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James Aldrich Ghoslin 1850-1911


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/2/2010 at 16:06:53

J. A. Ghoslin Dies Suddenly
Stricken With Heart Failure While Painting in Rock Island Round House
Funeral Thursday P.M.
Was Past Sixty Years of Age But Had Lived in Estherville Little Over One Year.
While working in the Rock Island round house Saturday [September 30, 1911] morning James A. Ghoslin was suddenly stricken with heart failure and before medical assistance arrived life was extinct. The body was immediately taken to his home. Funeral is to be held Thursday afternoon from the residence and interment made in Oak Hill cemetery.

A wife, four daughters and two sons are left to mourn his death. They all reside in Estherville, except one daughter who lives in the state of Washington.

Deceased was only 61 years of age having been born in Clayton county, Iowa, July 11, 1850. On September 22, 1886, he was married to Emma Louisa Boletho, of Alden, Iowa, in which town they resided until 1910 when the family moved to Estherville. He was a carpenter and painter by trade and at the time of his death was in the employ of the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific railroad company. He was a kind husband, indulgent father and a good citizen. He was a member of the Modern Woodman lodge, of this city. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 4, 1911)

James A. Ghoslin Dead
Dropped Dead of Heart Failure Saturday Morning
Our city was startled again last Saturday morning when the news that one of our respected citizens was called to his final home.

James Aldrich Ghoslin, son of Simon Watson Ghoslin and Betsey Amanda Ghoslin, was born in Garneville, Clayton county, Iowa, July 11, 1850. He came with his parents to Benton county in the years 1867 and later moved in 1869 to Hardin county, Iowa. He was married to Emma Louisa Bolitho at Alden, Iowa, Sept. 22, 1886. Early in life he learned the carpenters’ and painters’ trades and worked at the same with the exception of one years when he operated a hotel in Alden, Iowa. He was emersed in the belief of the Church of Christ in the years 1896. He moved to Estherville in July 1910, his family following a month later, and entered the service of the Rock Island road and has had charge of the Dakota Division paint gang during the past season. His death was very sudden and while engaged in the active duties of his busy life. He had descended from a ladder upon which he was painting and was about to ascend when he suddenly grasped at his heart and fell backward without speaking a word and was dead before medical help could reach him. He left his home in the brightest spirits last Saturday morning and at 9:04 he was beyond the help of loved ones and friends. The cause of his death was heart failure. For some time past he had been in apparently good health and it came as a great shock to the beloved family. He was an industrious and upright man. He was faithful to the trusts committed to him and in the common tasks of life was capable and trustworthy.

He was a truly interested brother in the Modern Woodman Lodge of this city and earnestly strove to help its cause.

He leaves to carry the heavy load that comes from the departure of a loving father, six children, four girls and two son. Two children passed on before in infancy. The children with a loving wife have the sympathy of the entire community in this hour of their great sorrow. All the members of the family reside in this city except one daughter who resides in the state of Washington. One brother and family live at Waterloo, Iowa, another brother lives at Blairstown, Iowa, and one at Ft. Stockton, Texas.

Funeral services will be held from the home in the southeast part of the city on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock conducted by Rev. G. F. Whitfield. Interment will be in the West Side cemetery. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, October 4, 1911)


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