Joseph A. McKibben Biography


This biography appears on page 1896 in "History of South Dakota" by Doane Robinson, Vol. II (1904) and was scanned, OCRed and edited by Maurice Krueger,


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JOSEPH A. McKIBBEN, a retired farmer and extensive landholder of Day County, is a native of Edwards county, Illinois. While still a youth, his father died and the widowed mother removed with her family to Minnesota, where they remained until 1881, when all came to South Dakota, locating five miles southwest of Webster, Day county, where they took up government land. Here the subject now has a finely improved landed estate, over which he still maintains a personal supervision. The tract under cultivation is devoted principally to the propagation of wheat, oats and barley, and Mr. McKibben also gives much attention to the raising of cattle, sheep and horses. Fraternally he is identified with the Ancient Order of United Workmen. He was married to Miss Louisa Butler, who was born in Indiana, and they have five children.