William Gibbons
Anna A. Cassidy
John Hull Joseph Beeker
Elizabeth Agnes Tracy
William Joseph Gibbons Sr.
Esther Gertrude Beeker
Elizabeth Annette Gibbons


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1. Kenneth Lavern Cole

Elizabeth Annette Gibbons 1 2 3

  • Born: 16 May 1920, , , MI 3
  • Marriage (1): Kenneth Lavern Cole on 6 Aug 1943 in Holdrege, Phelps, NE, USA 1
  • Died: 13 Dec 1969 at age 49 3
  • Buried: Holdrege: Prairie Home Cemetery, Phelps, NE, USA 3

   Another name for Elizabeth was Bettiann Gibbons.4

   FamilySearch ID: GQVS-YG9.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. 2 The 1930 census recorded owning a $10,000 home at 14380 Cruse Street: William J. Gibbons, foreman for Ford Motor Co., 43, living with wife Esther G., 36; William J. 17; and Elizabeth A., 9. The father was born in Utah and his parents in New York. Esther and her parents were born in Indiana. Son William was born in Illinois and daughter Elizabeth in Michigan.

2. Census in 1940 in Dearborn, Wayne, MI. 5 The 1940 census recorded owning a $7000 home at 7022 Neckel Street: William Gibbons, foreman at auto plant, 54, born in Utah, living with wife Esther, 52, born in Indiana; daughter Elizabeth, typing and shorthand for construction company, 19, born in Michigan, and mother-in-law Elizabeth Beeker, 75, born in Kansas. They lived in the same place in 1935.

3. Newspaper: Detroit Free Press: Bettiann Gibbons Helping The Navy, 9 Jan 1942, Detroit, Wayne, MI. 4 HELPING THE NAVY
(photo of Bettiann Gibbons)
BETTIANN GIBBONS Working for family, too
Girl's Heart Belongs to Sea Service
Bettlann Gibbons, 21 yeas old, works all day for the Navy Recruiting Office in the Federal Building for the love of it and for the love of her brother, father and fiance, all Navy men. She came to tie Recruiting office the other day asking for work -- just anything that she could do to help. The officers said they had no money available for such work, but Miss Gibbons started to tell about her relatives. Her father, William Joseph Gibbons, is a Navy lieutenant; her brother, W. J. Gibbons, Jr., is a first-class electricians' mate in the Navy, and her fiance, Kenneth Cole, 21, whom she met through her mother, is also a sailor. Recruiting officers surrendered. They told Miss Gibbons she could work around the office typing and whatever she could, but without pay. So Miss Gibbons works, six days a week and hard. She is happy because she is helping, and she gets a few privileges, such as a free lunch ticket and a leave card which permits her to ride free on busses. And pretty soon, she thinks, she will be issued an official naval jacket and cap.

4. Residence: on 28 Mar 1948 in Holdrege, Phelps, NE, USA. 6

Elizabeth married Kenneth Lavern Cole, son of Delbert Cyrus Cole and Leona C. Hansen, on 6 Aug 1943 in Holdrege, Phelps, NE, USA.1 (Kenneth Lavern Cole was born on 9 Jul 1920 in Bertrand, Phelps, NE, USA,7 8 9 died on 26 Jun 1985 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA 8 9 and was buried in Riverside: Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA, USA 9.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Nebraska, Marriages, 1855-1995, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2ZG-RQ37 Kenneth Lavern Cole and Elisabeth Annette Gibbons, 06 Aug 1943; citing Marriage, Holdrege, Phelps, Nebraska, United States, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln; FHL microfilm 1.

2 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7S5-7SQ William J Gibbons, Detroit (Districts 0751-0879), Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 837, sheet 44A, line 14, family 742.

3 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42513421.

4 Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) (On newspapers.com publisher extra.), 9 Jan 1942, page 2.

5 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHM9-7SP William Gibbons, Tract 834, Dearborn, Dearborn City, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 82-29, sheet 9A, line 3, family 143.

6 "The Detroit Times (Detroit, MI)," 30 Mar 1948, page C7. Obituary of William J. Gibbons.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Kenneth Lavern Cole b. 9 Jul 1920 Nebraska.

8 FamilySearch.org, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGT1-6JN Kenneth Laverne Cole, 26 Jun 1985; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

9 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3803475.

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