|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1849|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1924|
* 1st Wife: Helen Kimball
Children: Hazen & Joseph Porter (1887)
* 2nd Wife: Jennie Dixon
Children: Helen; Genevieve D; Wayne; & Pauline L. (1905)
* SHERBURN L. HIBBARD – Sherburn Hibbard has served Montgomery county seventeen years, continuously, as County Surveyor and, during that period, has held residence in Cherryvale. Mr. Hibbard is a New England man, having been born in New Hampshire, the date being December 5, 1850. His parents were A.H. and Maria (Lang) Hibbard, both passing their entire lives in the same town. They were better-class farmers, and the father was a man of influence and position in the community, having served frequently in the township offices and, in the old days of "mustering," was a captain of the militia. His death occurred in 1870, aged sixty years, that of his wife in 1892, at seventy-three. They were both devoutly religious and members of the Congregational church. Of their five children, four are living: Louise, a teacher of long and successful experience, now a resident of California; Ella, Mrs. William Atkinson; Sherburn L., and Harry, who still resides in Woodville, New Hampshire.
Sherburn L. Hibbard was reared to farm life, passing his boyhood on the old New England farm, until seventeen. Opportunity then offering, to come west to Michigan, he left home, and, for two years clerked in the store of Fisk Bros., at Lawrence. Not satisfied with the ordinary education he had been enabled to acquire at home, he then entered the University at Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1872, taking a three years' course in civil engineering. He now returned to his New Hampshire home, where he was offered a position in the schools, and, for five years, engaged in the noble profession of teaching. It is truly said that no man, having had a taste of western life, is ever satisfied to go back east. However that may be, Mr. Hibbard again came west, passing three years in Illinois, engaged in looking after the farming interests of his brother-in-law, and doing some surveying.
In February of 1884, Mr. Hibbard became a citizen of Cherryvale. In the following year, he was elected to the position of County Surveyor, and such has been the character of his services to the county, as to have resulted in his continuance, in that office, to the present date.
Mr. Hibbard first entered the state of matrimony, in 1881, in his native state, Helen, daughter of J.J. and Mary Kimball being the lady's name. Her children, Hazen K. and Joseph P. are now in the east, the eldest at Dartmouth College, taking a course in electrical engineering, while Joseph is in the high school at Wells River, New Hampshire, in preparation for Dartmouth. The mother of these boys died, in 1887, at the early age of twenty-six years. The lady who now presides over Mr. Hibbard's home, was Miss Jennie Dixon prior to 1894, a native of Illinois, and a daughter of Israel and Rosetta Dixon. Israel Dixon died, in 1899, in his seventy-sixth year, his wife now being an honored resident of Cherryvale. Two children have come to the home of Mr. Hibbard, since his second marriage: Helen L. and Genevieve.
Mr. and Mrs. Hibbard are prominent members of the Presbyterian church, of which he is one of the ruling elders. He is an ardent Republican in politics, and is held in great esteem by all parties.
(Per Montgomery County Biographies "History of Montgomery County, Kansas, Illustrated," 1903)
Helen L Kimball Hibbard (1857 - 1887)
Jennie Sophia Dixon Hibbard (1863 - 1939)*
Hazen Kimball Hibbard (1883 - 1959)*
Helen L. Hibbard (1898 - 1969)*
Genevieve D Hibbard Bailey (1901 - 1925)*
Wayne M. Hibbard (1903 - 1906)*
Created by: fpw
Record added: Aug 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41375949