Mary Adelia Lambert[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1851 - 1935  (83 years)


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  • Name Mary Adelia Lambert 
    Born 11 Sep 1851  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptized (LDS) 1 Apr 1861 
    Endowed (LDS) 6 May 1872  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Jan 1935  Vernal, Uintah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Buried 24 Jan 1935  Vernal, Uintah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I53386  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father John Lambert,   b. 31 Jan 1820, Gargrave, Yorkshire West Riding, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1893, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Adelia Groesbeck,   b. 14 Apr 1822, Farmington, Trumbull, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1910, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 9 Jun 1893  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 2 CSTA C124
    Family ID F15116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Gibson,   b. 25 Apr 1845, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1932, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 6 May 1872  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 6 May 1872  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Lambert Gibson,   b. 10 Mar 1873, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1945, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Mary Eliza Gibson,   b. 26 Jul 1875, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1950, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Sarah Adelia Gibson,   b. 27 Jan 1881, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1970, Madison, Morris, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Family ID F19964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1851 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 May 1872 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Vernal Cemetery, GRV11749 1 PION Y



      From: Builders of Uintah, DUP, 1947.
      p. 19
      "Mary A. Gibson was born in Salt Lake City Sept 11, 1851, the daughter of John and Adelia Grosbeck Lambert. She moved with her parents to Kamas Valley in 1861. She married William Gibson in 1872 in the Endowment House at Salt Lake City. Moved to Ashley Valley in 1877, was a Sunday School teacher in Old Ashley in 1880, and elected trustee for District No. 3 in 1904. She served four years. In 1915 she was chosen president of the newly organized Ashley Ward Relief Society, in which capacity she served for several years. She died Jan 19, 1935 and is buried in the Gibson private cemetery."


      1880 United States Census
      Source Information:
        Census Place Ashley, Uintah, Utah
        Family History Library Film   1255338
        NA Film Number   T9-1338
        Page Number   112B

      Wm. GIBSON   Self   M   Male   W   34   SCOT   Farmer
       Mary GIBSON   Wife   M   Female   W   28   UT   Keeping House
       James L. GIBSON   Son   S   Male   W   7   UT      SCOT
       Mary E. GIBSON   Dau   S   Female   W   4   UT      SCOT
       Geo. LANGSTORS   Other   S   Male   W   19   UT   Laborer
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      Newspaper: Vernal Express, Vernal, Utah, 1935-01-24, page one
      MARY A. GIBSON VALLEY PIONEER DIES SATURDAY
      Pioneer of Ashley Valley in 1877 and Active Church worker Pqasses to Great Beyond After Successful Career
      Funeral services for Mary a. Gibson, 83, who succumbed Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at her home in Ashley, will be held in the new Ashley ward chapel today (Thursday) at 1:00 o'clock p.m. under the direction of the bishopric.

      Mrs. Gibson had been in good health up to the time of her death although had suffered a slight heart attack some time ago and her daughter, Mrs. Sarah A. Eccles of New York, was summoned home and was with her mother when the end came. Another daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Sowards, and several other relatives were with Mrs. Gibson.

      Born in Salt Lake September 11, 1851, just four years after the arrival of the first pioneers, she spent the first ten years of her life in that place. In 1861 she moved with her parents John Lambert and Adelia Grosbeck to Rhoades Valley, now Kamas. On May 6, 1872, she was married to William Gibson in the Salt Lake endowment House.

      Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her husband two years ago. Surviving are two daughters and one son; Mrs. Eccles and Mrs. Sowards and James L. Gibson, Salt Lake Dean of the School of Arts and Science, University of Utah, who is at the present time in the Southern States doing work for the University.

      Mrs. Gibson will be buried in the Gibson cemetery north of their home in a vault beside her husband built by Mr. Gibson before his death.*

      Newspaper: Vernal Express, Vernal, Utah, 1935-01-31, page one
      PIONEER ASHLEY MOTHER BURIED NEAR HOME
      Mrs. Mary A. Gibson, Early Pioneer of Ashley Valley Buried in Family Cemetery Near Home Thursday of Last Week.*
      Under the direction of the Ashley ward bishopric with Bishop Alma Preece presiding the funeral services of Mrs. Mary Adelia Lambert Gibson were held Thursday of last week at 1 p.m., in the new Ashley ward chapel which was filled to capacity. Relatives, neighbors and many friends from distant points came to pay their last respects to one of Utah's noble pioneer characters and one of Ashley Valley's beloved pioneers.

