Gibbs, Anna B.

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Anna B Gibbs, born Nov. 4, 1886 in Knox, daughter of Albert Gibbs and Eva Ann Ball. Her brothers and sisters were:

  • Floyd Eugene Gibbs-b.4 Mar 1879-d. 24 Dec 1879. He worked for the Town of Knox as Highway Superintendent, Deputy Sheriff,& Justice of the Peace. He married Minnie Harriet Mattice on 22 Feb, 1899. They had children; Rachael Mcmillen (1900-1979), Albert Ira Gibbs (1902-1991).
  • Cortland Palmer Gibbs-b. 21 May 1881-d.?. He married Julia Emma Van Woemer abt. 1900. They had 2 children; Susan E. Oliver(1903-1993), and Elizabeth W. Eldred (1905-1983).
  • Franklin J. Gibbs-b. 30 Jun 1885-d. 20 Aug 1886.
  • Harrison Benjamin (Harry) Gibbs-b. 4 Nov 1888-d. 9 Aug 1975.He was a farmer. He married Vertie Clow (1893 -1995) on 22 Mar, 1913. They had 5 children; Betty Jane Gibbs, Francis C. Gibbs(1914-1984),Alton Gibbs (1918-2001), Eunice O'Donnell (1919-1966),and James Gibbs (1922-1965).
  • Ethel May Gibbs-b. 6 Nov 1890-d. 31 May 1989. She was a homemaker and an active member in St. Paul's Lutheran Ch. in Berne. She married Charles Mc Dermott (1881-1950) abt. 1915 at Town of Knox, Albany County, NY.
  • Robie J. Gibbs-b. 20 Mar 1893-d. 28 Apr 1894).

Marriage and Children

Anna married Henry Alson Miller on Jan. 31, 1905 in a home on West Mountain in a snow storm. They had two children:


Anna was a faithful reader of the Bible. She was the oldest member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and active through the years in Sunday School, Missionary Society and Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of Schoharie Chapter of the DAR and a charter member of the Uhia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, No. 803]], where she remained active for 52 years.


Anna B. Gibbs
His Wife
Knox Cemetery

After their 60th wedding anniversary Henry died in September 1965. Anna died Oct. 20, 1979. Funeral services were from St. Paul's Lutheran Church and she was laid to rest beside Henry in Knox Cemetery.


Anna B. Gibbs Miller Obituary - Altamont Enterprise — October 25, 1979


Anna B Miller died nearly Saturday (Oct 20, 1979) evening at St. Peter's hospital, where she had been taken by ambulance earlier in the day. Born Nov. 4, 1886, the daughter of Albert and Eva Ann Ball Gibbs. she lived her almost 93 year life span in the Berne- Knox area, except for some Florida winters. Jan. 31, 1905 she married Henry Miller in a home wedding during a West Mountain snow storm. After their 60th anniversary, he died in September 1965.

Mrs. Henry miller was a faithful reader of her Bible in spite of failing sight the last few years. She was as a friend said, "a good woman with a happy disposition and she was given to pouring oil on troubled waters." She was the Aan 41, 1905 she oldest member of St, Pual's Lutheran Church where she was active through the years in the Sunday school, Missionary Society and Ladies Auxillary. She was a member of the Schoharie Chapter of the DAR and a charter member of Uhai Chapter OES No. 803, where she remianed active for 52 years.

Mrs Miller was the mother of Hubert Miller and the late Chester A. Miller, and is survived by a sister Mrs Ethyl McDermott of Knox, 13 grandchildren, Ralph Miller of Helderberg Trail, Harold Miller of Washington D. C., Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Wright of Ravena, Mrs James (Marilyn) Figel of East Berne, Mrs Gerald (Huberta) Miller of Albany, Charles Miller, Mrs Michael and Donald Miller of Helderberg Trail, and Allen Miller of Cole Hill Rd , Mrs. Robert (Doris) Flagler of Helderberg Trail, Mrs Gary (Sandra) Gillen of Schenectady, Mrs Gary (Donna) VanZandt of Waterford, and Michael Miller of Warrensburg, two sister-in-laws, Christina Miller and Vertie Gibbs.

Also great-grandchildren, Kathleen Miller of SUNY Albany, Karen Miller, who is a student this year in Germany, Derek and Garth Wright of Ravena, Suzanne and Gerald Miller of Albany, Melisa Miller of Berne, Marcel Miller of California, Michelle, Heather, and Heide Vincent, Carol and Ricky Flagler of Berne, Alicia, Bonnie, and Mark Gillen of Schenectady, Mimi and Casey Miller of Warrensburg.

Uhai Chapter members conducted Eastern Star services at Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont Tuesday evening, and funeral services were from her Lutheran church Wednesday with her pastor, Rev. Janice C. Jenson, officiating. Interment was in Knox Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Building Fund of St. Paul's Lutheran church.

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. She opened her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household. Her children arise up and call her blessed." Proverbs 31:10 26-28

Altamont Enterprise — October 25, 1979

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