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  • Name Catharine Stevenson  [5
    Born 1 Apr 1839  Sheffield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1850  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Pioneer Sep 1853  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 29 Aug 1919  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Cholecystitis 
    Buried 31 Aug 1919  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • plot: K_4_11_2E
    William & Catherine Gibby grave marker - old
    William & Catherine Gibby grave marker - new
    Alt. Burial 1 Sep 1919  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Catherine Stevenson 
    Person ID I1026  Full Tree | Larson, Gibby
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2014 

    Father James Stuart Stevenson
              b. 27 Oct 1810, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, , Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Sep 1854, St. Louis, Jefferson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Marion Douglas
              b. 7 Jun 1812, Hawick, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Mar 1866, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1829  Berwick-Upon-Tweed, , Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Gibby
              b. 18 Dec 1835, Slebech, Pembroke, Wales, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Aug 1910, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 26 May 1857  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William and Catherine Gibby.jpg
    Children 
    +1. William Stevenson Gibby
              b. 21 Feb 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Apr 1919, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Marian Stevenson Gibby
              b. 25 Jan 1860, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 May 1947, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Annie Eliza Gibby
              b. 27 Jan 1862, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Apr 1934, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Ada Stevenson Gibby
              b. 8 Feb 1864, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Jan 1930, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +5. Richard Stevenson Gibby
              b. 6 Jan 1867, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Apr 1895, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     6. Maryon Catharine Gibby
              b. 28 Jan 1869, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Catharine Stevenson Gibby
              b. 5 Jul 1872, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Jan 1930, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     8. Arthur Stevenson Gibby
              b. 13 Dec 1876, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Apr 1882, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     9. Raymond Stevenson Gibby
              b. 7 Oct 1878, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 May 1882, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     10. James Stevenson Gibby
              b. 21 Nov 1880, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Nov 1880, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +11. Elizabeth Stevenson Gibby
              b. 24 Mar 1883, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 May 1960, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F647  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Apr 1839 - Sheffield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1850 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPioneer - Sep 1853 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 May 1857 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Stevenson Gibby - 21 Feb 1858 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Marian Stevenson Gibby - 25 Jan 1860 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Annie Eliza Gibby - 27 Jan 1862 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Ada Stevenson Gibby - 8 Feb 1864 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Richard Stevenson Gibby - 6 Jan 1867 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Maryon Catharine Gibby - 28 Jan 1869 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Catharine Stevenson Gibby - 5 Jul 1872 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Arthur Stevenson Gibby - 13 Dec 1876 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Raymond Stevenson Gibby - 7 Oct 1878 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - James Stevenson Gibby - 21 Nov 1880 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elizabeth Stevenson Gibby - 24 Mar 1883 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cholecystitis - 29 Aug 1919 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Aug 1919 - Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Burial - 1 Sep 1919 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

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    Catherine Stevenson
    Catherine Stevenson
    Catherine Stevenson

  • Notes 
    • CATHERINE STEVENSON - Biography

      Wife of Welsh convert William Gibby

      Catherine Stevenson was born on born April 1, 1839 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, at her parents' home on 57 St. Philips Road. Her parents were James Stuart Stevenson and Marian Douglas of Scotland, who were both converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Catherine was baptized by her soon-to-be brother-in-law, Samuel James Lees, on July 8, 1849 in Sheffield. She joined Samuel and Abigail Lees on their voyage to America in January of 1851 on the Ellen. The English author, Charles Dickens, came and spoke to the passengers before they departed. We have a somewhat detailed story of this trip and I will quote it here:

