Oelwein Daily Register, Iowa, page 6, Dec 23 1947
INDEPENDENCE--(Special)-Funeral services for Chauncey P. Tibbetts were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Heege Funeral home by Rev. Harold Singer. Burial was in Wilson cemetery.
Pallbearers were Egbert Cole, Ralph Kimball, J.A. Cherney, R. H. Atchison, H.H. Bickenbach and Gordon Bly.
Chauncey Parker Tibbetts was born Sept. 20, 1861, the son of Abner and Katie Peck Tibbetts at Downsville, Wis., and died on Dec. 13, 1947. He was married to Emily May Palmer June 29, 1890 and devoted most of his life to farming. Upon retiring, he moved to Independence in May, 1943, where he has made his home since.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Merle C. Tibbetts, Fort Atkinson, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Ward, Independence and Mrs. Paul Gorby, Evanston, Ill.; five sisters, twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.