The Bakersfield Californian (Bakersfield, California) 25 May 1950, p. 20
Services for pioneer resident Mrs. C. P. Larsen, 78, who died Tuesday in a local hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Flickinger Mortuary, The Keverend Hollister B. Miller will conduct the rites, to be followed by barial in the family plot in Union Cemetery. A welfare worker of note, Mrs. Larsen served the county as probation officer for many yearn and was also superintendent of the Children's Shelter which cared for orphans in the city's early days. 1 She was one of the first mem- bers'of the Methodist Church in Ba&ersfield and was .closely associated with the Salvation Army where she met her hjffe husband, Christian F. Larsen.'*"" The^r were married at the old Nelderaner.. Opera.'House at Nineteenth and K streets, a wedding Attended by 1000 'guests. „ _ ., Emma Larsen s parents .honey- mooned as they movea west in a covered wagon. Her late sister, Eliza, is reputed to be the' first white child born in what is now Pasadena. One of her nephews is the famed opera star, Lawrence Tibbet. Mrs. Larsen was born in 1871 on the original Tibbet homestead br-, tween Palm street and Brundage Lane. Her father carried on a ha«l-| ing business and helped shape the , present canals of the Kern County Land Company. At the time of her death, Mrs. Larsen lived'at. 1003 L street. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. C. E. Rawliugs, Mrs. Clara Lemert and Mrs. Julia Morrison of Bakersfield ; nephews, Bert Tibbet of Bakersfield, Jack of Taft, Harry of Long Beach, Ernest of Arizona; Bill Tibbet and William Hoke of Los Angeles, Ernest of Fresno, Lawrence of New York; nieces, Mrs; Esta Berg of Ojai, Mrs. Laura Railton of San Francisco, Sister Mary Isabel of Los Angeles, Frances Tibbet; three grandchildren of Bakersfield.