893. Charles Thomas6 Gorby (Jesse K5, William4, Eli3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born in Near New Martinsville, WV. January 22, 1876. Charles died September 18, 1946 in New Martinsville, WV., at 70 years of age.
He married Emma Elizabeth Mullett October 12, 1902. Emma was born November 22, 1879. Emma was the daughter of Samuel Mullett and Louisa Kanzig. Emma died November 16, 1969 at 89 years of age. (1978) The Gorby Brothers
Charles Thomas Gorby, George Ira Gorby and Kersey Jesse Gorby, were known in the vicinity of New Martinsville, WV as "Gorby Brothers" (grocery).
Charles taught school a few years, and his brother George was certified to teach, when they decide to learn the grocery business. After working for board, as apprentices, they bought out a little grocery on North St, New Martinsville, across the street from the future Gorby Bros.
Kersey soon joined the older brothers. They all knew what it meant to do chores by lantern light, to help clear and pay for a rough hill farm. This same sweat and toil they put into their business. Groceries were first delivered by wheelbarrow, then by horse and wagon, and finally by the first delivery truck in that part of the state. They always carried a good line of groceries, and for 45 years enjoyed a good patronage.
Charles Gorby was a member of the Methodist Choir, and a Sunday School teacher, as well as a trustee for many years. He was also one of the directors of the New Martinsville Glass Co, and of the Wetzel Co Hospital Association. He also operated a small evergreen nursery. He is buried at the North View Cemetery, New Martinsville, VW.
Charles Thomas Gorby and Emma Elizabeth Mullett had the following children:
+ 2138 i. Mildred Elizabeth7 Gorby was born February 25, 1904.
2139 ii. Mary Louise Gorby was born in New Martinsville, WV. March 18, 1907. Mary died November 23, 1989 at 82 years of age. (1978) Mary Louise Gorby taught in Wetzel Co schools for 46 years, all 1st grade. Since retirement is active in community and church work.
Last residence zip was 26155
Marriage info: Never married.
+ 2140 iii. Charles H Gorby was born February 23, 1910.
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