Dr Paul Cecil Bibbee

Mason, Mason County, West Virginia, USA
Death 19 Sep 1971 (aged 76)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Athens, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 52875751 View Source

Cecil was the oldest child of farmers Paul H. & Sarah Frances (Roush) Bibbee. He was raised in Leachtown, WV with brothers Carl (1897-1973) and William (1904-1981). In 1917 he graduated from Parkersburg HS and attended West Virginia Univ. He enlisted during holiday break, and served as a medic in Europe during WWI. Upon return, he resumed his studies at WVU to graduate with B.S. degree in 1922 and M.A. degree in 1929. He married Clarice E. Caldwell in Athens, WV on Aug. 10, 1929.

He earned a Ph.D. from Cornell Univ. in 1947 for his thesis on the Bewick's Wren while he was a Professor of Biology at Concord College in Athens. He was a photographer, taxidermist, and ornithologist. He travelled the world with his wife Clarice to observe birds in their native habitats.

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