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THE WESTERN STAR, 29 September 1911
Obituary of W. P. "GRANDPA" GIBSON
W. P. GIBSON PASSES AWAY IN WINFIELD.

Word was received here on Tuesday that W. P. (grandpa) Gibson had died at 2:45 o'clock that morning at his home in Winfield. His health had been quite feeble for some time, but death came rather unexpectedly,
resulting from heart failure. Mr. Gibson had reached the advanced age of 80 years. He was well known in this county, having lived in the western part of the county from the year 1885 or 1886 until about 11 years ago,
when he and his wife moved to Winfield to live. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson were thus among the pioneer settlers in this county. Mr. Gibson helped lay out and organize the city of Protection and for a number of years was
engaged in the lumber business in that city. For a few years before going to Winfield he served as postmaster in Protection. There can seldom be found more upright and conscientious citizen or a more exemplary Christian gentleman than was W. P. Gibson. In private life, as
well as in business life, he was the sole of honesty, and one of his most marked characteristics was his universal good will and friendship for all. Everybody loved and respected Grandpa Gibson, Through many years he lived a devoted Christian life, being a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The fourscore years allotted to him were spent diligently in Christian service, and the world was made better by his having lived. The faithful wife of his many years of married life survives him and to her many friends in this county send words of sincere sympathy.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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