28 February 2015

Obituary for Sara Ella (Gurwell) Gibson 1865-1918

 From the Augusta (KS) Gazette, Dec. 31, 1918 --

....After an illness of seven days' duration, Mrs. Gibson, wife of Charles Gibson of this city, died at her home on Dearborn Street last Friday afternoon.  In addition to the husband, she is survived by four sons and one daughter.  the funeral services and burial occurred Tuesday at Humboldt, Kans., to which city the body had been sent.  The Gibson family has lived in Augusta a number of years.
Sara Gibson was my great-grandmother on my mother's paternal side.  Thank you to my cousin Rick for thinking of me when he found it in research.

The timing of receiving this was serendipitous, I had just finished doing some lengthy research into the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 in relation to a relative on the other side of my tree who died because of it.  

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