|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1829|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1910|
From the Portrait and biographical album of Ionia and Montcalm counties, Mich. Author: Chapman Brothers, Publisher: Chicago, Chapman Bros., 1891. Pages 361-362
REUBEN GOULD. It affords the publishers of this Biographical Album pleasure to incorporate in its pages an account of the chief incidents in the life of the above- named citizen of Ionia County. He is especially prominent among the agriculturists of Easton Township, having a fine farm on section 2, from the cultivation of which he has a good maintenance. The estate comprises eighty acres of well-tilled land, whereon are to be seen the buildings usually put up by men of enterprise and judgment, and the garden plat and orchards that belong to a really good farm.
The parents of our subject were Samuel and Sallie (Childs) Gould, natives of Connecticut and New York respectively, and the father was a member of the American navy during the War of 1812. Their home was in Orleans County, N. Y., where Reuben was born, August 14, 1829, and when he was seven years old they migrated to Monroe County, this State. This was in 1836, when that section was comparatively unknown to settlers and was still the haunt of Indians. There he of whom we write remained until 1864, continuing his lessons in the district school, and finally learning the trade of wagon and carriage making. The handicraft of Mr. Gould was mastered by him and followed until late in the '70s, he being in business for himself eight years in the city of Ionia. He came to the county in 1864 and about 1878 settled upon his farm.
On December 27, 1865, Mr. Gould was married to Miss Adify Holly, an estimable lady who was born in Wyoming County, N. Y., August 22, 1841, to John and Lucretia (Gibson) Holly. She was bereft of her mother when but six years old. She grew to maturity in her native State and was engaged in teaching for a few years. She is a woman of keen intelligence, generous hospitality and kindness of heart and has made many friends in her Michigan home, as she had in the East. Mr. and Mrs. Gould have four living children—Ellis W., Harry J., Luella E. and Mabel A.-- and lost their first born, Elbert C.
In former years Mr. Gould was connected with the Masonic order. His political belief is expressed in the platform of the Republican party, and he is an unfailing supporter of its candidates. His personal character is that of an honest, earnest and energetic man whose work has been systematically carried on and who received from his acquaintances the meed of respect. In his labors he has been aided by his true-hearted wife, whose counsel and sympathy are appreciated by him, as well as the comforts with which she supplies the home.
From the Alton Evening Telegraph, November 18, 1910
DEATH OF REUBEN GOULD
Aged Resident of Alton Dies at Home of His Son, Ellis W. Gould, From Heart Failure
Reuben Gould, aged 81, died suddenly Thursday evening at the home of his son, Ellis W. Gould, 802 Langdon Street, from heart failure. Mr. Gould has been in failing health some some time, due to weakness of great age. His death was very unexpected, as he had been down stairs for supper Thursday evening. Soon afterward his heart action collapsed. Death was due to a general breaking down of his physical strength. Mr. Gould was born in New York state, but lived in Michigan for many years. He was engaged in farming. About four years ago he came to Alton to live with his son. He leaves three children, Ellis Gould, with whom he lived, Mrs. Luella Moore, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Harry Gould of Seattle. The funeral services were held this afternoon at the Gould residence and the body will be taken to Ionia, Mich., for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Gould will leave this evening for Ionia with the body.
Samuel Jacob Gould (1778 - 1869)
Sarah Childs Gould (1798 - 1884)
Martha Maria McBride Gould (1835 - 1864)
Adify L. Holly Gould (1841 - 1901)*
Elbert Clayton Gould (1867 - 1867)*
Ellis Ward Gould (1868 - 1934)*
Harry J. Gould (1872 - 1946)*
Louella E. Gould Moore (1874 - 1927)*
Mabel Alice Gould (1876 - 1900)*
Maria Gould Denton (1819 - 1906)*
John C. Gould (1821 - 1850)*
Reuben Gould (1829 - 1910)
Sylvester G Gould (1832 - 1904)*
Jane Elizabeth Gould Raymond (1839 - 1917)*
Jacob Brigham Gould (1852 - 1922)**
Samuel Lyman Gould (1854 - 1932)**
Emily Jane Swift Gould-Hickenlooper Ferrin (1860 - 1943)**
Highland Park Cemetery
Plot: Lot 5-13
Created by: Melinda Gould
Record added: Aug 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41314132