Barber County Kansas
Died: Joseph P. Gibson died at his home in this city on Sunday, February 10, 1901, at 8 o'clock a.m., of pneumonia. The news of his death was a shock to all except a few immediate friends who were familiar with his sickness and serious condition. He was sick only a few days.
The funeral services were held from the family residence on Monday afternoon. Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church conducted the services.
Mr. Gibson was a native of Tennessee. Soon after the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in the 4th Tennessee Cavalry and served in the Union army three years.
He has been a citizen of Barber county continuously during the past 21 years and has been engaged in various business avocations. For a number of years he was actively engaged in business in this city and for several years lived on his farm near Isabel, but a few years ago, returned again to the city.
He is survived by a wife and eight children. J.M. Gibson, of this city, is his brother. His first wife died before the family came to Barber county. He was married the second time to Phoebe Rogers April 18, 1880.
To the first union were born four children, William F., John D., Mary (Mrs. Luallen) and Carrie, the men residing in Oklahoma and the ladies residing in this city.
The children of the second union are Cornie, Gladys, Fern and Helen.
Mr. Gibson was a man whose citizenship was prized by everybody and whose death is mourned by all. For 35 years he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and lived an honorable, upright, consistent Christian life. Honest in his dealings, truthful in his utterances, kindly in disposition, and charitable toward all, he was a man worthy of emulation. A good citizen, an affectionate husband, a kind father is gone.
To the stricken wife, children and brother, a sorrowing community bows in sympathy.
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