Ruth Theobald

1 September 1850–28 April 1926 (Age 75)
Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Theobald was born on 1 September 1850, in Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Theobald, was 37 and her mother, Martha Lane, was 33. She married Joseph Smith Gibson on 14 September 1867, in Gila, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Duncan's Retreat, Washington, Utah, United States in 1870 and Yavapai, Arizona, United States in 1880. She died on 28 April 1926, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Gibson
1844–1892
Ruth Theobald
1850–1926
Marriage: 14 September 1867
Martha Mary Gibson
1868–1958
William Washington Gibson
1870–1930
Joseph George Gibson
1871–1939
Charlotte Ruth Gibson
1873–1963
Arthur Alpine Gibson
1876–1944
Robert Gibson
1878–1878
Bert Gibson
1879–1908
Creta Gibson
1881–1915
Leona Gibson
1883–1968
Ada Capitola Gibson
1886–1921
Ida Gibson
1886–1981
Lenora Gibson
1889–1892

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1867Gila, Arizona, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 4
    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.
    1863
    Age 13
    Arizona Territory
    1878 · Early Settlers Arrive in Mesa
    Age 28
    George W. Sirrine, Charles I. Robson, Charles Crismon, and Francis M. Pomeroy broke ahead of the Mesa Company to determine the permanent location for the new settlers. They arrived to Ft. Utah in Arizona on December 1877. The remainder of the nine families of the Mesa Company arrived on February 14, 1878. The company moved five miles upstream to utilize an ancient canal. The townsite was known as Mesa City.

    Name Meaning

    German and English: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements theud ‘people, race’ + bald ‘bold, brave’. The English surname represents a learned form, re-created from French Théobald. The usual medieval forms of the name in English and German were Tebald and Tibalt (Old French Teobaud, Tibaut). Compare Dewald and Diebold .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Dewald
    Tidball
    Tebbs
    Tipple
    Tibbs

    Story Highlight

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM THEOBALD

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM THEOBALD I, William Theobald, born at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England, March 31, 1813. My Father's name was John Theobald, who was born in Feversham, Kent, England, in t …

    Sources (23)

    • Ruth Theobald in entry for Martha Cole, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ruth Gibson in household of Joseph Gibson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ruth Theabald Gibson, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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