Franklin Delano Gibson

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Franklin Delano Gibson (1943-2011) owned Gibson's Grocery in Belmont on Avon Street for more than forty years. [1]


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Biography

Gibson was a native of Fifeville and was a proponent of increasing race relations in Charlottesville. For his service, City Council named a portion of Avon Street for Gibson at their meeting on September 17, 2012. [2] However, the first sign posted to commemorate the honor contained a misspelling. [3]

After his father died, Gibson had to drop out of the McGuffey School. [4] He was known for supporting those in need and his store was considered to be a melting pot in the community.

References

  1. Web. Gibson's Grocery Founder a Legend in Belmont, Jessica Cunnington, Charlottesville Newsplex, September 16, 2012, retrieved September 17, 2012.
  2. Web. City Council Agenda for September 17, 2012, Paige Barfield, City of Charlottesville, retrieved September 17, 2011.
  3. Web. Typo unveiled alongside honorary city street signs, Ted Strong, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 14, 2012, retrieved November 29, 2012.
  4. Web. Request for Honorary Street Name Designation, Paige Barfield, City of Charlottesville, retrieved September 17, 2011.