Mullen Rites Today for Homesteader, 92

Mullen, Neb (AP) – Services will be held Saturday for William Gibson, Sand Hills homesteader and early “freighter,” who died Thursday at the age of 92.

He homesteaded near Tryon in 1888, later mvoed to a ranch northwest of Mullen. He became known as a heavy shipper of livestock and for his Polled Hereford herds.

Survivors: two sons, John, Mullen, and Frank, Denver, Colo., and two daughters, Mrs. Irene Johnson, Omaha, and Mrs. Pearl Waterman, Indianapolis, Ind.

Based upon this article, William’s birth year would be 1866.

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