Early 20th Century

About 1870 (based on college matriculation)

Montgomery was the son of Harvey Gibson and Isabelle Grant Crawford of Martinsburg, Penn­syl­van­ia.

He attended the West Sun­bury Academy, graduating in 1888. He entered the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Woos­ter in 1889, and graduated in 1893. For a year he traveled in the American west with several college friends, and in the autumn of 1894 entered Prince­ton Theological Sem­in­ary, graduating in 1897. He was chosen class poet in the Academy and in the Un­i­ver­si­ty, and in his senior year, was elected toastmaster for Princeton’s annual Pan-Hell­en­ic Banquet.

Upon leaving the seminary, Gibson was asked to accept the pastorate of the church at Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, in 1897. On January 5, 1898, he was elected by the First Pres­by­ter­i­an Church of Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware. Then, on May 17, 1898, he became pastor of the Rox­bor­ough Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, serving there through at least 1904.

  1. Anniversary Hymn
  2. Savior’s Love from Heaven
  3. Thy Servant’s Call