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GUMP, Eugenis W. (1848-1932)


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Date: 10/12/2020 at 16:12:42

Eugenis Wilson Gump
(May 26, 1848 – November 4, 1932)

Seymour Herald, Seymour, Iowa, Thurs., Nov 10, 1932, p.1
E. W. Gump Rites Are Held Sunday At M. E. Church
Aged Man Dies Friday At Home Near Seymour
Tried To Fight In War
Two Sons, Three Sisters, One Brother Survive, Many Grandchildren
Funeral Services for E. W. “Genus” Gump were held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon, the Rev. D. J. McKay assisted by the Rev. K. E. Nesbitt and the officers of the Lone Tree Lodge of the I.O.O.F. officiating
Eugenis Wilson, son of Peter and Catherine Gump, was born in Monongalia County, West Virginia and passed away at his home northwest of Seymour, Iowa, November 4, 1932, aged 84 years, 5 months and 9 days. He was married to Mina Masters October 10, 1866. There were four children born to this union, two of whom died in infancy. When the Civil War broke out he wanted to enlist although he had not as yet attained his majority. But he was forced to remain at home to provide for the family while his father fought the battles of the Republic. He never fully recovered from the disappointment of not having the opportunity of doing his bit toward saving the Union. In 1875 he came to Iowa and located on a farm north of Seymour. Later he purchased and settled on the farm two miles north of Kniffin. This has been his home for thirty-three years, with the exception of the few years he resided in Seymour. During his early boyhood he sought the pardon and peach of God in a revival meeting that was held in the Harker school house in the neighborhood of his home. He was not satisfied with his experience and later was soundly and gloriously converted in a meeting that was held in the Tenant school house. From that day to the day of his death he never questioned the reality and satisfying power of the salvation of God in Christ Jesus. In the early day he was one of the active and most useful members of the heroic band who worshiped in the Brushy school house, which is located on his farm. Later he, in cooperation with other devoted and self-sacrificing men and women of the community, built the Kniffin church. He was a member of this class at the time of his death. Also, he gave generously of his time and means to make Bollman Chapel possible to the community it has served through the years. It was always a keen delight to him to recall and relate instances concerning the marvelous outpourings of God’s Spirit upon the worshipers who availed themselves of sanctuary privileges in each of these churches. During this residence in Seymour he was always in his place in the services of the church. Sitting well to the front, his face aglow with interest and sympathy, he invariably proved an inspiration to the preacher. Our departed brother was affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and was for many years an honored member of Lone Tree Lodge No. 352 of Seymour. In the passing of Mr. Gump the community has lost one of its highly esteemed pioneers. Unassuming, honorable, dependable, and all round good citizen, and in every way a Christian gentleman. Among his last utterances was the assuring and comforting testimony: “I am going to the home where there are not partings.” The deceased was preceded in death by his wife who died at their home in Seymour, August 31, 1927. Those of the immediate family who survive him are as follows: Two sons, A. Woodruff and William L., both of Seymour, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Evans of Humeston, Iowa; Mrs. Amanda Linnville of Manning, West Virginia; Mrs. LuVera Bumgartener of Numa, Iowa. There is also one brother, William A. Gump of Spokane, Washington. There are two half sisters, Mrs. Jane Simpson and Miss Ollie Gump, both of Fairview, West Virginia. There are two grand children and five great grand children. Burial was in the family lot in the Promise City cemetery.
Card of Thanks – We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the many friends and neighbors and the I.O.O.F. lodge for the sympathy, kindness and beautiful floral offerings during the illness and death of our dear one. Mrs. and Mrs. A. W. Gump, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Gump


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