He was united in marriage to Louisa Clinkenbeard, April 13th, 1871. To this union were born seven children, five sons and three daughters, five of whom survive the father, namely: Frank D. Andrew J., and William S., of Arnett; Mrs. O. A. Pittman of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. J. F. Buhalts of Conway Springs, Kansas. Beside, these, he leaves his beloved wife, two brothers, Charles E., of Seattle, Washington, and James F. of Guthrie, Oklahoma; eighteen grand-children, three great grand-children and many friends to mourn his departure.
Mr. Sibley moved from his native state of Iowa, with his family to Woods county, Oklahoma, in November 1902, removing to Arnett, Oklahoma, in November 1908, where he made his home until called by dearth.
He was in business in Arnett for a number of years, and only retired from active business affairs a few years ago, when he sold the business to his son, which is still conducted under the firm name of Sibley and Company. He has served for several years as a member of the City Council and was holding the office of Mayor at the time of his death.
Mr. Sibley became a Christian in 1879 and was a member of the Arnett Christian church at the time of his death. He was always active in the civic and political affairs of the community in which he was a leader, always ready to devote his time and energy to making his town a better place in which to live. He was a good father, a kind neighbor, a true friend and an honorable citizen, in his passing, Arnett and Ellis county has lost a citizen, whose death is mourned by everyone.
Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church, by Rev (rest of obit not available)
Submitted by: John Rider
Transcribed by: Linda Fox
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