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Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.


     ANTOINE GUIBERT is among the prosperous and successful business men in Waterville.  He is at the head of a large jewelry establishment and is doing a very thriving business.  His business is located in a handsome brick structure, and the stock is the most complete in the Big Bend country.  He also owns a residence in Waterville and one of the finest sections of land in the county.  The land lies about five miles north from Waterville, and is all under cultivation.
     Antoine Guibert was born in Paris, France, on January 17, 1861.  His father, Antoine Guibert, was born in southwestern France and died when our subject was four years of age.  He came from a prominent French family and was a very extensive traveler.  He had married Miss Barthilda Honvanx, a native of Dunkerque, France, the marrriage occurring in Paris.  After the death of her first husband, Mrs. Guibert married Charles Rousselle, paymaster of the army in the Franco-Prussian war and a man of ability and education.  He has since died and she is now living in Waterville.  When twenty, our subject came with the balance of the family to the United States, settling in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he completed his education.  Later they moved to San Francisco.  Our subject came on to Ellensburg and the step-father came later.  In the spring of 1886, Mr. Guibert came to this part of Douglas county and took land and in 1890 all of the family came hither.  In 1891, our subject opened his present business and since that time has been steadily engaged in the same, with the exception of a short period immediately following the depression of the early nineties.  During those days, he and his wife visited in Belgium and on July 4, 1897, located a second time in Waterville.
     Politically, Mr. Guibert is a Democrat and has been a member of the Waterville City council for some time.  Fraternally, he belongs to the A. F. and A. M., having been secretary for two years.
     At Brussels, Belgium, on May 30, 1891, Mr. Guibert married Miss Maria Michaels, George W. Roosevelt, uncle of our president, and United States consul at Brussels at that time, witnessed the ceremony.  Mrs. Guibert's parents were natives of Belgium and prominent people.
 
 

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