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Malcolm Tibbits
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Birth: 1866
Rutland
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: 1894
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA

POISONED BY EATING WILD PARSNIPS

The sudden death of Malcolm Tibbetts last Friday night, from the effects of eating parsnips, was a sad affair. The particulars were as follows:

Malcolm, with his brother Will, were in the field Friday afternoon dragging and planting. He pulled up, as he supposed, an artichoke root, and broke a piece about the size of a man's thumb and commenced eating it, remarking to his brother that it was sweet and offered him a small piece. His brother became sick at once and commenced vomiting, saying he felt very sick. Malcolm remarked that he felt very bad and commenced to grow weak. It dawned on their minds that they were poisoned, and unhitching the horses they hurried to the house. Upon reaching the door, Mrs. Tibbets asked Malcolm what was the matter, and he said he was poisoned and went into spasms. Milk, warm water and grease was administered, but to no effect. His brother had throwed up all of the parsnip, and was able to ride a horse to a neighbors for assistance in getting a doctor, but before medical services could reach him, he died in great agony, which occurred about 8 p.m. hardly three hours after eating the wild parsnip.

Mr. Tibbets resided on the Bishop farm in Rudd township, and leaves a wife and two small children. He was 29 years of age, of good habits, honorable and a hard working industrious man.

The respect that he was held in the neighborhood where he resided, was attested by the large number of friends who gathered to pay the last tribute of affection, thirty carriages accompanying the body to be buried in the Osage cemetery.

He was a nephew of Jessie Conner, of this city.

Credit: Jim Gillis 
 
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 Parents:
  George Tibbits (1841 - 1917)
  Charlotte A Connor Tibbits (1848 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Ida Melosa Skelton Tibbits (1872 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Malcolm Tibbits (1866 - 1894)
  Guy E Tibbits (1871 - 1917)*
  William Everett Tibbits (1874 - 1940)*
  Cornelia Elizabeth Tibbits Peters (1878 - 1964)*
  Pearl Etta Tibbits Weaverling (1885 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Osage Cemetery
Osage
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60246249
Malcolm Tibbits
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Malcolm Tibbits
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