Mr. Charles I. Gibson
painting by Kye Shun
Mr. Charles Gibson was born during the month of May in the year 1887 in the settlement of Savannah Sound, on the island of Eleuthera. His parents: David Gibson and Angeline Gibson (nee Sawyer). Charles Gibson was educated at the Government School in Savannah Sound Eleuthera, and later at the Boys Central School in Nassau Court.
Mr. Gibson taught in Andros, Cat Island, Long Island, Inagua, Eleuthera, and New Providence. Mr. Gibson was in his early 20's when he was first appointment as "head teacher". Charles Gibson's appointment included both the Western and Eastern Senior Schools in New Providence. Mr. Gibson and his wife Edith Bell Gibson raised seven children (including, Mrs. Hazel Evangeline Sawyer). Mr. Timothy Gibson, a brother of Charles was the composer of the Bahamian National Anthem.
Due to illness and upon his request, Mr. Charles Gibson returned to Savannah Sound, Eleuthera where he in 1941 died. Mrs. Gibson later also died in 1982.
Info. based on page 44 of "The One Hundred Most Outstanding Bahamians of The 20th Century"
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