|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1863|
|Death: ||Jul. 16, 1932|
Deer Lodge County
Additional information from Find A Grave contributor "Cara"
Helena Daily Independent (MT), July 1932
Son of Founder of Great Falls Dies Following Illness
Great Falls, July 17--Theodore Gibson, 68, son of the late Paris Gibson, founder of the city of Great Falls, died at the state hospital Saturday evening following an illness of more than a year. The body will be brought here this evening for funeral services and burial.
Mr. Gibson was one of the city's earliest residents, having assisted his father and Robert Vaughn in laying out Great Falls for the late James J. Hill of the Great Northern railway. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aug. 2, 1864, and came to this part of Montana about 10 years later.
He was engaged in the sheep business with his brother and father near Armington for a number of years. Their range land extended to Fort Benton, which was the shipping point for stock destined for market.
For several years after the original Park hotel was erected, Mr. Gibson served as manager. He later entered the real estate business, in which he remained until poor health forced his retirement a few years ago.
He was a close personal friend of the late Charles M. Russell, Montana cowboy artist, and accompanied Russell on many of his trips through the range country. He gave a number of pictures and personal belongings to the Russell memorial when that institution was established.
Mr. Gibson took an active part in civil affairs for many years. He was among the pioneers who took part in the old timers' celebration here in 1930. When the public library was established in 1889 Mr. Gibson was one of the most active workers in its behalf.
Paris Gibson (1830 - 1920)
Valeria Goodenow Sweat Gibson (1838 - 1900)
Mary Alice Johnson Gibson (1865 - 1958)*
Philip Gibson (1859 - 1915)*
Helen Gibson (1861 - 1862)*
Theodore Gibson (1863 - 1932)
Paris Gibson (1865 - 1867)*
Old Highland Cemetery
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