Arthur William Tribbey

Birth
Jack County, Texas, USA
Death 6 Nov 1935 (aged 49)
Oklahoma, USA
Burial Maud, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 145653468 · View Source
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Maud Daily Enterprise
Nov. 7, 1935
1st page, 6th & 7th col.
With Passing of Arthur W. Tribbey, Maud Loses One Of Pioneer Business Men
Last Rites held in Baptist Church at 2:00 Today; Had Been Resident of Maud For Past Thirty-one Years
By Bert Harris, Jr.
With the passing of Arthur William Tribbey at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, Maud loses a man who pioneered the drug store and radio business here, and a man who was well known throughout the state and by everyone in Pottawatomie and Seminole counties.
Arthur William Tribbey was born February 13, 1886, in Jack county, Texas, near Denton. He was the son of Alpheus and Catherine (Bowers) Tribbey. The family moved from Jack county many years ago to Marietta, Oklahoma, and from there to Tribbey. Tribbey was named after Alpheus Tribbey, his father. The family later moved to Tecumseh and it was there that Mr. Tribbey attended school. He graduated from the Tecumseh high school and from the Oklahoma University Pharmacy school.
He has been a resident of Pottawatomie county for the past 42 years, and of Maud for the past 31 years. He became a member of the Baptist church at an early age and had been a faithful member of that religious organization.
Mr. Tribbey with his father, Alpheus, and a brother, Thomas, opened the Tribbey & Tribbey drug store here 31 years ago. It burned down and was reopened by him and called the Tribbey Drug.
In early years he was city treasurer for six years, a member of the city council for six years and served as a member of the Maud city school board at two different times. During his last days he was clerk of the Board of Education, being elected to that office in the spring of 1933.
He was married to Margaret Akin of Konawa, in 1908, who survives him, and to this union were born four sons, Elbert, Emmit, Alpheus and Johnnie.
Mr. Tribbey joined the Masonic lodge and became a 32nd degree member. He became one of the first members of the Lions club when it was organized in Maud.
Many wonderful things are to be said of Mr. Tribbey. He was widely known for friendliness and civic boosting since the days when Maud consisted of nine saloons and hardly as many stores. His hobby was greenhouse work and radio building and broadcasting.
Almost 12 years ago, when a radio was just something for the curious-minded to tinker with, so to speak, A. W. Tribbey sold his first loud-speaker set to E. G. Posey, farmer who lives on Maud, route 2. It was in 1924 . . . and Crosley had built very few of these sets. Tribbey Drug store taking on one for stock.
Before that time different manufactures were making certain radio parts, and these parts would have to be ordered and the radio “built” as one would say.
Mr. Tribbey became an expert at this business.
Mr. Tribbey was one of 11 Maud men mentioned in “Who Is Who In Oklahoma” (a biographical history of men and women in Oklahoma Life today). The book was published early this year by Lyle H. Boren and Dale Boren.
The following statement was made by D. D. Kirkland, superintendent of the of the Maud city schools today.
“In consideration of A. W. Tribbey, clerk of the Board of Education of the Maud City schools, of which he had so faithfully served for the past three years, and several years on the board in the early days of Maud, the remaining board members and myself decided by all means that we owe him and his family the courtesy and respect to close school for the entire day of his last rites.
“He was very interested, attentive and loyal in all school matters and not only was he exceptionally fond of our school, but he enjoyed doing his duty on the board.” In fact he thought there was hardly any school as good as ours.” Kirkland said.
He died at his home on South Broadway at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday with pneumonia, following an illness of eight days.
Mr. Tribbey is survived by his widow, four sons, three sisters and three brothers, Sons are: Elbert, Emmit Alphues and Jonie. Sisters are: Mrs. C. M. Herrington, Tecumseh; Mrs. H. G. Dunn, Maud; and Mrs. Robert Horning, Sulphur. Brothers are: Floyd Tribbey, Purcell Roy Tribbey, Sinton, Texas; and Water Tribbey, Healdton.
Funeral services were conducted in the Holley Memorial Baptist church this afternoon at 2:00. Rev. Henry Hearne, Tulsa, officiating. Masons were in charge of ceremonies, women of the Maud school faculty served as flower girls and burial was made in Cummings cemetery.
Ogee Brothers funeral home was in charge of arrangements.


Maud Daily Enterprise
Nov. 10, 1935
1st page, 3rd & 4th col.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express sincere thanks to our many wonderful friends and neighbors for their kindness and help shown through the illness and death of our loved one.
The floral offering was very lovely and was appreciated to the bottom of our hearts.
Mrs. A. W. Tribbey and family, and mother, Mrs. E. L. Akin; Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Herrington and family; Mrs. H. G. Dunn and sons; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Horning; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tribbey and family; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tribbely and family; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tribbey and family; Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Myatt and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Akin and family; Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Jones and family; Mr. and Mrs. Kemper Smith and family Mrs. Ruth Drake and family; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Akin and family; and Mr. Ivy Akin.


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  • Created by: Vickie (Trout) Richards
  • Added: 27 Apr 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 145653468
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur William Tribbey (13 Feb 1886–6 Nov 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 145653468, citing Cummings Cemetery, Maud, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Vickie (Trout) Richards (contributor 47912956) .