D. M. CORBETT, a popular retail grocer of Steubenville was born in Mead township, Belmont Co., Ohio, July 19, 1859. His parents, Samuel and Eliza (Long) Corbett, were also natives of that county, his father being the son of James Corbett, and his mother the daughter of Jacob Long, both of whom were early settlers of Belmont county. He spent his boyhood on a farm, and at thirteen years of age bade goodbye to his father and mother and went out into the world to do for himself. Ever since that time he has depended entirely upon his own exertions. He first went to Bellaire, where, for three years, he was employed in a glass factory. Then going to Vermillion county, Ind., for one year, he was a clerk in a general store in the village of Eugene. During the year following this he was employed as clerk in a wholesale and retial grocery of Wheeling, W. Va. Returning to Bellaire, he entered the employ of J. H. Lashley, for whom he clerked in a grocery store four years after which in 1880, he became proprietor of one of the leading retail groceries of Bellaire. At the end of two years afterward sold out to the latter, who is still conducting the store. In December 1884 our subject removed to Steubenville and about the middle of January 1885, he engaged in business at this palce, and he is now one of the leading retail grocers of Steubenville. Mr. Corbett was married September 25, 1879, to Anna Belle, daughter of James H. and Eliza C. (Staley) Dunning, then of Bellaire but now of Brilliant, Ohio. Mrs. Corbett was born January 28, 1862. They have five children: Everett Mc., Laura B., Bertha D., Pearl E. and J. Wilbur. Mr. Corbett and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge and the Junior Order of American Mechanics. In politics, he is a democrat.
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