91st PA: William Bibby alias James Clark

William Bibby alias James Clark

Name

He enlisted under the alias 'James Clarke'. [sources: 3, 7]

Before the war

He was born on 31 August 1836, in Lancashire, England. [sources: date: 8 (31 Aug 36), 4 (May 1837), 9 (31 Aug 1841); (2 (28 in 1865), 4 (63 in 1900), 8 (54 in 1891; 72 in 1907), 15 (32 in 1870), 16 (44 in 1880). place: 2, 8, 9, 15, 16]

In 1860, he may be the William Bibby who was living in ward 19, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If so, he was a weaver, and was living with Thomas Bibby, and James Bibby and his family. However, note that while his occupation nicely matches the later occupations of the William Bibby who served in the 91st, it does not match his occupation when he enlisted. [source: 14]

When he enlisted, he was a miner. [sources: 2, 8]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 2, 8]

During the war

He seems to have served in company F of the 6th New Jersey Infantry. He may have served from 13 September 1861 through 13 September 1864. He may have deserted on 22 January 1863, at Falmouth, Virginia. [sources: 5, 6; I assume the pension index cards and file (3, 7, and 8) do not mention this service because of his desertion]

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lloyd. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 8 (Huntingdon PA), 17, 18]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company I. [source: 1, 2, 3, 8, 17, 18]

After the war

On 12 August 1865, he married Anna Farrell. She was born in June 1847, in England. They were married by Reverend James McGinn, at Saint Francis Xavier, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had at least these children:

[sources: 4, 8]

In 1870, he was apparently living in ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a loom boss in a mill. He was living with his wife Annie (who was a weaver in a woolen mill). [source: 15]

In 1880, he was living at 2442 Meredith Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Annie, and children Charles, John, Mary, James, and Annie. He was a loom boss. [source: 16]

In 1890, he was living at 3337 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 5]

On 17 July 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension, under the Act of 27 June 1890. He was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, post office address 3337 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia. He was wholly unable to earn a living by manual labor because of deafness, rheumatism, defective vision, and general debility. [sources: 3, 7, 8, 10]

In 1900, he was living at 3153 Kensington Avenue, ward 25, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Annie, and nine children. He was a loom fixer. [source: 4]

On 29 March 1907, he again applied for a pension, under the Act of 6 February 1907. He was living at 3426 F Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received $15 per month, effective 15 March 1909; the certificate was dated 6 April 1909. [sources: 3, 8, 10]

From 20 June 1907 until his death, he was treated by Dr James S Shoemaker, for uremia and congestion of liver. He lived for the last three months of his life with his son James J Bibby, at 1909 E Lippincott Street, Philadelphia, and was nursed by Margaret Bibby. [source: 8]

On 30 January 1908, his wife, Annie Bibby, died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Members of the BVM Sodality, the Sacred Heart and Altar Societies of the Ascension Church, and the St Francis Temperance Society, were invited to attend her funeral. The funeral was held from her late residence, at the corner of Emerald and Wishart Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was buried in St Dominic's Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 8, 12, 13]

On 25 July 1909, he died, at 1909 E Lippincott Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of uremia (which he had had for eleven months). He was a loom fixer. On 28 July 1909, he was buried at St Dominic's Cemetery, in Holmesburg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Members of the Loomfixers' P and B Association were invited to his funeral. He did leave a will. He had last received a pension through 4 May 1909. The Bureau of Pensions dropped him from the pension rolls on 26 August 1909. [sources: 8, 9, 10, 11]

On 13 August 1909, his son, James J Bibby, applied for reimbursement for $583.54 in expenses from his last illness and death. William Bibby had three life insurance policies, for a total of $366. [source: 8]

Is he the William Bibby who served in the 6th New Jersey?

In Bibby's pension application, he claimed that his only military service was with the 91st Pennsylvania. Nevertheless, he is almost certainly the William Bibby who served in the 6th New Jersey. The 1890 veterans schedules have the William Bibby who served in the 6th New Jersey living at 3337 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and on 16 July 1891, the William Bibby who served in the 91st applied for a pension, listing his post-office address as 3337 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia. I have also found no other William Bibby in the censuses who could be the William Bibby who served in the 6th New Jersey. I assume he did not list his service in the 6th New Jersey in his pension application because he deserted.

