Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Invitations to the Tibbetts Family Association Meetings

May (Tibbetts) Jarvis, my Tibbetts genealogist 2nd great grandaunt, was involved with the Tibbetts Family Association for years, evidenced by photostat copies she kept of numerous invitations to the meetings:

The yellow pushpins mark the places where the Association met, according to May's invitations and the newspaper article shown below.

I am not sure if May made it to this meeting.  Some more info on Charles W. Tibbetts here.  This and the following photostat images from a copy of the Tibbetts family lent to me by a cousin.  Courtesy of Katherine Rainey.

I think of Maine as being so cold, but then, I have never been there.  Apparently Ogunquit Beach is a popular beach resort, especially during the hot, humid summers.

Modern transportation map of the Ogunquit area.
A bathing scene from a postcard, about 1910.  From Wikipedia.

The next year the meeting was held in Sanford, Maine.

More on the Casino, Central Park, in Somersworth, New Hampshire here.

By 1939, George W Tibbetts and secretary Rosa Shorey were still going strong in the group.  A chicken dinner and cake sounds nice!

The following year May Jarvis had her work on display for the association, which met back at Ogunquit Beach:

Part of the article on the Tibbetts Association meeting in 1940.  From Biddeford Daily Journal, September 12, 1940, Page 5 (NewspaperArchive).  

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