John William Gibson

1 November 1856–8 March 1948 (Age 91)
Mound Fort, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Gibson was born on 1 November 1856, in Mound Fort, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, William Gibson, was 46 and his mother, Lillias Barbour, was 38. He married Charlotte Jeannett Berrett on 7 April 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1925. He died on 8 March 1948, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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John William Gibson
Charlotte Jeannett Berrett
Marriage: 7 April 1881
Sarah Lillias Gibson
Charlotte Jeanette Gibson
Margaret Eleanor Gibson
John William Gibson, Jr.
Robert Berrett Gibson
Leland Wallace Gibson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1881Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 7
    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.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 25
    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.

    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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    Life Sketch (Autobiography) of John William Gibson

    The following has been transcribed from a typewritten document written in the summer of 1935 by John William Gibson. All apparent misspellings, typographical errors, punctuation errors and all other …

    Sources (50)

    • John William Gibson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • John W. Gibson in entry for Leland Wallace Gibson and Ada Golda Winward, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John W. Gibson in entry for John W. Gibson, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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