William Gilbert Gibson Sr.

1 September 1834–2 November 1908 (Age 74)
Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of William Gilbert

When William Gilbert Gibson Sr. was born on 1 September 1834, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, his father, George Washington Gibson, was 34 and his mother, Mary Ann Sparks, was 32. He married Elizabeth Elvira Ostrander on 22 April 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States in 1880 and Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States in 1900. He died on 2 November 1908, in Tombstone, Cochise, Arizona, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Tombstone, Cochise, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gilbert Gibson Sr.
Cynthia Purlee Lockhart
Marriage: 18 February 1859
Louanne Jane Gibson
Margaret Alice Gibson
William Gilbert Gibson Jr.
John Franklin Gibson
George Jasper Gibson
Rachel Elvira Gibson
Mary Levina Gibson
Laura Alice Gibson
Moses Washington Gibson
Jethro Gibson
Robert Lafayette Gibson
Andrew Albert Gibson

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  • Marriage
    18 February 1859Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868
    Age 22
    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States

    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 (25)

    • Wm Gibson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Gibson in entry for Andrew Gibson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Guilford Sisson in household of George W Sisson, "United States Census, 1850"

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