Biography of George M. Tibbles
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

GEORGE M. TIBBLES. One who has had a wide and successful exprience in the great oil industry of Pennsylvania is the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. George M. Tibbles is a son of Gustavus and Amanda (Morehead) Tibbles, and was born at Pompey, Onondaga county, New York, April 31, 1842. His grandfather, Dr. Tibbles, was born in Connecticut, and removed to Pompey, where be practiced medicine for many years. He was a Presbyterian, had held all the offices of his church, and died in Erie, Pa., about 1860. He married and bad five children, three sons and two daughters: Lincoln U., who is engaged in the insurance business, in Erie; Charles M. (dead); Gustavus, Olivia, (dead); and Mary, wife of Joseph Farr, a prominent and wealthy lawyer of Commerce, Michigan. Gustavus Tibbles (father) was a farmer by occupation, a republican in politics and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He died at Yorktown, South Dakota, in 1864. He married Amanda Morehead, of New Haven, Connecticut To their union were born three children, two sons and one daughter: George M., Anson M., now a merchant tailor of Janesville, New York, and Mary, who married a Mr. Curtis, a carriage manufacturer of Fabius, New York. Mrs. Amanda (Morehead) Tibbles was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and is now living at Lamar, Iowa.

George M. Tibbies was reared at Pompey, and attended the public schools of his native village and of Commerce. Leaving school, he dealt in oil for some time, and engaged then in the business of refining crude oil, which he followed until he secured his present position of oil gauger of Brady's Bend.

October 18, 1863, be married Ideile Williams, daughter of E. B. Williams, a carriage manufacturer of Groton, New York. She is a finely educated woman, and was graduated in 1859 from St. Vincent's convent, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Tibbles has been born one child, a son, Edward D. who was born April 2, 1865. Edward D. attended a college at Grove City, Pa., from which he was graduated. He is now the purchasing agent, at Butler, Pa,, of the Standard Oil company, and married Gertrude Zigler, daughter of George Zigler, of Butler.

George M. Tibbles is a republican in politics and is a member of the A. O. U. W., of which he is Master Workman. He is also a member of Lodge No. 931, I. O. O. F., of Karns City. Mr. Tibbles is active and thorough going, and has a full knowledge of the oil business in all of its branches.

Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891

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