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Quincy A. Gorbet

Quincy A. Gorbet married Amanda Demer in La Salle County, Illinois April 16, 1870.z
In 1870 La Salle County, Q. Gorbit is 34, Amanda 21, Alice A. 7, and James 2.

"Belinda" Osborn is in Livingston County, Illinois in 1870, 25, with Enoch 32, Hugh 6, John 2,and Polly four months.

Quincy filed for an invalid pension in June 1875, from Illinois, and Magaret filed for a widow's pension May 16, 1891? from Colorado.

In 1880 Livingston County, Illinois, Q.A. is 47, born in Ohio, a carpet worker, with Margaret 36, Peter 19, Orlando 17, Priscilla 15, Alice 13, Hugh Osborn 16, John Osborn 12, both born in Virginia, and Anna Osborn 10 Illinois.

Quincy cash-claimed a quarter in 35, 3N 48W in 1892, about four miles north of Yuma.

Q.A. "Garbet" was a member of the Yuma G.A.R. post in 1895
Quincy 1832-1891 ?? is buried in Denver. The tombstone says Co. C., 39th Illinois Infantry"

"Fought in the Civil War in the Battle of Winchester.

[Originally buried in Rose Hill Cemetery (Rose Hill Cemetery, Commerce City, Adams, CO) but moved to Denver Riverside Cemetery in July 1905 into the military section]

First wife: Rebecca C. Holland (1839-1961?)
Second wife: Amanda (-Demer) (1849-1870?)
Third wife: Margaret Malinda Phipps (1843-1905)

father of:
Peter Gorbet (1857- )
Orlando Fidelious Gorbet (1859-1901)
Pruella A. Gorbet (1861- )
Alicia Gorbet (1866- )
James Gorbet (1868- )
Edwin Quincy H. Gorbet (1876-1940)
Ida May Gorbet (1878-1954)
Martha E. Gorbet (1880- )

In 1900 Denver, Edwin Gorbet is a teamster born July 1876 is Illinois, married four years to Ida May Sept 1881 Colorado, have Chazs E. Feb 1899. Margaret M. Dec 1843, born in Virginia, widowed is with him. She's only had one childd

Hugh A. Osborn cash-claimed a quarter in 35, next to Quincy.

Hugh is buried in Lafayette # 54600883.

"On Wednesday a fatality occured at the Mitchell mine, resulting in the death of A J Osborne, of Lafayette. He was killed by a cave-in, several tons of coal and rocks fell upon him. He was speedily unearthed and lived about half an hour, dying while being conveyed home. Mr Osborne was a respected citizen, fond father and provident husband. He was thirty-eight years old and leaves a wife and four young children.
He was buried here on Friday. The funeral services were held from the Miner's Hall at 2 o'clock, attended by many friends and the brotherhood of the union. The floral decorations were not so profuse but beautiful. The services were imposing.
"The Lafayette News" - April 26, 1902"

February 1905 "Chas. Metz and Mrs. Osborn left Sunday afternoon for Lafayette, Colorado, in response to a telegram stating that their brother, John Metz, was very low and not expected to live. John works in a coal mine near Lafayette, and while at work last Saturday was struck by a car of coal which had-jumped the track, and was badly hurt. His injuries are thought to be fatal.
Later: — Chas. Metz returned home Wednesday night and states that his brother was not so bad hurt as was at first thought, and that he is getting along nicely."

August 1907 Yuma " Mrs. Osborn and children have returned from their visit at Lafayette. Miss Alta Metz returned with them for a visit ivith her Yuma friends."

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