Flora Carr Gibson
Flora Carr, born in 1904 to Elbert H. Carr (sometimes spelled Kear) (1882-1953) and Mattie Elizabeth Lawson (1886-1975), spent her childhood in the Sugarlands area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Her family home was in Dry Pond and her grandfather Joel Kear’s home was near the present-day Park Headquarters. She married William Bryant Gibson, with whom she had seven children. She died in 1986 and is buried in the Providence Cemetery in Blount County, Tennessee.
Flora’s grandparents were Joel Kear (1850-1926) and Mary Polly McCarter (1854-1937), and Richard West Lawson (1859-1940) and Mary Minerva King (1859-1954).