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (James Clark)

2 company I, descriptive roll, #51 (James Clark)

3 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (William Bibby alias James Clarke)

4 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 601, microfilm series T623, film 1467, page 109 A = 5 handwritten (William Bibby)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 567, page [blank] (William Bibby)

6 'New Jersey volunteers', from the NJ Civil War record, page 285, transcribed at New Jersey State Library (accessed 23 December 2009) (William Bibby)

7 pension index, by name (accessed Ancestry, 4 October 2013) (William Bibby alias James Clarke)

8 pension documents file, soldier's certificate 852,487 (William Bibby alias James Clark)

9 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, July 1909, #17414, (FamilySearch) (William Bibby)

10 Veterans Administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, National Archives and Records Administration, microfilm series M850, film 167 (FamilySearch) (William Bibby alias James Clark)

11 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 26 July 1909 page 13 (William Bibby)

12 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 2 February 1908 page 10 (Annie Bibby)

13 Pennsylvania death indices, 1908 ("Bibby, Annie; 9544; Phila.; Jan. 30.")

14 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 169, page 139 = 139 handwritten (FamilySearch) (William Bibby)

15 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 46, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 5 verso = 10 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Wm Bibby)

16 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, enumeration district 285, microfilm series T9, film 1175, page 490 = 12 D handwritten (FamilySearch) (Wm Bibby)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Clark)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Clarke)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 8 December 2013)
1910 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 8 December 2013)
1920 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 8 December 2013)
1930 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 8 December 2013)
1940 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 8 December 2013)
Find a grave
searched for William Bibby died 1909 or in Saint Dominic Church Cemetery Torresdale Philadelphia Pennsylvania (accessed 7 December 2013)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 8 December 2013)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 7 December 2013
Ancestry family tree
Ancestry family trees refer to several William Bibby's born around 1836 in Lancashire England; perhaps one of them is the one who served in the 91st PA

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William Bibby in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

William Bibby alias James Clark in the 91st PA database

City directories

[1889 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 189]
Bibby Charles F., weaver, h 3351 Ktn av
" George M., painter, h 2011 S 7th
" James, clerk, h 216 N 12th
" Robert, weaver, h 201 Church, Fkd
" Thomas, weaver, h 4621 Worth, Fkd
" Thomas J., weaver, h 4665 Worth, Fkd
" Walter E., druggist 2300, & physician & h 2174 E York
" William, driver, h 267 N Front

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 169, page 139 = 139 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative, since (1) according to the pension certificate file, he was enrolled at Huntingdon, not Philadelphia, and (2) a William Bibby, 40, born England, teacher, was living in ward 23, Philadelphia, in 1880, with his wife Mary Ann (39, born England) (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T9, film 229 = 6 B handwritten)]
line345678
Dwelling number[1018]   1019 
Family number1119     
NameJas. BibbyMaryWilliamThomasThos BibbyWilliam
Age3029912824
Sexmfmmmm
Color      
OccupationWeaver   ""
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate      
Place of birthEngland""PaEngland"
Married within year      
Attended school within year  1   
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 46, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 5 verso = 10 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative; although his occupation, age, birthplace, and spouse match, they should have a child Charles, according to the 1880 census and the pension certificate file]
line2122
Dwelling-house number[62] 
Family number75 
NameBibby Wm- Annie
Age3224
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationLoom Boss (in Mill)Weaver in Woolen Mill
Real estate value  
Personal estate value  
BirthplaceEnglandEngland
Father foreign born11
Mother foreign born11
Birth month if born within year  
Marriage month if married within year  
Attended school past year  
Can't read  
Can't write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, enumeration district 285, microfilm series T9, film 1175, page 490 = 12 D handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed, by the spouse and children listed in the pension certificate file]
line1234567
street nameMeredith St
house number2442      
dwelling visit #60      
family visit #68      
nameBibby Wm" Annie" Chas" Jno" Mary" James" Annie
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFMF
age44341397411/12
month born if born in year      July
relationship Wifesonsondaughtersondaughter
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationLoom bossKeeping houseweaverat school   
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year   1   
can't read       
can't write       
birthplaceEnglanddoPennadodoNew JerseyPenna
father's birthplaceEnglandEnglandEnglanddodododo
mother's birthplaceEnglanddodododododo

