Francis A. Gibson
(1853-1935)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Alice Hicks

Francis A. Gibson 1 2 3

  • Born: 21 May 1853, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, PA 3
  • Marriage: Alice Hicks
  • Died: 7 Aug 1935, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA at age 82 3 4
  • Buried: 10 Aug 1935, Paxtang: Paxtang Cemetery, Dauphin, PA 3 4

   Another name for Francis was Frank A. Gibson.5

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Spring Twp., Perry, PA. 2 The 1880 census recorded F. A. Gibson, merchant, 24, living with wife Alice, 22, and daughter Alice, 1. Also in the home is father Robert C. Gibson, 63. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. He resided at 1525 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA on 18 Oct 1905 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 5

3. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Mr. And Mrs. Frank A. Gibson, 1525 North Second street, left to-day to spend a week with Mr. And Mrs. John M. Beecher, in Philadelphia.", 3 Oct 1908, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 6

4. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Mr. And Mrs. Robert S. Beecher, of Philadelphia, former residents of this city, are guests of Mr. And Mrs. Frank A. Gibson, 1525 North Second street.", 14 Nov 1910, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 7

5. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Mr. And Mrs. Frank A. Gibson, of 1525 North Second street, have gone to Philadelphia to spend the holidays at the home of their daughter, Mrs. John M. Beecher.", 23 Dec 1911, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 8

6. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Mrs. John M. Beecher Is Here For The Holidays", 24 Dec 1913, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 9 Mrs. Frank F. A. Gibson, of 1525 North Second street, has returned from Philadelphia, where she has been spending some time. Her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Beecher, accompanied her home and will remain during the holiday season.

7. Newspaper: Harrisburg Daily Independent: "Mrs. John M. Beecher and daughter, Elaine, of Hammond, Ind., are visiting the former's parents, Mr. And Mrs. Frank A. Gibson, 1525 North Second street.", 22 Sep 1916, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 10

8. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Motor to Philadelphia, 29 Sep 1916, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 11 "Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Gibson, of North Second street, will start on an automobile trip to Philadelphia tomorrow, taking home their daughter, Mrs. John M. Beecher and granddaughter Miss Elaine Beecher, who have been their guests for some time on the way back from Evanston, Ill., where they spent the summer."

9. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Return After Trip, 3 Oct 1918, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 12 Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Gibson, of 1525 North Second street, have returned home after a six weeks' trip through the west. They visited in Chicago and were the guests of Mrs. John M. Beecher, of Hammond, Ind. They also took the lake trip, while on their vacation.

10. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Motor From illinois, 1 Jul 1919, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 13 Mr. and Mrs. John M. Beecher and daughter Miss Elaine Beecher, of Hammond, Ill., motored here a few days ago, and are guests of Mrs. Beecher's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Gibson, 1525 North Second street. Mr. Beecher, a former Harrisburger, is a construction engineer with the United Gas interests. They will visit Philadelphia and Atlantic City before returning home.

11. He resided at 1525 North Second St., Harrisburg, PA on 2 Oct 1922 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 14

12. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Mr. And Mrs. John Beecher and Elaine Beecher of Philadelphia spend the weekend with Mrs. Beecher's father, Frank A. Gibson, 1525 North Second street.", 14 Nov 1922, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 15

13. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Mrs. Ora Beecher and Miss Elain Beecher, Wilmington, N. C., are visiting F. A. Gibson, 1525 North Second street.", 19 Jun 1925, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 16

14. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "Mrs. Harry Beecher, Detroit, Michigan, has returned to her home after spending some time with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Powers Pittenturf, West High street.", 2 Jun 1926, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 17

15. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "Mrs. Harry Beecher, Detroit, Michigan, has returned to her home after spending some time with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Powers Pittenturf, West High street.", 2 Jun 1926, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 17

16. Newspaper: Harrisburg Evening News: Mrs. John Beecher, of East Orange, N. J., spent some time recently here as the guest of her father, Frank Gibson, 1525 North Second street., 23 Jan 1929, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 18

17. Cause of Death: carcinoma of stomach, 7 Aug 1935, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 4

18. Newspaper: Evening News: $18,000 Gibson Estate Goes to Two Relatives, 20 Aug 1935, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 19 A daughter and granddaughter are named heirs to the $18,000 estate of Frank A. Gibson, late of this city, the will disclosed today when filed in the Dauphin County Courthouse.
The daughter, Ora Gibson Beecher, of 1525 North Second street, is named executrix of the estate, which includes $13,000 personal property and $5000 in real estate. The granddaughter is Elaine Beecher.


Francis married Alice Hicks. (Alice Hicks was born on 10 Feb 1853 in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, PA,2 14 20 died on 2 Oct 1922 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 14 20 and was buried on 4 Oct 1922 in Paxtang: Paxtang Cemetery, Dauphin, PA 14 20.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMD-FT4 John M. B. Beecher and Ora Gibson, 18 Oct 1905; citing Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 21175.

2 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWN1-5CB Ora Gibson in household of F A Gibson, Spring, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 197B, NARA microfilm publication T9.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45343692.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 71795. Francis A. Gibson. Father Robert Gibson.

5 Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 19 Oct 1905, page 9. Wedding of Ora Lee Gibson and John Mullen Batten Beecher.

6 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 3 Oct 1908, page 3.

7 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 14 Nov 1910, page 3.

8 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 23 Dec 1911, page 2.

9 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 24 Dec 1913, page 4.

10 Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 22 Sep 1916, page 3.

11 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 29 Sep 1916, page 8.

12 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 3 Oct 1918, page 6.

13 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 1 Jul 1919, page 4.

14 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 94210. Mrs. Alice H. Gibson. Father Amos Hicks. Mother Anna Markley. Informant F. A.Gibson.

15 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 14 Nov 1922, page 6.

16 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 19 Jun 1925, page 6.

17 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.), 2 Jun 1926, page 2.

18 Harrisburg Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 23 Jan 1929.

19 Harrisburg Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 20 Aug 1935, page 9.

20 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45343740.



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