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 Vibella Elizabeth <I>McGary</I> Phipps

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Vibella Elizabeth McGary Phipps

  • Birth 27 Nov 1830 Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 25 Feb 1878
  • Burial Oroville, Butte County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 45840650

Vibella Elizabeth McGary was born on 27 November 1830 in Madisonville, Kentucky, to Samuel Goode Hopkins McGary and his wife, Statira Nettie McCreery. She was the oldest of five children and named for her aunt, Vibella McCreery Clay.

When she was ten years old, her parents and two youngest siblings died during a cholera epidemic in Commerce, Missouri. Afterward, Vibella and her brothers, Daniel and Charles, were sent to live with their widowed grandmother, Ann Wayman Crow McCreery, in St Louis, Missouri.

Vibella married Dr. Harold M. Phipps, 27 November 1848. Their children:
1. Charles M. Phipps
2. Frank G. Phipps
3. Mary Acrata Phipps
4. Louis Phipps
5. Vitula D. Phipps
6. John L. Phipps

Half of their children died young. Vibella was widowed when her husband died in 1866.

Vibella McGary Phipps died, 25 February 1878, aged 47, and was buried with her husband and children at Old Oroville Cemetery in Oroville, California.

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  • Maintained by: meet Virginia
  • Originally Created by: Shelane
  • Added: 27 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45840650
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vibella Elizabeth McGary Phipps (27 Nov 1830–25 Feb 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45840650, citing Old Oroville Cemetery, Oroville, Butte County, California, USA ; Maintained by meet Virginia (contributor 47100960) .