Name: Mary Adelia LAMBERT
Sex: F 1
Birth: 11 SEP 1851 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory
Death: 19 JAN 1935 in Ashley, Uintah, Utah, United States 2
Burial: 24 JAN 1935 Ashley, Uintah, Utah, United States
Note: Gibson Private Cemetery, body later moved tery, GRV11749
Cause: Cardiac Decompensation, Old Age 2
From: Builders of Uintah, DUP, 1947.
?Mary A. Gibson was born in Salt Lake City Sept 11, 1851, the daughter of John and Adelia Grosbeck Lambert. She moved with her parents to Kamas Valley in 1861. She married William Gibson in 1872 in the Endowment House at Salt Lake City. Moved to Ashley Valley in 1877, was a Sunday School teacher in Old Ashley in 1880, and elected trustee for District No. 3 in 1904. She served four years. In 1915 she was chosen president of the newly organized Ashley Ward Relief Society, in which capacity she served for several years. She died Jan 19, 1935 and is buried in the Gibson private cemetery.?
1880 United States Census
Census Place Ashley, Uintah, Utah
Family History Library Film 1255338
NA Film Number T9-1338
Page Number 112B
Wm. GIBSON Self M Male W 34 SCOT Farmer
Mary GIBSON Wife M Female W 28 UT Keeping House
James L. GIBSON Son S Male W 7 UT SCOT
Mary E. GIBSON Dau S Female W 4 UT SCOT
Geo. LANGSTORS Other S Male W 19 UT Laborer
MARY A. GIBSON VALLEY PIONEER DIES SATURDAY
Pioneer of Ashley Valley in 1877 and Active Church worker Passes to Great Beyond After Successful Career
Funeral services for Mary a. Gibson, 83, who succumbed Saturday afternoon at 4 o?clock at her home in Ashley, will be held in the new Ashley ward chapel today (Thursday) at 1:00 o?clock p.m. under the direction of the bishopric.
Mrs. Gibson had been in good health up to the time of her death although had suffered a slight heart attack some time ago and her daughter, Mrs. Sarah A. Eccles of New York, was summoned home and was with her mother when the end came. Another daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Sowards, and several other relatives were with Mrs. Gibson.
Born in Salt Lake September 11, 1851, just four years after the arrival of the first pioneers, she spent the first ten years of her life in that place. In 1861 she moved with her parents John Lambert and Adelia Grosbeck to Rhoades Valley, now Kamas. On May 6, 1872, she was married to William Gibson in the Salt Lake endowment House.
Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her husband two years ago. Surviving are two daughters and one son; Mrs. Eccles and Mrs. Sowards and James L. Gibson, Salt Lake, Dean of the School of Arts and Science, University of Utah, who is at the present time in the Southern States doing work for the University.
Mrs. Gibson will be buried in the Gibson cemetery north of their home in a vault beside her husband built by Mr. Gibson before his death.*
Newspaper: Vernal Express, Vernal, Utah, 1935-01-24, page one
PIONEER ASHLEY MOTHER BURIED NEAR HOME
Mrs. Mary A. Gibson, Early Pioneer of Ashley Valley Buried in Family Cemetery Near Home Thursday of Last Week.*
Under the direction of the Ashley ward bishopric with Bishop Alma Preece presiding the funeral services of Mrs. Mary Adelia Lambert Gibson were held Thursday of last week at 1 p.m., in the new Ashley ward chapel which was filled to capacity. Relatives, neighbors and many friends from distant points came to pay their last respects to one of Utah?s noble pioneer characters and one of Ashley Valley?s beloved pioneers.
It seemed most fitting that the beautiful new Ashley ward chapel should help to pay this respect to the one who was known as the ?Mother of Ashley Ward.? Mrs. Gibson was the honor guest at the opening of the new chapel last fall.
The floral offering profuse and beautiful, testified of the love and respect paid to the departed from many who were unable to be there in person.
Music was furnished by a ladies? chorus composed of Mrs. Ivan Atwood, Mrs Eva Hatch, Mrs. May Calder, Mrs. Olive Bryant and Mrs. Frank Enger, accompanied by Mrs. Horace Caldwell who sang ?I Know That My Redeemer Lives,? ?That Beautiful Land,? and ?Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.?
