Florence Alice (Howell) Kibby (1908 - 1994)

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Florence Alice (Howell) Kibby
1908 - 1994
updated February 18, 2020
Florence Alice (Howell) Kibby was born on November 5, 1908. She was born into the Howell family and married into the Kibby family. She was baptized at Emmanuel Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Florence died on February 18, 1994 at Regency Nursing Home, Palmetto, Florida at 85 years old. We know that Florence Alice (Howell) Kibby had been residing in Ellenton, Manatee County, Florida 34222.


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Florence Alice (Howell) Kibby

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Florence Kibby died on at Regency Nursing Home, in Palmetto, Manatee County, Florida United States

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Strokes, Dimentia

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at Mansion Memorial Cemetary, in Ellenton, Manatee County, Florida United States


Ethnicity & Lineage

Welsh (Father's Side), Pennsylvania Dutch (Mother's side)

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United States




at Emmanuel Church, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio US 44109

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Ellenton, Manatee County, Florida 34222


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Clerk for Ohio Bell Telephone, Cleveland, OH before she married. Later she drove a school bus for special education children.

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Bradenton Herald, Bradenton, Florida

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1908 - 1994 World Events

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In 1908, in the year that Florence Alice (Howell) Kibby was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1926, Florence was 18 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1931, at the age of 23 years old, Florence was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1941, she was 33 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1994, in the year of Florence Alice (Howell) Kibby's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Other Kibbies

Minna Kibby
Aug 29, 1891 - September 1970
Springfield, Ohio
Douglas E Kibby
May 22, 1974 - Aug 18, 2004
Granite City, IL
Harold Robert Kibby
Apr 9, 1920 - Nov 5, 2006
Houston, Texas
Albert W Kibby
Dec 13, 1897 - Sep 13, 1974
Woodrow Kibby
Jul 10, 1915 - July 1978
Allie Kibby
Sep 19, 1896 - December 1970
Marshall, Illinois
William Kibby
Jul 10, 1900 - September 1967
Waverly, Kentucky
Clarence Kibby
Dec 16, 1897 - May 1964
Alberta W Kibby
Nov 9, 1898 - December 1995
Georgia Kibby
Nov 9, 1895 - June 1972
Washington, Illinois
Arthur Kibby
Apr 16, 1906 - May 1982
Marshall, Illinois
John Kibby Jr
Sep 11, 1911 - December 1978
Springfield, Illinois
Glenn Kibby
Mar 9, 1910 - November 1982
Belvidere, Illinois
Vera Kibby
Feb 8, 1917 - October 1983
Chicago, Illinois
Rita J Kibby
Sep 12, 1941 - Sep 1, 2003
Alsip, IL
William N Kibby
Jul 11, 1921 - May 13, 1999
Marshall, IL
Precious L Kibby
Nov 24, 1920 - May 29, 2009
Joliet, IL
Clarence Kibby
Nov 25, 1895 - June 1970
Marshall, Illinois
Emmett Kibby
Sep 16, 1914 - July 1968
Jacksonville, Illinois
Margaret v Kibby
Jun 11, 1915 - Oct 8, 2001
Wentzville, MO

Other Howells

Gus Howell
Dec 19, 1877 - March 1966
Beachwood, Ohio
Carrie Howell
Feb 15, 1900 - October 1975
Cleveland, Ohio
Cleo Howell
Jul 13, 1908 - Sep 17, 1988
Fresno, CA
Mildred E Howell
Sep 15, 1911 - Sep 18, 2001
Port Clinton, OH
Clayton Elwood Howell
Sep 18, 1938 - Jul 30, 2011
Paulding, Ohio
George Howell
Oct 23, 1928 - December 1985
Manchester, Ohio
Raymond M Howell
Aug 20, 1916 - Jul 11, 1998
Cumberland, OH
Ernest E Howell
Sep 24, 1938 - Feb 6, 2006
Kannapolis, NC
Judith Ann Howell
Apr 17, 1940 - Dec 22, 2010
Augusta, South Carolina
Clayton Dale Howell
Jul 4, 1937 - Mar 22, 2008
North Lewisburg, Ohio
Doris Howell
Jul 15, 1911 - January 1973
Mary Howell
Jul 9, 1945 - February 1976
Lillian Rebecca Howell
Jul 12, 1924 - Nov 7, 2007
Baltimore, Ohio
Judith Anne Howell
Dec 27, 1941 - Oct 30, 2010
Fort Worth, TX
Clara L Howell
Sep 5, 1906 - Feb 3, 1990
Mary S Howell
Dec 28, 1920 - Jan 1, 1997
Vero Beach, FL
Marcia H Howell
Aug 26, 1920 - Sep 22, 1999
Vero Beach, FL
Lois v Howell
Aug 24, 1936 - May 2, 2008
Fostoria, OH
Hilma Howell
Oct 25, 1899 - August 1984
Christina Knight Howell
Aug 6, 1957 - Aug 25, 2003
Lisbon, OH

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Jun 6, 1933 - Dec 27, 2003
Cleveland, OH
David E Roy
Sep 14, 1936 - Feb 12, 2009
Gastonia, NC
Edward Peter Bakies
Jan 2, 1933 - Oct 15, 2009
Cleveland, Ohio
Doris E Patterson
Jun 29, 1935 - Feb 21, 1994
Red Lion, PA
Elizabeth Herrington
Jun 24, 1932 - Jul 7, 2011
Eastlake, Ohio
Joyce Ann Clark
Oct 25, 1934 - Dec 3, 2008
Brook Park, Ohio
Della M January
Nov 24, 1933 - Sep 24, 2005
Springfield, OH
Maxwell R Henderson
Nov 26, 1922 - May 23, 2001
Mobile, AL
G F Williams
Oct 2, 1935 - Mar 15, 1995
Stella Carr
Apr 12, 1920 - Oct 11, 2007
Houston, TX
Christophe Pollard
Jul 27, 1886 - December 1961
Mary Depenbrok
Mar 23, 1911 - Aug 4, 1996
North Olmsted, OH
Donald J Toth
Oct 25, 1934 - Apr 21, 1999
Ravenna, OH
Mattie Cohen
Oct 22, 1910 - August 1983
Owensboro, Kentucky
Elvira Hewitt
Dec 1, 1898 - September 1969
Cleveland, Ohio
Mildred Mary Olson
Nov 27, 1908 - Apr 11, 2008
Lakewood, Ohio
Clarence Liederbach
Nov 29, 1910 - February 1981
Cleveland, Ohio
Roy Moore
May 3, 1897 - June 1987
Mary Tulipan
Sep 16, 1880 - April 1980
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Doris Davis
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