E. Hibbert first appears the city directory in the 1890-1891 edition. He
was living with his family on Cooper Street and working as a bookbinder.
William Hibbert married around 1898. The 1899 City Directory show him
living at 815 Fern
Street in North Camden.
When the census was taken in 1900
William Hibbert he was living with his wife Laura and infant daughter Ruth at 109
Street in East Camden, and still working as a bookbinder.
A son, John W. Hibbert, was born around 1903. The family moved to 117 North 33rd
Street by 1906. William Hibbert joined
Camden's Fire Department around 1908. A second
daughter, Thelma Hibbert, cane around 1912. The Hibberts bought a home at 649 Washington Street, the corner of
Washington Street and
prior to the compilation of the 1914 Camden City Directory. When the census was taken in
1920 they resided there, along
with Ruth Hibbert's husband Leroy Scott.
Hibbert and his wife appear to have separated in the early 1920s. Neither
is listed in the 1924 City Directory. In the 1927 and 1929 editions,
William Hibbert is listed at 526 Benson
Street, while Mrs. Laura Hibbert is listed at 649 Washington Street.
April 2, 1928, at the age of 55, he retired on a pension of $83.10 per
month. William Hibbert had last served as a junior captain with at Engine
Hibbert returned to the Washington Street address by April of
1930. He was then working in real estate, and lived there through at
least 1931. William Hibbert was living in
Collingswood at 36 Haddon Avenue when the 1940 City Directory was
compiled. He passed away around 1955.