|Birth: ||Apr. 21, 1840|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1932|
William Henry Harrison Shibley was born in Ralls County, Missouri, in 1840.
He moved to Crawford County with his parents in 1860. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate Army as a private in Company G, 22nd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry. He fought in the battles of Prairie Grove, Saline River, and Helena. He was made second lieutenant after the battle of Helena and then first lieutenant. At the time Fort Smith was surrendered to the Federals, he was acting adjutant of the regiment and commanding his company.
On August 16, 1866 he married Esther A. Cook who was born in Dearborn, IN. They had 6 children, 2 of whom were deaf (Harry and Mary). Both children went to the school for the deaf in Little Rock, AR and were prominent teachers there until their retirement and/or death.
Shibley was the chief clerk of Mr. D. C. Williams for 10 years prior to 1868, and the firm then became Shibley, Wood, and Company.Shibley sold his interest to Wood Brothers and Southmayd. In February of 1888, he became president of the Van Buren Canning Company, which he helped to established and later became its general manager. In July of 1888, the company of Shibley, Bourland, and Company succeeded T. D. Bourland and Company in the wholesale grocery and commission business. Shibley was one of the first leading businessmen in Van Buren; a stockholder in the Van Buren Ice and Coal Company; director and stockholder in the Crawford County Bank; treasurer of the Van Buren Building and Loan Association and the Van Buren Land and Improvement Company.
Jacob Henry Shibley (1815 - 1902)
Eliza Ann Minerva Boyd Shibley (1818 - 1883)
Esther Ann Cook Shibley (1843 - 1912)
Harry Bishop Shibley (1868 - 1962)*
David Carlton Shibley (1870 - 1923)*
Mary Shibley Dunn (1873 - 1935)*
William Albert Shibley (1876 - 1926)*
Leah Ann Shibley Allen (1878 - 1956)*
Cyrena Shibley (1880 - 1880)*
William Henry Harrison Shibley (1840 - 1932)
Elizabeth Edna Shibley Baxter (1849 - 1925)*
George Webster Shibley (1852 - 1890)*
David Parks Shibley (1857 - 1936)*
Jacob Irvin Shibley (1864 - 1938)*
2nd Lt. Co. G 22 Ark. Inf. C.S.A.
Created by: L Bruns
Record added: Jun 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37943628