Mary John Gibson

27 June 1916–18 January 2003 (Age 86)
Pittsburg, Camp, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary John

When Mary John Gibson was born on 27 June 1916, in Pittsburg, Camp, Texas, United States, her father, John Harrison Gibson, was 32 and her mother, Dora Exa Parker, was 26. She married Melvin O'Bennion Dodd on 27 October 1936. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 18 January 2003, in Enoch, Upshur, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Enoch Cemetery, Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin O'Bennion Dodd
Mary John Gibson
Marriage: 27 October 1936
Jacquelyn Dodd

Spouse and Children

27 October 1936


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 13

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from Gibb .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Johnnie by Paul Dodd

I grew up about fifty yards from my grandmother. We called her Johnnie and we had a trail that we would walk up from our house, in between her garden and her chicken houses. I would go to her house a …

Sources (3)

  • Mary John Dodd in household of John H Gibson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • May John Gibson in household of John H Gibson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary John Gibson in household of John Gibson, "United States Census, 1930"

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