Local Spotlight: Betty Gibson

Betty Gibson (center) with friends at a South End Historical Society fundraiser in 1970. Image courtesy of the South End Historical Society.

Betty Gibson (center) with friends at a South End Historical Society fundraiser in 1970. Image courtesy of the South End Historical Society.

On Tuesdays, the South End Historical Society features people from Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End in its South End Trivia social media posts. Today’s South End Trivia post read:

“Name the real estate agent who once served as a lieutenant in WAVES and as a board member of the SEHS.”

Did you know the answer? Betty Gibson!

Here is a selection from Betty Gibson’s profile in the book: “Betty Gibson was born Bertha Catherine Gibson in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. She graduated from Smith College in 1928 and worked at Jordan Marsh before opening her Town and Country Store in Coolidge Corner in Brookline. Gibson served as a lieutenant in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) during World War II. In 1962, she began working for herself in real estate, and in 1963, she moved to 530 Massachusetts Avenue on Chester Square in the South End.”

To learn more about Betty Gibson, check out her profile on page 95 of the book. Order your copy here.

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