10486Re: [FJGRailroad] Gloversville made our Paper!
- Sep 6, 2004Hi Joe,Thanks for the Gibson information. My maternal grandmother was a Gibson and she had only one brother, the Avery Gibson that worked in Prescott. He never married. Our Gibson line emigrated from Ireland via Canada in the early 1800's.Gibson is a fairly common name. I have been told that it is a contraction for "Gilbert's Son" and there have certainly been lots of Gilberts around the British Isles.Malcolm Horton----- Original Message -----From: joseph KlapkowskiSent: Monday, September 06, 2004 10:44 PMSubject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Gloversville made our Paper!
There was a husband and wife named Gibson who rented a house on my great
grandparents place out on the Johnstown-Carogra Lake road (Rt 29). Thier
kids lived in Mayfield I think.
>From: Paul Charland <p.charlie@...>
>Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Gloversville made our Paper!
>Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2004 20:42:56 -0400
>I was hoping this would spark someone's memory, hope they were good
>ones! I live in Brockville, 12 miles west of Prescott.
>Malcolm Horton wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > In Gloversville, the Superior Silk Mill was a three story brick mill
> > on the southwest corner of Maple Avenue and 12 th Avenue (now Grandoe
> > lane). It made cloth for underwear etc. Jasper J. Stanyon was a
> > native of Wells, NY who had moved to Gloversville. He had a brother,
> > Roscoe Stanyon, who owned the Imperial Glove Co. on West Eighth Ave.
> > My grandfather owned a carpenter shop located at 11 Maple Avenue,
> > next door to the Superior Silk Mill. As a boy, I spent a lot of time
> > at his shop and got to know many of the employees of the adjacent
> > silk mill. My great uncle, Avery Gibson, worked at the mill and moved
> > to Prescott, Ontario, Canada where he lived for five years as foreman
> > of the dye shop in the Superior Silk Mill there. After five years he
> > retired and moved back to Gloversville. I recall visiting him in
> > Prescott in 1930 (I was 7 years old). We drove in my grandfather's
> > 1923 Oldsmobile touring car, an open car having a V-8 engine. It
> > behaved flawlessly for the entire trip. I still drive Oldsmobiles.
> > Thanks for reviving the memories.
> > Malcolm Horton
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