Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
One of the most enterprising and well-to-do of Dowagiac's old residents is Gideon Gibbs. He has probably done
more for the material improvement of the town - erected more substantial buildings within it than any other one
man. He now owns, among other property, several fine business blocks which are ornaments to Front street. Mr. Gibbs
and his wife, Martha (Hilton), whom he married in 1846, came into the village in 1851, and have resided in it ever
since. Mr. Gibbs came into the county in 1841, with his father, David Gibbs, and removed to La Grange in 1843,
where he resided until coming to Dowagiac. He was born in- Litchfield County, Conn., September 16, 1820.
History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.