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The Daily Inter Lake, Montana, page 2, April 28, 1974
Ralph H. Tibbetts
Ralph H. Tibbetts, 84, died
in Whitefish Friday evening.
He was born Oct. 15, 1889, in
Downsville, Wis., son of Oliver
and Julia Esler Tibbetts. He
received his education in Wisconsin
and in about 1914 he moved to
the Flathead Valley where he has
resided since that time. He served
as a private of the 65th Spruce Squadron
in the US Army during World War 1.
He then returned to the Flathead and served
as a guide in Glacier National Park for a
He had also engaged in farming and
ranching and was an avid outdoorsman
and hunter. He had also been employed
as a carpenter at the Anaconda Aluminum
Company prior to his retirement.
He resided north of Columbia Falls
until January, 1971, when he entered the
Montana Veterans Home where he has resided
since that time.
Mr. Tibbetts was preceded in death by his parents;
three brothers and a sister and is survived by a
brother Roland Tibbetts of Miles City; four
nieces and nine nephews.
Funeral services will be in the Johnson Chapel
at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment will be in the
Montana Veterans Home Cemetery at
Columbia Falls where military graveside rites
will be conducted by the local veterans organizations.