Comfort Bennett (1828 - 1910)
Contact: Bonnie Kline
Surnames: Gibbs, Ball
----Source: Stanley Republican, June 4, 1910.
Comfort’s obituary in The Stanley Republican, June 4, 1910, indicates that his wife survives, although she is not named. The 1905 Wisconsin State Census, taken June 1 in Plainfield, Waushara County, Wisconsin, lists Comfort, father, widowed, living with Horace and Tinna, his wife. Wisconsin Vital Records list Comfort B. Gibbs as being married July 13, 1905 at Portage, Wisconsin. Since Abigail is listed in the 1900 census and died July 4, 1900, it seems logical that Comfort remarried after June 1 of 1905, and that his second wife was Carrie who survived him. His obituary states that he is buried in Packwaukee beside his wife who preceded him in death nine years prior. The death certificate filed in Neillsville, county seat of Clark County, does not list a cemetery in Packwaukee where the burial might be. There are two cemeteries in Packwaukee and no marked grave could be found there in August of 2007. No further information has been found relating to the second wife, believed to have been named Carrie/Caroline.
Comfort Bennett** Gibbs (January 14, 1828, Harford Township, Cortland***County, New
York—May 28, 1910, Town of Worden, Clark County, Wisconsin)
(Eva)Abigail Ball** (December 3, 1826, probably Cortland County, New York—July 3, 1900,
Married: About 1848, in Wayland, Michigan
**The 1880 U S Census taken July 3rd/4th in Richford Township, Waushara County, Wisconsin lists Eva, age 52, as the wife of C. B. Gibbs, age 51, head of the household. All other census records—1850, 1860, 1900—list his wife as Abigail. It is speculated that her name may have been Eva Abigail Ball Gibbs. Census records indicate that their home in 1860 was Allegan, Michigan and in 1900 it was Springfield, Wisconsin.
***Cortland County is now a part of Onondago County
Pictured here are Comfort and Abigail (Ball) Gibbs.
"Frank’s Parents" is the handwritten caption on the back of the original.
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