Sarah Tibbetts to John Tibbetts with family news, Westport Island, 1894

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.

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  • Title: Sarah Tibbetts to John Tibbetts with family news, Westport Island, 1894
  • Creator: Tibbetts, Sarah A
  • Creation Date: 1894
  • Subject Date: 1894
  • Locations:
    • 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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Westport Island History Committee
6 Fowles Point Road, Westport Island, ME 04578
(207) 882-8477

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