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Seelye Amanda Hough (Bibbins) 20 AUG 1888 - 17 NOV 1964

Seelye was born on 20 AUG 1888 in Noble Co., Indiana and died on 17 NOV 1964 (age: 76) in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Crown Hill Cmty - sec 78 lot 192 .
She was the daughter of Benjamin G. Hough (APR 1857 - 1932) and Amelia Jane Seelye (Hough) (9 NOV 1854 - 8 MAY 1938).

Seelye was married to Francis Eugene Bibbins, Jr. on 8 JUN 1910 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Francis Jr. was born on 28 SEP 1883 in Beloit, Wisc and died on 8 DEC 1951 (age: 68) in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried on 12 DEC 1951 in Crown Hill Cmty - sec 78 lot 192 .
He was the son of Francis Eugene Bibbins, Sr (3 DEC 1855 - 23 DEC 1928) and Mary O'Holloran (Bibbins) (8 APR 1863 - 16 NOV 1942).
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Husband - Purdue Pharmacy Graduation 1904 - Francis Jr. was born on 28 SEP 1883 in Beloit, Wisc and died on 8 DEC 1951 (age: 68) in Indianapolis, Ind.


Husband - Purdue Yearbook 1904

Son - Eugene Bibbins (1911-1994) - Eugene was born on 23 MAR 1911 in Indianapolis, IN and died on 21 JAN 1994 (age: 82) in Nokomis, Sarasota, Florida


Daughter - 1959 - on Talman Avenue in Chicago - Ruth was born on 8 DEC 1917 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 4 FEB 2006 (age: 88) in Boca Raton, Fl


- Benjamin was born on APR 1857 in Penn. and died on 1932 in Ligonier, Ind.


- Amelia was born on 9 NOV 1854 in Indiana and died on 8 MAY 1938 (age: 83) in Noble Co., Ind.




Seelye:
Seelye's middle name on her Birth Certificate wa Amanda, and on her marriage license.

At the time of her death it was reported as Amelia.

Ameilia was her mother's name.

But Amanda was her grandmother's name.



Francis Jr.: Purdue Yearbook 1904


Purdue Yearbook 1904 Listed in 1907 Indianapolis City directory as a chemist. Listed in 1915, living at 4246 Cornelieus as a chemist, in 1925 he was listed as working for Eli Lilly. In 1930 a Dept Mgr for Lilly and in 1940 as the Pres. of the Indianapolis College of Pharmacy.




Seelye: Marriage License
Name: Seelye Amanda Hough
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 8 Jun 1910
Marriage Place: Marion, Indiana
Father: Benj G. Hough
Mother: Amelia Seelye
Spouse: Francis Eugene Bibbins
FHL Film Number: 499394
Reference ID: no 57, p72


Francis Jr.:
Another example of localization in early research collaborations, Eli Lilly & Co., of Indianapolis, Indiana, engaged in collaborative research with Purdue University. Lilly hired Purdue grads, like director of research development H.W. Rhodehamel, chief pharmacist F.E. Bibbins, and assistant chief engineer J.C. Siegesmund. Pharmaceutical research scientist (EARLY ACADEMIC SCIENCE AND THE BIRTH OF INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH )


Notes for Seelye Amanda Hough (Bibbins)




Notes for Francis Eugene Bibbins, Jr.




Seelye: Bibbins/Hart Family Estrangement
The Albert and Ruth Hart family never saw or visited Ruth's mother - Seelye until 1963 - shortly berofre her death and when she didn't know who we were because of Alheimer's. Seely and her husband Francis. They disowned Ruth and her family when she married Albert. The Bibbins' were important in Indianapolis and didn't consider Albert Sr. as good enough to join their family. His father was a fruit and vegetable broker, and that wasn't in the same class as Francis - who was Chief Pharacist at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis. So we never communicated with them, except for a financial agreement in 1952 to let Seelye keep the income from the Lilly stock which he had left to Ruth in his Will. (and possession of the stock certificates).

Ruth's brother, Eugene and his wife Bobby also never visited with us - although he did send a Chrismas gift to the kids every year. We just didn't really understand whom it was from.

The saving grace, for us, from the Bibbins family was my Great Aunt Bessie Bibbins Hencke - who loved all of us, visited with us often, and cared for us until the time of her own death in 1972.



Francis Jr.: Census: 1910 Indianapolis, 11 Wd, Marion Co., Indiana

name relation age m-status born f-born m-born Occ.
Francis E. Bibbins : Boarder 32 S Indiana Indiana Indiana Chemist - Laboratory


Seelye: Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Seelye Amelia Bibbins
: Seelye Amelia Hough
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 7 Aug 1888
Birth Place: Ligonier Nob, Indiana
Father: Benjamin Hough
Mother: Seelye Ameli
SSN: 309480327
Notes: Sep 1962: Name listed as SEELYE AMELIA BIBBINS


Francis Jr.: 1918 Draft Registration Card


1918 Draft Registration Card




Seelye: Seelye A Bibbins Obituary
Mrs. Seelye A. Bibbins, 8515 N. Penn., mother of Mr. Eugene B. Bibbins and Mrs. Albert Hart, sister of Mr. David Hough and Mrs. Mabel Rockstroh, grandmother of 4, passed away Tuesday.

