William Henry Gorman

William Henry Gorman

Male 1843 - 1915  (71 years)

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  • Name William Henry Gorman  [1
    Born 29 Aug 1843  Woodstock, Howard, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Elk Ridge, Howard, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 7 Jul 1915  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I13292  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father Peter Gorman,   b. Abt 1811, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1865  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth A. Brown,   b. 29 Oct 1808 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Aug 1843 - Woodstock, Howard, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Elk Ridge, Howard, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jul 1915 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1860 US Census - Elk Ridge, Howard, MD - District 1 (p678)
    1860 US Census - Elk Ridge, Howard, MD - District 1 (p678)

  • Notes 
    • William Henry Gorman wikipedia:
      He was raised at a farmstead called "Good Fellowship" dating back to the original land grant by Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, as well as a family home in Laurel, Maryland. He went to school at Boromeo College in Pikesville, Maryland. In 1866, he served as the deputy revenue collector alongside his brother. In 1871, he founded the Maryland and City Hotels in Annapolis, Maryland. In 1874, he co-founded the Annapolis Savings Institution, the Annapolis Water Company, and the Annapolis Gas and Electric Light Company. In 1884, Gorman moved to Baltimore, Maryland and started investing in coal companies. He was the president of The Piedmont Mining Company, and the Gorman Coal and Coke Company. Gorman was also on the board of directors of the Peidmont and Cumberland Railway. [2]

      In 1890, Gorman co-founded of the Citizens Bank of Maryland with Barnes Compton and was named the Director.[3] In 1891, Gorman and his brother Arthur founded the Cumberland Coal Company in Tucker County, West Virginia with 300 employees and 140 coke ovens.[4]

      Gorman and his father were the proprietors of several quarries in Laurel that supplied granite for the U.S. Treasury Building and the United States Capitol, and bridges for the B&O Railroad.

      William Gorman died July 7, 1915 from a stroke paralysis at Ford Springs, Pennsylvania.[5] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Gorman]

  • Sources 
    1. [S59] Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Joshua Dorsey Warfield, (Name: Kohn & Pollock, 1905;), p371.

    2. [S74] Internet, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Gorman.

    3. [S188] 1860 United States Federal Census, (Name: National Archives and Records Administration;), Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Howard, Maryland; Roll: M653_477; Page: 678; Image: 124; Family History Library Film: 803477.
      Record for Peter Gorman


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