The Courant American News

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
August 14, 1890, Page 5
 
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A Remarkable Family Group.

The photograph of one of the most remarkable family groups that we have ever seen was shown us a day or so ago by Mr. E. R. Gibbons, one of Bartow county’s most valued citizens. The group consists of Mr. Gibbons four brothers and the same number of sisters. There would have been ten in all had not one of the sisters been too ill to sit with the others for the photograph. The photograph was taken in Rockingham county, Va., the old home of the family, where a short while ago they had a family reunion. The youngest of the group is a pleasant faced lady of fifty-four years and the oldest sister was eighty years of age. The likenesses of twin brothers appear and they are as much alike as two peas can be. Mr. Gibbons himself admits that he cannot tell them apart. They live in Missouri and are engaged in farming. One of the brothers is a Methodist minister, who was until lately president of a flourishing university in California. Another of the brothers and all of the sisters reside near the old homestead. It is seldom that such a remarkable group is gotten together. Considering the advanced age of most of the members of the family and how wide apart they reside it is hardly possible that they will enjoy another such reunion.

 

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