John Gibby Sr

21 October 1832–14 December 1908 (Age 76)
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Gibby Sr was born on 21 October 1832, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Gibby Sr, was 29 and his mother, Catherine Moore Davies, was 32. He married Ellen Olpin on 17 June 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Slebech, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 14 December 1908, in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in South Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gibby Sr
Ellen Olpin
Marriage: 17 June 1860
Jemima Elizabeth Gibby
Willard Edgar Gibby
Oliver Gibby
Isabelle Maria Gibby
John Gibby Jr
Thomas Gibby
James Henry Wilford Olpin Gibby
William Richard Gibby
George Edward Gibby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1860Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1834 · Removal of Menagerie from the Tower of London
    Age 2
    The royal menagerie was something more of a zoo with different types of animals and was removed from the tower in 1835.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    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.
    1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 
    Age 20
    George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Pembrokeshire): from a Middle English pet form of the personal name Gilbert .

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Life of John Gibby by Mrs. Roy A. Richins and edited by Joseph Gibby

    THE LIFE OF JOHN GIBBY By Mrs. Roy A. Richins and edited by Joseph Gibby John Gibby was the son of Thomas Gibby and Catherine Davies. He was born October 21, 1832 at Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire …

    Sources (36)

    • John Gibby in household of Thomas Gibby, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Gibby in entry for Willard E Gibby and Ellen Louisa Loper, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • John Gibby in entry for Willard Edgar Gibby, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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