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 567, page [blank]
[identification is probable, despite (1) the unit listed, because (1) he is at the same address as the William Bibby who served in the 91st was when he applied for a pension in 1891]
[see 'Is he the William Bibby who served in the 6th New Jersey?' above]

[line] 2
[house] 3357
[family] 11
[name] William Bibby
[rank] Pri
[company] F
[unit] 6 NJ Inf
[enlistment date] 13 Sept 1861
[discharge date] 13 Sept 1864
[length of service] 3 years, 0 months, 0 days
[post office address] 3337 Kensington Ave Phila
[disability incurred] x
[remarks] Reenlisted

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 601, microfilm series T623, film 1467, page 109 A = 5 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed, by the spouse and children listed in the pension certificate file]
line1415161718192021222324
streetKensington Av
house number3153          
dwelling number93          
family number93          
nameBibby William" Annie" Charles" John" Mary" James" Annia [sic]" Egbert" Ellen" Hugh" Kattie [sic]
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonDaughterSonDaughterSonDaughterSonDaughter
color" [sc. W]""""""""""
sexMFMMFMFMFMF
birth dateMay 1837June 1847 [?]Sep 1867Dec 1871June 1873Sep 1876July 1880Oct 1883Dec 1885Aug 1888April 1892
age6352 [?]32282623191614118
married?MMSSSSSSSSS
# years married3434         
mother of how many children? 13         
# of children living 9         
birthplaceEngland"Pennsylvania""New JerseyPennsylvania""""
father's birthplaceEnglandIrelandEngland""""""""
mother's birthplaceEnglandIrelandEngland""""""""
immigration yearUn          
['Un' is written across three columns]
# years in USA           
naturalized citizen?           
occupationLoom Fixer WeaverTwisterSeamstressBoss [?] SpinnerWinderSpinnerAt School" "" "
# months not employed0 000000   
# months in school        101010
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR          
free or mortgaged           
farm/houseH          
# of farm schedule           

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 21 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Clark James
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Clarke, James
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Clark, James

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

pension documents file

[pension documents file, soldier's certificate 852,487, William Bibby alias James Clark]
[received from National Archives and Records Administration; transcribed all fourteen pages December 2013]


[page 1]

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
SOLDIER'S CERTIFICATE
No. 852487
VETERAN William Bibby alias James Clark
RANK Priv.
SERVICE Co. I. 91" Pa. Vol. Inf.
CAN No. 17493 BUNDLE NO. 6

[page 2]

Declaration for Invalid Pension
Act of June 27, 1890.
NOTE.--This can be executed before any officer authorized to administer oaths for general purposes. If such officer uses a seal, certificate of Clerk of Court is not necessary. If no seal is used, then such certificate must be attached.

State of Penna., County of Philada, ss:

ON THIS 16th day of July, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety one personally appeared before me, a notary public within and for the County and State aforesaid, William Bibby alias James Clark aged 54 years, a resident of the City of Phila County of Phila State of Pa, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical William Bibby alias James Clark who was ENROLLED on the 25 day of March, 1865, in Co "I" 91st Pa Vols - Private - no prior or subsequent service in the war of the rebellion, and served at least ninety days, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Camp in the Fields Va on the 10th day of July, 1865. That he is wholly unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of Deafness, Rheumatism and [?] results, Defective Vision and General Debility

That said disabilities are not due to his vicious habits, and are to the best of his knowledge and belief permanent. That he has never applied for pension

That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension-roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890. He hereby appoints

W. V. SICKEL, of Philadelphia, Pa.,

his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim, and he directs that the sum of ten dollars be paid to said attorney. That his POST OFFICE ADDRESS is 3337 Kensington ave County of Philada State of Pa


William Bibby

US PENSION OFFICE JUL 17 1891

[page 3]

[Persona]lly appeared James Grant, residing at Phila Pa and Chas. A. Bibby residing at Philada Pa, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw William Bibby alias Jas Clark, the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him for 25 years and 13 years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

James Grant
Chas. A. Bibby

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16 day of July, A. D. 1891 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words -- erased, and the words -- added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
Al [?] Mason [?] [illegible]
(Official Signature.)
A Notary Public for Pennsylvania residing in Philadelphia.
(Official Character.)


