William Delbert Gunn was born 6 June 1878 years at Lufkin, Texas. His father, Samuel Houston Gann, was a teacher, traded horses and cows. He also owned a small billiard club.. His mother, Susan Rebecca Gann (in the maidenhood of Trevation), devoted all her time to the upbringing of V.D.. Ganna and his younger siblings. She taught young William to read with the Bible - books, which later greatly influenced his reflections on the nature of financial markets. His family was poor.. Samuel, Susan and their eight children lived in a small house., and young William, to get to school, walked seven miles every day for three years. Gunn never graduated from high school. IN 1894 year, William Gunn, Age 16 years, left school and started looking for work. He became a peddler. (sold newspapers, going ...) on the train, who traveled between Texarkana and Tyler in Texas. He also worked in a cotton warehouse.