Biography of J. M. Hibbard
Riverside County, CA Biographies





J. M. HIBBARD
The present efficient roadinaster of the eastern part of the second supervisoral district of Riverside county is J. M. Hibbard, a native of Johnson county, Kan., where he was born March 30, 1866. He had very limited educational advantages, but by well directed efforts and a worthy ambition has won a place for himself in the esteem and high regard of his townsmen. He attended the common schools of his native county when a boy and when old enough was put at work on a farm. He followed this occupation in Kansas until December, 1891, when he came to California, joining his father, J. A. Hibbard, in Riverside. He had previously settled here and was one of the pioneers of West Riverside, aiding materially in its upbuilding.

Upon locating in this city J. M. Hibbard at once entered into the life of the community and by his frank business methods soon won the esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He has always been a stanch Republican, though never seeking office, although having served as a delegate at various county conventions. In 1906 he was appointed roadmaster of the West Riverside district, having charge of the roads of the entire section for a time and since the division of the territory he has continued in charge of the eastern division, and has given entire satisfaction to his fellowmen. For the past seven years he has served as a member of the school board of the West Riverside district and also as clerk of same, and has always been deeply interested in the educational progress of the children of the county.

In 1887 occurred the marriage of Mr. Hibbard with Miss Mary Clark, a native of Johnson county, Kan. She passed away at their home on January 17, 1912, at the age of forty four years. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hibbard: Wayne, who served three years in the Pacific Coast artillery and now is employed by Thresher & Lewis in Riverside; Reuel, assisting his father; Wilfred, who has charge of the home ranch; Clifford; Alvin, who met death by drowning in August, 1911, aged eleven years; Inez Maude and Clarence.

In fraternal relations Mr. Hibbard is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. By his genial, kindly manner he has won the good will of all with whom he has been brought in contact.

From:
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912


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