Percy Gibson was born in England in c1836 in Northumberland, England, son of John Gibson and Margaret Gibson. He was baptised on 17 July 1836 at Alnwick, Northumberland. 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 was a blacksmith and engineer. He carried out his blacksmithing business at 111 Bathurst Street, Sydney.
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 was a member of the Committee engaged with the preparations for the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Waterloo in 1868. Gibson resigned in September 1869. His father John was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1871-73.
‘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