Looking for any information on William E Gibson born 1875-80 in Maine and died in Minnesota in 1939

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William E(dward) Gibson is my maternal grandfather and is a brick wall in my research. He married Marie Marquis in Minnesota (Paul, Mina, Eleanor children), but she died in 1922. He married Stella Hedges. William died in 1939. His father has been reported as being born in Maine, Canada, and Scotland.
WikiTree profile: William Gibson
in Genealogy Help by Janette Gould-Martin G2G1 (1.1k points)

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William E Gibson, United States Census, 1880 at Washburn, Aroostook, Maine. Age 3, white, son. Parents in this 1880 census are said to have been born in Canada. William has a very young brother who was born in Maine. The brother is not yet named as of the time of the census. The parents are George Gibson age 27 and Mary Gibson age 22.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
selected by Betty Fox
Maine Vital Records has Maria's maiden name as Brooks.
Thank you so very much, Frank
This, too, has confused me. There is another Gibson family with a George and a Maria and a son William. If I recall correctly, these Gibsons were in a different Maine village/city/town, but also in Aroostock.
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William E. Gibson, United States Census, 1900, Calais city Ward 1-4, Washington, Maine. Age 24, single, white, son, birth date May 1876. Parents are George S Gibson 48 and Maria Gibson 43. The parents birth place is Canada and I think that the Eng is the language they speak rather than where they are from. William has a younger brother, George W. Gibson who is 13 and born in Maine.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
George Gibson is a Bridge Builder for the Railroad, William is a House Carpenter, and his younger brother is at school.
Frank, This Gibson family is some of my confusion. I believe these Gibsons are different from the Gibsons you and Ruben have suggested are mine. My late mum mentioned a Rose in her biological father's family, but she remembered the name as being associated with her father's mother, not his sister. At any rate, with the input from you and Ruben, I am going to pursue the Washburn family with Mary Cary as the mother of William, Lillian, and Wilmet. Thank you so very much!
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Hello Janette.

Certainly William E Gibson was the son of George H Gibson and Mary Cary.

He was the brother of Lillian Rosella Gibson.

The 1880 Census record in the first answer by Frank is the right one.

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
George Gibson Self M 27 Canada
Mary Gibson Wife F 22 Canada
William E Gibson Son M 3 Maine, United States
Baby Gibson Son M 0 Maine, United States

Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF3N-X8Z : 14 August 2017), Baby Gibson in entry for George Gibson, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 209, sheet 266B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0476; FHL microfilm 1,254,476.

As can be seen in the 1900 Census, the unnamed baby boy Gibson listed in the 1880 Census was named Wilmet and was born on March 1880. He is listed in line no. 96 in the census schedule (see the original document).

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
George H Gibson Head M 50 Canada E
Mary Gibsen Wife F 39 Canada E
Wilmet Gibsen Son M 20 Maine
Rose Gibsen Daughter F 18 Maine

Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M93D-NYV : accessed 31 July 2019), Rose Gibsen in household of George H Gibson, Thief River Falls city, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 331, sheet 6B, family 117, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,782.

Lillian Rosella is listed as Rose in line no. 97. By mistake, she is said to have been born on Sep 1882. Lillian Rosella was born on Sep 1885 in the very same place where the family was living in the 1880 Census: Washburn, Aroostook Co., ME.

Name: Lillian Rosella Gibson
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 10 Sep 1885
Event Place: Washburn, Aroostook, Maine, United States
Father's Name: George Gibson
Mother's Name: Mary Cary

Citing this Record
"Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HKB-4D1 : 3 November 2017), Mary Cary in entry for Lillian Rosella Gibson, 10 Sep 1885; citing Washburn, Aroostook, Maine, United States, Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm.

William E, Wilmet and Lillian Rosella, the three of them, were siblings.

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (740k points)
Thank you ever so much, Ruben. Thank you!
You are welcome, Janette.

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