Mary Florence Tibbo

Mary Florence Tibbo

Estimated Date Stitched:
Dec. 15, 1884

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Name of Stitcher:
Mary Florence Tibbo

Type of Sampler:
alphabet, band

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Condition: Poor

Description of condition:

faded and stained, fraying on the edge

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Number of letters: Number of Alphabets: 3

Case: Upper Case, Lower Case

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Number of sets of numerals: Number of sets of numerals: 1

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Motifs: plants, animals, other

Type of stitches: Cross

Name or initials on sampler: Mary Florence Tibbo

Verse or Inscription:

Mary Florence Tibbo

Born September 21, 1873


Youth is the time to serve the Lord

Ther time to ensure the great reward

And while the lamp holds out to burn

The vilest sinner may return. MFT


Grand Bank December 15, 1884

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Other Information:

Mary Florence Tibbo (1873-1962) was the daughter of Samuel Tibbo (1842-1914) and Eleanor Leamon Forward (1845-1894). She married Charles Ambrose Forward ( June 4, 1875-1972)the son of Ambrose and Olivia Forward. They lived on George Street, in Grand Bank. In 1910, Charles Forward invited his cousin and future brother-in-law, Felix Tibbo, who was working as a carpenter in Boston, to return home and go into partnership with him. Together they opened the firm Forward and  Tibbo.

Mary Florence Tibbo’s siblings were:

Sarah Forward Tibbo (1871-1944) married William Forsey ( 1866-1936)

Winnifred Tibbo (1876-1972) married Frederick Edward Penney (1903-1993) and moved to Carbonear

Felix G. Tibbo (1879-1958) married Eleanor V.C. Lake (1880-1961)

Charles Tibbo (1884-1918)

Henrietta Tibbo (1887-1970) married Austin Maddock ( 1888-1959) and moved to Carbonear


No. of photographs: Number of photographs: 5

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