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William Wesley Gibson
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1868
Death: Aug. 9, 1937
Roberts
Jefferson County
Idaho, USA

Mr. Gibson died at his home in Roberts, Monday morning at 8:00 o'clock, as a result of apoplexy. He had been ill for ten days previous to his death.

Mr. Gibson was injured in an automobile wreck south of Roberts six years ago, the side of his neck being cut by glass and bothered his speech to considerable extent.

Mr. Gibson would have been 69 years of age on August 23.

He was born in North Caroline in 1868, coming west when a boy. [This is incorrect]. He came to the Menan section from Smithfield, Utah, in the early 90's, with his brothers Bob and George. His parents came a short time afterwards and made their home at Menan until their death.

Mr. Gibson together with his brother George, operated the 'Big Six', a four hundred acre ranch west of Menan, for several years. Mr. Gibson was an early teacher and principal in the Menan schools. He has made his home at Roberts since 1911 moving from Menan at that time and opening a hardware and implement store with Lew Jakeway as partner. Later he opened the Gibson store at Roberts and also at Terreton, operating these at the time of his death.

Mr. Gibson served as senator from Jefferson county during four terms, from 1928 to 1934, being defeated at the primaries for re-electiion in 1936. He was a member of the lower house from Fremont county in 1910, prior to the division of that county.

He served on the school board and the village board for several terms at Roberts.

Senator Gibson took an active part in advocating the Roberts-Salmon highway, and was influential in having work done on that highway in Jefferson county.

He is survived by his widow and four sons and four daughters: Wayne B. Gibson of Roberts; Mark J. Gibson, of Boise; Robert Wesley and W.L. Gibson, both of Roberts; Mrs. Reynold Dwigans and Mrs. William J. Williams, of Terreton; Mrs. J.S. Stibal of Roberts and Mrs. Gordon Ritchie of Denver. Two sisters, Mrs. Frank Jardine of Salt Lake and Mrs. Laura Watson of Menan, one brother, George Gibson of Salt Lake, and 12 grandchildren, are also among the survivors.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jane B Gibson (1880 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Mark Jennings Gibson (1901 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
m. Jane Ballantyne
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Idaho Falls
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Theresa
Record added: Jul 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73635536
William Wesley Gibson
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William Wesley Gibson
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William Wesley Gibson
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