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Henry Clay Gibson
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1830
Saint Augustine
St. Johns County
Florida, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1891
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

From his obituary in the New York Times: Henry C Gibson, son and successor of the late John Gibson, founder of the Monongahela Distillery at Gibsonton, Penn. died in Philadelphia last night, aged 61 years. He had been sick for about three weeks with the grip. Mr. Gibson was reputed to be one of the wealthiest men in Philadelphia. His art collection is second to none in this country.

Editorial in the Philadelphia Bulletin: The death of Henry C. Gibson deprives Philadelphia of one of its most conspicuous citizens. He was not conspicuous as a man of society because he was indifferent to it. His character was unassuming. Among business men he was recognized as one of the shrewdest and most upright of their number. He was fond of the fine arts, and spent a fortune upon the rare collection that is in his mansion on Walnut street and his beautiful country seat. At various times he gave large sums of money to the Academy of Natural Sciences, the University of Pennsylvania and other public institutions for higher education. He was also liberal in his gifts to every movement for the promotion of the prosperity of Philadelphia. Besides all this, and perhaps better than all, he was a gentleman who gave bountifully in private and who was beloved in the domestic circle and among such acquaintances as he encountered who were of congenial tastes. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Gibson (1794 - 1865)
  Rebecca Gibson (1804 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary B Klett Gibson (1833 - 1896)*
 
 Children:
  John Howard Gibson (1857 - 1894)*
  Alice Gibson Brock (1861 - 1925)*
  Mary Klett Gibson (1876 - 1959)*
 
 Sibling:
  Henry Clay Gibson (1830 - 1891)
  Charles M. Gibson (1837 - 1867)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Gibson
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 171 Sec W
 
Created by: Mary Klett
Record added: May 08, 2012
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Henry Clay Gibson
Added by: Mary Klett
 
Henry Clay Gibson
Added by: Mary Klett
 
Henry Clay Gibson
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Rest in peace.
- Mary Klett
 Added: May. 8, 2012
 
 
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