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Robert Lee Bybee

Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Bowling Green, Clay, Indiana, United States
Death: October 4, 1929 (91)
hospital, Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, United States (Pneumonia)
Place of Burial: Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Byram Lee Bybee and Betsy A. Bybee (Lane)
Husband of Janet McGill Bybee and Harriet Bybee
Father of Francis Marion Bybee; Betsey Jane Bybee; Robert Lee Bybee; Mary Alice Boomer; Elizabeth Poole and 15 others
Brother of Polly Chapman Hammon; Rhoda Byram Bybee; Elizabeth Jane Smith; Luanna Bird Bybee; John McCann Bybee and 5 others
Half brother of John Bybee and Betsy M. Cook (Bybee)

Occupation: prominent in Idaho political circles
Managed by: Kira Rachele Jay
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About Robert Lee Bybee

Death Summons Valley Pioneer

Robert L. Bybee, 91, Victim of Pneumonia; Was Prominent in State Politics

Robert Lee Bybee, 91, at one time prominent in Idaho political circles, passed away at a local hospital Friday night, a victim of pneumonia. He had been in the hospital only a few days. Mr. Bybee was born in Clay County, Indiana, May 4, 1838. His early boyhood was spent in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Utah. In 1885 the family settled at Weber river, seven miles from Ogden, Utah, where the family took up ranching. In 1857 he was married to Jane Miller. Before moving to Idaho in 1883, he was married to Harriet Raymond, who now survives him. In 1858 Mr. Bybee accompanied an expedition of 150 men from Ogden to Salmon City, Idaho, for the purpose of bringing back to Utah a number of families who had been attacked by Indians and many of them killed and wounded. The settlement was broken up and the people taken to Utah at the time when Fort Hall was the only settlement in the Snake river valley. Mr. Bybee settled in Menan upon moving to Idaho. His home at the time of his death was in Rigby. He was senator from Bingham county in 1901, elected on a fusion democratic ticket, and played a prominent part in the political life of the state.

He is survived by 11 children, 61 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. The children surviving are Frank Bybee and Mrs. A. H. Boomer of Idaho Falls, James Bybee of Boise, Mrs. C. W. Poole of Rexburg, Mrs. Jabez Nowlin of Clareshom, Canada, Ray Bybee and Mrs. Ida Campbell of Anaconda, Mont.: Mrs. Arthur Hancey of Osgood, Leslie Bybee of Rigby and Harold Bybee of Pocatello.

The body was taken Friday to Rigby under the direction of the Flamm-Eckersall undertaking company of that place. The body will be returned here Monday morning, where it will lay in state at the Leslie Poole home on F Street until time of services Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the L.D.S. Tabernacle.

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Robert Lee Bybee's Timeline

May 4, 1838
Bowling Green, Clay, Indiana, United States
March 20, 1857
Age 18
March 1, 1859
Age 20
Weber County, Utah, United States
September 14, 1861
Age 23
Uintah, Weber County, Utah, United States
October 2, 1862
Age 24
Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States
November 23, 1862
Age 24
July 2, 1865
Age 27
Uintah, Weber County, Utah, United States
November 16, 1867
Age 29
Smithfield, Cache County, Utah, United States