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Charles H HIBLER

G. A. R. (Sulphur Springs) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Born January 12, 1854
Founder of Sulphur Springs

*Obituary
Benton County Record
Friday, January 16, 1920

HIBLER, Charles H. - Charles H. Hibler, founder of the city of Sulphur Springs, passed away in the Jewish Hospital in St. Louis last Sunday as a result of heart failure, from which he has been suffering the past two years. He was sixty-six years of age. The remains were brought to Sulphur Springs by his step-son, Edward J. White, General Solicitor and vice-Pres. of the Missouri Pacific Railway. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. The services were conducted by Rev. W.B. Hart, a friend of forty-two years. Mr. Hibler was born near Sarcoxie {Mo.?} January 12th, 1854. When a young man he moved to Joplin and spent many years of his life in that city. Mr. Hibler was the son of William Hibler, a veteran of the Mexican war. In 1881 he married Mrs. Euphemia White, widow of E.C. White, and to this union was born one child, Mrs. H.F. Buescher of Dallas, Texas who, because of illness, was unable to attend the funeral. In 1917 Col. Hibler was married to Mrs. Sarah Hyde, who survives him. He first engaged in mining and later was in the wholesale and retail grocery business. He saw Joplin grow from a small mining camp to the southwestern metropolis of the Ozarks. Col. Hibler was well known in Bentonville and for a number of years conducted the old Southern Hotel in this city. Mr. Hibler moved to Sulphur Springs in 1885 when he and Mrs. Hibler purchased the Whinery farm, or the ground on which the park, springs and town of Sulphur Springs now stands. Realizing the great need of a railroad Mr. Hibler put his time and money and energy into getting the new K.C., Nevada and Ft. Smith, which had just purchased the Splitlog road from Joplin to Splitlog. The road was built to Sulphur Springs where it was the terminal for some time. Later to supply the increased tourist trade he built and managed the Park Springs hotel in Sulphur. Always having the welfare of the town in mind, he was foremost in every good for Sulphur Springs' advancement. Of late years Mr. Hibler has spent his time in reading and writing. His most popular book was "Three Years in Arkansas," which had quite a sale. He was also vice president of the Bank of Sulphur Springs. Sulphur Springs will miss the genial face of Charles H. Hibler and could at least repay him by erecting a suitable monument to his name in the park he loved so well.

*Obituary
Benton County Record
Friday, January 23, 1920

{from Sulphur Springs} H.S. Buescher, who is an officer of the Texas Pacific Railway Co. of Dallas, was here last week to attend the funeral of his father-in-law, Chas. H. Hibler. Mrs. Buescher was unable to attend owing to illness.

*Obituary (Probate)
Benton County Record
Friday, April 22, 1921

HIBLER, Charles - {Probate Court} The case of Mrs. Sarah I. Hibler, wife of the late Charles Hibler of Sulphur Springs, came up in court on Monday, Mrs. Hibler being present, and after a thorough medical examination by two prominent Bentonville physicians, was declared to be perfectly competent to handle her own business affairs. Judge Beasley then ordered Ben Davis, the guardian of her property, to make a final report at the next term of probate court when he will be discharged. Soon after the death of her husband Mrs. Hibler suffered a nervous breakdown and went to the Booneville Sanitarium for treatment. Later she returned to her Texas home where under medical treatment she was restored to health.

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