683377
US PENSION OFFICE JUL 17 1891

SOLDIER'S APPLICATION.
Act of June 27, 1890.
Name Wm. Bibby alias Jas Clarke
Service "I" 91st Regt. Penna Vols. Inf
Address 3337 Kensington Ave Philada, Pa

[page 4]

ACT OF FEBRUARY 6, 1907.
DECLARATION FOR PENSION.
THE PENSION CERTIFICATE SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED WITH THE APPLICATION.
State of Pennsylvania County of Philadelphia ss.

On this 10 day of March A.D. one thousand nine hundred and nine (1909) personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, William Bibby, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 72 years of age, and a resident of Philadelphia county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Huntingdon Pa. under the name of James Clarke, on the 25 day of March, 1865, as a Private, in Co "I" 91st Penna. Vet. Vols. in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Camp in the Field Va, on the 10th day of July, 1865 That he also served [blank] That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: Height, 5 feet 6 inches; complexion, fair; color of eyes, blue; color of hair, dark; that his occupation was miner; that he was born August 31, 1836, at Lancashire England

That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: Philadelphia Penna

That he is a pensioner. That he has heretofore applied for pension Cert # 852487

That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of February 6, 1907.

That his post-office address is 3426 "F" St. Philadelphia, county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania


William Bibby

Attest: (1) Hugh Bibby
(2) Charles A Bibby

Also personally appeared Hugh Bibby, residing in Philadelphia Penna. and Charles A. Bibby, residing in Philadelphia Penna., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw William Bibby, the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with him of 21 years and 42 years respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Hugh Bibby
Charles A. Bibby
[stamped:] CONGRESSIONAL MAR 15 1909 U.S. BUREAU OF PENSIONS
[stamped:] Validity accepted S. A. Cuddy, Chief, Law Division. per W TF

SUBSCRIBED and sworn to before me this 10th day of March, A.D. 1909, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words [blank], erased, and the words [blank], added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

Joseph J Geggis
NOTARY PUBLIC
156 [?] KENSINGTON AVE., PHILA., PA.
Commission Expires FEB. 24. 1911
US PENSION OFFICE MAR 15 1909.

[page 5]

ACT OF FEBRUARY 6, 1907
CLAIM FOR PENSION.

[stamped] Record Office [?] By Mail. Division.

Certificate No. 852487
Name, William Bibby alias James Clarke
Service, I 91 Pa. Inf.

[stamped] RECORD DIVISION MAR 16 1909
[stamped] LAW DIVISION RECEIVED MAR 15 1909

[page 6]

ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890.
260
Certificate No. 852.487
Name, Bibby Wm alais [sic] Jas Clark

Department of the Interior,
BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
Washington, D.C., January 15, 1898.

SIR:

In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.

Very respectfully,
M Clay [?] Evans
Commissioner.

First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer. Yes Anna Bibby - Anna Farrell

Second. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer. August 12th 1865 at Saint Francis Xavier Philda By the Rev James Mcginn

Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer. Recorded at Saint Francis Xavier Philda

Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer. No

Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
Answer. Yes. 9. Charle Sep [?] 11th 1866 John Dec 25th 1870 Mary June 26th 1873 James Sep 5th 1875 Annastatia [sic] July 2d 1879 Egbert Oct 5th 1881 Helen Dec 28th 1884 Hugh Aug. 21st 1887 Katie April 2d 1891

William Bibby

Date of reply, May 4th, 1898

[page 7]

S.T.H. Reimb

DROP ORDER AND REPORT.
Department of the Interior,
BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
FINANCE DIVISION.

Washington, D.C. AUG 21 1909
William Bibby alias James Clark
852,487
ACT FEBRUARY 6. 1907.
I 91" Pa. Inf.
U.S. Pension Agent, Philadelphia

SIR: You are hereby directed to drop from the roll the name of the above-described pensioner who died July 25", 1909

J. L. Davenport.
Acting Commissioner.

REPORT.
Commissioner of Pensions.

SIR: The name of the above-described pensioner, who was last paid at $15 per month to MAY 4 1909, has this day been dropped from the roll of this agency.

