|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1844|
|Death: ||May 14, 1925|
The Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI) Fri 15 May 1925, page 20:
Mrs. Emma J. Gould, wife of James P. Gould, president of the Gould Manufacturing Company, died Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock.
While she had been in poor health for some time and had been confined to her bed for two days, she was believed to be on the road to recovery.
Only a few minutes previous to the end, she had expressed hope of being able to leave her bed this morning. She asked for nourishment and was given a small portion of chicken broth. Her attendant returned the empty cup to a table and turned around just as Mrs. Gould passed away. Heart failure was the cause of death. Her heart had been affected for some time and Wednesday a billious attack brought on a more serious condition, causing her to take to her bed. But she appeared to have overcome it and to be on the road to recovery.
Mr. Gould is also critically ill. It had been feared that he was unable to recover, but Thursday he appeared much better. He had another setback, however, and is in such condition now it has not been deemed wise to permit him to know of his wife's passing away. Deep concern was felt over his condition today.
Mrs. Gould was Miss Emma Jane Graham, daughter of John and Fannie (McFarland) Graham. She was born at Clinton, IA March 1, 1844 and was 81 years of age. She was married at Clinton, Oct 27, 1889 to James P. Gould, a young lumberman and they came here to reside.
There were four children born in the marriage, of whom two are living. They are Harry G. Gould and Mrs. J. J. Eells, both of this city. A son, James F. Gould and a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Bishop, preceded their mother in death. There are also two sisters, Mrs. D. R. Toll and Mrs. J. F. Rice, both of California. Mrs. Toll arrived here Wednesday.
Mrs. Gould was actively interested in church and social affairs, particularly in former years, but her life was essentially that of wife and mother, and she was devotedly attached to her husband and children. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, the Twentieth Century Club, the Ladies' Benevolent Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Oshkosh Business Women's Club, and the Young Ladies' Society of the First Congregational Church.
She was strongly inclined toward charity work and did much in a private way to aid those in need, besides contributing liberally in organized relief agencies. She furnished one of the rooms at the Oshkosh Business Women's Club.
Because of the critical condition of Mr. Gould, the funeral services will be conducted at the chapel at Riverside Cemetery, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Rev. Phillip Mercer will conduct the exercises. The pallbearers will be Homer H. Bishop, Stevens Gould, James P. Gould II, Charles Felker, Fred Felker and Homer Bishop, Jr. The last named five are grandsons.
It is planned to permit friends who desire to do so, to view the remains at the chapel Saturday afternoon between the hours of 2 and 5 o'clock.
James Pendlebury Gould (1841 - 1925)*
James F. Gould (1870 - 1923)*
Katherine McFarland Gould Bishop (1879 - 1920)*
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Record added: Aug 23, 2013
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