William Gibson

30 January 1843–30 September 1875 (Age 32)
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Gibson was born on 30 January 1843, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Gibson, was 33 and his mother, Janet Nicol, was 29. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 30 September 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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World Events (8)

Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.
Age 4
The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
Age 11
Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Gibb (a pet form of Gilbert) + son, hence ‘son of Gibb’. The name is very common in Ireland, having arrived in that country in the 17th century. It is also occasionally adopted for Ó Gibealláin, see Giblin .

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

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  • Wm Gibson in household of Channcey W West, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Gibson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • William Gibson in household of William Gibson, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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