Hannah <I>Simmons</I> Gibb

Hannah Simmons Gibb

Bermondsey, London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England
Death 14 Sep 1941 (aged 85)
Hill Spring, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Burial Raymond, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Plot 02-19-02
Memorial ID 100279733 · View Source
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Mrs. Hannah Gibb Passes - Beloved Old-timer
The death occurred on Sunday Sept. 4th[sic], at Hill Spring, of Mrs. Hannah Simmons Gibb, 86, a resident of the Cardston district for the past 30 years. Death occurred at 10:30 p.m. at the home of her son, J. Frank Gibb

Deceased had been an energetic worker in the church and had reared a large family. For the past several weeks she had been in failing health. She leaves to mourn her passing six sons and one daughter. She was predeceased by her husband and three daughters. She had 72 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the LDS chapel in Hill Spring on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Raymond Cemetery.

Hannah Simmons Gibb was born in London, England, in 1853 [sic]. At the age of two months she was brought by her parents across the plains with the handcart company, arriving in Salt Lake in 1857. In 1878 she was untied in marriage to John L. Gibb, and in 1901 emigrated to Alberta, taking up residence in Raymond.
(Cardston News, Cardston, AB, September 16, 1941)

Hannah Simmons Gibb, wife of John Lye Gibb, was born in London, England. She crossed the Atlantic to America when two months old. It required seven weeks in storm to make the crossing. She crossed the Plains to Utah in 1857 as a baby in Israel Evans Hand Cart Company...In her own words she tells of coming to Raymond [Alberta, Canada]:

"I sold out in 1901 and gave $140.00 for a railway car to bring our possessions to Canada. We went to Raymond to live. There were three tents put up that day - mine, William Lamb's, and George Munns'. That was the beginning of Raymond. I was the first one to live in a house in Raymond. We landed in Raymond on the 3rd of September in a very bad blizzard..."
(Raymond Roundup, p. 45-46)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100279733
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hannah Simmons Gibb (16 Dec 1855–14 Sep 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100279733, citing Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Raymond Public Library (contributor 47949230) .