Category Archives: Dibben Family

Chain Migration of the Dibben Family Part III: Walter Dibben (1860-1899)

Walter Dibben was the 8th child of Reuben and Mary Ann Boiling Dibben. He was born in January 1860. (Reminder about the English Dibben Family – Reuben and Mary Ann (Boiling) Dibben’s children who made it to adulthood: John, George, … Continue reading

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Chain Migration of the Dibben Family Part II – Edwin/Edward Dibben (1858-1886) and Death at Rolling Mill

Edwin William Dibben was the seventh child of Reuben and Mary Ann Dibben. He was 22 years old when he appeared in the 1881 England census living with his parents and working as a bricklayer.  He does not appear in … Continue reading

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Christmas Through the Years – Olive & Dee Remembered

I am feeling a little melancholy this Christmas. I am very conscious about time passing and the people who are no longer with us. I am still grieving the loss of my Grandmother as we just passed the first anniversary … Continue reading

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Chain Migration of the Dibben Family Part I – Alfred Dibben (1854-1908)

We have established that 2nd son George Dibben came to the United States by 1864 and John Dibben in 1873. But we have a mystery if the other siblings James, Alfred, Edwin, Richard, Walter and Fredrick may have come too. … Continue reading

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The Dibben Family Divided – Immigration to America vs. Remain in England

Rueben and Mary Ann (Boiling) Dibben had 11 children that lived until adulthood. I have reviewed the census records, marriage records and death indexes on Find my Past to determine if they stayed in England and this is what I … Continue reading

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Two Brothers Married Two Sisters: The Story of George Dibben

Remember when I mentioned that John Dibben had 10 other sisters and brothers? John was the oldest and one is tempted to believe that he would be the leader in immigration to the United States. In fact, that was what … Continue reading

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The Dibben’s Choose Chicago

Why would John and Olive Dibben decide to move to Chicago, Illinois to start their new life? I have wondered what they heard about the city that helped make their decision to move there from England in 1873. Perhaps they … Continue reading

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