Mary Elizabeth Gibson

19 January 1896–30 June 1971 (Age 75)
Arlington, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Gibson was born on 19 January 1896, her father, Angus Gibson, was 37 and her mother, Mary S. Thompson, was 36. She married Harold Lee Parrish on 31 January 1921, in Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in District of Columbia, United States for about 5 years and Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1949. She died on 30 June 1971, in Arlington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Lee Parrish
Mary Elizabeth Gibson
Marriage: 31 January 1921
Jean Effie Parrish
Mary Ruth Parrish
Elizabeth A Parrish

Spouse and Children

31 January 1921
Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario, Canada


    Jean Effie Parrish


    Mary Ruth Parrish


    Elizabeth A Parrish


Parents and Siblings

    Angus Gibson


    Mary S. Thompson




    Neil MacDonald Gibson


    Jessie GIBSON


    Flora Donaldson Gibson



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · Women's Suffrage Demonstration

Age 17

A demonstration for women's suffrage takes place on March 3, 1913. This is the first suffrage parade in Washington D.C. One of the notable women in attendance is Ida B. Wells.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from Gibb .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Gibson in household of Angus Gibson, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Mary Parrish in household of Harold Parrish, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Gibson in household of Angus Gibson, "United States Census, 1910"

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