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William Arthur Gibson
Birth: Jan. 23, 1902
Death: May 7, 1934

Called "Daddy Bill" by little Kathryn and her cousins, William was shot 'by hands unknown' in the home and died at the scene. An inquest was held but who pulled the trigger could not be determined. Neither suicide nor murder could be ruled out.

Years later Kathryn would say the official story said only 3 people were in the house at the time, William, Juanita, and little Sonny. What Kathryn said family believed was that a jealous boyfriend of Juanita's shot William. Nothing has been found yet in the papers I have received from KS re the incident to suggest anyone else was in the house, so the 'jealous boyfriend' who possibly did exist, was possibly solely blamed by a family who could not fathom the idea that William would have committed suicide. ~ melissa springer robards 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Emanuel Gibson (1873 - 1962)
  Alice Ann Dowlin Gibson (1876 - 1961)
 
 Spouses:
  Grace Loree Lane Gibson (1907 - 1926)
  Juanita Fern Phillips Bryan (1906 - 1941)
 
 Children:
  Kathryn Ann Gibson Springer (1926 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Winnie Gibson McCullough (1897 - 1923)*
  Rosalyn G. Gibson Lynn (1899 - 1978)*
  William Arthur Gibson (1902 - 1934)
  Loretta Gibson Reynolds (1905 - 1988)*
  Emma K Gibson Allison (1907 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Lindsborg
McPherson County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: melissa springer robards
Originally Created by: Joe Gibbens
Record added: Feb 15, 2010
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William Arthur Gibson
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William Arthur Gibson
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William Arthur Gibson
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