GILBERT FAMILY

Children of Arthur Preston and Edna Gilbert, along side Edna Gilbert

Front Row L-R: Elizabeth Gilbert-Ambrose, Helen Gilbert-Sanders, Edna Matthews-Gilbert, Kate Gilbert-Thomas, Ysleta Gilbert-Kranz, Nell Gilbert-Harlan.

Back Row L-R: Horace Gilbert, Harold Gilbert, Arthur Huies Gilbert, James ďBuddyĒ Gilbert, and Byron ďTapĒ Gilbert.

Harold Gilbert, Horace Gilbert holding Elizabeth Gilbert-Ambrose, and Arthur Huies Gilbert

The Gilbert Boys

Tap, Harold, Edna, Huies, and Horace

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There were 2 children that did not make it past the first year.

Olive Lee Gilbert 1906-1906

George Henry Gilbert 1907-1907

Aunt Kate had the bronzed shoes of George Henry. She gave them to Aunt Nell when she moved into the nursing home.

The rest were  John Horace, Lawrence Harold, Arthur Huies, Emily Elizabeth, Helen Edna, Kate, Ysleta, Uncle Buddy, Tap, and Nell.

Of the group, Aunt Elizabeth and Aunt Kate have been the only 2 to make it into their 90s. Ysleta and Buddy are a few years away from that milestone, and Aunt Nell is a long ways from it.

As for Arthur Preston Gilbert, he was born in near Abbeville, Mississippi to George Gilbert and Elizabeth Gordon. George was born in 1848 in Madison County, GA, and died in Arkansas in 1932. Elizabeth Gordon Gilbert was born in Tennessee in December of 1847 and died in Bearden, Arkansas in 1924. Georgeís parents were William Crawford Gilbert (1820-1892) and Tyletha Hampton (1821-1874). They were both born in Madison Co, GA and moved near Abbeville, MS sometime around 1850 after the census was made. They are both buried at the homestead near Abbeville.

Thatís probably more info than you wanted to receive, but thatís a brief history as to where the Gilbertís came from.  

Logging was the industry taken up Arkansas, and is what Arthur Preston continued to do when he moved into Louisiana.    

Our goal right now is to find a photograph of George and Elizabeth Gordon. We have a few of Georgeís sisterís in Mississippi, but have not been able to find one of George and Elizabeth. -m

Respectfully,

Matthew Gilbert

 In the Gardens of Memories Cemetery Book by Lyles and McLemore,  on row 4 there is a grave for John Horace "Rusty" Gilbert born 12 April 1090 died 16 May 1980.  Nearby are markers for Thomas Herman Branch born 1931 died 1996 and Betty Gilbert Branch.  Tom Branch had Webster Wholesale.

In the Minden City Cemetery there are three graves listed in Lyles book on page 82 are three Gilbert graves in Section B-3 for the Gilbert family:

GILBERT, Byron C "Tap" 21 Oct. 1930  - 28 Feb. 2002 "We love you PeePaw"    Christy, Clay, Sammy, Amy, Casey, Eleanor, abigail

GILBERT, Arthur P.  4 Oct. 1980  died 14 Nov. 1953

GILBERT, Edna M.  11 Dec. 1888  died 24 Sept. 1968

 

THOMAS, KATHRYN GILBERT WAS BORN 27 SEPT. 1918 AND DIED NOV. 26, 2008    - Minden City Cemetery

 

  Photo Submtitted by Greg Grambling, Taken by his Father, Robert Grambling

  Wedding 54 - 2  L-R, Patsy Marie Gilbert, Bonnie Sanders, W. D. Roberts and Tommy Branch

  Iím almost positive the guy on the right is my uncle, Tommy Branch. Iím waiting on a reply from my cousin about that.
  As for the other wedding photo, the mother of Bonnie Sanders was Helen Gilbert-Sanders.

  Matt Gilbert

 

   Photo by Robert Grambling, submitted by Greg Grambling.

