On 06 Dec 1878, William Edward Gibson, son of Willard Olds Gibson and Hannah Eliza Blanchard, died. On 07 Dec 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 William Edward 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 William Edward Gibson, verso folio 17.
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death and Burial Record of William Edward Gibson. The record reads:
Burial:- W.E. Gibson
William Edward son of Willard Gibson
laborer of St Armand West died on the
sixth day of December Eighteen hundred
and Seventy-eight being Twenty-one months
old and was buried on the seventh day
of the Aforesaid month and year
Witnesses:- [signed] Willard Gibson
[signed] Peter Richardson
This record can be found as image 18/21 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 verso folio 17 (the back of folio 17).
I have not been able to find a birth/baptismal record for William Edward Gibson (he may not have been baptized). Given that he was “Twenty-one months old”, he would have been born in about Mar 1877.
This child died just 11 months after the death of John Frank Gibson, the three-year-old child of Clark Gibson and Maryette Olds.
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