Elmer J. Gibson

Male24 March 1877–15 June 1966

Brief Life History of Elmer J.

When Elmer J. Gibson was born on 24 March 1877, in Crescent City, Iroquois Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Gibson, was 33 and his mother, Mary Ann Leppard, was 21. He married Gertrude Ahlgren on 22 September 1897, in Iroquois, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Middleport Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States for about 40 years and Belmont Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 June 1966, in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

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Elmer J. Gibson
Gertrude Ahlgren
Marriage: 22 September 1897
Walter E Gibson
Audrey Marie Gibson

Sources (13)

  • Elmer Gibson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elmer J. Gibson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Elmer Jahn Gibson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    22 September 1897Iroquois, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 8

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 24

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    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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