Eugene Guy Gribble was born on 7 August 1914 in Columbus, Ohio, to William Hugh and Sabrina (Brobson) Gribble. In 1920 the family lived in Rochester, Pennsylvania, His father was a detective for a railroad. In 1930 family was back in Columbus and his father worked as a blower at a glass factory.
In 1940 the family remained in Columbus. Eugene had joined his father at the glass factory, along with a younger brother. They three men were glass blowers. The youngest brother worked as a cook at a restaurant. Eugene worked about 24 hours a week and had worked 35 weeks in 1939. He made $560.
On 4 January 1943, at the age of 28, Eugene was drafted into the U.S. Army as a private. He had completed three years of high school prior to his induction. Nothing more is known about his service during World War II.
Eugene was married twice before he met Mary Inez Muir. They married on 1 July 1972 in Franklin County, Ohio. Both Eugene and Mary were residents of the county at the time of their marriage. She had been married at least two times before and most recently divorced Hubert C. Lemaster on 16 August 1971 for gross neglect of duty.
In 1983 the couple lived at 176 Frebis Avenue in Columbus. Eugene died ten years later on 4 June 1993 at their home in Columbus. He likely worked as a security guard prior to his death. He was buried at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens in Canal Winchester, Ohio. Mary Inez Muir, his wife, was buried beside him after her death in 2002.
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Rochester, Beaver, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1532; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 67; Image: 928
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: 1793; Page: 32B; Enumeration District: 0006; Image: 986.0; FHL microfilm: 2341527
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: T627_3240; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 93-14
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, 1993 Gribble, Eugene G.
US, Ohio Marriage Index, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, Certificate 043540; Volume: 29427
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1987 Gribble, Jearl
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 275-01-2945; Issue State: Ohio
US, World War II Army Records, 1938-1946, 1943 Gribble, Eugene G.