Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     WILLIAM GIBSON is one of the prominent agriculturists and orchardists of the Lake Chelan region.  He dwells about sixteen miles up the lake from Lakeside, where he has one-quarter section well improved.  Ten acres of this land are planted to various kinds of fruit, such as figs, California raisins, apples, plums, English walnuts and so forth.  The soil is very productive and Mr. Gibson has been able to show some especially fine fruit.  The ranch is adorned with a large eight room house, fine barn and other buildings, and the improvements make it one of the most valuable in this section.  In addition to this, Mr. Gibson has a magnificent gasoline launch costing about five hundred dollars.
     William Gibson was born in Quincy, Illinois, on February 14, 1854, the son of Thomas and Sarah (Wheldal) Gibson, natives of England.  He has the following brothers and sisters: Henry, Thomas R., Arthur, deceased; Frank W., George E., Jennie, Louis, Sadie.  Mr. Gibson came to Lake Chelan in 1890, making one hundred miles of the journey on foot through the deep snow. He was almost entirely without capital when he landed here and his magnificent holdings at the present time are the result of his skill and labor.
     Fraternally, he is affiliated with the A. F. & A. M., the I. 0. 0. F. and the Rebekahs.
     In political matters, Mr. Gibson is a Republican and active in the campaigns.