Margaret Estella Gibbons


Personal and Family Information

Margaret was born on 7 DEC 1873 in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, the daughter of John Walker Gibbons and Catherine S. Merryman.

She died on 14 NOV 1952. The place is not known.

Her husband was Rev. William Sahm Tomlinson, who she married on 20 JUN 1899 in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania. Their five known children were John Walker (1901-1983), Luther William (1904-1907), Paul Scott (1906-1907), Frank (1908-1908) and Margaret Edith (1909-1914).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Margaret Estella Gibbons


John Walker Gibbons


William Gibbons


Jacob Gibbons JR


Mary Margaret Grove


Catherine Beatley


Catherine S. Merryman



Birth7 DEC 1873
Place: Winchester, Frederick, Virginia
Death14 NOV 1952




Note 1

Altoona Morning Tribune, Thursday, June 22, 1899:


Rev. W. S. Tomlinson, of Pennville, Pa., and Margaret Estella Gibbons, of Altoona, were married on Tuesday evening at 8.30 o'clock by Rev. H. M. Heilman, at the home of the bride, 408 First Avenue, in the presence of a goodly number of relatives and friends. Rev. Tomlinson was formerly a resident of Altoona, employed as a passenger car builder in the Pennsylvania Railroad company's shops.

After taking an academic and theological course he entered the ministry of the United Brethren Church and is now preaching at Pennville, Pa.

The bride is an estimable lady, a faithful member and active worker of the Bethany Lutheran church, and has been one of the most successful teachers in the schools of the city. She was the recipient of many valuable and handsome gifts.

After remaining a week with friends in Altoona Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson will make their home at Pennville, their present field of labor."