Funeral Thursday afternoon 2:30 o'clock, Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary.

Friends invited.



Francis Jr.: Eugene and Seeley Bibbins - about 1930


Eugene and Seeley Bibbins - about 1930




Seelye: Obituary in Indianpolis News


Obituary in Indianpolis News




Francis Jr.: Bibbins Family - Francis, Ruth and Eugene


Bibbins Family - Francis, Ruth and Eugene




Seelye: Death Certificate


Death Certificate




Francis Jr.: Census: 1920 Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana - 4246 Cornelius Ave

name relation age born in father born mother born Occ.
Francis E. Bibbins : head 36 Wisconsin Mass Wisconsin Chemist - Chemical Mfgr.
Seelye Bibbins : wife 31 Indiana Penn Indiana
Eugene Bibbins : son 8 Indiana Wisconsin Indiana
Ruth Bibbins : dau 2 1/12 Indiana Wisconsin Indiana


Francis Jr.: Census: 1930 Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana - 4246 Cornelius Ave

name relation age born in father born mother born Occ.
Francis E. Bibbins : head 46 Wisconsin New York Wisconsin Chemist - Pharmecutical
Seelye A. Bibbins : wife 41 Indiana Penn Indiana
Eugene B. Bibbins : son 18 Indiana Wisconsin Indiana
Ruth A. Bibbins : dau 12 Indiana Wisconsin Indiana


Francis Jr.: Census: 1940 Washington, Marion, Indiana

Name : Francis Bibbins
Age : 56
Birthplace : Wisconsin
Marital status : Married
Street : 728B Spring Mill Val
Occupation : Pharmacist
House Owned or Rented : Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented : 18,000
Income : 5000+
Household Members :
Name : Age
Francis Bibbins : 56
Sellye Bibbins : 51
Ruth Bibbins : 22


Francis Jr.: The Indianapolis Star Dec 10, 1951:
Dr. Francis Bibbins Dies;
Retired Lilly Pharmacist Dr. Francis E. Bibbins, 68 years old, chief pharmacist for Eli Lilly & Co., many years, died Saturday in his home, 150 West 64th Street.

He had been employed by the drug manufacturing company 45 years until his retirement 3 years ago.

A native of Beloit, Wis., Dr. Bibbins had lived in Indianapolis 48 years.

He was graduated from Purdue University in 1904 and then attended the pharmaceutical school of Butler University.

Dr. Bibbins was a member of the Central avenue Methodist Church, Marion Lodge of the F & A.M. Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, Raper Commandery, Indiana Academy of Science, American Pharmaceutic Association, American Chemical Society, Columbia Club and Indianapolis Athletic Club.

He was a member and past president of the board of directors of the Butler pharmaceutical school.

Funeral arrangements have been delayed pending the return home of a son, Capt.Eugene B. Bibbins, serving in Korea.

Services will be at the Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Survivors, besides his son, are the widow, Mrs. Seelye A. Bibbins; a daughter, Mrs. Albert D. Hart, Chicago; a sister Mrs. Fred Hencke, Lafayette and four grandchildren.



Grandson -
1981
- Frank was born on 16 FEB 1947 in Indianapolis, Ind


Granddaughter - Morgan Park HS - Chicago - 1961 - Barbara was born on 31 JAN 1943 in Chicago, Ill


Grandson - Crawfordsville High School - 1965 - Albert Jr was born on 16 APR 1947 in Chicago, Ill


Grandson - Richard Dixon Hart -
Taken in Crawfordsville, Ind. about 1966
- Richard was born on 19 MAY 1949 in Chicago, Ill




- Maud was born on 11 AUG 1876 in Noble Co., Ind. and died on 9 JUN 1879 (age: 2) in Noble Co., Ind


- Grace was born on ABT 1877 and died on 14 AUG 1879 in Noble Co., Ind


- Grace was born on 1 APR 1878 in Noble Co., Ind.


- Fannie was born on 1 JUL 1880 in Noble Co., Ind. and died on 11 MAR 1881 (age: 0) in Noble Co., Ind


- Kittie was born on MAR 1884 and died on 1904


- Mabel was born on 14 AUG 1886 in Indiana and died on MAY 1981 in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana


- Anna was born on MAR 1892


- David was born on 4 MAY 1894 in Michigan City, In


- William was born on JUN 1898 in Ligonier, Ind.


- Milton was born on ABT 1900 in Ligonier, Ind.


- Joseph was born on JAN 1900 in Ligonier, Ind.


- Irma was born on ABT 1905 in Ligonier, Ind.


- Thelma was born on ABT 1908 in Ligonier, Ind.




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