Thelma LaDelle Morrissette

6 November 1900–6 January 1994 (Age 93)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Thelma LaDelle

When Thelma LaDelle Morrissette was born on 6 November 1900, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Stewart Morrisett, was 36 and her mother, Minnie Virginia Gatewood, was 31. She married Bernard Leslie Gibbs on 30 June 1918, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Richmond, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 January 1994, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States, at the age of 93.

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Bernard Leslie Gibbs
Thelma LaDelle Morrissette
Marriage: 30 June 1918
Leslie Stuart Gibbs Sr.
Marion Constance Gibbs

Spouse and Children

30 June 1918
Richmond, Virginia, United States


    Leslie Stuart Gibbs Sr.


    Marion Constance Gibbs


Parents and Siblings

    John Stewart Morrisett


    Minnie Virginia Gatewood




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank

Age 1

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Canadian spelling of French Morisset , from a pet form of the personal name Morisse ( see Morris 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thelma L Gibbs in household of Ada L Gibbs, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma L Gibbs in household of Bernard L Gibbs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma L Morrisett in household of J S Morrisett, "United States Census, 1910"

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