Isabella Thomson Gibson

Brief Life History of Isabella Thomson

When Isabella Thomson Gibson was born on 15 December 1870, in Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Gibson, was 25 and her mother, Mary Thomson, was 24. She married John Smith on 31 December 1889, in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Prestonpans, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Gladsmuir, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 2 October 1956, in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 85, and was buried in Gladsmuir, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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John Smith
Isabella Thomson Gibson
Marriage: 31 December 1889
Mary Thomson Smith
Janet Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Isabella Gibson Smith
John Gibson Smith
Thomas Gibson Smith

Sources (12)

  • Isabella Gibson in household of John Gibson, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Isabella Thomson Gibson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Isabel Gibson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Gibb (a pet form of Gilbert) + son, hence ‘son of Gibb’. The name is very common in Ireland, having arrived in that country in the 17th century. It is also occasionally adopted for Ó Gibealláin, see Giblin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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