1878 - Yes, date unknown
||John Liddle Gibson |
||10 Sep 1878
||Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada [1, 2, 3]
||Calgary, Alberta, Canada 
|real estate broker |
|Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region
||, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
|Eby ID Number
||Yes, date unknown
||26 Nov 2023 |
||James L. Gibson, b. 29 Mar 1831, Biggar, , Lanark, Scotland , d. 2 Feb 1895, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (Age 63 years) |
||Mary MacDonald, b. 18 Feb 1840, , Forfarshire, Scotland , d. 2 Feb 1908, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (Age 67 years) |
||Mar 1858 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- John Liddle Gibson was born in Berlin in the late 1870s and during his early years lived in the Spring Valley area.
His illustrious hockey career started about 1897 as a player on the Berlin team, the first to win the OHA. Intermediate championship. He later played in the Senior Series. Being then considered one of the game's best players, he was invited to organize a professional league in Northern Michigan. He moved to Houghton to do so and play for that city. Teams were formed in other area cities. Other prominent players were imported from Canada. The area was "hockey mad," the quality of hockey was good and exciting. Gibson proved to be a capable organizer and again a star player in his new environment. He graduated from the Detroit Dental College and opened an office in Houghton where he practiced until moving to Calgary in 1909.
Gibson excelled in other sports. For several years he starred on the famous Berlin Ranger Football (soccer) team, also on the Berlin Baseball team. Amongst the many fine athletes native to this area, he undoubtedly was one of the greatest.
He served in the Canadian Forces during World War I and was wounded in 1916. He died in Calgary in 1954.
Waterloo Region Hall of Fame
- [S1219] Census - Alberta - 1906, Calgary West, Alberta, District 35, Div. 4 pg 44.
- [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
East: Isabella Gibson/ wife of/ Henry H. Pirie/ born Sept 13 1870/ died Jan 13 1907/ Margaret Gibson/ 1865-1959/ Charles Gibson/ Pirie/ 1906-1990/
South: Mary MacDonald/ wife of/ James Gibson/ born in Forfar Scotland/ Feb 18 1840/ died Feb 2, 1908/ Charles N. Pirie/ 1868-1934/ his wife/ Jemima D. Gibson/ 1875-1971/ Gibson/
West: Sacred/ to the memory of/ John Liddle Gibson/ born in Lanarkshire/ Scotland/ April 17 1829/ died at Glenallan/ April 19 1880/
North: James Gibson/ born in Lanarkshire/ Scotland/ March 29 1831/ died/ Feb 2 1895/ Mary/ died Sep 20 1876/ aged/ 5 yr 11 mo 6 ds
- [S655] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 34047 (1878), John Gibson.
John Gibson b. 10 Sep 1878 Peel Township, s/o James Gibswon & Mary McDonald, farmer
- [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.
- [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 1 Page 3.