Angeline Newby Gibson
Death of Mrs. Gibson
On Saturday morning last Mrs. Samuel Gibson was stricken with paralysis
and late the same evening, without haying recovered a moment of
consciousness, was ushered into eternity. She was apparently in her usual good
health during the early hours of Saturday morning and was engaged in
milking the cow while her husband was feeding the stock, when suddenly
she complained of feeling badly and Mr. Gibson advised her to return to
the house. She expressed doubt of her ability to get to the house
and Mr. Gibson undertook to assist her. For a few steps they got
along all right, but about midway from barn to house she began to reel, and
being a large, heavy woman; Mr. Gibson was unable to hold her and she
fell over. The daughter, Miss Ellen, was called and with her
assistance Mrs. Gibson, now unconscious, was gotten, into the house. Dr.
Plummer, family physician, was called, and an examination of her condition
soon convinced him that the chances for her recovery were very remote,
although it was thought she might linger for several days. In this
unconscious condition she laid moaning most of the day, and at 9
o'clock in the evening, with her temperature at 109, she passed away
without having uttered a word or recognizing a soul about her bedside.
The children, most of whom were away from home, had been telegraphed
during Saturday, but failed to reach here until after her death.
Angeline Newby was the daughter of Hezekiah and Nancy Newby, old
settlers and highly respected citizens of this community in its earlier
days. She was born July 10,1835. and was united in marriage with Samuel
Gibson at the residence of her parents, which was located where Capt.
John Gibson now resident in the southern part of this city, November 30,
1851. From this union ten children were born, all of whom still
survive save John E. They are Augustus, who now lives at McLeansboro;
Mary Ida Palmer, of this city; Dr. Oscar N., of Eldorado; Thomas O.,
who resides on the old home farm in Dodds township; Adelia and Nancy
Ellen, who reside at home; Walter, who was away at school William E., who
now lives in Henry county, Mo., near Clinton, and Samuel A.
A few years after their marriage both Mr. and Mrs. Gibson made a
profession faith in Christ and united with the Old School Presbyterian
church at the old Odd Fellows' hall in this city, of which communion both
remained consistent, faithful members until the early part of the present
year, Mr. Gibson serving for many years as ruling elder in the church.
Upon the organization of the Cumberland church in this city Mr. and
Mrs. Gibson decided to place their membership with the new organization
and none have been more active in church work than this respected
couple. Only a few days ago Mrs. Gibson, at the regular meeting of the
Pastor's Aid Society, in which, in common with all other departments of
church work, she manifested a deep and abiding interest, told the ladies
that they must not expect her to attend regularly owing to the feeble
physical condition of her eldest daughter, Mrs. Mary I Palmer, but that
she would always be present when it was possible for her to do so
without neglecting those to whom it was her duty to minister.
She was a woman who lived in her everyday life the religion she
professed and who honored her Master by her fidelity and consecration to His
The funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Rev. H. Clay
Yates, her pastor, officiating, at 10:30 o'clock this forenoon, the
Methodist brethren having kindly consented to the request of this respect
owing to the fact that as yet tie Cumberland church is without a
permanent home of its own. The Daughters of Rebekah, of which deceased was a
charter member, also participated in the funeral ceremonies and attended
in a body.
The remains were followed to Oakwood cemetery by a large number of
sorrowful relatives and friends, where they were quietly laid to await the
final resurrection. This is the first visit of the death angel to the
Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Dec 9, 1895
Submitted by: Lodi Palmer
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