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Gabb, William More

Elizabeth Noble Shor

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Gabb, William More (20 January 1839–30 May 1878), paleontologist and naturalist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Gabb and Christiana (name unverified) More. Gabb’s father was a “salesman in mercantile affairs,” whose name disappeared from the city directory in 1853. His mother then apparently became a milliner. As a boy, Gabb was interested in natural history, bought books in its subjects, collected mineral specimens, and frequented the museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences. He attended public schools through Central High School in Philadelphia, which awarded him the A.B. in 1857....

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