Gibbons family papers
1858-1941 (bulk 1868-1941)
The Gibbons family lived in Muskingum County, Ohio, in the mid 19th century. In the early 20th century, they purchased land in Kansas and Oregon. The most prominent family members represented in the collection are Thomas A. Gibbons; his wife Evaleen Laughlin (the two married in 1877); three of their four children, Albert, Mabel, and Clyde Gibbons; and three of their grandchildren, Margaret, Carol, and Peggy. Thomas A. Gibbons was a teacher in Ohio in the late 1800s. After moving to Oregon, Albert Gibbons taught elementary school, as did his sister Mabel. After giving up teaching, Albert studied business in Portland; Oregon. Clyde Gibbons worked in road construction and other jobs.