William Henry Gibbs Sr.

7 February 1851–20 August 1936 (Age 85)
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Gibbs Sr. was born on 7 February 1851, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, his father, John Duggan Gibbs, was 35 and his mother, Julia Ann Tompkins, was 30. He married Letitia John on 5 February 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Fielding, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 20 August 1936, in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Gibbs Sr.
Letitia John
Marriage: 5 February 1872
Thomas John Gibbs
William Henry Gibbs Jr
Samuel Willard Gibbs
Joseph Edward Gibbs
Julia Ann Gibbs
Francis Duggan Gibbs
Frances Letitia Gibbs
Charles Warren Gibbs
Amelia Naomi Gibbs
Margaret Rosella Gibbs
Martha Louise Gibbs
James Hyrum Gibbs
Matilda Priscilla Gibbs
Louis Hootchew

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 February 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
    Age 16
    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 24
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the common medieval personal name Gibb (see Gibb ), a pet form of Gilbert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight


    JANUARY 29, 1883, AT HIS HOME PORTAGE, UTAH A few days ago William John, James John, Levi John, Joseph B. Hawkley, and William H. Gibbs met at Brother Wm. H. Gibbs' home for thepurpose of making arra …

    Sources (58)

    • Wm Husband Gibbs, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • William H. Gibbs, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • William H Gibbs in entry for Margaret Gibbs Howell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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