S. Mulholland
U. S. Pension Agent.
AUG 26 1909

[page 8]

[stamped] Finance Division, BUREAU OF PENSIONS AUG 27 1909
[stamped] U. S. PENSION OFFICE L AUG 29 [?] 1909

[page 9]

US PENSION OFFICE B OCT 30 1891
MILITARY SERVICE.
NAME OF SOLDIER.
William Bibby alias James Clark
Middle Div. T.L.M. Ex'r. No. 1039629. Bureau of Pensions, OCT 28, 1891
SIR:

It is alleged that the above-named man enlisted Mch 25, 1865, and served as a pri in Co. I, 91 Reg't Pa. Inf. also as a [blank], and was discharged at Camp in the Field, Va on July 10, 1865.

No. of prior claim [blank]

The War Department will please furnish an official statement in this case, showing date of enrollment and date and mode of termination of service.

Very respectfully,
Green B Raum [?] Commissioner.
THE OFFICER IN CHARTE OF THE RECORD AND PENSION DIVISION, WAR DEPARTMENT.

War Department,
Record and Pension Division,
OCT 29 1891
Respectfully returned to the
COMMISSIONER OF PENSIONS.
The rolls show that James Clark mentioned in the preceding indorsement, was enrolled March 25, 1865, and M.O. as a Pvt. July 10, 1865.
BY AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
F C Ainswant [?]
Major and Surgeon, U.S. Army.
Per M.

[page 10]

OCT 29 1891 514066

[page 11]

APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT.
(This application, when properly executed before some officer having authority to administer oaths for general purposes, should be forwarded, together with the pension certificate and itemized bills of all expenses, to the Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C.)

STATE OF Pennsylvania, COUNTY OF Philadelphia ss:

On this 10 day of Aug, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and nine, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, James J. Bibby, aged 34 years, a resident of Phila., County of Phila, State of Penna., who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain reimbursement from the accrued pension for expenses paid (or obligation incurred) by claimant for the last sickness and for the burial of William Bibby alias James Clark, who was a pensioner of the United States by certificate No. 852487. Pension was last paid to May 4, 1909, by the U.S. Pension Agent at Philadelphia

That my post-office address is No. 1909 on Lippincott Street, in the town or City of Philadelphia, County of Philadelphia, State of Penna

That the answers to questions propounded below are full, complete, and truthful to my best knowledge, information, and belief, and that no evidence necessary to a proper adjustment of all claims against the pension accrued is suppressed or withheld.


1. What was the full name of the deceased pensioner? William Bibby
2. In what capacity was decedent pensioned? Invalid Soldier
3. If deceased was pensioned as an invalid soldier or sailor--
(a) Was he ever married? Yes
(b) How many times, and to whom? One time. Annie Farrel
(c) If married, did his wife survive him? No
(d) If so, is she still living? No
(e) If not living, give full name and dates of death of all wives Annie Bibby Died Jan 30. 1908.
(f) Was he ever divorced? No
(g) If so, did the divorced wife survive him? No
(h) If so, is she still living? No
(i) If not living, give her full name and the date of her death --

4. Did pensioner leave a child under 16 years of age? No
5. Is any such child still living? No
6. Was the pensioner's life insured at time of death? Yes
7. If so, give the name of each company in which a policy was carried and the amount in which each policy was written:
Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. $140, Prudential 175.
Hancock " " " [sc. Life Ins. Co.] 51.
8. Who was the beneficiary named in each policy? Metropolitan Hugh Bibby, Prudential James J. Bibby, Hancock Edward J. Bibby
9. What was the relation of each beneficiary to the pensioner? Sons
10. Were the premiums paid by the deceased pensioner? Only the Prudential Insurance Company was paid by pensioner.
11. If not paid by the deceased pensioner, state the amount of premiums paid by each person who made payment on that account:
James J. Bibby $52 - Hugh Bibby $104 Edward J Bibby $15 60
12. Did the pensioner leave a will? Yes
13. Was an administrator appointed, or will application be made for appointment of any person [as] administrator? No
14. Did the deceased pensioner leave any money, real estate, or personal property? No
15. If so, what was the character and full value of all such property? --

RECORD DIVISION AUG 14 1909
U.S. PENSION OFFICE. F AUG 13 1909
Finance Division Bureau of Pensions AUG 14 1909

[page 12]

