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 Chauncey Walstein Gibson

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Chauncey Walstein Gibson

Birth
Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Death
27 Jun 1930 (aged 91)
Lake County, California, USA
Burial
Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Plot
Section A Lot 012
Memorial ID
5419538 View Source

s/o Charles DeWitt Gibson / Artemesia Frost

He made his money in Banking, Soap and the manufacturing of Carbon Dioxide which included the building 32 factories around the country. Migrated to Southern CA.

After he retired Gibson devoted himself to charity. With no living immediate family, he began to donate his extensive estate to benefit his hometown, Oakland, and his vacation home in Middletown, Lake Co., CA. In the 1920s Gibson donated 2 of his homes in Oakland one to the Children’s Home Society and the other for poor women in Oakland. In 1928 he donated Castle Hot Springs Resort, renamed Camp Houdd Gibson in memory of his son, near Middletown to the Salvation Army. Throughout the 1920s his charitable contributions included donating thousands of dollars to buy books for various branch libraries in Oakland. In 1929 he donated books from his son Houdd’s personal collection which seeded Middletown’s first library dedicated on May 20, 1929 and in 1930 he purchased the land for the construction of the Montclair Branch Library in Oakland where he donated more than 3,400 additonal books from his son Houdd's personal collection.

married Lovina M. (Plum) Steele

They had 3 children - Charles Henry, Houdd DeWitt, Frost Walstein

ref: 91y9m21d
Bio by BluMoKitty

s/o Charles DeWitt Gibson / Artemesia Frost

He made his money in Banking, Soap and the manufacturing of Carbon Dioxide which included the building 32 factories around the country. Migrated to Southern CA.

After he retired Gibson devoted himself to charity. With no living immediate family, he began to donate his extensive estate to benefit his hometown, Oakland, and his vacation home in Middletown, Lake Co., CA. In the 1920s Gibson donated 2 of his homes in Oakland one to the Children’s Home Society and the other for poor women in Oakland. In 1928 he donated Castle Hot Springs Resort, renamed Camp Houdd Gibson in memory of his son, near Middletown to the Salvation Army. Throughout the 1920s his charitable contributions included donating thousands of dollars to buy books for various branch libraries in Oakland. In 1929 he donated books from his son Houdd’s personal collection which seeded Middletown’s first library dedicated on May 20, 1929 and in 1930 he purchased the land for the construction of the Montclair Branch Library in Oakland where he donated more than 3,400 additonal books from his son Houdd's personal collection.

married Lovina M. (Plum) Steele

They had 3 children - Charles Henry, Houdd DeWitt, Frost Walstein

ref: 91y9m21d
Bio by BluMoKitty

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