Mr. G. R. Gibbons

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
November 26, 1896, Page 8
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“Grassdale.”

On Wednesday the 18 th at Bonnie-Brook was celebrated the eighty-second birth day of Mr. G. R. Gibbons. It was a most enjoyable occasion. Mr. Gibbons is a remarkable, active and energetic man, a man of polished manner attractive entertaining abilities, and on said occasion did his best to entertain and amuse, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Mr. Gibbons was born on the bank of the Shenandoah river, in Rockingham county, Va. He married in Richmond, Va., where he did business for several years, then moved back to his native county, and engaged in farming on the North river. Selling his beautiful home, he came to Ga. In the fall of 1893, buying the Crowell, Sullivan and Dillard lands, moving into the Dillard house, where he has resided ever since. Mr. Gibbons had six daughters and one son, six of whom are living, three daughters are at home to cheer his declining years, the others are married and settled close to him. May he and all of his be spared to mingle together in many more such enjoyable anniversaries. As to the dinner, had I such descriptive ability as I had partaking ability, it would make all who read it long to have been there, the table fairly groaned under its load of good things, and was a beauty to behold, being so tastefully arranged and beautifully decorated. The centre of attraction was a stuffed pig with a red apple in its mouth, just browned to a nicety. In the center was a very large cake, beautifully iced and in pink was Nov. 18 th 1813, and Nov. 16 th 1843, the latter the son’s birth. The evening was spent in pleasant conversation and as the rays of old Sol began to tell us it was time to separate, several good old hymns were well rendered by the crowd, and good byes were said.

 

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