Mrs. Calder and Mrs. John Jorgensen accompanied by Mrs. John Stagg sang, ?Behold ?Tis Eventide.? A violin duet, ?One Fleeting Hour? was played by Sewell and Everett Massey.
Thomas E. Kidd told of his long acquaintance with the deceased and how she had been an inspiration to him in his activities since boyhod. A beautiful tribute was read by Mrs. May Freestone.
High Councilman Karl B. Preece, former bishop of Ashley ward, neighbor and friend since babyhood, paid glowing tribute. He told how Mr. and Mrs. Gibson had made him promise 19 years ago that he would speak at their funeral services. How just recently his lifelong friend had reminded him of his promise and when he jokingly had asked her what he should say she seriously replied, ?Speak the truth.? He told of how her Christian influence had been a benediction in his life.
The concluding speaker, H. Walter Wooley, referred to the happiness of living the Gospel as had Mrs. Gibson and what would be the reward of study and work. Bishop Preece in his closing remarks also paid a wonderful tribute. Among the pioneers present who had come to pay their respects was Henry J. Catwin of Jensen who had lived in the Gibson home when a boy.
The opening prayer was by Alvin A. Weeks and the benediction by Neils Behrmann.
The pall bearers were grandsons of the deceased, Carl, Leland, Orville and Shirley Sowards, Mark D. Gibson and James Lambert Gibson, Jr.
Interment was made in the Gibson cemetery on the hill north of the Gibson home in a vault beside her husband built by Mr. Gibson before his death which occurred two years ago. Thomas Bingham, Ashley Valley pioneer, dedicated the grave.
Relatives from outside points attending the funeral were her son James L. Gibson, dean of the school of Arts and Science, U of U, Mrs. Gibson and sons James L. Jr. and Keith, Salt Lake; a daughter Sarah Gibson Eccles of New York; the following brothers and sisters Joseph Ephraim Lambert, Roosevelt, Mrs. Emma L. Pack, Salt Lake, and grandson, Marl D. Gibson, Price; nephews, Garret Pack, Roy, Frank, Robert and Parley Lambert, Wilford Lewis; nieces, Mrs Mary Wilde, Mrs. H. Zeff, Mrs. Addie Russet; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Reva Lambert and Mrs. Ephraim Lambert.
Death occurred January 19th at 4 p.m. while seated conversing with those around her. Mrs. Gibson was one of the earliest pioneer mothers of Ashley Valley coming here in 1877. She was an ardent Church worker and only those closely associated with her ever knew any part of her many charities for she never spoke of them herself.
Mrs. Gibson had the wonderful faculty of making those associated with her sensing her viewpoint. She was generally right, but if wrong none could be quicker than she to rectify the mistake.
When she spoke in matters of religion it was with a most pleasing way, offending none for to those associated with her it was known she had searched and and tested every source for knowledge before she spoke. There always seemed to be a finality to her remarks of any nature which cleared up doubt.
She was a close observer of nature seeing beauty in everything even the Indians which so greatly frightened her when they first settled in the Valley as they roved at will past their homestead from the Indian ford at Green river over the Indian trail up the canyon towards Lapoint.
Newspaper: Vernal Express, Vernal, Utah, 1935-01-31, page one
*Those buried in the Gibson family cemetery were later moved to the Vernal city cemetery.
Father: John LAMBERT b: 31 JAN 1820 in Gargrave, Yorkshire, England c: in Haggate, Lancashire, England
Mother: Adelia GROESBECK b: 14 APR 1822 in Farmington, Trumbull, Ohio, United States
William GIBSON b: 25 APR 1845 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
6 MAY 1872
in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
- James Lambert GIBSON b: 10 MAR 1873 in Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States
- Mary Eliza GIBSON b: 26 JUL 1875 in Kamas, Summit, Utah Territory
- Sarah Adelia GIBSON b: 27 JAN 1881 in Vernal, Uintah, Utah Territory
- Type: Web Site
Text: From the files of Venita Roylance
Date: 6 MAY 2012
- Type: Certificate
Title: Death Certificate
Author: State of Utah, Department of Health
Place: Utah State Department of Health, Salt Lake City, Utah
Repository: Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Type: Burial Record
Title: Burial Records
Author: Cemetery Sexton