Elizabeth (Akers) Gibson was born in Putnam County, Indiana, January 9, 1826, and died at Clarinda, Iowa, July 11, 1901, her age being 75 years, 6 months and 2 days. The parents of the deceased came west to Chariton County, Missouri, in 1839, and moved again to Mercer County, Missouri, in 1847. Here the subject of this sketch was united in marriage to Garrett Gibson, November 22, 1848. To this union eight children were born. Five died in infancy and three survive-William, Charles, and Ulysses, who were present at the funeral of their mother.
Sister Gibson became a follower of Christ 49 years ago, giving the best years of her life to the service of her Master. She had been a great sufferer for months, but her sufferings are ended and she is at rest. The funeral occurred at the Christian Church, of which society Sister Gibson was a member, on last Saturday, being conducted by the Reverend F. Edwards of Osceola, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Leon Cemetery.
Why do we mourn departing friends, Or shake at death's alarms? 'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends To call them to his arms. E.E.
Posted in Decatur County Journal-IowaJuly 19, 1901