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Gibbs, Cyrus Died 1898

GIBBS

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 10/27/2020 at 12:32:58

Source: Decorah Republican Mar. 17, 1898 P 5 C 3

Drowned at Guttenberg.
A telephone message was received by relatives, Tuesday, announcing that Cy. Gibbs, who some twenty years or more ago was a moulder in the Ammon, Scott & Co. and Eagle foundries, had been drowned in the Mississippi. The only particulars that were conveyed were that an empty skiff was found in the river and a little later his body was found. Mr. Gibbs was the oldest son of Cyrus P. Gibbs but aside from that we have no data. From Decorah he went to Dubuque where he has been engaged in mining.

Source: Decorah Republican Mar. 24, 1898 P 1 C 5

The Late Cyrus Gibbs.
W. H. Gibbs, of Minneapolis, spent Sunday with Decorah relatives. He left home with the expectation of bringing the remains of his brother Cyrus Gibs,{sic} whose death by drowning was mentioned last week, to Decorah for burial, but found he had been buried by members of the G A R in the Goshen cemetery at Turkey River. Mr. Gibbs enlisted twice during the war, both times from Decorah. The first time he went out as a member of Co 14. 9th Iowa Infantry, served a little less than a year and was discharged on account of disability just before the battle of Pea Ridge. Later be re-enlisted in the 1st Iowa Cavalry and served three years. Letters from the coroner and postmaster say that Mr. Gibbs was found with one leg sticking out of the water, the German sock which he wore having caught on a nail in the stern of the boat he had been rowing.


 

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