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1. SAMUEL1 GOSSAGE was born 1817 in New York, and died September 04, 1897. He married LUCINDA GLASSCOCK in Illinois, daughter of JACOB SCHMEER and LYDIN VELGAR.
Notes for JOHN B. GOSSAGE:
The subject of this sketch, when five years old, went with his parents to Albia, Monroe Co., Iowa, and received his education in the common school of that city. In 1860 his father removed to Ottumwa, and engaged in business, John B. being employed as salesman. In 1864 he enlisted in the 47th Iowa Infantry, which was sent to Helena, Ark., for the purposes of guard duty. He participated in one engagement with his regiment, but having lost his health after a service of 100 days was discharged from service and returned to his home at Ottumwa, where he lay ill for one year.
Mr. Gossage was married in 1868 to Miss Annie Southard, who died one and a half years after their marriage. He was again married, June 19, 1880 to Miss Jennie Gillett, a native of Wisconsin. At the time of the big fire in Ottumwa, in the year 1868, he lost his stock of goods and all his property. Following this loss he accepted a situation as traveling salesman for a St. Louis establishment. which business he followed one year. In 1869 he removed to California. where he engaged in hotel-keeping at Santa Rosa for one year, sold out there, and removed to San Francisco, engaging in the same, line of business for a like period. Following his hotel experience be engaged in buying and shipping stock in Nevada, which he continued to do for twelve years. In 1880 the death of his father necessitated his return to Iowa. In 1881 he removed to Minnesota, and engaged in railroading, and at Minneapolis officiated as clerk in a hotel. From there he removed to Dubuque, Iowa, pursued railroading for a time, and thence came to Oskaloosa, where he now resides.
Mr. Gossage is the oldest settler now living who was born in Oskaloosa. Samuel Gossage, father of our subject, was Mayor of the city of Ottumwa for eight years, and was once elected to the Legislature of the State from Monroe County, Iowa, and was the first Democrat ever elected to that position from that district. He was a great admirer of Stephen A. Douglas, and an ardent supporter of the Union cause during the Civil War.
The subject of this sketch is a man who his traveled extensively over the entire West, and has observed its many changes and transformations from the great American desert of the early geographers to a land flowing with milk and money. His present home was, at the time of his birth, the abode of the red man, who roamed at will over its, vast expanse of prairie. Having viewed all other lands, he is now content to abide in the garden spot of Iowa, and among a host of friends and acquaintances, whose respect and esteem he enjoys.
2. JEROME BONAPART2 GOSSAGE (SAMUEL1) was born April 12, 1853 in Monroe Co, Iowa, and died September 03, 1917 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co, Iowa. He married MARY ELLEN CONLEY September 14, 1876 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co, Iowa, daughter of PHILLIP CONLEY and JUAN BOYCE.
More About DOUGLAS GOSSAGE:
iii. GLOVER CHARLES GOSSAGE, b. 1885, Ottumwa, Wapello Co, Iowa; m. JOSEPHINE ADCOCK, September 19, 1906, Ottumwa, Wapello Co, Iowa.
3. JOSEPH LESTER3 GOSSAGE (JEROME BONAPART2, SAMUEL1) was born December 27, 1879 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co, Iowa, and died January 23, 1936 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co, Iowa. He married LYDIA MAY JOHNSON April 18, 1906 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co, Iowa, daughter of ROBERT JOHNSON and SOPHIA SCHEEN.
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