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.

Joel Kear barn (circa 1937) near the Park Headquarters in the Sugarlands. Kear (1850-1926) was Flora Carr Gibson’s grandfather. He is buried in the Forks of the River Cemetery in the Sugarlands area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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