Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Gibson (1860-1926)
Born at Millbank, Ontario on 22 October 1860, he farmed there for some time then operated an implement and horse business. He came to Manitoba in 1906 and settled at Virden where he was an agent for the Mutual Life Association. On 17 October 1888, he married Louise Tanner (?-1918) of Milvarton, Ontario. They had four children: Mary Charlotte Gibson, Joan E. Gibson, Grace Gibson (wife of Dr. J. McConaghy), and W. R. Gibson. He was a trustee for the Virden School Board for 17 years, was Secretary-Treasurer for 12 years, and served on the executive of the Manitoba School Trustees Association. In 1914, he was appointed clerk of the county court at Virden. During the First World War, he was a police magistrate. He was a member of the Masons, IOOF, and Orange Lodge. He was a prominent golfer and curler. He died at his Virden home on 28 April 1926.
“Winnipeg officer reported wounded,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 August 1917, page 42.
“Prominent Virden citizen succumbs,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 April 1926, page 6.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 8 June 2019
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