Dr. Randall Doyle Bibber was born in Brunswick, September 1, 1845, and when four years of age came to Bath with
his father's family, where he has lived to the present time, obtaining his education in the city schools. At the
age of sixteen he went to sea, which he followed six years. Returning home he undertook the study of the medical
profession at the age of twenty two. He attended a regular course of study at the Portland Medical School, and
at the Medical Department of Bowdoin College, graduating in 1871. With limited means he then commenced practice
in Bath, and has worked his way up to a successful business.
He is a member of the Maine Medical Association; acting assistant surgeon in the Marine Hospital Service since
1872; city physician and member of the board of overseers of the poor eight years; on the board of health and pension
examiner a number of years; has been president of the Sagadaboc Historical Society three years; its treasurer many
years; is a resident member of the Maine Historical Society, and member of the Patten Free Library Association.
His father is John D. Bibber, and mother Mehitable Cowen (Hall) Bibber. February 6, 1873, he married Miss Sarah
Aborn Thornton and they have one son, Harold Thornton Bibber. Doctor Ribber has ever been active in forwarding
benevolent undertakings, efficient in raising funds in aid of the public library and other worthy objects, contributing
liberally to the proposed establishment of an Old People's Home, of which he was the originator.
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894
Sagadahoc County, ME
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