Biography of Earle B. Gibbs
North Central Ohio Biographies

Earle B. Gibbs is numbered among the dependable and highly successful young business men of Medina, where he is associated with the Gibbs Motor Company. He was born at Brunswick, May 27, 1897, the son of Farnum Henry and Ellen M. (Blakeslee) Gibbs.

A complete sketch of Farnum Henry Gibbs appears elsewhere in this history in the biography of Edward Clark Gibbs.

As a boy, Earle B. Gibbs attended the public schools of Brunswick and was graduated from high school in 1915. He manifested an early interest in farming and throughout his college career had direct management of his father's well improved farm near Brunswick. He was thus enabled to defray his entire expenses while a student at Baldwin Wallace and Hiram College, having received a degree from the latter institution in 1920. Since 1921 he has been a partner in the automobile business with his brother, the company being operated as the Gibbs Motor Company. They are local distributors for Chevrolet automobiles and during 1929 handled a volume of business which amounted to over $500,000.00.

On June 28, 1927, Mr. Gibbs married Miss H. Winifred Barnes, the daughter of Wilson and Kate (Hughes) Barnes, of Summerfield, Ohio. They have a daughter, Patrician Ann. The family residence is at 110 East Lafayette.

Mr. Gibbs is a Republican, holds membership in the Church of Christ, and belongs to Medina Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 58; Medina Chapter, R. A. M., No. 30; Wooster Council, No. 13; and American Legion. Mr. Gibbs was a private in S. A. T. C. of Hiram College during the World War and was discharged Dec. 20, 1918.

Throughout his college career Mr. Gibbs took an active part in athletics, having been awarded letters in football, baseball and track at Hiram College. Like his brother, he is also interested in hunting big game and fishing.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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