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Olive C. Gibson obituary
Fairbury Journal, 17 August 1916, p. 1

Mrs. Olive C. Gibson, one of the pioneers of Jefferson county, died at her home in Fairbury, at 1120 Third St., Tuesday, August 15, 1916, at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 18 days.

With her husband, John McT. Gibson, who died in this county many years ago, she settled on a farm north of Jansen, in 1867 (correction: 1868). She moved to Fairbury in 1904 and has lived here ever since.

She was born in Annesburg (correction: Armiesburg), Ind., September 27, 1837 and was married to John McT. Gibson at Marengo, Iowa, December 27, 1855.

The surviving children are Minnie Miles, Trenton, Nebr.; John Gibson, Fairbury; Agnes Hoppe, Gretna, Kans.; Ida Bishop, Fairbury; James Gibson, Spied, Kans.; Chas. Gibson, Fairbury; Olive C. McKie, DeWitt, Nebr.; Jess Gibson and Ross Gibson, Fairbury.

In addition to the children there are forty-seven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and other relatives. Mrs. Gibson had been in failing health for two years.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 17, at the Christian church in Fairbury, conducted by Rev. Parker of the Baptist church, in the absence of the regular pastor. Burial was in the Fairbury cemetery.

Those from a distance here to attend the funeral were Colonel and Leslie Bishop, Chicago; Mrs. P. H. Hanchett, Grand Island; Samuel, Florence, Sylvia and Will McKie, DeWitt.

Published: 26-Apr-2004