Contributed by Westport Island History Committee
Sarah Tibbets and her children eagerly awaited word from her husband Captain John M. Tibbetts (1841-1926) who was at sea. She answered a letter he wrote her with news of home.
Sarah McKown Tibbetts (1840-1910) had 10 children from a previous marriage, including Charles and Wilford "Wilbur" Boucher. Her children were primarily raised in Boothbay, where she was born. According to census records, Charles worked as a fisherman as well as in the hotel business as referenced in this letter. In 1894, Will worked as a cook at the Porter Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
About This Item
- Title: Sarah Tibbetts to John Tibbetts with family news, Westport Island, 1894
- Creator: Tibbetts, Sarah A
- Creation Date: 1894
- Subject Date: 1894
- Westport Island, Lincoln County, ME
- Boothbay, Lincoln County, ME
- Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 12.7 cm
- Collection: John M. Tibbetts Collection
- Object Type: Text
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