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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of J. A. Gibson

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois," by J. O. Cunningham, 1905

SURNAMES: GIBSON, HAMM


J. A. GIBSON, a well-known resident of Urbana, Ill., who has long been engaged in railroad work, was born in Vermilion County, Ill., September 3, 1863, and received his mental training in the public schools and the Vermilion Academy. Until January 9, 1890, he worked as a locomotive fireman on the Peoria & Eastern Illinois Railroad and afterwards as an engineer until 1893. From that period until January, 1902, he worked as Road Foreman of Engines, and was then appointed Master Mechanic of the road, having charge of the shops at Urbana and Peoria.

Mr. Gibson was married in 1885 to Josephine HAMM, a native of Illinois, and they have two children, Miles and Raleigh. Fraternally, Mr. Gibson is a member of the Masonic order.


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