470. Horace Finton6 Gorby (Jacob5, Jonathon4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Samuel1) was born in Eagle Twp, Hancock Co, OH. July 23, 1864. Horace died April 25, 1931 at 66 years of age. His body was interred. In 1931, Buried at Flick Cemetery, N of Rawson.
He married America Huffman November 26, 1885. America was born in Union township, OH. July 7, 1864. America died August 19, 1934 in Rawson, Union Twp, Hancock Co, OH., at 70 years of age. America resided :. In BEF. 1865, Union Township. Ref: JCW1, ODC1 (1936) Horace Finton Gorby, was born on a farm about 3 miles NE of Rawson, OH. This farm is in Eagle Township, Hancock Co, and he grew to manhood there. Like most of the men of his family, he was a farmer and a successful one. His farm was quite near Rawson.
His daughter, Ethel Gorby Walter writes of him: "My father, Horace F Gorby, was a good husband and father, a faithful Christian, having united with the U.B. Church when he was a boy. His father and mother were charter members of this church. He lived all his life in Rawson and vicinity where he was a highly respected citizen, and after five years from his death neighbors and friends still speak of missing him and his whistling and singing as he passed up and down the highways and streets, never too busy to lend a helping hand to someone in need.
He was good natured and loved jokes, and as a boy he kept his parents guessing, for he was always playing jokes - taking a mule colt upstairs, for instance.
He passed away April 25, 1931, and his body was laid to rest at Flick cemetery north of Rawson. When I visit his grave I think of what a fitting place for him to rest, where the birds sing from morn till night and the trees which he loved so dearly ever keep a silent vigil o'er his grave. My mother rests beside him now."
Ref: CEN1900 - Lived at 526 Washington, Findlay, Hancock Co, OH.
Horace Finton Gorby and America Huffman had the following children:
+ 1437 i. Ethel May7 Gorby was born July 18, 1886.
1438 ii. Naomi Ruth Gorby was born December 11, 1896. Naomi died April 26, 1897 at less than one year of age.
+ 1439 iii. Raymond Orrin Gorby was born June 20, 1898.
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