Edward Thomas GIBSON 1846-1898 & Sarah Ann McDONALD 1847-1942
Ararat & Digby, S-W Victoria, Australia
Edward Thomas GIBSON b. 1846, son of Joshua GIBSON and Mary Ann BLANKS. His place of birth appears to be either Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land (marriage certificate), or Essex, England (census & immigration records) caused by what appears to be incorect information in some sources.
Edward Thomas GIBSON was married in 1867 at the Presbyterian Manse, Ararat, Victoria to Sarah Ann McDONALD b. 1847, Ovens River, Victoria, daughter of John McDONALD and Sarah Jane BROWN.
Many of the children in this family attended Digby State School in southwest Victoria from 1884 to 1893.
Edward GIBSON a horsebreaker was burnt to death on "Mullagh" esatate, near Harrow in April 1898.
Edward GIBSON who died near Harrow, Victoria in 1898 and Sarah GIBSON who died at Digby, Victoria in 1942, are both buried in the Digby Cemetery.
Edward and Sarah GIBSON had the following family:
- James Alexander GIBSON b. 1868, Ararat, Vic, d. 1908, Melbourne, Vic., m. Catherine Lucy DENNEHY 1867-1943;
- Herbert John GIBSON b. 1869, Arata, Vic, d. 1904, Melbourne, Vic.;
- Sarah Ann GIBSON b. 1871, Ararat, Vic, d. 1872;
- Mary Ann GIBSON b. 1872, Vic, d. 1916. m. Thomas John McMURTRIE 1868-1950;
- Sophia GIBSON b. 1874, Donald, Vic, d. 1959, m. John RUSTON 1855-1912;
- Edward Thomas GIBSON b. 1876, Sandford, Vic, d. 1971, Harrow, Vic., m. Lillian Agnes KELLY 1870-1955, of Harrow.;
- Catherine GIBSON b. 1878 Sandford, Vic, d. 1904, m. David McLEAN ........?;
- Phoebe GIBSON b. 1879, Merino, Vic, d. 1936, Melbourne, Vic., m. William McLEOD ......?;
- Alice GIBSON b. 1881, Merino, Vic, d. 1908, m. Charles Spurgeon WILLIAMS ~1881-1938;
- William Frederick GIBSON b. 1882, Coleraine, Vic, d. 1934 Ballarat, Vic.
- WW1 1st AIF, 58th Battalion, enlisted 3-05-1915
- RTA 1-04-1919
- Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 9, planted by Mrs GIBSON
- Ellen GIBSON b. 1884, Digby, Vic, d. 1979, m. William Enoch WEAVEN 1868-1944;
- Annie GIBSON b. 1885, Digby, Vic, d. 1961, Hamilton, Vic., m. Henry 'Harry' Lockley TOMKINS 1885-1979;
- Walter Henry GIBSON b. 1889, d. 1889, Digby, Vic,.