Gibson composer, lyricist
and educator was born in Savannah Sound, Eleuthera on April
12, 1903. He received his early education in Savannah Sound,
Eleuthera and worked as a Monitor from the age of 11. At the
same age he went to Arthur's Town, Cat Island, to join his
brother, C. I. Gibson who was a head teacher and was given
a job as monitor. He kept this post until he was 17.
his brother was transferred to Buckley's, Long Island he went
with him and again worked as a monitor for one year. The following
year he received a job as head teacher in Scrubb Hill, Long
Island. He later came to Nassau as a student-in training at
the Boys Central School which was then located in Nassau Court.
was later transferred to the Sandilands School as acting head
teacher for eight months and then to the school in George
Town, Exuma, where he stayed for seven years, returning to
Nassau for a refresher course at the Eastern Senior School.
this he was transferred to Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, as head
teacher and remained there for seven years before coming to
Nassau where he took up the post as teacher at the Western
Junior School, then located on Hospital Lane.
the new school was built on Market Street, he moved there.
He left the classroom when he was given a job as supervisor
of music for Government Schools. His time then was divided
between the junior and senior schools where he taught music
theory and singing.