Katie S. Lapham, born Feb 8 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, 1851, died
Almost nothing is known about Katie. Last ten years, Roy has pieced together scraps of family postcards and such, to post what is known below. It is still possible Kate's info is all wrong. I am sure she had children, yet nobody in the family now, knows who she really was. It appears she married a Fowler, then A. Gibbons. Funny, wonder if my classmate was related? Kathy Fowler. Attempts to connect with anyone in Montana who might of known about them, has met with no replies. Luckily, Roy is a stubborn Icelander to the nth degree!
Starting to think our Katie S Fowler was not Kate Gibbons, then again, maybe I have the right Kate.
Roy is now in contact with many in the Lapham family. Except for one postcard, every indication shows I have the right Kate Gibbons. Thanks to family members, now have a copy of a family tree back to Job Lapham, Pages from Donna Matthews book 'The Westering Laphams' which covers Lizzie's husband George in greater detail, and what became of him. 3 pages of the family tree in 'The Laphams in America', going all the way back. Even photos of Stanton Craig Lapham and his wife, Smith Lapham I, and confirmation that Laphamville, now Rockford was founded by their relative of Rhode Island. All my pages on the Lapham family seem to have correct information. Just a matter of eliminating duplicate text, and any confusion of the three Smiths. Only thing missing is a photo of Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Lapham-Carpenter.
This info has to be moved to right spot
Evan Lapham, Columbia, Oregon, born abt 1903, age 17
Lois Lapham, Columbia, Oregon, born abt 1905, age 15
Marybelle P Lapham, Multnomah, Oregon, born abt 1917, age 3
Not sure if this is same woman? marybelle lapham dupuis, Born 1916 from Belvedere Tiburon, California | Belvedere, California
Born 1916 from Marin, California | Oregon - Freyer
64 Katie Lapham (1871-?) and Carrie Lapham (1872-1949) were the daughters of Carrie and Susie's sister Lizzie (see note 45 above). , 
2. Katie S. LAPHAM Fowler, also known as Kate Gibbons
Going through the Loose Volume Photos from Sig & Hank, Roy discovers one postcard
to Ranka JOHNSON from KAT? S. FOWLER [Katie S. LAPHAM Fowler] from Long Beach Calif.
Back of IMG_SCAN_2353_Back
1007 East 15th N (Lizzie's) [1007 NE 15th Ave, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon 97232]
34 - East 7th ST. (Stanton's Address)
The Westering Laphams book gave two clues here.
1. Confirms Katie as Kate Gibbons by her uncle
2. She married a Reverend
DarkForces letters state that Katie taught school at Evart, MI. The last census below connects the Gibbons family to Osceola, MI.
That is Evart, Osceola, MI! see the connection. Dared to open a text file from the Internettitled 'Nichols history2.0' from netonecom.net/~wilder/Desktop/.../Nichols%20history2.0%5D
While it is true none of our family fought in the Civil War, that I have uncovered yet, for sure Lizzie's husband was a Hospital Steward in 28th Michigan Infantry, and Lizzie did not blame him for leaving saying "His wife never spoke against him, saying he never recovered from his time in the Civil War." I am just now reading a letter from George to his parents while based in North Carolina. For sure, one in our family was very much affected by the Civil War; Lizzie.
History of the Sears Methodist Church written in 1949-50 by Etta Peterson, who was converted in this church March 20, 1906 The first Methodist sermon ever preached in Orient Township was in the summer of 1869 at the home of ... the Sears Class was organized on April 9, 1871. Rev. Gosling took into the Sears church,... Martha Minier as charter members. Later we find the names of Luther and Clara Jones Elmore, Levi and Emma Gibbons, ..."
"After the building of Evart in 1871 by D.A. Blodgett and Frank Kennedy,and named after Frank Evarts, a pioneer of Osceola Township, a Methodist Church was organized there, "
" In 1890, under the pastorate of Rev. L.A. Sevits, a meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Mary Cleaver for the purpose of organizing a Ladies Aid. Among the charter members at this meeting we find the names of Mrs. Mary Cleaver, Kitty and Ada Sleezer, Anna Dearing, Emma Gibbons, Clara ..."
"Eight of these are members at the present time , Mattie Carson Comstock, Bernice Bailey Gibbons, Maggie Lawrence Lloyd, Charles Lawrence, Mary Lloyd Lawrence, Birdie Lloyd Reynolds, William Delemarter, and Florence Delamarter. four of this membership have entered full time service, Estella Manley, now gone, who served many years as a deaconess in Chicago, Edward Bailey, who attended Chippewa Sunday School and Church Services , (under Rev. Maxwell) who is now an evangelical minister serving at Bayport, Michigan, Arthur Gibbons, who in 1917, entered the ministry in middle life, and went directly to Colorado because of ill health, but was able to give thirty years to the service, and..."
"I preached my first sermon in the Sears church when Rev. Price was pastor. I think of Mrs. Levi Gibbons' class of young people, of which I was one in the early 90s."
Same? Name: Levi Gibbons Birth: abt 1838 - location Residence: 1870 - city, Clare, Michigan, United States Residence: city, Clare, Michigan
Might have found Katie's Father-in-law's grave, Levi H Gibbons m. Emma D. Dearing Gibbons (1845 - 1936) Source
In 1890,... a meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Mary Cleaver for the purpose of organizing a Ladies Aid. Among the charter members at this meeting we find the names of..., Anna Dearing, Emma Gibbons,..." PG 3
"...There were 162 members at the three points, Sears, Martin, and Hoover. Eight of these are members at the present time , ..., Bernice Bailey Gibbons, ..." PG 3
"Arthur Gibbons, who in 1917, entered the ministry in middle life, and went directly to Colorado because of ill health, but was able to give thirty years to the service"
[This confirms Arthur was a Rev, and why they show up in Colorado. Katie is born 1871, married in 1898 age 17 in Evart.]
which later Levi and Emma Dearing joined. Bernice Bailey Gibbons is named. Levi and Emma's son Van D. Gibbon married a Bernice Bailey.
"I think of Mrs. Levi Gibbons' class of young people, of which I was one in the early 90s." PG 4
June 9, 2008 1906: Rev. A. Gibbons, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, speaks at a ceremony to mark the laying of a cornerstone for the Agnew Sanitarium and Hospital at Fifth and Beech streets. U-T San Diego Newspaper
Arthur's parents are buried in Evart.
Perhaps after 1870 Katie remarried a Fowler?
Yes! Found the grave of Katie and Arthur! Rev Arthur W Gibbons Been looking for Katie for soooo long. No photos of her, no details about her life, yet we now know when she passed away, it was 1954 in Colorado