|Death: ||Sep. 4, 1879|
Oskaloosa Iowa, Mahaska County Biography
Samuel Benton Gossage 1817-1879
Samuel GOSSAGE was a cabinet-maker and operated the first shop for that class work in the city of Oskaloosa. He was one of the mechanics engaged in the construction of the first flouring-mill upon the Skunk River; known as Duncan Mill, and also assisted in first flouring in the city of Oskaloosa.
Mr. Gossage was a Democrat of the Jacksonian school of politics. He died in this city. In 1880, Mrs. Gossage is still living in Ottumwa of this state. They were both members of the Methodist Church. Samuel GOSSAGE was Mayor of Ottumwa for eight years, and was once elected to the Legislature of the state from Monroe County Iowa; the first Democrat ever elected to that position from that district.
He was a great admirer of Stephen A. Douglas, and an ardant supporter of the Union cause during the Civil War.
*On Sunday morning August 31, 1879 he fell over the banister of the National Hotel where he was the landlord and proprieter in Oskaloosa and broke his thigh. He died September 05, 1879 from internal injuries. His widow Lucinda Glasscock Gossage was born 1817 in Virginia and died 1894 in Moravia, Appanoose County Iowa.
They were the parents of 9 children:
Nancy, Elizabeth,Mary, John B,George,Emma,Jerome Bonapart,Thomas Benton, and Joseph M. Gossage.
Nancy Ann Gossage Thompson (1839 - 1876)*
Elizabeth Gossage Warman (1841 - 1919)*
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Oskaloosa Iowa, Mahaska County Biography Samuel Benton Gossage 1817-1879 Samuel GOSSAGE was a cabinet-maker and operated the first shop for that class work in the city of Oskaloosa. He was one of the mechanics engaged in the construction of the first flou...(Read more)|
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