Biography of D. H. Gamble
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





D. H. Gamble, a well known business man of Salem and substantial citizen of Columbiana County, is a native of Columbiana County. He was born near Kensington, May 28, 1873, and is the son of Jacob and Margaret Jane (McMillen) Gamble.

Jacob Gamble was born in Columbiana County in 1825 and died in 1893. He was a carpenter by trade, but also followed general farming. His wife, was a native of Carroll County, died in 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Gamble had the following children: James William, deceased; David Alfred, deceased; Nancy Matilda, deceased; John A.; Mrs. Jane J. Rakestraw; Mrs. Mary A. McBride; George W.; C. A. and D. H., the subject of this sketch.

After completing his schooling, D. H. Gamble learned the tinner's trade and in 1889 located at Salem, where he entered the employ of W. G. Fawcett. After a number of years Mr. Gamble purchased the business, which has since been known as Gamble's Tin Shop. It is located at 117 North Howard Street. Mr. Gamble has an extensive business and has numbered some of the city's largest contracts in his work.

On Feb. 13, 1894, Mr. Gamble was united in marriage with Miss Mary E. Coburn, of Salem, the daughter of Nathan and Harriet (Carl) Coburn, both deceased. Three children were born to them: John George, deceased; Carl, has been in the employ of the Mullins Body Corporation at Salem for the past 15 years, married Augusta Sheen, and they have two children, Carl, Jr., and Evelyn; and Clark Carry, married Cora Brown, lives at Salem.

Mr. Gamble is a Republican.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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