Early 20th Century
portrait

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