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Lulu Blanche Adams Gookin
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Birth: May 20, 1869
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1964
Arapahoe County
Colorado, USA

Wife of Joseph Alonzo Gookin. Daughter of Martin Van Buren Adams and Zilpha Ann Bagley.


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, August 13, 1964


Lulu Blanche, daughter of Martin V. and Zilpha Ann Adams, was born near Adamsville, Muskingum county, Ohio, May 20, 1869, and departed this life at her home in Englewood, Colo., Aug. 4, 1964, at the age of 95 years, two months and 14 days.

She was the daughter of one of Iowa's pioneer families, having moved to Story county when she was two months old, and living there for five years. They moved to Lucas county, Iowa, locating on a farm near Russell in the Ragtown school district.

Here she grew to young womanhood and on February 25, 1891, she was united in marriage to Joseph A. Gookin. To this union were born six children, five of whom survive. The home was established in Lucas county, which remained their home until 1925 when they moved to Colorado.

In her early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and throughout the years her faith has remained steadfast.

She was preceded in death by her husband March 26, 1948, and her youngest son, Dwight Leo, June 25, 1958. Survivors inlude her five children, Herman of Joliet, Mont.; Nora Stevenson of Englewood, Colo.; Arthur of Russell; Harold of Denver, Colo.; and Lester of Chariton. Also ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

During her past few years her health has declined but she remained cheerful and uncomplainin. She has been tenderly cared for during this time by her daughter. She looked forward with great pleasure to visit with her children and grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, 1964 at the Beardsley-Fielding Funeral Home. The Rev. V. E. Sitehall officiated at the services. Interment was in the Chariton cemetery.

Family links: 
  Martin Van Buren Adams (1837 - 1921)
  Zilpha Ann Bagley Adams (1839 - 1921)
  Joseph Alonzo Gookin (1869 - 1948)
  Nora Eva Gookin Stevenson (1894 - 1993)*
  Arthur Earl Gookin (1896 - 1980)*
  Harold M Gookin (1898 - 1977)*
  Lester A Gookin (1902 - 1981)*
  Dwight Lee Gookin (1912 - 1958)*
  Marietta Adams Willits (1866 - 1922)*
  Lulu Blanche Adams Gookin (1869 - 1964)
  Maude Irma Adams Goltry (1872 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section G Row 13 S-N Grave 15
Created by: Skip
Record added: Sep 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59448493
Lulu Blanche <i>Adams</i> Gookin
Added by: Doris Christensen
Lulu Blanche <i>Adams</i> Gookin
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