|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1840|
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1925|
1893 Bradsby's History of Luzerne Co.
WILLIAM GIBSON, outside foreman at the Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Colliery, N.. 18, Wanamie, was born in Schuylkill county, Pa., January 17, 1840, and is the sixth in the family of fourteen children of Thomas and Maria (Crum) Gibson, natives of Pennsylvania.
Our subject was reared and educated in Schuylkill county, and very early in life began work about the mines, doing almost everything in connection with mining, including engineering and the machinist's trade. He was soon promoted to the position of outside foreman at the Kalmia Colliery in Schuylkill county, which position he held for four years, when he moved to Shenandoah, same county, and accepted a foremanship in the Lost Creek Colliery, where he had charge for about one year.
Mr. Gibson then went to Colorado, and engaged in mining there two years, at the end of which time he proceeded to Central America, where he was engaged in gold and silver mining. In that country he remained about one and one-half years, and from there traveled through various parts of South America. Returning to his native country, he was given the position of assistant mine foreman at the Keley Run Colliery, in which capacity he was employed until 1888, when he came to Wanamie, and has since had charge as outside foreman at the Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Colliery, No. 18, where there are about seven hundred men employed, the daily output of coal being about fourteen hundred tons.
During the Civil war, Mr. Gibson enlisted in the nine months' service, in Company D, One Hundred and Seventy-third P. V., under Capt. Samuel B. Greaff, and served his time, having been mostly assigned to special duty during his term of enlistment. Mr. Gibson was united in marriage, January 20, 1861, with Miss Hannah L., daughter of Philip and Eliza (Shaffer) Huber, the former a native of Germany, the latter of Pennsylvania. Mr. Gibson attends the German Reformed Church, is a member of the Royal Arcanum, and in politics is a Republican.
Hannah L. Huber Gibson (1843 - 1910)*
Alice M. Gibson (1861 - 1932)*
James G. Gibson (1882 - 1913)*
Katherine M. Gibson Lockett (1883 - 1952)*
Mary Jane Gibson Clouser (1887 - 1984)*
Oak Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum
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