09 April 2014


Here we have a picture of my great-grandfather and his five surviving children and one grand-child.  From left to right Wallace "Hoot" Gibson (1905-1968), Leo Gibson (1892-1967), Emma Gibson Boll Calkins Waggoner (1898-1972), Ira Gibson (1890-1966), my grandfather Bruce Gibson (1902-1994), and my great-grandfather Charles L. Gibson (1858-1938).  In front is Emma's son Walter D. Calkins (1919-1998).

At the time of this picture the family could have been in Kansas, Oklahoma, or Arizona.  Most likely Arizona, looking at g-grandpa's arm and seeing he has already has his stroke.  This is probably my grandfather's logging business, and those are his trucks lined up in the background.

A lot more research is required here.  And later I will have to post more on the difficulty in tracking down my g-grandfather.

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