Transcribed from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.


Charles C. Tibbetts, junior member of the firm of Tibbetts Brothers, owners and publishers of the Blue Rapids "Times," was born in Blue Rapids, Kan., June 22, 1879. He is a son of Charles E. and Annice (Brewster) Tibbetts. (For the family history see sketch of Livy B. Tibbetts in this volume.)

Charles C. Tibbetts spent his boyhood days in Blue Rapids, where he was reared and graduated in the high school class of 1897. He then took a course in Platt's Commercial College, St. Joseph. Mo., where he graduated in 1902. He then entered the employ of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad Company as stenographer and clerk, where he remained about a year, when he was employed in the civil, engineering department of the Chicago & Great Western railroad at St. Joseph, Mo. He remained with this company about a year, when he returned to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, remaining one year. In 1904 he bought a half interest in the Blue Rapids "Times," which he and his brother, Livy B., have since published. Since taking hold of the "Times" many improvements and much progress have been made. The paper has been changed from a weekly to a semi-weekly. It is a live and newsy publication with a good advertising patronage. They have a well equipped printing plant for job printing and are able to handle a large variety as well as a large volume of this class of printing. Mr. Tibbetts is treasurer of the Commercial Club of Blue Rapids and secretary of the Old Settlers' Association, of Marshall county, taking an active interest in both of these societies. He was united in marriage, June 20, 1905, to Miss Nellie A. Price. She is a daughter of William and Jennie (Fitzgerald) Price, the former a native of Wales and the latter of Canada. The father was a moulder by occupation and came to Kansas in the early '70s and established a foundry at Blue Rapids. He was married after coming here. Mrs. Tibbetts was born in Blue Rapids, where she graduated from the high school. In 1904 her parents removed to Topeka, where they now reside. The father is connected with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company. Mr. and Mrs. Tibbetts are members of the Presbyterian church, of which he is trustee and treasurer. She is a member of the Tuesday Afternoon Club, a prominent literary club of Blue Rapids.

Pages 445-446 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.

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