Second Generation


2. John Alexander "Jack" Giberson8,9,10,11,12 was born on 28 June 1907 in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin).10,13,14 Found his birth certificate...Dr. Small delivered... age 22 in 1930. His record is on file. He lived in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1910.15 He lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) on 24 June 1929.16 In 1930 Jack was an auto mechanic in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin).17 He lived at 5 Blake Street in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1930.11,14 He lived at 83 Pleasant Street in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1933.12 Jack lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) on 7 June 1937.8 He lived on Allen Avenue in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1940.10 In 1940 he was a private car driver in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin).10 Jack served in the military between 1942 and 1945 in South Pacific.18 Sea Bee He served in the military sailing aboard the U.S.S. General George O. Squires on 27 December 1943 in San Francisco, California (San Francisco).9 From Wikipedia: "USS General G. O. Squier (AP-130) was the lead ship of her class of transport ship for the U.S. Navy in World War II. Decommissioned in 1946, she was sold privately in 1965 and renamed SS Pennmar, and was eventually scrapped."

Jack's service number was 823 06 14, his rating was S2c. He lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) on 22 March 1950.16 Jack died on 12 December 1983 at the age of 76 in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin).19 Certificate Number: 8310709 , Town of Death: Lewiston - Age at Death: 76 Years He was buried on 14 December 1983 in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Maine.19 He was 1/2 Scottish, 1/4 Dutch, 1/4 English.20,21 I found my Grandfather's name John A. Giberson on 3rd wife's family stone at Mt. Auburn Cemetery - lot 931 on "Glen Drive". Name of marker is DUNTON. - Mike Walton 11/16/1998. Bernice Hayward Additon and John Alexander "Jack" Giberson3,11,12 were married on 24 June 1929 in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin).14,22,23,24 John age 21and Bernice age 17 when married. They14,22,23,24 were divorced on 7 June 1937 in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin).8

3. Bernice Hayward Additon4,8,11,12,16,25,26,27,28,29 was born on 2 May 1912 in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin).4,13,14,22,25,30 Age 7 in 1920. Age 17 in 1930. She lived in Poland, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1920.30 She lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) on 24 June 1929.16 Bernice lived at 5 Blake Street in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1930.11,14 She lived at 83 Pleasant Street in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1933.12 She lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) on 7 June 1937.8 Bernice lived in Milford, New Hampshire (Hillsborough) in February 1939.29 She lived in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1940.4 In 1940 she was a sales clerk in a gift store in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin).4 Bernice lived in Lewiston, Maine (Androscoggin) in 1942. She crossed the border on 14 September 1949 in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii from San Francisco, California (San Francisco).28 She sailed on the U.S.S. General J. C. Breckenridge AP-176, arriving in Hawaii on 19 Sep 1949. She crossed the border on 9 July 1951 in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii to San Francisco, California.27 She sailed aboard the USNS James O'Hara TAP-179 on 9 Jul 1951. Bernice crossed the border on 15 July 1951 in San Francisco, California (San Francisco). On 23 November 1951 she was a silver counselor in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin).6 On 6 March 1953 she was a Sales Girl.6 Bernice lived in Turner, Maine (Androscoggin) on 8 March 1953.6 She died on 26 January 2007 at the age of 94 in Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin).25,31 She died at Clover Manor on Minot Avenue. She had hip surgery prior to moving to Clover Manor from the Sarah Frye Nursing Home on Washington Street in Auburn. She never regained her strength and will after the surgery. She was buried about 2010 in Gracelawn Cemetery, Auburn, Maine (Androscoggin). Bernice had Social Security Number 004-14-1445.25 She was 1/1024 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from mother. Bernice Additon Hayward, also known as Giberson, Fifield, and Rideout. Legally changed her name to Bonnie Fifield on 20 Sep 1983.

AUBURN, Maine – Bonnie Fifield of Auburn, Maine died Friday, January 26, 2007 at the age of 94 at Clover Manor, following a short illness after hip surgery.
Bonnie was the daughter of Lloyd Holbrook Additon of Augusta, ME and Goldie Alice Hayward of Cooper, ME. She was born May 2nd, 1912 in Lewiston, Maine. She was born prematurely and family stories were told that she was kept in a shoe box at the end of the kitchen wood stove to keep her warm.
Bonnie was a longtime resident of Auburn and Poland, ME. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1929. She married John “Jack” Giberson in Auburn on June 24th, 1929. She had 2 daughters by the marriage, Virginia and Margaret.
She married 2nd Bill Fifield a Navy officer. Bill was stationed in Pearl Harbor and Bonnie learned to Hula while there. She returned to Maine the day before Pearl Harbor was attacked. There were no children from this marriage.
After returning to Maine she bought “Folly” farm on the Snell Hill Road in Turner, Maine. She worked at a variety of different professions during her many years. She sold jellies for Bessie’s and sold her own recipe for cinnamon apple jelly to Bessie’s. For a time she sold silverware door-to-door. She worked for the State of Maine in Civil Defense doing programs for emergency mass feeding and for building fallout shelters during the late 50’s and early 60’s. Then she created the Maine Safety Council during the 70’s and 80’s where she worked until her retirement.
She was very musically adept at the piano, organ and accordion. She could listen to a song once and play it perfectly. She also created lovely handcrafted items from things she gathered from nature. Bonnie was fantastically creative at home interior decorating. She always loved changing her decor to fit each season and holiday.
Bonnie is predeceased by her daughter Virginia Additon Giberson (1930-2004).
Bonnie is survived by her sister Mrs. Edith “Babe” Norris of Auburn, ME, nephew Bruce Norris of Clinton, NJ, and a daughter Margaret Bragdon and her husband Fred of Peak’s Island, ME. She is also survived by her grandson Michael W. Walton, Sr., who she raised from the age of three, and Mike’s wife Margie of Clinton, Maine.
Bonnie’s other grandchildren include Paul and Marti Grady and their 3 children Matthew, Jonathan, and Rebecca of Springfield VA; Jack and Erin Hooper and their son Jack of Mesa AZ; and Rick and Christie Hooper and their daughter Leila of Chico CA.
Other great-grandchildren include a great-grand daughter Emily Rose of NH and her son Devin, and great-grandsons Michael Wm. Walton, Jr. of Grand Forks, ND and Steven Walton of Hillsboro, NH.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

USS James O'Hara (APA-90) was a Frederick Funston-class attack transport that served with the US Navy during World War II and later in the Korean War. The ship was named after a Continental Army officer who fought in the Revolutionary War and who later became Quartermaster General of the US Army.

Initially acquired as an Army transport, the ship was soon acquired by the Navy and reclassified an attack transport for the duration of the war, then returned to the Army and redesignated USNS James O'Hara. In the 1950s she was reacquired once again by the Navy and reclassified, serving as USS James O'Hara (T-AP-179) until her final decommissioning.

The ship was laid down for the Army under Maritime Commission contract by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation, Tacoma, Washington, 16 June 1941; launched 30 December 1941; and delivered to the Army 30 November 1942.

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Virginia Additon (Gini) Giberson-13.

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Margaret Barker was born in 1937. She was part Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from mother.