Clinton (Gib) Gibson was born at Waubay, South Dakota in 1884, and attended the local schools there. Ida Burns was also born in Waubay, in 1886, and was educated there.
Clinton and Ida were married in 1905 and, in August of 1907, they came by train to Ypsilanti, where Clinton managed the Farmers Elevator. In 1928, he purchased the business and renamed it the Gibson Elevator. In 1937, he sold the elevator, and it became the south elevator of the Ypsilanti Equity Elevator Company.
Gib was active in community affairs while in Ypsilanti, Stutson County, North Dakota. After selling the elevator, he continued to manage elevators at Klose for two years, and at Urbana for six years.
Ida was killed in an automobile accident on the Urbana Road in October of 1944. Clinton remarried, to Ethel Jorve, in 1949, and they lived in Jamestown. Gib died in 1957.
Clinton and Ida Gibson had one daughter, Florence.