Esker Washington Gibson
Esker W. Gibson
Background information
Occupation Carpenter's helper (unemployed)
Born ca. 1909

March 13, 1942(1942-03-13) (aged 32)
Montgomery, Alabama, United States

Cause of death Executed
Penalty Sentenced to death
Imprisoned at Kilby Correctional Facility
Attack information
Date April 24, 1941
Location(s) Irvington, Alabama, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Weapon(s) Chair

Esker Washington Gibson was an American unemployed carpenter's helper who killed his wife and five children in Irvington, Alabama, United States on April 24, 1941. He was arrested, sentenced to death and executed on the electric chair on March 13, 1942.



  • Mary Oletha Pittman Gibson, 31, his wife
  • Robert Esker Gibson, 7, his son
  • Huey P. Long Gibson, 6, his son
  • Frank O'Neal Gibson, 3, his son
  • Mary Margaret Gibson, 3, his daughter
  • Marie Eloise Gibson, 7 months, his daughter


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