Category Archives: Gibson

More on the Passport Application of Margaret Coyle Gibson

A few days ago, I wrote about the U.S. Passport Application of Margaret Coyle Gibson. At the Family History Library, in between other projects, I took a look at the microfilm with the US Passport Application of Margaret Gibson. The … Continue reading

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The U.S. Passport Application for Margaret Coyle Gibson

Sometime before 1920, Margaret returned to her native Ireland with the three children, never to return to the United States. I didn’t know exactly when Margaret left the United States, why she left, or why she failed to return.

The U.S. Passport Applications provides the answers to two of those questions. Continue reading

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The Death and Burial of Sarah Waters Gibson – 1890

Sarah Waters, the wife of John Gibson, died on 02 Jan 1890 and was buried on 04 Jan 1890. She was 85 years old at the time of her death. The Death and Burial Record of Sarah Waters Gibson -1890 … Continue reading

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The Birth and Baptism of Clark Gibson – 1823 and 1867

Clark Gibson, the son of John Gibson and Sarah Waters, was born in 1823 and baptized in 1867. His baptism is recorded in the folios of John Armstrong, a minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Congregations of the circuit of Saint … Continue reading

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The Family of Clark Gibson in the 1871 Census of Canada

Clark Gibson, the son of John Gibson and Sarah Waters, was enumerated in the 1871 Census of Canada in the Village of Philipsburg, not far from where John and Sarah were enumerated. Clark Gibson Family in the 1871 Census of Canada … Continue reading

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The Families of John Gibson and William Gibson in the 1871 Census of Canada

While at the Family History Library recently, one of my goals was to obtain additional records of the Gibson family in the Canadian Census. I had previously presented the records from the 1851 Census and the 1861 Census. The records … Continue reading

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The Death and Burial of John Frank Gibson

I haven’t been able to find any records for the birthdates of the children of Clark Gibson and Maryette Olds that were recorded at or near the time of the event.  The Canadian Census for 1861 recorded the ages of … Continue reading

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The World War I Draft Registration of Lewis Dwight Gibson

When attempting to find the birthdates for the children of Clark Gibson, I realized that the job would not be easy.  There were no civil registrations available for the children, and because Clark’s family apparently adhered to no religion, there … Continue reading

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The Gibson Households in the 1851 Census of Lower Canada (Québec)

In 1851, the families of John Gibson and Clark Gibson are enumerated in St. Georges de Clarenceville in the county of Rouville, Lower Canada (Québec) on lines 19-27 of pages 37-38.  Only the first half of page 37 is shown … Continue reading

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The Gibson Households in the 1861 Census of Canada East (Québec)

After I presented the problem of the birthdates of Ada May Gibson and her brother Arnold Gibson, Cindy Henry posted a comment that helps to clear up the issue.  According to Ada May’s Baptismal Record, Ada May was born on … Continue reading

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