16. What was the assessed value (last assessment) of the real estate? -
17. How was the pensioner's property disposed of? -
18. Did pensioner leave an unindorsed pension check? No
19. What was your relation to the deceased pensioner? Son
20. Are you married? Yes
21. When did the pensioner's last sickness begin? [blank]
22. Give the name and post-office address of each physician who attended the pensioner during last sickness: James S. Shoemaker 3112 Frankford ave. Phila. Penna
23. What was the nature of the pensioner's last sickness? Uremia and Congestion of liver
24. State the names of the persons by whom the pensioner was boarded during the period or any portion of the period of last sickness, and the period for which board was furnished: James J Bibby Three months
25. State the names of the persons by whom the pensioner was nursed during the period or any portion of the period of last sickness and the period covered by such service in each instance: Margaret Bibby, Three months
26. Where did the pensioner live during last sickness? 1909 E. Lippincott St
27. Did the pensioner pay rent? No
28. Where did the pensioner die? 1909 E. Lippincott St
29. When did the pensioner die? July 25th 1909
30. Where was the pensioner buried? St. Dominicks Cemetery Holmesburg Penna
31. Has there been paid, or will application be made for payment to you or to any other person, any part of the expenses of the deceased pensioner's last sickness or burial by any State, County, or municipal corporation? No
32. If so, what is the amount of such payment, and to whom has it been or will it be made? (Furnish a copy of the itemized bill and receipt for each such payment.) -
33. State below what expenses were paid or incurred by you during the pensioner's last sickness and for burial. Write the word none where no charge is made in case of any item of expense noted.
(Each charge enumerated below should be supported by an itemized bill of the person who rendered the service or furnished any supplies for which reimbursement is demanded, and should show, over his signature, by whom paid, or who is held responsible for payment, and contain the name of the pensioner for whom the expense was incurred or service rendered.)
NAMES.NATURE OF EXPENSES.STATE WHETHER PAID OR UNPAID.AMOUNT.
James S. ShoemakerPhysician's billsNot paid60 00
 Medicine Included in Physicians [sic] Bill 
James J BibbyBoardNot paid120 -
Margaret BibbyNursing and careNot paid35 -
James Vicient [?]RentNot paid9 -
Henry SmithGroceries and other living expenses for use of pensioner.Not paid85 15
Francis E. NugentUndertaker's billPaid161 -
John O'BrienCoalNot paid34 89
A DomnicksCemetery chargesPaid12 -
 OTHER EXPENSES AND THEIR NATURE  
D. J. BrueghalMass for deceasedPaid25 -
Kate Bibby, Charles Bibble and John BibbyMdse, Clothing + ect. [sic] at request of deceasedPaid41.50
 TOTAL 583 54

34. Is the above a complete list of all the expenses of the last sickness and burial of the deceased pensioner? Yes

(When the claimant for reimbursement is a married woman she is required to sign the application with her own full name, not using the Christian name or the initials of her husband, and all bills should be receipted to her in her name.)

James J. Bibby
Attest: (1) Fred Rotwell
(2) George Blood

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Also personally appeared Fred Rotwell and [blank], persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw James Bibby, the claimant, sign his name (or make [blank] mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they were acquainted with William Bibby, the pensioner named in the foregoing application, and that they know the claimant herein; that they have read all the questions, answers, and declarations in said application and believe the facts therein set forth to be true; and that they have no interest, direct or indirect, in this claim.


Fred Rotwell
3161 Kensington Ave, Phila. Pa
George Blood
1901 E. Lippincott St. Phila Pa

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10 day of August, A. D. 1909; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words [blank] erased and the words [blank] added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.


David J Rafferty
NOTARY PUBLIC.
COMMISSION EXPIRES JAN. 18TH, 1918.

STATEMENT OF ATTENDING PHYSICIANS.
Give date of commencement of the pensioner's late sickness June 20th 1907
Give date of the pensioner's death July 25th 1909
During what period did you attend the pensioner? From June 20th 1907 until death
State nature of disease from which the pensioner died Uraemia + congestion of liver
State whether there was necessity for nursing or other attendance Yes Nursing
Give length of time for which such services were necessary From June 10th to July 25 1909
Give name of each person who rendered service as nurse, and who has made or will make a charge for such service: Mrs Maggie Bibby
Give name of any other physician who attended the pensioner in last sickness: no other
Does your bill include a charge for all medicines furnished the pensioner during his last sickness? Yes
State whether you have read the questions in the foregoing application, and the claimant's answers thereto, and whether such answers are correct according to your best knowledge, information, and belief Correct
Mention any other facts within your knowledge which, in your opinion, would be helpful in adjusting this claim for reimbursement No others

I certify that the foregoing statement is correct.

