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Margaret A. Kerr Gibson (1842 - 1898)

KERR, DAVIDSON, GIBSON, HAYWOOD

Posted By: Karen Brewer (email)
Date: 3/7/2019 at 21:02:15

The Weekly Osceola Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa
June 23, 1898, Page 8

Mrs. E. P. Gibson Gone to Her
Long Home.

Died at her late home, June 16th Mrs. Margaret A. (Kerr) Gibson. She was born October 27, 1842 in Carroll county, Ohio; came to Iowa with her parents in 1853 and settled in Clarke county. She was married to John E. Davidson, July 15, 1860. Six children were born to them, four of whom are living, namely, William, Craig and Edna Haywood of Ottumwa, and Bosworth of Osceola. Mr. Davidson died October 7, 1890. He was an old soldier and she was a member of the W. R. C. She married Mr. E. P. Gibson, December 24, 1893, who still survives her. She united with the M. E. church at an early age. Later in life she joined the M. P. church in Osceola and afterward moved her membership to East Chapel. She often said she would like to go to church every Sabbath, and was a liberal giver. She bore her awful suffering with a Christian patience and always so kind and thoughtful to every one. We can say of her, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. She exemplified this in her life as well as her sickness. She was a kind and indulgent mother, a loving companion and above all a true-hearted Christian. A host of friends mourn with the bereaved relatives. Revs.Robinson and Stodgel conducted the funeral services, text 2nd Cor. 4th Chap. 16-16 verses. The songs sung were Leaning on the Everlasting Arm, Blest Be the Tie That Binds, Shall We Meet Beyond the River?, My Mother's Beautiful Hands. The first and last were sung by request. A large crowd was in attendance and followed the remains to the cemetery to rest beside her husband. They were met there by the W. R. C. loaded with flowers and we thought as we saw them go into the grave, surely she has a bed of flowers. The home and casket were beautifully decorated with roses &c. We neighbors feel we have lost a noble friend and heaven has gained one. Mrs. B. G. Kennedy
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