Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

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     Abner Gibson was born April 3, 1847 near New Castle, Penn., in Lawrence County.  His Parents were Charles and Letitia (Todd) Gibson, natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia. He received his schooling and agriculture experience and training in his native county of Lawrence, Penn.  At nineteen years of age, he came to Jackson County, Iowa; and began farming and moved to Pleasant Township, Cass Co., in 1871.

     Abner Gibson was married the 19th of March, 1884, to Sarah Merenda Barrett, a native Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Hercules and Susan (Hawkeye) Barrett and was born near Monmouth, Jackson County, Iowa, March 28, 1859.

     Mr. and Mrs. Gibson farmed in Pilot Grove Township from 1884-1886 and lived on the same farm in Pleasant Township from 1886 until their death. They were the parents of one daughter, Elsie L., born January 27, 1890. Elsie graduated from Elliott High School, and attended Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa; and returned to live on the farm in Pleasant Township.

    Abner Gibson died May 20, 1931 at home and was buried at Lowman Cemetery, Cass County.

    Sarah Gibson passed away January 22, 1946, at home, and was buried in the Lowman Cemetery.

    The Gibson's were active members of the Elliott Church of Christ.    



~ Elsie Gibson