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John McTurk Gibson obituary
Fairbury Gazette, 6 June 1891, p. 4

Died, at 12 m. Wednesday, June 3, 1891, at his residence near Plymouth, after a long, lingering illness, John McT. Gibson. The deceased was born in Hillshire, Scotland in 1827 and at the time of his death was about 64 years old. He emigrated to this country in 1850 and lived in Iowa a few years. In 1856 (correction: 1855) he was married to Miss Olive Givens, who with 9 children still survive him. He came to Nebraska in 1868 and settled in Gibson precinct where he took up a homestead on which he has since resided. During his residence here he was identified in many ways with Jefferson county's interests and also gained quite a reputation as a poet, several of his poems being published in the Gazette. The remains were borne to their last resting place in the Plymouth cemetery, followed by a large concourse of friends who deeply sympathize with the afflicted family. The deceased was a brother-in-law of Mrs. P. H. Hanchett of your city.

Note: The remains were later reinterred in the Fairbury Cemetery along side Mrs. Gibson after her death.

Published: 26-Apr-2004