On 17 Jan 1878, John Frank Gibson, son of Clark Gibson and Maryette Olds, died. On 18 Jan 1878, he was buried by the Methodist Church of Canada, Philipsburg, Missisquoi County, Province of Québec, Dominion of Canada.
The Death and Burial Record of John Frank Gibson – 1878
SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Methodist Church of Canada, Philipsburg, Missisquoi County, Province of Québec, Dominion of Canada, 1878. Death and Burial Record of John Frank Gibson, recto folio 3.
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death and Burial Record of John Frank Gibson. The record reads:
Burial:- J.F. Gibson
T. M. G.
John Frank, son of Clark Gibson black-
smith of St. Armand West in the county of
Missisquoi and of Marriett Olds his wife,
died on the seventeenth day of January
thhundred and Seventy eight
in the third year of his age and was
buried on the eighteenth day of the
Aforesaid month and year by me
Witnesses:- [signed] Clark Gibson
[signed] Marriett Gibson
This record can be found as image 3/21 in the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Philipsburg (Methodist Church) 1878. The record appears on recto folio 3 (the front of folio 3).
I have not been able to find a birth/baptismal record for John Frank Gibson (he may not have been baptized). Given that he was “in the third year of his age”, he would have been born in about 1875.
The initials at the top of the page (T. M. G. and D.C.C.C.) stand for Thomas M. Gough, Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court. The initials M. M. after J.E. Richardson’s signature stand for Methodist Minister.
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