William Earl Gossman

Male 1911 - 1996  (84 years)


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  • Name William Earl Gossman 
    Born 3 Mar 1911  Rural Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Jan 1996  Thompson, Winnebago, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Olena Mound Cem, Buffalo Center, Winnebago, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2139  Tarbert - Waldo
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2013 

    Father William A. Gossman,   b. 4 Apr 1864, Crooksville, Perry, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1936, St Marys Hosp., Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Sarah Belle Woods,   b. 8 Sep 1875, near Langsville, Meigs, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1963, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1893  Minerton, Vinton, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pearl Minnie Sprunk,   b. 16 Jul 1916, Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1996, Buffalo Center, Winnebago, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1938  Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • from the notes of Kent M. Gossman:
      Always went by name Earl. Farmer. Farmed the family farm until 1944 when they moved to a farm near Thompson, IA. His mother moved with them and lived with them for awhile but also lived in her own house in Buffalo Center during some period.
      HIS MEMORIAL LISTED HIS BIRTHDAY AS MAR 3, I HAD IT AS MAR 4. ASSUMING HIS CHILDREN KNEW WHEN HE WAS BORN, I CHANGED IT TO MAR 3. HE MARRIED AND THEN HIS WIFE MOVED IN WITH HIS PARENTS AND HIM. HIS FATHER WILLIAM KEPT HIM ACTIVE IN FARMING IN NEBRASKA. WILLIAM DIED AND THEN HE STAYED IN THE HOUSE WITH HIS MOTHER AND HIS FIRST 3 CHILDREN WERE BORN THERE. THEY THEN MOVED TO IOWA AND BELLE CONTINUED TO LIVE WITH EARL AND PEARL FOR WHAT MY FATHER REMEMBERS WAS 6-8 MORE YEARS. AFTER THAT THE BOYS PURCHASED THE HOUSE IN BUFFALO CENTER FOR HER TO LIVE AND EARL LIVED ON SAME FARM IN THOMPSON FOR 52 YEARS. HE WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE TRUSTEE DRAIN #13 IN 1968. HIS WIFE WENT INTO THE NURSING HOME (WITH A BELIEVE M.S.) WHILE I WAS IN JUNIOR HIGH OR HIGH SCHOOL.


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  • Sources 
    1. [S25] research of Kent M. Gossman.