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Memorable Manitobans: Adam Sharpe Gibson (1880-1935)

Educator, physician.

Born at Kingston, Ontario on 20 December 1880, son of Physician James Flanigan Gibson (1850-1925, later remarried to Sarah D. Gibson [1863-1939]) and Annie Thompson Sharpe (1857-1882), he attended school locally and enrolled at Queen’s University (Kingston), from which obtaining earned his BA (1904).

He came west by 1905 and attended classes that August towards a second class teaching certificate at Carlton School in Winnipeg. He taught in Manitoba, including service as Principal at Headingley School (1907-1909), to finance his pursuit of higher education. While in Headingley, he married Alice Cameron (1881-1929, daughter of Donald Cameron) in Rural Municipality of Assiniboia on 26 July 1910. They had four children: Muriel Gibson (c1912-?), Anita Gibson (c1914-), James Gibson (c1915), and Lucinda Alice Gibson (c1920). In September 1931, he married Eva Saager (?-?).

He graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine and Master of Surgery (1912) from Queen’s University and established a medical practise in Saskatchewan, first at Piapot, moving to Aylesbury in early 1923, and then Craik by September of the same year, working as the municipal doctor. There, in addition to his work, he was active in municipal affairs and also a board member of United Church, President of the local School Board and Athletics Association. He was a member of the Masons and Odd Fellows (Piapot Lodge).

He was killed in an automobile crash on #11 highway near Chamblain, Saskatchewan on 27 June 1935.

Sources:

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1881, 1921, and 1926 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

“Normal course,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 August 1905, page 2.

“Craik District mourns at funeral of Dr. A. S. Gibson, accident victim,” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, 5 July 1935, page 17.

The Queen’s Review, Vol. 9 No. 1, 1935, page 190, Queen's Alumni Association. [Internet Archive]

Historical Person Search, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 June 2022

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