Gibbs, Francis C.

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Birth

Francis C. Gibbs was born in 1915 in Knox, son of the late Harrison Benjamin (Harry) Gibbs and Vertie Clow Gibbs. His siblings were:

  • Betty Gibbs who married Sidney LaGrange of Ramseur, N.C. - Betty Jane Gibbs - *Mrs. Sidney LaGrange of Westerlo;
  • Eunice Gibbs (1919-1966)
  • James Gibbs (1922-1965)

Education

Occupation

A Town of Knox native, Francis Gibbs was for a time employed by General Electric, Schenectady, and at his father's farm off Pleasant Valley Road before the farm became Hillendale Farm campground. He was also a 38-year member and past chief of the Berne Fire Department and for 14 years was employed as a bus driver by the Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools.

Locally he is probably best remembered for the farm-campground operation, which included an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation, the destination of many field trips by school classes and community groups over the years. Mr. Gibbs was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Altamont.

Marriage & Children

Death

HILTON
H. MAYNARD
1890 - 1955
EMMA C
1899-1986
GIBBS
FRANCIS C
1914 - 1984
Marion H.
1920 -
Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland, Albany County, New York

Francis C. Gibbs, owner-operator of Gibbs's Hillendale Farm Campground, Knox, since 1963, died Friday, Aug. 24, 1984 at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, after a brief illness

Francis C. Gibbs
Birth: 1914
Death: 1984
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland, Albany County, New York, USA
Created by: Betty Fink
Record added: Aug 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94951203

Obituary

Francis C. Gibbs Obituary - Altamont Enterprise — August 30, 1984

Francis Gibbs, Dead At 69

Memorial services for the late Francis C. Gibbs will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Altamont.

Mr. Gibbs, owner-operator of Gibbs's Hillendale Farm Campground, Knox, since 1963, died Friday, Aug. 24 at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, after a brief illness. He was 69.

A Town of Knox native, Mr. Gibbs was for a time employed by General Electric, Schenectady, and at his father's farm off Pleasant Valley Road before the farm became Hillendale Farm campground. He was also a 38-year member and past chief of the Berne Fire Department and for 14 years was employed as a bus driver by the Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools.

Locally he is probably best remembered for the farm-campground operation, which included an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation, the destination of many field trips by school classes and community groups over the years. Mr. Gibbs was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Altamont.

Survivors include his widow, the former Marion Hilton; a daughter, Mrs. Verlane Coon of Russell, Mass.; a son, Brian R. Gibbs of Knox; his mother, Vertie Gibbs of Knox; a sister, Mrs. Betty LaGrange of Westerlo; a brother, Alton Gibbs of Hyde Park (Dutchess Co.); and three grandchildren.

Private sevices were held under the direction of Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont. Burial was at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland. Contributions in Mr. Gibb's memory may be made to Berne Ambulance Fund, Berne, N.Y. 12023 or St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 142 Maple Ave., Altamont, N.Y. 12009.

Altamont Enterprise - August 30, 1984

Social Security

Francis Gibbs: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record[1]
Name: Francis Gibbs
State of Issue: New York
Date of Birth: Thursday September 24, 1914
Date of Death: August 1984
Est. Age at Death: 69 years, 10 months
Last known residence:
City: Altamont; Thompsons Lake
County: Albany
State: New York
ZIP Code: 12009
Latitude: 42.7090
Longitude: -74.0262

Census Records

1920 United States Federal Census about Francis Gibbs[2]

Name: Francis Gibbs
Age: 5
Birth Year: abt 1915
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1920: Knox, Albany, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Harry Gibbs
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Name: Vertie Gibbs
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry Gibbs 31
Vertie Gibbs 26
Francis Gibbs 5
Alton Gibbs 1
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Eunice E Gibbs 0
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1930 United States Federal Census about Francis C Gibbs[2]

Name: Francis C Gibbs
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1915
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1930: Knox, Albany, New York
Map of Home: View Map
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Harrey B Gibbs
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Name: Virtie C Gibbs
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Household Members:
Name Age
Harrey B Gibbs 42
Virtie C Gibbs 38
Francis C Gibbs 15
Alton H Gibbs 12
Eunice E Gibbs 10
James A Gibbs 8
Betty J Gibbs 4
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1940 United States Federal Census about Francis Gibbs[2]

Name: Francis Gibbs
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1915
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Knox, Albany, New York
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Pleasant Valley Road
Inferred Residence in 1935: Knox, Albany, New York
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 1A
Occupation: Plumbing Helper
Industry: Plumbing Contractor
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Duration of Unemployment: 8
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 44
Income: 880
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry Gibbs 51
Vertie Gibbs 47
Francis Gibbs 25
Alton Gibbs 22
Eunice Gibbs 20
James Gibbs 18
Betty Gibbs 14

Additional Media

Sources

  1. www.GenealogyBank.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 www.Ancestry.com