      "The ship Ellen sailed from Liverpool on Monday, January 6, 1851, having on board a company of Saints consisting of 466 souls, under the presidential care of Elders James W. Cummings, Crandall Dunn and William Moss. The ship remained anchored in the river opposite Liverpool until the 8th, about 11 o'clock A.M. when anchor was weighed and the Saints were soon under way with a fair wind. The good Ellen ran a rate of 7 miles an hour till about 11 o'clock at night when she struck a schooner thereby breaking her jib boom and main and fore-yards. The following day the Captain put into Cardigan Bay, North Wales, to repair, and in a few days the ship was ready for sea again; but as the wind on the very day the vessel put into port changed to an unfavorable quarter and remained there in port for three weeks, and the Saints considered the accident that had happened a blessing to them, as they were comfortable in port while hundreds of people were being tumbled about on the face of the troubled seas. During the storm many vessels were also wrecked, and hundreds of human beings consigned to a watery grave. The Ellen again weighed anchor of the 23rd of January and put to sea, the wind blew a strong gale from the direction the ship wanted to sail, and consequently only a little progress was made for several days. On February 1st, however, the wind changed to a favorable quarter, the Ellen stood fairly out to sea, and the passengers soon lost sight of the Irish Coast. From that time they enjoyed pleasant weather and fair winds and on the night of the 14th of March the Ellen anchored in the Mississippi River, off New Orleans, making the passage from Cardigan Bay (which is 12 hours sail from Liverpool) in 7 weeks. During the voyage 10 deaths occurred, two adults and eight children (one of the children being the baby daughter of Abigail and Samuel). Measles broke out among the emigrants the day they left the dock, and nearly every child on board had them, besides several adults. Others were afflicted with consumption, inflammation of the chest and tropical cough, which is something similar to whooping cough. At New Orleans the Company chartered the steamer Alexander Scott to take the emigrants to St. Louis, Missouri. They paid $2.50 per head for adults, all luggage included, and half-price for children. The Company left New Orleans on the morning of March 19th, and landed in St. Louis on the 26th after good passage. Two children died coming up the river and one child was born. A number of the migrants who were not prepared to continue the journey right away found employment in St. Louis, while the others proceeded on their way to the Bluffs."

      Catherine remained in St. Louis with Samuel and Abigail, and was joined by her parents and siblings the following year. In 1856, in company with her sister Abigail's family, Catherine made the wagon trek with Canute Petersen's Company across the plains to Salt Lake City, Utah. On this trek she met a young Welshman, William Gibby, and they fell in love. A story told of this courtship tells the tale of the two young sisters (Abigail and Catherine) who had flaming red hair. One day as the party camped and cleaned themselves and their clothes, prepared the meals and performed their other chores, Catherine sat on the tongue of the wagon brushing and drying her hair in the breeze. Samuel Lees (who had his idea of taking Catherine as a second wife when reaching Utah) approached her from behind. Thinking that she was his wife Abigail, Samuel said, "Abbie, I don't like this Will Gibby showing so much attention to Kate." Catherine turned toward Lees, asking "And what are you going to do about it?" That ended his polygamous plans toward his sister-in-law. They arrived in Salt Lake City in September of 1856, and Catherine and William Gibby were married there on May 26, 1857 by Bishop Edwin Wooley of the 13th Ward.

      William, who was the son of Thomas and Catherine (Davies) Gibby, was born December 18, 1835 in Slebech, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales. William was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on September 16, 1853 by John Griffiths, and sailed to America with a brother named John the following year on the Clara Wheeler. Among the other passengers on this trip was the Twigg family, also from Pembroke, Wales, one of whom would later marry Catherine's sister Jemima.

      William followed the trade of cabinetmaker for several years in Utah, and then turned his attention for a number of years hauling tan bark under contract with William Jennings and Philip Pugsley for their tannery. After this, William went to work in agriculture, at which he was a great success. He once captured a $500 cash prize from the American Agriculturist for the largest yield of wheat on one acre, the yield being 80 bushels and 6 pounds. William died from pneumonia at his Salt Lake City home at 2090 South Main Street on August 9, 1910. Catherine died in Salt Lake City on August 29, 1919.
    • (Medical):Contributory (secondary): cholelithiasis [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1402] Personal knowledge of Kirk Larson, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    2. [S1403] The Generations Network, "Ancestry Family Trees," database.

    3. [S1410] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, database, FamilySearch   ((http://www.familysearch.org)), )..

    4. [S1428] compiled by Thomas L. Gibby [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Austin, TX, "Gibby files," supplied by Gibby, 25 Mar 2010..

    5. [S41] Utah State Board of Health, Utah State Divisions of Archives & History, Digital Images of Death Certificates Utah State Archives  (http://historyresearch.utah.gov/indexes/index.html :n.d.), death certificate 1498 (1919), Catherine Gibby, accessed 14 Apr 2010..

    6. [S1460] RASMUSSEN, LOUIS J., "San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists."  ((Coloma, Calif.: the author. Vol. 2, 1966.) 384p. 2nd printing, 1969. Covers April 6, 1850-November 4, 1851.), p. 18.

    7. [S33] Bitter, Joseph E., "Genealogical Research of the Bitter Family History"  (Family History and Genealogy, 1968).


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