   Wedding 54-1  Mr. & Mrs. ______ Roberts; W. D. Roberts,(Class of 1953,  Bonnie Sanders, class of 1955

     and her mother...Mrs. Helen Gilbert Sanders who was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. A. P. Gilbert. If you know

     Mr. and Mrs. Roberts given names email mindenmemories@aol.com and tell us.

7. Old Photos: I wanted to send you a few pictures of the Gilbert family. The recent
one was taken in December during our family reunion. The oldest one was
found in a box of Aunt Kate's belongings that Aunt Nell (Gilbert/Harlan)
had. I was going through several old framed photos of the Matthews
family when I came across a small envelope with a negative inside. I
took it and had it developed, and low and behold it was the oldest photo
that I know of that we have of the Gilbert boys. The photo with Grandpa
Gilbert was given to me by Aunt Judy Wingrove.  
 Matt Gilbert
 


7.1John Kenneth Gilbert, Arthur Preston Gilbert, Judy Wingrove, and
Gary Gilbert. This was taken probably around 1950/51.

7.2 From left to right are Uncles Harold and Huies Gilbert, and then my
grandpa, Horace "Rusty" Gilbert. This was taken in 1913.

7.3The newer photo left to right: Matthew Gilbert (myself), Aunt Nell
Harlan, Uncle James "Buddy" Gilbert, and Aunt Elizabeth Ambrose. This
was taken in December 2008. Aunt Elizabeth turned 94 last week, and is
still doing well for her age. She doesn't look a bit different than when
I was growing up as a kid.

The newer photo left to right: Matthew Gilbert (myself), Aunt Nell
Harlan, Uncle James "Buddy" Gilbert, and Aunt Elizabeth Ambrose. This
was taken in December 2008. Aunt Elizabeth turned 94 last week, and is
still doing well for her age. She doesn't look a bit different than when
I was growing up as a kid.

 
Gilbert 6. The color photograph is: Sitting L-R: Matthew Gilbert, Arthur Huies Gilbert. Standing L-R: Ysleta Kranz, Elizabeth Gilbert Ambrose, John
Kenneth Gilbert, Jr., and Kate Gilbert Thomas.  That picture was taken
around May of 1999.

Thanks for putting this site up.   Matt Gilbert, Fort Worth, TX

Gilbert 5. The  black and white photo with fish is John Horace "Rusty
Gilbert", John Kenneth Gilbert, and John Carter Simpson.


Gilbert 4. John Horace "Rusty" Gilbert, his son John Kenneth Gilbert, and myself, Matthew Crayton Gilbert.

My name is Matthew Gilbert, and I'm the son of John Kenneth Gilbert and
Bonnie Barbarisi (formerly Bonnie Gilbert). I'm in one of the group
photos listed  below on this page. I have submitted photo's Gilbert 4, 5 & 6 above.

Gilbert 3

 THE GILBERT FAMILY, Compliments of Theresa Matthews Bunner

L-R, In the green stripped shirt is Byron, "Tap" Gilbert with his arms folded. To his left is James "Buddy Gilbert, looking toward Tap. Betty Gilbert Branch (Daughter of Rusty Gilbert is in the yellow and white horizontal stripped shirt, and wethink that is her husband, Tommy Branch behind her. To her left and behind her, is Nell Gilbert Harlan. The tall man is Nell's husband, Coach Harlan of Haughton, Louisiana. Bonnie

The top pictures with the two little boys in front -- the pretty lady to the far right wearing white is Pam Gilbert.  Kenneth Gilbert and his family are not in this picture. 

Susan Rossman

Bonnie Sanders Vines on the front row wearing the black or navy, with white across her chest.

Who is the lady in pink and the children with her?  Also who is the pretty  lady standing behind the little boy on the end?

On the back row directly behind Bonnie Sanders Vines and behind the lady in pink is Patsy Marie Gilbert Mills wearing the blue and white blouse and white pants, behind Patsy is Fred and to his left is Huies Guilbert.

Submitted by Theressa Matthews Bunner
 

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On the latest Gilbert picture, from right to left on back row: Kenneth Gilbert and his Uncle.  Front row boy in blue shirt is Kenny Gilbert,

 behind Betty (Gilbert) Branch is her husband Tom Branch.

