Fawcett:GAUSS, Theodore Worthington (1884 - 1961)

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Biographical sketch

WILLIAM THEODORE WORTHINGTON GAUSS was born on Sept 4, 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri (St. Louis Birth Certificate #6339 Book 30) to William T. Gauss and Helen Worthington. For a decade (1889-98) they lived in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents moved to Colorado Springs in 1898. William T.W. Gauss graduated from Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey in 1901, and entered Yale University (1902). Financial problems made him withdraw. In 1902 he was hired by T. Aldrich & Company of Colorado Springs. El Paso County, Colorado. The offices of this and his later mining investment businesses were in the Mining Exchange Building (Pike’s Peak & Nevada Ave). In 1911 W.T.W. Gauss formed a partnership with J.R. Newbold and F.M.P. Taylor: Newbold, Taylor & Gauss (506 or 513 Mining Exchange [1911-17 Directories; Colorado Springs Gazette 1/5/1917:8, 1/7/1917:8]). Until his marriage, he lived with his parents (228 N Cascade Dr [1902], 1925 Wood Ave [1903-08?], 2030 N Cascade Dr (1909-11+]).

On September 20, 1913 W.Theodore Worthington Gauss married Gladys Oliva Tootle (1888- ) at her family’s country home (Cloverly Farm), near St. Joseph, Missouri (Colorado Springs Gazette 9/21/1913:14). They lived at 24 W. Buena Vista (1913-15) and then 124 W. Columbia (1917-25). W.T. Gauss was partners in the mining investment firm--T.W. Gauss & Company (507 Mining Exchange [1917; Colorado Springs Gazette 2/17/1917:10], 404 Mining Exchange [1918-20?], Burne Building [1920-25; Colorado Springs Gazette 1/1/1920:9]), before he moved to California in about 1926. He did not attend his father’s funeral, and was then living in San Diego (Colorado Springs Gazette 11/15/1928:1).


From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.

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