162. Thomas Owen5 Gorby (Thomas4, Job3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born in Noble Co, OH. December 8, 1836. Thomas died 1891 in CA., at 54 years of age.

He married Mary Rule in Knox Co, MO., ABT. 1859. Mary was born in MO. ABT. 1839. Mary died 1903 in CA.. Ref: CEN1860-8.21.99 - Age 21, born in MO. (1936) Thoms Owen Gorby moved in 1851 with his father to Iowa, and in 1858 to Knox Co, Missouri. There in the late 1850s he married Mary Rule of Edina, County Seat of Knox Co. He, too, served with the Confederate army for two years and five months, in prison many months, was a Major also, serving in and near Missouri.

Thomas Owen and his brother Orin were closely associated in business all their lives, that written for Orin also applying to Thomas as well, for they made practically all their moves together. He was a member of the Masonic lodge. He died in 1891, she in 1903, in California.

His children were born in four different states - Missouri, Oregon, California and Kansas. Only two of the nine children of Thomas and Mary (Rule) Gorby married, five of them dying when quite young.

Ref: CEN1860-8.21.99 - Living in Benton Twp, Knox Co, MO. Age 23, born OH, occupation carpenter.

Thomas Owen Gorby and Mary Rule had the following children:

child 737 i. Flora Frances6 Gorby was born in Knox Co, MO. November 2, 1859. Flora died January 27, 1862 in Knox Co, MO., at 2 years of age. Ref: CEN1860-8.21.99 - Age 7/12, born MO.

child 738 ii. John Orrin Gorby was born in Knox Co, MO. October 9, 1861. John died January 25, 1869 at 7 years of age.

child 739 iii. Robert Lee Gorby was born in Knox Co, MO. March 8, 1863. Robert died 1934 in CA., at 71 years of age. (1936) For a number of years Robert Lee Gorby was on the police force at Bakersfield, CA, nut in 1916 the three brothers - Robert Lee, Charles Glidden and William Thomas - formed a partnership in farming and were closely associated until the deaths of Robert and William in 1930 and 1934, both dying in California.

Marriage info: Never married.

child 740 iv. Melissa Florence Gorby was born in OR. May 15, 1865. Melissa died May 13, 1867 at 1 year of age.

child + 741 v. Alice Gorby was born August 3, 1867.

child + 742 vi. Charles Glidden Gorby was born June 25, 1871.

child 743 vii. William Thomas Gorby was born in KA. 1875. William died 1930 in CA., at 55 years of age. (1936) William Thomas Gorby worked for a large corporation until 1916, when he joined his brothers in farming, continuing until his death.

Marriage info: Never married.

child 744 viii. James Gorby was born in KA. 1877. James died 1877 in KA., at less than one year of age.

child 745 ix. Nellie A Gorby was born in KA. 1881. Nellie died 1893 in CA., at 12 years of age.

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