Yeoman Gibson, ca.1853
Description
Creator
Unknown, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Types
Photographs
Daguerreotypes
Description
Daguerreotype photograph of Yeoman Gibson.
Notes
Yeoman Gibson was born at Ebberston, Yorkshire, UK on 31 March 1828. He came to Canada in 1847 and started a business as a clerk and bookkeeper in Whitby. He was also a partner in a grocery business with William Laing and Robert Yarnold until 1864. Gibson later opened an independent known as Old Number One on the southeast corner of Brock and Dundas Streets.

Gibson was a member of the Whitby Methodist Church and he and his wife donated a silver communion set to the church in 1854 which was in use for more than 100 years.

Gibson was a member of the Composite Masonic Lodge, a Town Councillor 1863-66, Reeve of Whitby 1876-77, and Warden of Ontario County in 1877.

He lived with his wife Belinda and their son William in a house on the west side of Centre St. N., just south of Mary Street. He died at Whitby on 28 December 1894 and is buried in Salem Cemetery in Kinsale.

Date of Original
ca.1853
Dimensions
Width: 8 in
Height: 10 in
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Gibson
Local identifier
31-009-618
Collection
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
Donor
Montgomery's Inn, Etobicoke, ON
Recommended Citation
Yeoman Gibson, ca.1853, unknown photographer. Whitby Archives 31-009-618
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from daguerreotype.
Contact
Whitby Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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Yeoman Gibson, ca.1853


Daguerreotype photograph of Yeoman Gibson.