Edward Gibbons, Jr

  • Birth unknown Ireland
  • Death 5 Nov 1864
  • Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot sect 12, lot 10 S1/2
  • Memorial ID 68319850

age: 19

Newspaper:
Leader Nov. 7: A fight which occurred in the saloon of Henry Shaffer at Dodge and Harrison sts. On Nov. 5 resulted in the fatal stabbing of Edward Gibbons, jr., by Michael Meehan.
There had been ill feeling between Mr. Meehan and Mr. Gibbons for sore time. It had been brought on by an argument that Mr. Meehan could whip Mr. Gibbons. On seeing Mr. Gibbons again, Mr. Meehan at once started another argument and after about ten minutes of fierce fighting,
Mr. Gibbons fell on his face and died. Several people witnessed the fight and were summoned by a coroner's jury to testify. The jury rendered a verdict to the effect that "the deceased came to his death by violence at the hands of Michael Meehan."

Nov. 10: The city council last night passed a resolution authorizing and directing the mayor to offer a reward of $250 for the arrest of Michael Meehan, a suspect in the murder of Edward Gibbons.


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  • Created by: CypressGreen
  • Added: 13 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68319850
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Gibbons, Jr (unknown–5 Nov 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68319850, citing Erie Street Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by CypressGreen (contributor 47408385) .