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William Gossman 1846-1924


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/1/2010 at 23:53:28

Wm. Gossman Passed Away Very Suddenly
North Ninth Street Resident Died Tuesday Morning
Lived Here Since June 1919
Cancer on the Liver Thought to Have Been the Cause – Funeral Tomorrow Forenoon
William Gossman died very suddenly at his home on north Ninth street Tuesday [June 24, 1924] morning at five o’clock. He had not been feeling well for some time and attending physicians pronounced his ailment cancer of the liver. He was seventy-seven years of age at the time of his death and had been a resident of Estherville since June, 1919. Mr. Gossman was born on the Atlantic Ocean, on board a French steamer, “Vesta,” on October 30, 1846, and landed in this country when but a mere babe. He was seventy-seven years of age at the time of his death. He made his home with his parents in Indiana until he was thirty-two years of age. He was married on January 3, 1878, to Martha Mathews at Brownstown, Ind. For eight years before coming to Estherville they resided on a farm near Olivia, Minn., and when they came to Estherville in 1919 lived a retired life. Deceased was a man of excellent character and loved by all who knew him. Estherville people who had become acquainted with him since his residence here thought well of him. Left to mourn his death is a devoted wife and one son and daughter. The daughter, Mrs. Edna Gee, is a resident of this community, and the son a practicing attorney in Chicago. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at the Presbyterian church and interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery. They sympathy of this community is extended the bereaved relatives. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, June 25, 1924)

William Gossman
On Tuesday Mr. William Gossman who for several years has been janitor at the Lincoln school building, died at his home of cancer. Mr. Gossman but showed himself to be a gentleman of culture and learning. His entire life except the last few years when ill health had compelled him to give up his profession, had been devoted to teaching. He was born on the ship when his parents were enroute to this country from Germany on Oct. 30, 1847, and was therefore over seventy-six years of age at the time of his passing.

Mr. Gossman leaves a wife and two children, Mrs. Joseph Gee of this city and a son Atty. James Gossman of Chicago. Burial will be made in Oak Hill cemetery Thursday morning following services at the Presbyterian church at 11 o’clock in charge of Rev. G. Voorhies. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, June 25, 1924)


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