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 Peter Gollaher Droubay

Peter Gollaher Droubay

Birth
Erda, Tooele County, Utah, USA
Death 27 Jul 1946 (aged 68)
Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA
Burial Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA
Plot 1-27-8
Memorial ID 88651 · View Source
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Peter G. Droubay is occupying a position of responsibility and importance in business circles of Tooele, being the manager for the Cooperative Stores, having supervision over two establishments, one in the old and one in the new town of Tooele. Mr. Droubay is a native son of Tooele, born November 22, 1877. His parents were Peter A. and Hannah Belle (Gollier) Droubay. The father was associated in business with his father upon a farm for a number of years and afterward engaged in ranching independently for a decade. At the end of that time he went to Tooele, where he became interested in merchandising, having the leading business of the city for many years. Eventually he sold out to his sons, Oscar, Ross, Peter G. and Edson. The mother of these sons was a daughter of James M. and Anna (Bracken) Gollier. Her father was a native of Virginia, representing one of the old families of that state, and her mother was of English lineage. Both of her parents were pioneer settlers of Tooele county.

Peter G. Droubay pursued his early education in the schools near his father's home and afterward attended the Salt Lake Business College, in which he pursued a commercial course. He then became identified with mercantile interests and, as recently stated, was one of the four brothers who bought out the store of their father. Not long afterward the store was destroyed by fire, causing a heavy loss to the four sons. Peter G. Droubay then accepted the position of collector with an implement company of Salt Lake City and other concerns and was thus employed for two years, during which time he handled all the collection business of Tooele county. He afterward became associated with the Miller-Cahoon Company at Garfield and at Murray, representing that firm four years, during which time he was manager of the Garfield yard and was connected with the sales department at Murray. On resigning his position with that house he organized the Tooele Coal & Lumber Company at Tooele and was manager of the business for a year. He next became associated with the Bonneville Lumber Company. Later he was employed by the International Smelter Company for a year and left that position to become the manager for the Tooele Cooperative Mercantile Company, which position he is now most capably filling. He readily discriminates between the essential and the nonessential in all business affairs and he possesses even-paced energy and ability that carry him forward into important relations. He is now in control of two stores for the company, one situated in the new town and the other in the old town. Both carry an extensive line of goods and the patronage is increasing through the earnest efforts of Mr. Droubay, who is fully sustaining the reputation of a family that has always been renowned for business enterprise and marked commercial capacity.

In 1902 Mr. Droubay was married to Miss Nellie McBride, a daughter of C. R. McBride, a prominent real estate dealer and business man of Tooele county. Mr. and Mrs. Droubay have six children: Seth, Ivan, Warren, Helen, Jule and Rachel.

Mr. Droubay went on a mission to England and France which covered the years 1899 and 1900 and is now a member of the Seventy in the church. He resides on Green street in Tooele, where he owns a pleasant residence, it being one of the modern and attractive homes of the city. It was built in 1910 and is not only of a pleasing style of architecture but is most tastefully furnished. Throughout practically his entire life Mr. Droubay has resided in Tooele and his efforts have been a potent force in bringing about modern day progress and improvement. He is the president of the Droubay Real Estate & Investment Company, which owns business property in Tooele amounting to several thousands of dollars. The Cooperative Stores, of which he has charge, are owned by employes of the International Smelting Company and to the conduct of these stores Mr. Droubay brings wide experience and sound judgment. He is fortunate in that he possesses character and ability that inspire confidence in others and the simple weight of his character and ability have carried him into important business relations.

Utah Since State: Historical and Biographical, The S. J. Clarke, Publishing Company, 1919, Pages 345-346



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  • Maintained by: Bonnie Huish
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88651
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Gollaher Droubay (22 Nov 1877–27 Jul 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88651, citing Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie Huish (contributor 46938507) .