John William Gittings was born in Pennsylvania, maybe Philadelphia,on April 21, 1871. I am looking for his parents. He died in Portland Oregon in 1907. He married Mabel H. Potter who was born in Canada in 1873. They married in 1897 in Emery County, Utah. They had four children: Charles born 1899 in Utah, Carrie born 1901 in Oregon, Guy born 1905 in Oregon and Vivian born 1908 in Oregon. I sent away for his birth record in Philadelphia and it came back negative.