William Mckinley Gibson

13 October 1896–20 March 1985 (Age 88)
Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Mckinley

When William Mckinley Gibson was born on 13 October 1896, in Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States, his father, William Henry Green Gibson, was 35 and his mother, Magdalena Droge, was 29. He married Ruth Greene Windsor on 29 November 1921, in Piggott, Clay, Arkansas, United States. He died on 20 March 1985, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States.

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William Mckinley Gibson
Betty Berry Young
Marriage: 1964

Spouse and Children

Cabell, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Green Gibson





    Lena Gibson


    Mabel Rosa Gibson


    Iva Myrtle Gibson



    Eunis Gibson


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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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 4

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from Gibb .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Mckinley Gibson, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • William Mckinley Gibson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • William M Gibson, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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