Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - George Tibbetts

George Washington Tibbetts

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Seattle Post Intelligencer, Sunday, March 9, 1924

Gen. Tibbetts, Pioneer, Dies

Gen. George Washington Tibbetts, Civil War Veteran, member of the early Washington National Guard died yesterday at his home at Issaquah he was seventy-nine years of age.

Born June 22 1845 in York County, Maine, he spent his boyhood there. At the age of sixteen he joined the Union Army. Soon after the close of the war he came to Washington.

He became a charter member of Stevens Post No. 1, G. A. R., of this city, which was organized forty-seven years ago. He was also a member of Myrtle Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Issaquah; a charter member of Century Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, and was a member of Stevens Relief Corps No. 1, William McKinley Circle No. 11, Ladies of the G. A. R.; Evergreen Lodge No. 2, Ancient Order of United Workmen and also the Odd Fellows Lodge.

While a young man General Tibbetts was elected to the State Legislature were he served with distinction and later became adjutant general of the Washington National Guard, when that organization was in its infancy.

For a number of years he served as the head of the Old Soldiers Home at Orting Washington.

The widow Mrs. Rebecca A. Tibbetts, and two sons Wilson and Frederick Tibbetts, and one daughter, Mrs Ida Goode survive.

Note;
George Washington Tibbetts married Miss Rebecca Ann Wilson, daughter of George and Sarah (Mc Pherson) Wilson on March 11, 1868 in Missouri. The couple lived in Missouri a couple of years were George had some business ventures and did some farming, then did some homesteading in Oregon before moving to Washington. They were among the first to settle there. George was a prominent business man. When he lived in Renton he started a partnership with Harmon Snow and established what was recorded as Renton's first mercantile. The couple had five children three grew to maturity.

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