The 1900 U.S. Census, had James Libby residing in Masardis, Aroostook County, and he noted that he was not a U.S. Citizen.

The Death of James Bert Libby occured at his home at the corner of Pickett and Bean Streets Thursday night after a lingering illness. Mr. Libby was born in New Limerick, 49 years ago. He had resided in this town for the past 17 years, coming here from Masardis, Aroostook County. He carried on a grocery business on High Street for a number of years, after which he entered the employ of the E.T Burrowes Company, Portland, where he remained for some years.
At the time of his being taken ill, he was working at the grocery store of A.C. Lailer on Preble Street, but was obliged to give this up over a year ago. He had been confined to his home only a short time.
Mr. Libby married Hortense Emmons of Hodgdon about 25 years ago, and she survives him. He also leaves three ons, Herbert, 23 years old, stationed at Fort McKinley; Avon, 16 years old, and Lewis, 8 years old. He is also survived by his mother and three sisters, all of New Limerick. Mr. Libby was a member of Bayard Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and Madockawando Tribe of Red Men; also of Hiram Lodge, F. and A.M., and Myrtle Temple, P.S.
Prayers will be offered at 2:15 O'Clock Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Frederick C. Olsen of the Peoples M.E. Church in charge. The body will be taken to New Limerick where the funeral will be held, and the burial will take place.
The members of the Madockawando Tribe, No 100, I.O.R.M. (International Order of Red Men), will be present at their wigwam at 2pm sharp on Sunday to attend the funeral services of Brother James B. Libby.

Prayers for James B. Libby were offered at his home on Pickett Street on Sunday afternoon at 3:15. Rev. Frederic C. Olsen, pastor of the People,s M.E. Church was in charge of the services. There were many beautiful floral offerings, including pieces from Hiram Lodge, F.& A.M., Madockawando Tribe of Red Men, Bayard Lodge, K.of P. and Myrtle Temple Pythian Sisters. There were many members of these lodges present at the services and the Pall bearers were chosen from the different orders. The body was taken to New Limerick late in the afternoon where the funeral services will take place today. The interment will be at New Limerick, Mrs. Libby's birthplace. 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter S. Libby (1840 - 1888)
  Anna Dorcas Reese Libby Howe Cummings (1836 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Hortense A. Emmons Libby Wessenger (1874 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Herbert Aaron Libby (1890 - 1991)*
  Avon Kenneth Libby (1901 - 1989)*
  Louis Earl Libby (1907 - 1989)*
 
 Sibling:
  James Bert Libby (1868 - 1917)
  Myrtle Augusta Libby Guiggey Cummings (1882 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Limerick Cemetery
New Limerick
Aroostook County
Maine, USA
Plot: 134
 
Created by: Avon Libby, Jr.
Record added: Apr 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7357105
James Bert Libby
Added by: Duke Thatcher
 
 
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