A Grandfathers Clock Profile

Louis White Gunby

As one of the pioneer business people of Salisbury, Maryland, Louis White Gunby's story contributes not only to the commercial history of the Eastern Shore but his lineage through the Somers family of Somerset County Maryland traces back to the beginings of Colonial America.

He was born in Forktown, Somerset County (now Wicomico), Maryland on March 5th, 1854. He married Fannie Alice Graham on September 18, 1876. They had nine children; Graham, Alice Louise, Louis W., Frances M., Ruth, Louis W. II, John Kirk and James Young.

More of his life and business are portrayed on the following pages:

L.W. Gunby from Men Of Mark In Maryland, 1911

L.W. Gunby Hardware, A Business Review and Sketch, 1901

Old Newspaper articles with interesting facts on L.W. Gunby

February 1997, Web Page Author George E. Richardson,III