J S Shoemaker Attending physician.
Aug 10th, 1909
U.S. PENSION OFFICE. F AUG 13 1909

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APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT.
OK
Inv. Certificate No. 852.487
William Bibby alias James Clark Deceased Pensioner.
I 91 Pa. Inf Claimant.

MARRIAGE CIRCULAR NOT ON FILE
Any other claim [illegible--perhaps 'filed'?] No wm.
BUREAU OF PENSIONS. ABANDONED FILES. AUG 17 1908
Bureau of Pensions Finance Division. AUG 14 1909

Veterans Administration pension payment card

[Veterans Administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, National Archives and Records Administration, microfilm series M850, film 167 (FamilySearch)]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 7 December 2013]

2527
140
NAME: Bibby, William alias James Clark.
Certificate No. 852.487.
ARMY INVALID.
Law: ACT OF FEB. 6, 1907.
Service: Pt. I, 91" Pa.
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
REISSUE15Mar. 15 /09Apr. 6 /09
Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: [blank]
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: 7/25/09 - C.P.
Bureau notified: AUG 26 1909
Remarks: From ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890.
Former Roll No. 140.
Home: [blank]

NJ Civil War Record

['New Jersey volunteers', from the NJ Civil War record, page 285, transcribed at New Jersey State Library (accessed 23 December 2009)]
Company F, Sixth Regiment
Bibby, William Private [enrolled] Aug. 7, '61 [mustered in] Aug. 21, '61 [for] 3 Yrs [remarks] Deserted Jan. 22, '63, at Falmouth, Va.

death notice, Annie Bibby

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirera 2 February 1908 page 10]
[transcribed from GenealogyBank]

BIBBY.--January 30, 1908, ANNIE BIBBY, wife of William Bibby, aged 61 years. Relatives and friends, also the BVM Sodality, the Sacred Heart and Altar Societies of the Ascension Church, and the St Francis Temperance Society, are invited to attend the funeral, Monday, at 8 30 AM from her late residence, corner Emerald and Wishart sts (25th ward). High requiem mass at the Church of the Ascension, at 10 AM. Interment at St Dominic's Cemetery.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, July 1909, #17414, William Bibby (FamilySearch)]
[the FamilySearch index has his name as 'William Bibbz']
[transcribed 7 December 2013, from FamilySearch]

17414
RECORD OF A DEATH IN PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
Full Name of Deceased, William Bibby
Sex, Male Color, White
Widower
Date of Birth. Year 1841 Month Aug Day 31
Date of Death. Year 1909 Month July Day [blank]
Age, Years 67 Months [blank] Days [blank]

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Aug 12 1908 to July 24 1909 that I last saw him alive on July 24 1909 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 3 A.M.

The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Chief, Uraemia DURATION 11 Mos. [blank] Days
Signed, J S Shoemaker M.D.
Residence, 3112 Frankford Ave.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE.
Occupation, Loom fixter [sic]
Place of Birth, England
Birthplace of Father, England
Birthplace of Mother, England
Name of Father, -
Maiden Name of Mother, -
Last Place of Residence (This need only be given when it is other than the place of death.) -
Place of Death, Street and No. 1909 E. Lippincott st.
Ward, wherein death occurred, 25
Buried from, Street and No. 1909 E Lippincott St
Date of Burial, July 28 1909
Place of Burial, St Dominic's Holmesburg
Francis E. Nugent [?] Undertaker.
Residence 3053 Kensington Ave

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer Monday 26 July 1909 page 13, William Bibby]
[transcribed 7 December 2013, from GenealogyBank]

BIBBY--On July 25, 1909, WILLIAM BIBBY, husband of the late Anna Bibby. Relatives and friends also Loomfixers' P and B Association, are invited to attend the funeral, on Wednesday, at 8 30 A M. from the residence of his son, 1909 E Lippincott st, 25th ward. High requiem mass at Church of the Ascension at 10 A M. Interment at St Dominic's, Holmesburg.


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