903. Rose Ann6 Gorby (Jonah5, William4, Eli3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born in Wheeling, WV. AFT. 1871.
She married twice. She married R Albert King AFT. 1896. R resided :. Tarentum, PA.
She married G W Krauth Jr in Buffalo, NY., January 19, 1890. G was born 1866. (1978) Rose Ann Gorby was a practical nurse, and emphasized the practical part, and that she had always been too busy taking care of the sick to enter into the scientific side of nursing. In 1880 she began her nursing career, then only 10 years old, taking care of a sick child in her home town, being paid 50 cents a week.
Her active nursing has covered a period of 33 years, and in these years she has seen dire disasters - the typhoid epidemic in Tarentum, Sharosburg, and Butler, PA in 1903-04; the "flu" epidemic in 1918; and the latest disaster - the flood of 1936, which she says is worse that the other two put together, more real misery because of homes being entirely wiped out. She took over the reins at relief headquarters in Tarentum, and with her helpers, fed, clothed, and gave medical attention to hundreds of sufferers.
It was during the typhoid epidemic that she worked side by side with Clara Barton. It was in Butler that someone gave her some charts on calories, etc. to read. Miss Barton saw her looking them over and said: "Rose, never mind that. All you have to do remember is to use your head, your heart, and your hands, and your feet won't get tangled up. Let someone else worry about the calories." Mrs King's career was surely an interesting one.
Rose Ann Gorby and G W Krauth Jr had the following children:
+ 2145 i. Olga E7 Krauth was born August 8, 1891.
2146 ii. Frederick Allen Krauth was born in Pittsburgh, PA. March 17, 1893.
+ 2147 iii. George Hastings Krauth was born November 6, 1894.
2148 iv. Helna Leota Krauth was born November 21, 1896.
Mortality info: Died young.
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