William Gibble Retired Farmer Died Sunday

Funeral Services Were Held Tuesday; Interment In South Fulton Cemetery

William S. Gibble, a well known Astoria resident, died Sunday in the Canton hospital, following an operation. He has been in failing health for several months.

Mr. Gibble was born January 19, 1866 at South Annville, Lebanon county, Penn. At the time of his death he was aged 69 years, 4 months and 14 days. On October 23, 1884 he was united in marriage to Emma Stauffer. To this union five children were born, two preceded him in death, a son Samuel, and a daughter Emma.

Those surviving, together with his wife, are: Harvey and Addison of this vicinity, and Miss Hettie Gibble of Chicago, also nine grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Samuel and Harry Gibble of Pennsylvania and John Gibble of Astoria.

In 1898 Mr. Gibble, with his wife and three sons, moved to Astoria. After living in town a short time, they located on a farm north of Astoria and engaged in farming. In 1919 they returned to Astoria, occupying their present home.

In 1906 Mr. Gibble was elected to the deacon's office of the Church of the Brethren. He was Sunday school superintendent for more than twenty years. He was very active and much interested in the work of the church and Sunday school. He was seldom absent regardless of weather or road conditions.

Mr. Gibble was an honest, industrious citizen, a faithful, conscientious Christian, devoted to his home and enjoyed a large circle of friends who regret his demise.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Astoria Church of the Brethren, conducted by Rev. I. J. Gibson. Interment in the South Fulton cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 6/5/1935


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