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Gen William Harvey Gibson
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Birth: May 16, 1821
Steubenville
Jefferson County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1894
Tiffin
Seneca County
Ohio, USA

William was born on May 16, 1821. He went to Ashland College for one year then began to study law at the Rawson and Pennington Law Firm in Tiffin, Ohio. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1845. He became a very much sought after public speaker. He was known as the "Silver-Tongued Orator". He was very good at getting men to enlist for the Civil War. He was active in organizing the 49th Ohio Volunteers and became its commander in 1861. William Harvey Gibson died on November 22, 1884 and had the most prestigious military funeral ever held in Tiffin. A monument in his honor still stands in front of the Seneca County Courthouse, in Tiffin. (submitted by the creator of this memorial)

I saw this autographed portrait at my grandparents' house when I was small, and never forgot it. Later, I found it in his biography, "Ohio's Silver Tongued Orator, Gen. Wm. H. Gibson" by David Dwight Bigger. I possess an original handed down in the family.

Gibson nominated William McKinley to run for President at a Republican gathering, but died before the nominating convention. Governor McKinley orated General Gibson's funeral. Both speeches are found in Gibson's biography. Gibson was a very influential and revered man in his time. McKinley went on to become the 25th President of the United States.

William Harvey Gibson and his wife, Martha Matilda Creeger Gibson had 4 children: Ella (Mrs. Dallas P. Dildine), William Ernest (FAG#69026831), Milton Harvey (FAG#69026828), and Jennie Matilda (Mrs. Edwin Bradfield) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Gibson (1778 - 1852)
  Jeannette Coe Gibson (1782 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Matilda Creeger Gibson (1823 - 1903)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sally Gibson Patterson (1801 - 1864)*
  Polly Gibson Welch (1803 - 1869)*
  Hetty Gibson Harper (1805 - 1847)*
  Patty Gibson (1807 - 1808)*
  Eliza Gibson Duncan (1810 - 1890)*
  Robert McDowell Gibson (1812 - 1878)*
  Moses Coe Gibson (1814 - 1893)*
  John Kendall Gibson (1816 - 1841)*
  Benjamin Milton Gibson (1818 - 1872)*
  William Harvey Gibson (1821 - 1894)*
  William Harvey Gibson (1821 - 1894)
  James Allen Gibson (1823 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
(main stone in Gibson family plot)
GIBSON
(W.H.Gibson's individual stone)
GEN. W. H. GIBSON
1821 - 1894
 
Burial:
Greenlawn Cemetery
Tiffin
Seneca County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Row 127, Gibson Family Plot
 
Maintained by: Candy Wood
Originally Created by: 123a66
Record added: Dec 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6052222
Gen William Harvey Gibson
Added by: Jonathan Papai
 
Gen William Harvey Gibson
Added by: Kathy (Posey) Meadows
 
Gen William Harvey Gibson
Added by: Kathy (Posey) Meadows
 
 
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May the General rest in peace.
- Brian Price
 Added: Nov. 27, 2010
I just found out that you are my great great great Uncle, what a honor. I used to spent a lot of time at your home called SpringDale Manor, Rest in Peace Uncle.
- Mark A.Gibson
 Added: Nov. 24, 2010

- Patsy D
 Added: Nov. 24, 2006
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