Biography of John H. Gibson

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Gibson, John H., Buffalo, is of New England parentage and was born January 20, 1846, at Westbrook, Me., a son of Tobias and Sarah (Evans) Gibson, and is a lineal descendant of John Whitman. His education was obtained from the public schools of his native home, and after completing his schooling he enlisted in Co. H, 12th Me. Infantry Vols., and was discharged at Savannah, Ga., March 6, 1866. After the war was over be returned and engaged at his trade of carriage making in the employ ot Kimball Bros., of Portland, Me., where he remained for two years, when he removed to Bridgton, Me., and began the manufacture of carriages on his own account, which business he conducted for four years. In 1872 he removed to Omaha, Neb., and conducted business there for a period of nineteen years; he at this date returned to the East and located in Buffalo and became general manager of the American Investors' Trust, which position he now occupies. October 12, 1867, he married Hattie C. Webb of New Hampshire, and resides at No. 64 Morgan street.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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