Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
CHARLES C. GIBSON, deputy treasurer
of Lincoln county, Washington, resides at Davenport. He is the son
of Oliver H. P. and Mary J. (Deatley) Gibson, the father a native of Pennsylvania;
the mother of Virginia. The ancestry of the mother were French Huguenots,
for many generations back. She passed away at Davenport in 1901.
The father lives at Davenport, aged ninety years.
Until he had arrived at the age of twenty-five
years, our subject had resided in Clinton county, Missouri, where he attended
district school and the Stewartsville College. He then removed to
Colorado, where for eighteen months he taught school, coming to Spokane
county, Washington, in 1881. He taught school at Latah, Spangle,
Davenport, and so forth, making his home on his farm, near Almira, twelve
years. Mr. Gibson has been in the office of the county treasurer
as chief deputy, since the incumbency of Treasurer Minnick. He has
four brothers, Bela O., conducting a bakery at Davenport; John J., residing
in Idaho; James W., a farmer in Douglas county, and George M. His
two sisters are Laura E., wife of James J. Inkster and Luella F., who is
single and a teacher in Douglas county.
September 13, 1883, at Spangle, our subject
was united in marriage to Mary A. Dashiel, who was born in Umatilla county,
Oregon. Her father, Frederick E. Dashiel, died April 22, 1903, at
Mt. Hope, Spokane county. He was a Spokane county pioneer, having
resided there over thirty years. Her mother, Margaret (Peach) Dashiel,
is a native of Iowa, and now resides at Mt. Hope, Spokane county.
Mrs. Gibson has six brothers, William, a Montana merchant; George C., Fred,
Eugene, Ray and Glenn, residing at Mt. Hope. She has two sisters,
Maggie, wife of T. D. Hinch, of the firm of Loy & Hinch, Fairfield,
Washington, and Kate, who is single and resides at Mt. Hope. To Mr.
and Mrs. Gibson have been born seven children, Guy, Charles, Arthur, Maimi,
Marybell, Fred and Stanley.
Mr. Gibson is a member of the K. O. T. M.,
F. A. of A., I. O. G. T., all of Davenport. Politically, his affiliations
are with the Democratic party, he is patriotically active in politics and
has served frequently as delegate to state and county conventions.
Both he and his wife are members of the Christian church. He is popular
with all and highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.