William Henry Gibson

William Henry Gibson is my great-grandfather.  He was born on April 3, 1867 in Tennessee.  He is the son of George Washington Gibson and Mary Cecelia Scott.

On December 18, 1889, W.H. Gibson married Susie Barnett, daughter of Pinkney Barnett and Mary Dial,  They were married in Maury County, Tennessee.  Susie was born December 18, 1870.  They had five (5) children: Emmett M. Gibson (September 1, 1891- May 31, 1937), William Louis Gibson (November 11, 1893 – April 21, 1968), Desdie Okelene Gibson (October 23, 1895 – June 8, 1974), Mary Caroline Gibson (March 22, 1898 – October 1, 1968) and Zena L. Gibson (May 22, 1900 – January 20, 1956).

Susie Barnett Gibson died January 1, 1902.

W.H. Gibson was a prominent farmer in Giles County, Tennessee for most of his life. W. H. Gibon dies Saturday in Giles.

“Funeral Services for prominent farmer that section held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM. W.H. Gibson, age 63, prominent farmer of Giles County died Saturday evening, at 6:45 at his home in Gibsonville after a nine week illness. He was the son of the late G.W. and Margaret Scott Gibson and was actively engaged in farming up until the time he was taken ill. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was highly respected by all who knew him. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Martha Hickman Gibson; three sons Emmett and George Gibson of Giles and Louis Gibson of Columbia; and three daughters, Mrs. John Matthews of Giles, Mrs. W.H. Norman and Mrs. Ollie Foster of Columbia; three brothers, Cal Gibson of Giles and Jim and Felix Gibson of Maury County and four sisters, Mrs. Jim Trice, Mrs. Will Wiley, Mrs. Walter Lovell and Mrs. R.C. Horne of Giles County, also survives. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM at the Glenwood Church conducted by the Rev. Albert Holt and Rev. Moorehead with interment in the church cemetary. Serving as pallbearers were Felix Gibson, Cal Gibson, Jim Silson, Will Wiley, R.C. Horne, and Lock Lovell. Regen, Bethurum, Padgett and Prentice in charge.”

SOURCE: (presumed) The Daily Herald — clipping in the family bible of W.H. and Mary Gibson Norman.


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