Grandpa Gibson

Mullen, NE

The funeral of Alexander Gibson was held from the residence Tuesday morning.  Friends of the deceased came from all parts of the county and from contiguous counties to pay respect to the memory of a man whose life has been an inspiration to all who have come in contact with him.  The concourse of people was so large that no building in Hooker county could accommodate them and for more than an hour they stood in revenential mien with bared heads and hearts surcharged with loving sympathy for Grandma Gibson, her six daughters and her son which Rev. Ware spoke words of comfort and consolation.  The casket was ladened with exquisite floral tributes, emblematic of the resurrection brought by the women as in the days of yore to anoint the body.

Alexander Gibson died May 1909 at 3:15 P.M.  He was born in Ireland, 1825 and came over to America in 1841; was married to Ellen Morrison March 16, 1865 and was united with the Methodist church 30 years ago and has lived a Christian life ever since.  What more can be said.

For a number of years a sufferer from rheumatism and kindred diseases, from which he could obtain but little relief, Mr. Gibson bore with much patience and resignation the sufferings of his affliction.  Sincere and steadfast to principle, genial and liberal, there are many to mourn because he is gone.

Came to America age 16 years
Married age 40 years

This obituary mentions that Alexander and Ellen were married in 1865, when in fact they were married in 1866 (see Marriage License).

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