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William Hoover GIBBONS

Male 1851 - 1925  (73 years)


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  • Name William Hoover GIBBONS  [1, 2
    Born 23 Jan 1851  Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Supervisor of county government  [3
    Religion Mormon 
    Died 21 Jan 1925  Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried 21 Jan 1925  St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. John’s Cemetery, row 13
    Notes 

    • Gibbons, William Hoover, second counselor to David K. Udall (president of the St. Johns Stake of Zion) from 1887 to 1900, is the second son and third child of Andrew S. Gibbons (one of the original pioneers of Utah) and Rizpah Knight, and was born Jan. 23, 1851, near Kanesville, Pottawattamie county, Iowa. He emigrated to Utah in 1852, and located at Bountiful. Davis county; he afterwards settled at Lehi, Utah county. In 1854 he was called to Iron county, and in 1858 moved to Santa Clara to labor on the Indian Mission. In 1867 he was called to the Muddy, Nev., to settle and continue labors among the Lamanites. He [p.329] remained there until 1871, at which time the settlements were broken up. Feb. 17, 1871, he married Evaline Augusta Lamb, and moved with his young wife to Glendale, Kane county, in the same month. In the winter of 1873 he was called with his father and others to make a forced march to the relief of some of the brethren who were laboring among the Navajo and Moqui Indians, their headquarters being in Moancoppy, Ariz. They found the brethren safe and moved them back to Utah. Some Navajos had been killed by non-"Mormons," which had made the Indians hostile. In the summer of 1874 Elder Gibbons was stationed with others at Lee's Ferry, to act as a guard between the Saints and the Indians. He gathered and traded Church horses for Navajo blankets and other articles, while there, these things being used for the benefit of those working on the St. George Temple. In April, 1875, being released, he returned to his home in Glendale. In October, 1875, in going to conference in Salt Lake City, he was surprised with a call to return to Arizona to labor as an Indian missionary under James S. Brown. Their headquarters were in Moancoppy, at which place Elder Gibbons labored until he spring of 1878, when he was called by Apostle Erastus Snow to do missionary work among the Spanish people in New Mexico. He returned the same fall to labor among the Moqui Indians, helping to build John W. Young's woollen factory at that place. He was there at the time Pres. Wilford Woodruff was in exile and had the privilege of being with him some two weeks in the San Francisco mountains, during most of which time he enjoyed Pres. Woodruff's company alone. He still looks back on that time as a bright period in his life. In the fall of 1879 he was released from the Indian Mission by Pres. Woodruff and called to locate at St. Johns, Ariz. When the Ward was organized in 1880, he was chosen counselor to Bishop Udall. In 1881 he was ordained a High Priest by Pres. Jesse N. Smith. He held the position of counselor to the Bishop, until July, 1877, when the St. Johns Stake was organized, at which time he was chosen second counselor in the Stake presidency, holding that position until December, 1900, when he tendered his resignation. In his frontier life Elder Gibbons has passed through many trying scenes and has repeatedly seen God's power manifested in behalf of His people.
    Person ID I1307  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2012 

    Father Andrew Smith GIBBONS,   b. 12 Mar 1825, Union , Licking County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1886, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Rizpah Jane KNIGHT,   b. 13 May 1829, Perrysburg, Cataraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1895, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 2DB7534FB14F42DFB5361F77F8AB1B5A40D2 
    Photos
    Rizpah Knight, sister Adeline Knight Belnap, mother Martha McBride Knight, Gilbert Belnap (husband of Adeline) and cousin Henrietta McBride Belnap.
    Rizpah Knight, sister Adeline Knight Belnap, mother Martha McBride Knight, Gilbert Belnap (husband of Adeline) and cousin Henrietta McBride Belnap.
    Newspaper Article describing the capture of the murderer of Andrew Gibbons, near St. John's, Arizona.
    Newspaper Article describing the capture of the murderer of Andrew Gibbons, near St. John's, Arizona.
    We cannot be certain which Andrew Gibbons this article is referring to, as no date accompanies the photo. When learned, the location of this photo will be updated. Until then, it will reside in the family photos of Andrew Smith Gibbons--as the correct Andrew no doubt is one of his sons or grandsons.
    Family ID F887  Group Sheet

    Family Evaline Augusta LAMB,   b. 11 Oct 1855, Warsaw, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1933, St. Johns, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1871  St. Thomas, Lincoln County, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 6D8A41A4D6B04173B1508F0A6CE74BDC2A10 
    Children 
     1. William Osmer GIBBONS,   b. 6 Nov 1872, Glendale, Kane County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 33 years)
     2. Andrew Augustus "Gus" GIBBONS,   b. 16 Feb 1874, Glendale, Kane County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1900, , Apache County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     3. Rizpah Jane GIBBONS,   b. 29 Jan 1876, Glendale , Kane County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1877, Tuba City, Coconino County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Rhoda Ann GIBBONS,   b. 1 Jun 1877, Moencopi, Coconino County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1960, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Ben Loman GIBBONS,   b. 28 Dec 1879, Moencopi, Coconino County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1965, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. David King GIBBONS,   b. 18 Jun 1881, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1974, Yuba City, Sutter County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     7. James Owen GIBBONS,   b. 8 Jul 1883, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1967, Safford, Graham County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     8. Edward Lamb GIBBONS,   b. 28 Dec 1884, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1960, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     9. Junius GIBBONS,   b. 11 Dec 1886, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1957, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     10. Evaline Augusta GIBBONS,   b. 3 Sep 1888, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1985, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     11. Ione GIBBONS,   b. 14 Jun 1890, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1964, Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     12. John Lamb GIBBONS,   b. 23 Jan 1892, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1954, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     13. Leroy GIBBONS,   b. 13 Jan 1894, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1894, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     14. Ruba Minerva GIBBONS,   b. 16 Dec 1895, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1909, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     15. Nellie Irene GIBBONS,   b. 13 Nov 1900, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1901, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     16. Joseph GIBBONS,   b. 22 May 1902, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1902, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F1017  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] Sons of Utah Pioneers Memorial Gallery Index Cards, Sons of Utah Pioneers.

    2. [S793] 1900 Federal Census--St. Johns. Apache County, Arizona, USA.

    3. [S132] Eden/Wharff.

    4. [S73] Lee A. and Dorothy M. (Smith) Wise Family, Lee Wise.