Pueblo County, Colorado

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Edgar A. Tibbetts was born at Brookfield, Carroll County, New Hampshire, December 8, 1848; but Wisconsin, where he was moved at the age of six years, is entitled to the credit of being the State in which he did his studying. He early developed an insatiable love for the study of languages and mathematics, and in whatever situation, under favorable or unfavorable circumstances, he has been placed in life, he has not failed to add to his knowledge of his favorite studies. He began the study of German at fourteen years of age, without an instructor, and is now the master of seventeen different languages—among them Hebrew, Arabic, Persian and Sanscrit. He was a student of Ripon College, but left it before graduating. After beginning life for himself, he followed various occupations—teaching, clerking in a lumber-yard, farming, and finally commencing business at Ida Grove, by dealing in farming implements and grain, which he discontinued in 1880 to come to Colorado. He founded the Conejos County Times, disposing of which, he bought the South Pueblo Banner of A. J. Patrick, and is now the able editor of the latter-named paper. He is a close student, and familiar with the works of many of the great authors of the world.  History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado O L Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1881 

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