Was I ever in for a surprise. I thought the O. S. Gibson I found was a cattleman. He had a herd, but I do not believe he handled cattle all that much. The only item I found which indicated he had a herd was the following.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.
Tuesday O. S. Gibson, residing in Silverdale Township, left home early in the morning to go to the territory to see his herd of cattle. The distance was 20 miles. He drove down, saw every animal in his herd, and returned home by 8:30 p.m. In order to see his cattle, he had to drive several miles in hunting them. Mr. Gibson thinks this is an extraordinary big days work.
[SEE FILE ON SHERIFF GIBSON UNDER “LAWMEN.”]