L. P. GIBSON. This worthy young man is no less prominent in business circles than was his father, is well and favorably known throughout the county, and has a host of warm friends. He is junior member of the firm of Gibson Bros., tobacco manufacturers, is strictly honorable in his business transactions and is far above the average man in business ability. From his excellent father he learned lessons of honesty, industry and prudence which have been his stepping stones to success. His birth occurred in this county on the 9th of October, 1857, and like his brother he was reared to the duties of the farm, but at an early day entered his father’s factory. There he became familiar with every detail of the business, and remained with his father till twenty-one years of age. While in the factory he did not neglect his education, but attended the district school and later secured a good business training. When first starting out for himself he went to Barton County, where he followed agricultural pursuits for one year, and then returned to his native county where he worked in the tobacco factory for a year or two. Again he began tilling the soil, followed this for ten years, and in the spring of 1893 he and his brother started the present factory. He is a thorough business man, is cordial and genial in his manners, and is a very agreeable companion. In his political views he is also Democratic, and is active in all public matters. He has a cozy and comfortable home in Ozark, and this is presided over by his wife, formerly Miss Minnie F. Chapman, daughter of Stanford Chapman, of Billings. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson had one child, Lynn, who died when but nine months old.
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