Born: September 28, 1878

Died: February 6, 1956

Married: Nellie Latour

William H. Gibney was the owner of Gibney's Market. He was also active in Harness Racing; one of his horses was named Sheila Frisco.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 7, 1956

William Gibney Dies After Long-Illness

William Gibney, remembered by earlier residents of Saranac Lake as owner of Gibney's Market, died last night at 8 o'clock at the Gabriels Nursing Home where he had been a patient for the last 18 months.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of his nephew, Jack Tierney, of Cohoes.

Mr. Gibney was born in Cohoes on September 28, 1878. He joined John Boyer in his first market in Saranac Lake around 1908 on Depot street, and later moved his business to the site now occupied by the Post Office Pharmacy. He continued the operation of the store until 1935, when he retired.

His wife, the former Nellie Latour, a school teacher, died about 15 years ago.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 8, 1956

Funeral Services For William Gibney

A funeral Mass will be conducted at 9 a.m. tomorrow in St. Bernard's Church for William Gibney, who died Monday night at the Gabriels Nursing Home following a long illness.

Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery in the Spring.

There will be an Elks memorial service at 7:15 o'clock tonight a the Keough Memorial Chapel where the body is reposing. The Knights of Columbus will recite the Rosary at 8 p.m.

Lake Placid News, July 19, 1929

ADIRONDACK FAIR SCHEDULED FOR JULY 30-AUG. 1 Exhibits and Racing to Feature at St Armand Grounds, Saranac Lake


Purses aggregating $2500 will be put up by the fair association for the horse races during the fair, and there will be eight races j during the three days. One of these races will bring together several locally owned horses and it is expected in the free-for-all, Peter Kennedy owned by Philip Adler and Earle Finnegan will meet H. K. B. owned by William Gibney. This race should attract a great deal of interest and attention on account of the rivalry that exists among the local followers of these two owners. In addition to these horses, James A. Latour will bring his horses, Frances McKinney, Georgia-Regina and Schuyler Gratton, to compete. It is expected at least thirty horses will take part in the races.