1587. Alfred Elmer7 Gorby (Cyrus H6, Peter5, Samuel George4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Samuel1) was born in OH. January 1870.
He married Jessie E Patterson. Jessie was born in OH. October 1871. Ref: CEN1900 (1936) Address of Alfred E and Jessie Patterson Gorby on May 6, 1935, was Nitro, WV.
Ref: CEN1870 - Listed as 4 months old. Ref: CEN1880 - Listed as Elmer A Gorby. Ref: CEN1900 - Living in Salem Twp, Meigs Co, OH. Also living with the family was Garnet Watkins, born March 1888 in OH. Ref: CEN1910 - Living in Gallipolis, Gallia Co, OH. Listed as "A E Gorbey".
Alfred Elmer Gorby and Jessie E Patterson had the following children:
3024 i. Homer8 Gorby was born in Salem Center. Meigs Co, OH. June 14, 1892. Homer died February 21, 1922 in Crash of the Airship Roma., at 29 years of age. Ref: CEN1900
Ref: Pension Index Section from the Veterans' Administration, Washington. Homer enlisted September 3, 1918, Cincinnati, OH, for Air Service. Sergeant, 1st class, Master Sergeant, Photo School, official photographer for the Roma.
He died February 21, 1922, in line of duty, on Airship Roma en route to Washington, DC. Address of parents on May 6, 1935, was Nitro, WV.
The Roma was a large dirigible which the United States bought from Italy in 1921 or 22. On its trial trip it broke apart in the middle, crashing to earth, killing all on board. It had started out from Langley Field with a crew of 22 men on its trial flight. Practically all were high ranking officers, and all were killed.
3025 ii. Elsie F Gorby was born April 1898. Ref: CEN1900
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