William Eddy " Willie" Gibson

1 July 1908–1 December 1988 (Age 80)
Lauderdale, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of William Eddy " Willie"

When William Eddy " Willie" Gibson was born on 1 July 1908, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, his father, Bea Gibson, was 24 and his mother, Julia Viola Moody, was 31. He married Edna Smith about 1930, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States. He lived in Rogersville, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 December 1988, in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rogersville, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States.

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William Eddy " Willie" Gibson
Edna Smith
Marriage: about 1930

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1930Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed
    Age 4
    The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
    Age 21
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    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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    Sources (3)

    • William E Gipson in household of Bee G, "United States Census, 1910"
    • William E Gipson in household of Julia L Gipson, "United States Census, 1930"

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