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Mary (Bruce) Gibson


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Bruce) Gibson is buried in Ellsworth Cemetery in Westminster, Maryland.

Ms. Bruce was born in the summer of 1867, the child of Mr. Henry Bruce and Mrs. Elizabeth (Brightful) Bruce. They lived in Howard County. The whole family lived with and worked for Mr. Napoleon Dorsey, a local farmer. They continued to live there until at least 1880. One of her brothers who lived with her was George Bruce, who is buried at Ellsworth with his wife.

About 1897, she married Mr. Frank Gibson. She may have previously been married to a Mr. Snowden, based on local marriage records.

In 1900, the couple is living in Westminster on Union Street. Her four children are with them, and three are noted to be Mr. Gibson’s step-children. This strengthens the thinking that she was previously married. By 1910, the children are all acknowledged as Mr. Gibson’s children and are using his last name. Mr. Gibson worked as a house painter, while Mrs. Gibson kept house for the family of six.

She continued to live in Westminster, sometimes taking in laundry. She died in 1937, shortly after her husband’s death in 1935. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Bruce) Gibson is buried in an unmarked grave in Ellsworth Cemetery.

Carroll County Times, Dec 10, 1937

Maryland State Archives

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