Index

Family Photos and other records


This is a miscellaneous collection of family records.

Baptism records of Susan Dibblee and Bertha Grace Dibblee
Prayer book with family records
 
Photos: Frederick Dibblee and family 1881
Family without Frederick Dibblee
Frederick Dibblee
The boys
George Binney Dibblee
George Binney Dibblee and Jane Emily Dibblee
Bessie Maud Dibblee, Emily Dibblee and Jane Emily Dibblee
 
For more photos, see Frederick Lewis Dibblee
Emily Dibblee
George Binney Dibblee
Frederick Lewis Dibblee (Junior)
Tom Arnold Dibblee

Baptism records

There are no photos for the three children that died in India, of cholera in 1871. However, there is baptism records (taken from Family Search - Mormon database) for two of them. I am not sure if Susan really was christened the day she was born or if this is a mistake.

Susan Dibblee
Birth: 06 June 1867
Christening: 06 June 1867 Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India
Father: Frederick Lewis Dibblee
Mother: Emily
Bertha Grace Dibblee
Christening: 26 August 1870 Hounslow, London, England
Father: Frederick Lewis Dibblee
Mother: Emily

Prayer book with family records

Frederick Dibblee was given this prayer book by his mother when he was about 12 years old. He used it like a family bible, writing in the names of his family. The paper that he wrote on is thin, so it shows through from the other side.

Prayer book belonging to Frederick Dibblee Prayer book belonging to Frederick Dibblee
Prayer book belonging to Frederick Dibblee Prayer book belonging to Frederick Dibblee

transcription:

Frederick Lewis Dibblee born 14th Oct 1837 Fredricton N Brunswick
Emily Binney born 4 April 1837 halifax Nova Scotia
Married 20th Dec 1864
Children
1 David Lewis - born 21st July 1866 Trichinopoly India died
2 Susan - born 6th June 1867 Trichinopoly died
3 George Binney born 17 May 1868 Trichinopoly
4 Jane Emily born 9 June 1869 Hounslow Middlesex England
5 Bertha Grace born 4 Aug 1870 Hounslow
6 Frederick Lewis born 16 Feb 1872 Madras India
7 Bessie Maud born 1st June 73 Madras
8 Tom Arnold born 30 Sept 76 Karachi


Photo of Frederick Dibblee and family

This photo is dated 1881 on the back. It shows Frederick Dibblee with his family. It's a London photographer. Approximate age of children: George Binney 13; Jane Emily 12; Bessie Maud 8; Frederick Lewis (Junior) 7; Tom Arnold 5. So it would be Fred (junior) standing, Binney sitting on the floor (with a watch and chain!), and Bessie and Tom sitting on the props.

Frederick Dibblee and his family back of photo

Photo of Family without Frederick Dibblee

There is no date on this photo. It shows the family without Frederick Dibblee. It's a London photographer. It could be after Frederick Dibblee's death (in 1888) as perhaps Emily Dibblee is in mourning, but the boys don't look old enough. Binney would be 20, Fred (Junior) 16 and Tom 12. So Frederick Dibblee is probably in India or Burma.

Frederick Dibblee's family

Frederick Dibblee

Frederick Dibblee back of photo

The photo of the left is from a Madras photographer (see above). The right has no details on it. Neither is dated, unfortunately.

Frederick Dibblee

The children

Fred (Junior) is standing holding his hat, Binney is sitting and Tom leaning against him. In age, they look between the full family photos.

The sons of Frederick Dibblee

George Binney Dibblee. This looks a similar age to the second family photo above.

George Binney Dibblee

Here are two photos of George Binney Dibblee and Jane Emily Dibblee at different ages.

George Binney and Jane Emily Dibblee George Binney and Jane Emily Dibblee
Back of photo

Here are Bessie Maud Dibblee, Emily Dibblee and Jane Emily Dibblee when the girls are adult.

Bessie Maud Dibblee, Emily Dibblee and Jane Emily Dibblee back of photo

Transcript: Bottom row- from the right
1st. Jeannie Dibblee      2nd. Mrs Emily Dibblee
3rd Bessie Dibblee         4th Mrs. Blackett
                             at Bedford

"Mrs. Blackett" may be Alicia Dorcas Blackett nee Carey, the 2nd wife of Edward Algernon Blackett of Wylam, Northumberland. She kept a house in Bedford in 1881, though she moved around quite a bit. I don't know what her connection with the Dibblees was, or what the photo is showing. They look as if they are wearing red cross armbands. There was a serious 'flu epidemic that broke out in 1881, which killed many people, and maybe they volunteered for that, and it's the old Bedford Infirmary.

The date of the photo is likely to be between 1888, when Frederick Dibblee died, and 1898, when Jane Dibblee ("Jeannie") got married. Emily Dibblee died in 1899. From the 1891 census, we know that Emily, Jane and Bessie Dibblee were living in Bedford.