Search for content in message boards

Tybell Family

Replies: 2

Tybell Family

Posted: 1359167191000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tybell
I am looking on any info on the Tybell family.

My Grandfather John Tybell 1890(abt)-1953 was a circus performer in Australia. Apparently he was an American, but I can't confirm if his surname was actually Tybell or he just took the name on for his showbiz act.

The earliest I have seen the name Tybell mention performing in Australia is in 1907 as a trapeze act. From what I can make out, there was a male and female performer in the act. The male performer is known as the Iron-jaw marvel, due to performing while suspended by the mouth. I assume that this is my grandfather. He performed in various circus acts until 1931 when joined the railway in the Northern Territory, Australia.

I can't find any record of his birth or arrival in Australia, so the information of him being from America may be correct.

I have seen mention of the Tybell name in American circus acts, so I wonder if there is a connection. One that looks promising may be Julian Tybell:

Name: Julian Tybell
Birth Date: 1867
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Death Date: 4 Apr 1938
Death Place: Bremen, Cook Co , Illinois
Burial Date: 6 Apr 1938
Burial Place: Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
Cemetery Name: Cedar Park
Death Age: 66
Occupation: Circus work
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Male
Street Address: 10806 So. Western Ave.
Residence: Chicago, Cook Co., Illilnois
Spouse Name: May
FHL Film Number: 1818556

He would be about the right age to be John Tybell's father. But I'm only clutching at straws here.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
John Howell 1359167191000 
naomi cuzen 1406547473000 
John Howell 1406613504000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic