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William Gilbert "Gib" Abernathy, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1875
Louina
Randolph County
Alabama, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1953
Palo Pinto
Palo Pinto County
Texas, USA

William Gilbert Abernathy came to Palo Pinto with his parents in 1880, when he was five years old.

Ira Belle Maxwell married William Gilbert Abernathy on 23 December 1900 at Palo Pinto County, Texas.

He lived here most of his life, moving away temporarily to serve as a Texas Ranger for a time. He was a Baptist.

He was sheriff of Palo Pinto County for eight terms, from 1914 to 1930.

Survived by Mrs. Burl McClellan of Stamford; Mrs. F. A. McMillan of Amarillo, J. B. Abernathy of Dallas and Bill Ray Abernathy of Houston.

Sheriff Gib Abernathy was the first person to cross the first river bridge in Palo Pinto County.

W. Gib Abernathy and his wife, Belle, had seven children.

- Vivian, wife of Burl McClellan

- Mackey, wife of Frank McMillan

- J.B., who married Vallie

- Bill Ray, who married Susanne

- W.G., Jr., who died in infancy

- Felix, who died in infancy

- Crawford, who died in infancy

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W. Gib Abernathy, 78, a Texas peace officer for 40 years, died at his home in Palo Pinto. He was the father of Joe B. Abernathy of Dallas.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Joseph Stewart Abernathy (1840 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Iva Belle Maxwell Abernathy (1881 - 1956)*
 
 Children:
  Vivian Abernathy McClellan (1901 - 1983)*
  William Gilbert Abernathy (1908 - 1912)*
  Joe Beeler Abernathy (1912 - 2003)*
  Charles Felix Abernathy (1914 - 1918)*
  Crawford Whatley Abernathy (1916 - 1919)*
  Bill Ray Abernathy (1918 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles P. Abernathy (1868 - 1919)*
  Frances Ladora Abernathy (1872 - 1872)*
  William Gilbert Abernathy (1875 - 1953)
  Narcissa Isabella Abernathy Whatley (1877 - 1967)*
  Ada A. Abernathy (1879 - 1881)*
  Ray Boyd Abernathy (1884 - 1947)*
  Etna Elizabeth Abernathy Watson (1888 - 1958)*
  Samuel Ross Abernathy (1891 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Palo Pinto Cemetery
Palo Pinto
Palo Pinto County
Texas, USA
Plot:
 
Maintained by: Searchers of our Past
Originally Created by: Dana Ribble
Record added: Mar 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13560564
William Gilbert Gib Abernathy, Sr
Added by: May Ashby Royer
 
William Gilbert Gib Abernathy, Sr
Added by: May Ashby Royer
 
William Gilbert Gib Abernathy, Sr
Added by: May Ashby Royer
 
 
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