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Family History and Genealogy by Gregory Melle
John and his siblings were all born in Medford, Massachusetts.
His brothers included James Richard, William, George and Richard, Jr.
John's sister Rachel Stewart Gibson married Frank Harry Kingman. They had son named Frank Harry Jr. who died in North Carolina. Frank Kingman's parents were James S. Kingman and Sadie A. Tobey.
John's sister Mary West Gibson married Joseph Robinson Byram, Jr. Their children were Joseph Gibson Byram and Helen S. Byram. Joseph G. died in Columbus, NC. Joseph R.'s parents were Joseph R. Sr. and Emma C. Wright.
John's parents were Richard Gibson (about 1850 to 1923), a carpenter, and Helen Stewart (1851 to 1892). Both were born in Scotland and died in Medford. Helen's parents were James M. Stewart and Mary West. After the death of Helen, Richard Gibson later married Emmeline L. Starrett and then Estelle.
For reasons unknown John Gibson must have been in love with the Canadian West. In 1908 he started a homestead claim about 60 miles south of Wainright, Alberta. After making improvements the homestead land was granted to him in 1912. During the summer months he worked on the new Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Just one week after the 1911 census he applied for his Canadian citizenship at Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
He joined the York and Simcoe Foresters in 1917 in Toronto. After his WWI service as Sergeant in France he returned to Canada. In 1921 he married Margaret in Saskatoon.
He worked as farm equipment company manager in Saskatchewan and Winnipeg.
He and his family spent the late twenties near Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After the 1929 economic collapse they returned to Saskatoon, SK Canada.
In 1941 they moved to Langley, BC. He farmed there until his death.
Not long after arriving in BC, John Gibson split from his wife and married Florence Seaborn.
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Some of the names mentioned on this page include John, James, Rachel, William, George, Mary, Estelle, Richard and Helen Gibson; Ann West Gibson, Kingman, Byram, John Stewart Gibson, Mary West and James Stewart, Ruth and James; Florence Seaborn; Margaret Elizabeth Belcher, Jack, Jim, Frederick.
Locations mentioned include Medford, Boston, Massachussets, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Perdue, Winnipeg, Manitou, Manitoba; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Pocatello, Idaho; Langley and Vancouver, British Columbia.
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