Biography of G. M. Gibson
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





G. M. GIBSON, general merchant at New Castle, at No. 177 Croton Avenue, has been identified with the interests of this city for the past twenty two years. He was born January 6, 1866, in Allegheny City, Pa.

In 1870 the parents of Mr. Gibson moved to Salem, Ohio, where they resided until 1881, when they removed to Alliance, Ohio, and he attended school as opportunity offered. He learned several trades in his youth, those of baker and barber. In 1886 he first came to New Castle, but on finding no favorable opening, returned to Ohio, where he resided until 1890, and then came back to New Castle. In 1891 he established his barber shop, at his present place of business, and has continued its operation ever since. In 1903 he embarked in a general mercantile business, at No. 177 Croton Avenue, and also owns the residence at No. 175 on the same street. In 1906 he built a line two story brick structure with basement, 22 by 26 feet in dimensions, all of pressed brick except the back end. He has equipped the whole building with modern conveniences, resides on the second floor, has his store on the ground floor1 and utifizes the basement for his barber shop. He is a man of fine business Capacity, and has met with much success in his different activities.

In 1889 Mr. Gibson was married to Miss Ida Chapman, of New Castle, and they have two daughters, Mildred and Grade. The family belong to the Croton Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a member of the board of stewards.

In politics Mr. Gibson has been more or less actively interested ever since reaching mauood, but has not taken time to serve in many official positions; however, he was a member of the board of elections for eight years. For many years he has been an Odd Fellow, taking A keen interest in the order, and he belongs to both the lower branch and to the Encampment.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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