Showing census for both Gibson and Kennedy (Gibson's partner).
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name age sex color Place/birth Where from
Hannah Gibson 42 f w Pennsylvania Iowa
Ellen F. Kennedy 31 f w Illinois Illinois
Delmont M. Kennedy 13 m w Illinois Illinois
Edith E. Kennedy 10 f w Illinois Illinois
Very first item relative to Gibson shows that she has a partner, Kennedy. Earlier article showing Gibson setting up her millinery business not found in old newspapers.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1874.
Mrs. E. F. Kennedy has purchased an interest in the millinery and dress-making establishment of Mrs. A. H. Gibson. They have had their room refitted and repainted and now have as fine a store as can be found anywhere. They already have a fine stock of goods to which they are making additions daily.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1874.
Mrs. Gibson & Co. have erected an awning in front of their millinery store. It improves the appearance of their room very much.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1874.
Mrs. Gibson & Co., of the Ladies Bazar, have just received a large stock of hats, ties, gloves, and gauntlets, which they are prepared to sell at prices suited to the times.
Winfield Courier, May 27, 1875.
Mrs. Gibson and Kennedy, of the Ladies Bazar, would desire to call the attention of the Ladies to their large and well selected stock of New Goods just received, including hats of all kinds, flowers, ribbons, ties, gloves, hosiery, corsets, fans, parasols, shoulder and hat scarfs, twills, and Hamburg Edges. Laces of all varieties sold at lowest possible prices. Dress making a specialty, also bridal outfits. Please call and examine.
Mrs. A. H. Gibson no longer a partner. Mrs. E. F. Kennedy is now sole proprietor. At least she gave her new address: Opened store three doors south of Read's Bank...
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1875.
The copartnership heretofore existing, under the firm name of A. H. Gibson & Co., has been dissolved. I have opened a lady's furnishing store three doors south of Read's Bank, where I will keep constantly on hand a full supply of lady's wear of every description. Thankful to my many friends for their past favor, I hope to continue their patronage.
MRS. E. F. KENNEDY.
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1875.
At Cost. Mrs. A. H. Gibson will sell goods for the next 30 days at cost. Come one, come all.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1877.
Mrs. A. H. Gibson, who has been living in Wichita for about a year, returned to our city last week with the intention of again engaging in the millinery business.
Mrs. Gibson did not engage in the millinery business as indicated above.