Burial register ID: 13086
Surname: GIBSON
First name: EBENEZER
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 55 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 18-Jun-1917
Date of burial: 27-Jun-1917

Block: 162
Plot: 8A

Of your charity pray for the

Repose of the soul of


Beloved husband of


Died 1st December 1905

Aged 83 years

Also ANN

Beloved wife of above

Died 24th Jan. 1929

Aged 90 Years.


A good life on Earth did he live;

A peaceful death was given;

God called him from his toil on Earth

To his reward in Heaven.

To us Death shall never be anything else

But the gateway to our Father’s house.

And on the side of the monument:

In memory of


Beloved husband of


And son-in-law of


Born Jan 14th 1862

Died June 25th 1917.

Bio contributor: Deniece Gresham

Ebenezer Gibson (1862 – 1917)

Ebenezer Gibson was the husband of Elizabeth Gollar, who was the daughter of John and Anne (Yates) Gollar. He was born on 14th January 1862 in Dunedin and was married to Elizabeth when they were both 46 years old, on 3rd June 1908, at the home of Mrs Anne Gollar at 84 Albany Street, Dunedin. At the time of the wedding he was residing in Oamaru.

Ebenezer was a labourer. His mother’s maiden name was Margaret Forsyth (born 1836, died 29th November 1913) and his father was a Dunedin butcher, Peter Gibson (born 1836, died 22nd July 1882). Both parents are buried in Block 4, Plot 1 of Dunedin’s Northern Cemetery.

The witnesses to the marriage were James Gibson, butcher, of 268 George Street, Dunedin, and Elizabeth Ellen Gollar Smith (“Girlie”) of Dunedin, which is incorrect, as she was Elizabeth Ellen Marr Smith.

Ebenezer must have been well-regarded by the Gollar family, as he is buried in the Gollar family plot at the Dunedin Northern Cemetery. The photograph of him is of a very young Ebenezer, but that is the same photo that Elizabeth carried in her locket all of her life.

Others buried here: Ebenezer’s father- and mother-in-law John and Anne Gollar.

See also:

Ebenezer’s parents Margaret and Peter Gibson (at Block 4 Plot 1).

A Young Ebenezer Gibson
Source: Deniece Gresham

There are 3 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
GIBSON EBENEZER 55 Years 18-Jun-1917 27-Jun-1917
GOLLAR ANNE 91 Years 24-Jan-1929 26-Jan-1929
GOLLAR JOHN PETER 82 Years 02-Dec-1905 04-Dec-1905