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Gibboney, Lucie Ligon, 1917-2007


Biographical Note

Lucie Ligon Gibboney (1917-2007) was born on April 3, 1917, to Jacob Haller and Lucie (Ligon) Gibboney in South Carolina. In Monroe, West Virignia, in 1936, she married James Montgomery Graham, Jr. (1916-1976), who graduated from Virginia Agriculture and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in 1938. They had at least two children, Caroline R. and David H. James worked as a draftsman and later as a mechanical engineer for the federal government, while Lucie worked as a homemaker.

After her first husband's death, Lucie married widower Charles Newell Sanders (1914-1990) on June 16, 1979, in Wytheville, Virginia.

All three are buried in Graham Cemetery in Grahams Forge, Wythe County, Virginia.

External sources:

U.S. Federal Censuses, 1930-1950

"James Montgomery Graham Jr.",,, accessed on June 5, 2023.

"Lucy Gibboney Graham Sanders",,, accessed on December 12, 2023.

"Lucie Ligon Gibboney" in the West Virginia, U.S., Marriages Index, 1785-1971,,, accessed on December 12, 2023.

"Lucie Gibboney Graham" in the Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014,,, accessed on December 12, 2023.

"Charles Newell Sanders",,, accessed on December 12, 2023.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lucie L. Gibboney Scrapbook

Identifier: Ms-2023-039
Abstract The Lucie L. Gibboney Scrapbook contains dance cards, football programs, correspondence, dried flowers, ticket stubs, menus, photographs and other ephemera. Much of the materials relate to Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI) and the Town of Blacksburg, Virginia. Gibboney (1917-2007) probably collected these materials while visiting her future husband, James M. Graham, Jr. (1916-1976), a 1938 graduate of VPI, to document memories from their time...
Dates: 1934 - 1937