Rebecca Gibbons

Female14 January 1843–17 October 1897

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Gibbons was born on 14 January 1843, in Moulton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Gibbons, was 31 and her mother, Rebecca White, was 26. She married William Noble Waite on 22 January 1866, in Moulton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 17 October 1897, in Bunkerville, Lincoln, Nevada, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Bunkerville Cemetery, Bunkerville, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Noble Waite
Rebecca Gibbons
Marriage: 22 January 1866
John Thomas Waite
Herbert William Waite
Adah Ann Waite
William Joseph Waite
Jesse Waite
Mary Elizabeth Waite
Sarah Rebecca Waite
Moroni Waite

Sources (24)

  • Rebecca Girkins in household of Thomas Girkins, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Gibbons (Gibbins) - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Rebecca Gibbons (Gibbins)
  • Marriage record - William N Waite

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1866Moulton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 11

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


    Age 20

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): variant of Gibbon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish (Mayo): in Ireland, the name is frequent and has been Gaelicized as Mac Giobúin. It is also found as a variant of Fitzgibbon .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    William Noble Waite by Hazel Waite (Bunkerville Ward Primary)

    William Noble Waite was born in England on May 10, 1840. When yet a young man, he went on a mission to a different part of the country. There he met a young woman named Rebecca Gibbons, who was "wor …

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