William Gilbert Gibson Jr.

13 April 1861–16 January 1887 (Age 25)
Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of William Gilbert

When William Gilbert Gibson Jr. was born on 13 April 1861, in Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, William Gilbert Gibson Sr., was 26 and his mother, Cynthia Purlee Lockhart, was 20. He married Mary Elizabeth Stocks on 23 June 1883, in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 16 January 1887, in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gilbert Gibson Jr.
Mary Elizabeth Stocks
Marriage: 23 June 1883
Franklin Lafayette Gibson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1883Moab, Grand, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 2
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 9
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Story Highlight

    William GILBERT Gibson

    The stories I have heard about my Great Grandfather Gibson are about how he was murdered by a sometimes ranch hand of the family in Utah by the name of "Indian Joe Young". There are numerous newspape …

    Sources (3)

    • William G Gibson in household of William G Gibson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Gibson in household of William Gibson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William Gilbert Gibson, "Find A Grave Index"

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