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Marvin O. Gibler

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Marvin O. Gibler

Posted: 1059192805000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Gibler, Shanks, & Rose
“History of Huntington County, Indiana”1914 By Frank S. Bash pg. 749-50

Marvin O. Gibler. The farm of Marvin O. Gibler in Warren township is undeniably one of the fine places of the community, and is a credit to its proprietor and owner as well as to the town. Walnut Ridge Farm, as it is very properly called, is one of the productive and well kept places hereabouts, and it is known for its productions in fine Jersey-Duroc hogs and Holstein cattle, to both of which Mr. Gibler has devoted a good bit of attention in recent years. Mr. Gibler’s place is located in Section 8, 9 and 10 of Warren township, and lies two miles north of the town of Bippus and ten miles northwest of Huntington, so that he is provided with a ready market at his hand at all times.

Clear Creek township, Huntington county, was the birthplace of Marvin O. Gibler, and his natal day was March 31, 1873. He is a son of Elias and Delilah (Shanks) Gibler, the father and mother also having been born in Clear Creek township. The family is one that was for a good many generations located in Pennsylvania, and the paternal grandsire of Mr. Gibler of this review came to Indiana from his native state in young manhood, continuing as a resident of Clear Creek township until two years prior to his passing, dying in South Whitley, Indiana. His wife lived to the age of ninety.

Elias Gibler had one son,- Marvin O. of this review, and he was reared in Clear Creek township on what was known as the old Alex Gibler farm. He attended the common schools of the community as a boy, and when he quitted his studies there he turned his whole attention to farming. He was married at the early age of nineteen years, Sarah Rose being united in marriage with him on October 15, 1892. She was a native of Warren township and a daughter of William and Rebecca Rose, and was reared in the community of her birth, there attending the schools that were provided. For a time after their marriage they lived in Clear Creek township, coming to Warren township in 1902 and here purchasing the Thomas Bolinger farm. Mr. Gibler has made many improvements in the place since it came into his possession, building a fine barn in 1911 and remodeling the house in 1912, so that it is now one of the comfortable and commodious farm dwellings in the township.

Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Gibler. Mabel is a graduate of the Bippus high school and is now living at home. Walter is attending the Bippus high school, and Lucile is yet a student in the graded schools of the town. The family are members of the Evangelical Lutheran church, and Mr. Gibler is a Republican, though not an active worker in the field of politics. He is a man of many excellent traits of character and has a splendid standing with his fellow men.
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