|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1833|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 1896|
THE PHILADELPHIA TIMES, FEBRUARY 13, 1896.
NOTED PICTURES FOR THE ACADEMY
BY MRS. GIBSON'S DEATH THE FAMOUS COLLECTION LEAVES THE FAMILY
SHE PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY
Mrs. Mary Gibson, Widow of Henry C. Gibson, the Millionaire Liquor Merchant, Died at Her Home, 1612 Walnut Street Yesterday Morning, of Pneumonia - She Had Been Ill About a Month, and For Ten Days Past All Hope of Her Recovery Had Been Given Up - By the Terms of Her Husband's Will His Famous Collection of Paintings, Including Works by Noted Artists, Will Go to the Academy of the Fine Arts.
After an illness of about a month Mrs. Mary Gibson, widow of Henry C. Gibson, at one time the head of the wholesale liquor house of John Gibson, Son & Co., died yesterday morning at her home, 1612 Walnut Street. For some time she had been living in retirement at her magnificent town house, whose art gallery has for years contained one of the finest collections in this country. She contracted a cold which finally developed into pneumonia. The attending physician realized from the time this change occurred that Mrs. Gibson's chances for recovery were poor. Still they labored on, hoping against hope until about a week ago, when they decided that death was only a question of a few days, and confined themselves to efforts to relieve her
suffering. The end came at 3:20 o'clock yesterday morning. Mrs. Gibson leaves one son, Alfred C. Gibson, and two daughters, one of whom is unmarried and the other the wife of Robert C.H. Brock, of this city.
Note: Alfred C. Gibson doesn't show up in any family records. He was also involved in a liquor business at the time, but it is doubtful that he is related to the Henry C. Gibson family. He is not mentioned in the family Bible. The incident of his name in the obituary is very likely a mistake by the newspaper. Henry and Mary had two sons, Frederick Klett Gibson who died at the age of 10 months, and John Howard Gibson, a noted physician in Philadelphia. Also 2 daughters who died in infancy.
Christoph Frederich Klett (1794 - 1859)
Maria Reakirt Klett (1796 - 1857)
Henry Clay Gibson (1830 - 1891)
John Howard Gibson (1857 - 1894)*
Alice Gibson Brock (1861 - 1925)*
Frederick Klett Gibson (1863 - 1864)*
Mary Klett Gibson (1876 - 1959)*
Catharine Klett Bickley (1817 - 1869)*
Charles S Klett (1818 - 1823)*
William Klett (1821 - 1823)*
Frederick Klett (1823 - 1823)*
Maria Klett (1824 - 1826)*
Theophilus Klett (1826 - 1827)*
Frederick Klett (1827 - 1869)*
Emma Maria Klett Baker (1830 - 1901)*
Mary B Klett Gibson (1833 - 1896)
Cornelia Klett Freeman (1837 - 1919)*
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Plot: Lot 171 Sec W
Created by: Mary Jean Klett
Record added: May 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89816838