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Gibson, J. L. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon

J. L. Gibson, Cove Pioneer, Passes Monday at Hom

A pioneer of 1883, J.L. Gibson, Cove, died at his home March 23 4 a.m. after a lingering illnes five months duration. Hardened arteries causing neuraligia of the head at his advanced age caused his death which came peacefully in his sleep.

James Logan Gibson was born in Nesho, Mo., July 29,1851 and had he lived until July he would have been 85 years of age.

When a young man he went with his parents, to Texas and was married in 1876 to Mollie E Plummer. They, with their three eldest children, came to Oregon in 1883.

Seven children, together with Mrs. Gibson, survive. Logan passed away in 1919. Those surviving are Mrs. H.B. Arthur, of Baker; Mrs. J.E. Rundall and Mrs. Sam Richards, of Cove, James, of Keating; Ray, of Portland, Jack, of Medford, and Mable, of Cove. Also surviving are three brothers, Samuel, Dudley and Edward, all in Texas; ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Gibson was a man of whom it has been said “he had no enemies.” All who knew himknew only good of him and he had a host of friends. He was a member of the M.E. church.

Cove Pioneer, Father of Two Baker County Residents, Succumbs

James Gibson, Sr., of Cove, pioneer Union count resident, died at is home last Wednesday. A daughter, Mrs. H.B. Arthur of Baker, and a son, James Gibson, Jr., of Keating went to Cove to attend funeral services.

Mr. Gibson came to eastern Oregon on the train that was used in construction of the railroad through this section and spent 50 years in the Grande Ronde valley. He engaged in carpentry for many years. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Besides the son and daughter living in Baker county, the deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Gibson; two sons, Ray of Portland and Jack of Medford, and three daughters, Mrs. J. Rundall, Mrs. S. Richards and Mrs. Mabel Gibson of Cove. (James Logan Gibson Sr. died 23 Mar 1936 at his home in Cove, Union, OR)

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