John Walker

The pretty lady has to be Bonnie Walker Gilbert, Kenneth's wife and mother of Kenny Gilbert

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Does anyone know who the person is standing in the pink top? Who is the little girl in the blue top?  

That is Huiles Gilbert in the white shirt. .
Theresa Matthews Bunner

 

Gilbert 2

The Gilbert Family taken at the Matthews Family Reunion

Submitted by Theressa Bunner

 

The second group picture of the Gilbert Family has a few people identified incorrectly. The little boy on the front row with the red stripes on his shirt is Matthew Gilbert, son of Kenneth & Bonnie Gilbert.  Two people to the right in the blue striped shirt, shorts and tennis shoes is his sister, Susan.  To the far right of the picture is Kenneth Gilbert (blue shirt), Bonnie Walker Gilbert (plaid shirt) and John "Kenny" Gilbert (white shirt).
 
Also, Margaret Gilbert's children were Kenneth, Gary, Bill, and Judy.

Susan Gilbert Rossman

 

 Right in the middle with a sleeveless stripped dress is Helen Gilbert Sanders,  Bonnie Sanders Vines is in the white pants, on the **very end is Bonnie White Walker and Kenneth "Kenny" Gilbert.

*In the blue dress is Carolyn Hunt (Mrs. Rusty Gilbert, son of Tap) Are these her children?

Kate Gilbert Thomas is in a solid yellow top behind a little girl with eye glasses

Ysleta Gilbert _____with white hair

You can only see the top of Byron "Tap" Gilbert's head   behind the girl in green shorts. Nell is standing behind her looking off to the right.  Coach Harlan is the tall man on the very back row behind Bonnie Sanders Vines. Does anyone know who the man is behind Bonnie?

Any help identifying the others would be greatly appreciated.

Compliments of

T. Bunner and  John Walker

   CORRECTION

The second group picture of the Gilbert Family has a few people identified incorrectly. The little boy on the front row with the red stripes on his shirt is Matthew Gilbert, son of Kenneth & Bonnie Gilbert.  Two people to the right in the blue striped shirt, shorts and tennis shoes is his sister, Susan.  To the far right of the picture is Kenneth Gilbert (blue shirt), Bonnie Walker Gilbert (plaid shirt) and John "Kenny" Gilbert (white shirt).
 
Also, Margaret Gilbert's children were Kenneth, Gary, Bill, and Judy.

Susan Gilbert Rossman

 I remember Rusty Gilbert  as a very nice person and a
heck of a baseball player. Carolyn was one of the loveliest young women
in her affect and demeanor. Very modest, super intelligent and sweet. I
don't know how old that picture is but she looks exactly the same.

Sharon Hennegan Waters

 

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Gilbert 1

 Byron Gilbert married Betty Brantley from Homer. Byron graduated from Minden also.

 Nell married Coach Harlan and they live in Haughton, Louisiana.

 Bonnie Sanders married W. D. Roberts first. She was with the Her name is now Bonnie Vines. She was with the M. H. S.   senior class of 1955.

 Patsy Gilbert graduated with the Class of 1956

 Paula Gilbert graduated with the Class of 1953. Her Dad was Chief of Police.

 Nell Gilbert graduated with the Class of 1951

 Betty Gilbert was with the Class of 1950

 Byron "Tap" Gilbert was with the class of 1949

 James "Buddy" GIlbert was with the class of 1942

 Ysleta Gilbert was with the class of 1941

 Katherine "Kate" (Catherine in the Grig) was in the class of 1938

   

 Many thanks to Theresa Matthews Bunner, Class of 1956 for these pictures.

The Gilbert's were members of the Parkway Baptist Church in Minden and never missed a service. They were fun loving people and always made you feel welcome when you visited in their home.

                         

If you would like to make a correction or share a memory or photo of the Gilbert family

please contact me at MindenMemories@AOL.COM

or write Sherry Gritzbaugh, 4507 Verone St., Bellaire, TX77401