Percy Gibson was born on 8 August 1833 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, son of John Gibson and Margaret Gibson. He married Elizabeth Margaret Stubbs (1840-1917) on 6 October 1860 at St Pauls Redfern, NSW and they had 4 sons and 4 daughters. Percy Gibson died on 5 December 1878 at his residence ’Mount Carmel’, Waterloo, aged 42 years and he was buried at Camperdown Cemetery. Percy Gibson left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £275. He lived in Wellington Street, Waterloo, NSW.
Occupation & interests
Percy Gibson carried out his blacksmithing business at 111 Bathurst Street, Sydney.
Percy Gibson was a member of the Committee engaged with the preparations for the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Waterloo in 1868. Percy Gibson was for a long time identified with the Good Templar movement and held the principal offices in the Order.
Local government service
Percy Gibson was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1867-69 representing East Ward. He resigned in September 1869.
‘Suburban Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 1867, p. 5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13140983
‘The Duke of Edinburgh at the Borough of Waterloo’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 February 1868, p.5: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13156296