      It seemed most fitting that the beautiful new Ashley ward chapel should help to pay this respect to the one who was known as the "Mother of Ashley Ward." Mrs. Gibson was the honor guest at the opening of the new chapel last fall.

      The floral offering profuse and beautiful, testified of the love and respect paid to the departed from many who were unable to be there in person.

      Music was furnished by a ladies' chorus composed of Mrs. Ivan Atwood, Mrs Eva Hatch, Mrs. May Calder, Mrs. Olive Bryant and Mrs. Frank Enger, accompanied by Mrs. Horace Caldwell who sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," "That Beautiful Land," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."

      Mrs. Calder and Mrs. John Jorgensen accompanied by Mrs. John Stagg sang, "Behold 'Tis Eventide." A violin duet, "One Fleeting Hour" was played by Sewell and Everett Massey.

      Thomas E. Kidd told of his long acquaintance with the deceased and how she had been an inspiration to him in his activities since boyhod. A beautiful tribute was read by Mrs. May Freestone.

      High Councilman Karl B. Preece, former bishop of Ashley ward, neighbor and friend since babyhood, paid glowing tribute. He told how Mr. and Mrs. Gibson had made him promise 19 years ago that he would speak at their funeral services. How just recently his lifelong friend had reminded him of his promise and when he jokingly had asked her what he should say she seriously replied, "Speak the truth." He told of how her Christian influence had been a benediction in his life.

      The concluding speaker, H. Walter Wooley, referred to the happiness of living the Gospel as had Mrs. Gibson and what would be the reward of study and work. Bishop Preece in his closing remarks also paid a wonderful tribute. Among the pioneers present who had come to pay their respects was Henry J. Catwin of Jensen who had lived in the Gibson home when a boy.

      The opening prayer was by Alvin A. Weeks and the benediction by Neils Behrmann.

      The pall bearers were grandsons of the deceased, Carl, Leland, Orville and Shirley Sowards, Mark D. Gibson and James Lambert Gibson, Jr.

      Interment was made in the Gibson cemetery on the hill north of the Gibson home in a vault beside her husband built by Mr. Gibson before his death which occurred two years ago. Thomas Bingham, Ashley Valley pioneer, dedicated the grave.

      Relatives from outside points attending the funeral were her son James L. Gibson, dean of the school of Arts and Science, U of U, Mrs. Gibson and sons James L. Jr. and Keith, Salt Lake; a daughter Sarah Gibson Eccles of New York; the following brothers and sisters Joseph Ephraim Lambert, Roosevelt, Mrs. Emma L. Pack, Salt Lake, and grandson, Marl D. Gibson, Price; nephews, Garret Pack, Roy, Frank, Robert and Parley Lambert, Wilford Lewis; nieces, Mrs Mary Wilde, Mrs. H. Zeff, Mrs. Addie Russet; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Reva Lambert and Mrs. Ephraim Lambert.

      Death occurred January 19th at 4 p.m. while seated conversing with those around her. Mrs. Gibson was one of the earliest pioneer mothers of Ashley Valley coming here in 1877. She was an ardent Church worker and only those closely associated with her ever knew any part of her many charities for she never spoke of them herself.

      Mrs. Gibson had the wonderful faculty of making those associated with her sensing her viewpoint. She was generally right, but if wrong none could be quicker than she to rectify the mistake.

      When she spoke in matters of religion it was with a most pleasing way, offending none for to those associated with her it was known she had searched and and tested every source for knowledge before she spoke. There always seemed to be a finality to her remarks of any nature which cleared up doubt.

      She was a close observer of nature seeing beauty in everything even the Indians which so greatly frightened her when they first settled in the Valley as they roved at will past their homestead from the Indian ford at Green river over the Indian trail up the canyon towards Lapoint.
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      *Those buried in the Gibson family cemetery were later moved to the Vernal city cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S21176] Family Research from Venita Parry, Provo, Utah 2007-01-14.

    2. [S582] USA - 1880 United States Census, US Census Bureau; Data entered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service), Utah, Uintah, Ashley.

    3. [S53674] Book - Builders of Uintah : a centennial history of Uintah County, 1872 to 1947, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Uintah County Chapter, 1947, 979.221 H2d - FHL US/CAN Book., p. 19.

    4. [S53675] .

    5. [S53669] USA - Burial Records, Cemetery Sexton.

    6. [S21175] Newspaper - Obituaries, Vernal Express, Vernal, Utah, 1935-01-24, page one.

    7. [S21175] Newspaper - Obituaries, Vernal Express, Vernal, Utah, 1935-01-31, page one.