Biography of Robert R. Dory
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





ROBERT R. DORY, gardener, Springfield. He was born Nov. 20, 1838, in a log cabin which stood near his present beautiful residence, and is the son of James and Elizabeth M. (Cosway) Dory; they were natives of England, where James learned the culture of vegetables, serving seven years as an apprentice. He emigratsd to America in 1834, coming direct to. Springfield. In 1836, he began raising vegetables for market, but his sales were quite small in comparison with the market now; the people then depended more on their own gardens than the market. Robert was taught gardening from his youth up, and at present engages quite largely in the production of vegetables, which he sells both at retail and wholesale. He wads married, Feb. 15, 1878, to Mary E., daughter of Robert and Mary E. Cole; they have but one child - Mary E., who lightens their home and makes glad the hearts of father and mother. Robert's mother died July 15, 1870, and his father July 14, 1880. Of James and Elizabeth's four children, three - Robert R., Mrs. Jacob Gram and Mrs. George McClure, still reside in Clark County, and Charles C. in Kansas.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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