Biography of Charles A. Gorman
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Gorman, Charles A., was born at Great Bend, Susquehanna county, Pa., October 19, 1853. At the early age of fifteen he left the farm and went to work in a stone quarry at Shelby Basin. He remained there ten years, advancing himself not only in his trade and business, but in education. He became foreman of a quarry and succeeded in obtaining a two years' course in St. Joseph's College at Buffalo. During his college coursehe bought and sold stone in Buffalo. During the earlier years of his struggle to advance himself he received mñch assistance and encouragement from the Le Valley family of Shelby Basin and attributes his success to them. At the age of twenty eight. Mr. Gorman was the owner of a quarry, and for the last twelve years has been one of the leading quarry men of this county. He has occupied various positions of trust and responsibility, and was once nominated for member of Assembly by the Democratic party and the vote he received in the Republican stronghold showed his great personal popularity. In 1883 Mr. Gorman married Margaret Kearney, who died in June, 1893. They had two sons and two daughters.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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