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 Nelson Hall Gibbs

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Nelson Hall Gibbs

  • Birth 7 May 1859 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 31 Jul 1938 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot PC 25-B
  • Memorial ID 6486773

Nelson was a "sweet, sweet man" says his granddaughter, Martha (Young) 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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  • Created by: Sue Williams
  • Added: 7 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6486773
  • Sue Williams
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nelson Hall Gibbs (7 May 1859–31 Jul 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6486773, citing Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Sue Williams (contributor 46538018) .