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Nelson Hall Gibbs
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Birth: May 7, 1859
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1938
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Nelson was a "sweet, sweet man" says his granddaughter, Martha Williams.
He started out as a furrier in Providence, RI. From working so closely with the furs he developed Tuberculosis. After recovering he went to work as a shirt salesman and kept that career until he retired.
He married Jennie Louise Seymour and they had 2 children, Louise May Gibbs and John Chase Gibbs, 17 years apart! They lived on 23 Atlantic Avenue in Providence, RI. They also rented the same summer house each year in Matunuck, RI and Nelson would ride his "highwheeler" all the way from Providence to Matunuck every weekend, which on todays highways is 37 miles, but back then there were only back roads.
He was the secretary of The League of American Wheelmen", in Newport, RI in 1880 and was a charter member of the "Gibbs Association".
He had a passionate interest in the Civil War.
Nelson was the son of Capt. John Chace Gibbs and Abigail Chase. He had 2 brothers: Henry Francis Gibbs (born 21 years earlier than Nelson!) and Richard "Capt. Dick" Gibbs. They were direct descendants of John C. Gibbs, who braved the ocean to cross from England to the new land across the Atlantic in 1650.



 
 
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 Parents:
  John Chace Gibbs (1814 - 1889)
  Abigail Chase Gibbs (1816 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Jennie Louise Seymour Gibbs (1870 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  Louise May Gibbs Young (1892 - 1991)*
 
 Sibling:
  Richard B. Gibbs (1850 - 1920)*
  Nelson Hall Gibbs (1859 - 1938)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory
Jamaica Plain
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: PC 25-B
 
Created by: Sue Williams
Record added: Jun 07, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6486773
Nelson Hall Gibbs
Added by: Sue Williams
 
Nelson Hall Gibbs
Added by: Sue Williams
 
Nelson Hall Gibbs
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- Jim Bradley
 Added: Jul. 10, 2013
for my distant relative
- historylover4ever
 Added: Oct. 4, 2012

- Kim
 Added: Dec. 29, 2011
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