512. Elizabeth6 Gorby (Joseph5, Samuel George4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Samuel1) was born in OH. April 10, 1847. Elizabeth died May 18, 1911 in Geneva, Fillmore Co, NE., at 64 years of age.
She married Thomas R Watt Jr in Hancock Co, OH., November 30, 1871. Thomas was born in Trumbull Co, OH. October 7, 1841. Thomas died May 16, 1914 in Geneva, Fillmore Co, NE., at 72 years of age. Ref: CZF1, Ref: Father-in-law Joseph Gorby;s Bible gave date of death.
Ref: TDW1-4.22.98 - During the Civil War Thomas Watt served in Co H (Ohio Sharpshooters), 66th IL Infantry. This is the same unit in which his future wife Elizabeth's brother Samuel T Gorby served.
Thomas's obituary appeared in the Nebraska Signal, May 16, 1914: "Death of Thomas Watt Thomas Watt died at Omaha Saturday, May 16, 1914. He had gone to Omaha three weeks before to take treatment in a hospital. An operation was decided upon and it was performed on May 4. Twelve days later death followed. Mr Watt was born in Trumbull Co, Ohio, October 7, 1841. When the war broke out, he enlisted in the Sixty-sixth Illinois Infantry and re-enlisted when his first term expired. He served in all three years and nine months, being part of the time under General Sherman in some of his strenuous campaigns. At the close of the war Mr Watt was commissioned a lieutenant as a reward for his services. In the spring of 1871 Mr Watt came to Nebraska and took a homestead in Grafton Township. He returned to Ohio in the fall of that year and was married November 30 to Miss Elizabeth Gorby, bringing his bride back with him to the new home. They resided on the homestead until 1900, when they removed to Geneva. Mr Watt is survived by two children, Mrs Retta N Stanard of Geneva and Lemuel Pierce Watt of Omaha. A brother, Charles Watt, resides at Constantine, Mich. Mrs Watt died three years ago. The body was taken from Omaha to Grafton, arriving there at 1:30 Monday. Services were held at the grave by the Woodman lodge. Old soldiers acted as pall bearers. Five auto loads of Woodmen from the Geneva lodge went to Grafton for the funeral. Mr Watt was a member of the Geneva lodge. He was a member of the Grafton lodge before his removal to Geneva."
Ref: CZF1 - A descendant of Thomas and Elizabeth (Gorby) Watt, one James S Watt, had in his possession in 1998 the Family Bible belonging to Joseph Gorby, Elizabeth's father. Also in his possession were several old family pictures, including one of Sarah (Thompson) Gorby, Elizabeth's mother.
Ref: TDW1-4.22.98 - Marriage record of Hancock Co, OH states Elizabeth & Thomas were married by Eliab Hassan, JP. Her Death Certificate states she was born April 12, 1847 and that she died at 4pm on May 18, 1911. Cause of Death was Cancer of Liver. She was buried in Grafton, NE on May 20, 1911.
Elizabeth's obituary appeared in the Nebraska Signal, May 26, 1911: "The Late Mrs Thomas Watt Elizabeth Gorby was born at Hancock, O., April 12, 1847. She was married to Thomas Watt November 30, 1871. A year later they removed to Filmore county, Nebraska, and took a homestead north of Grafton. They resided on the homestead until March 1900, when they moved to Geneva, where they have since resided. Mrs Watt died at the home of her daughter, Mrs U F Stanard, Thursday, May 18, 1911. Three children were born to Mr and Mrs Watt, the oldest, a daughter, dying seventeen years ago. Mrs Watt is survived by her husband and two children, Mrs U F Stanard of Geneva and L P Watt of Omaha. Early in life Mrs Watt united with the Christian church. The funeral took place in Geneva at 2pm Saturday and was conducted by Rev C Vincent. The interment was in the Grafton Cemetery."
Children info: One son and two daughters, not listed here.
Elizabeth Gorby and Thomas R Watt Jr had the following children:
1523 i. Elda Niletta7 Watt was born 1874. Elda died 1894 at 20 years of age. Ref: TDW1-4.22.98
1524 ii. Retta N Watt was born 1879. Retta died 1929 at 50 years of age. She married Uriah F Stanard. Ref: TDW1-4.22.98 Ref: TDW1-4.22.98
+ 1525 iii. Lemuel Pierce Watt was born 1884.
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