William J Gibson

about 1871–1949 (Age 78)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of William J

When William J Gibson was born about 1871, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, John Johnson Gibson, was 34 and his mother, Sophia Jackson, was 21. He married Ida Paulina Schmidt in January 1903, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Delafield, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. He died in 1949, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hartland, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States.

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William J Gibson
Ida Paulina Schmidt
Marriage: January 1903

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January 1903
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 12

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from Gibb .

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

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Sources (3)

  • W J Gibson, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Wm Gibson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Gibson in household of John Gibson, "United States Census, 1880"

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