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Anna Maria "Annie" Howe Gobin
Birth: Sep. 12, 1841
Key West
Monroe County
Florida, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1913
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Mrs. Anna M. Howe Gobin, widow of the late Major General J. P. B. Gobin, of this city. died this morning from heart disease, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Margaret Howe Allen, at Hadley, Mass. Mrs. Gobin, who had occupied the Gobin mansion 419 Cumberland Street, since the death of her husband three years ago, was a sufferer from alveolar, trouble of the heart and six weeks ago accompanied her niece to the Allen residence, at Hadley, with the hope that the change of climate would make her good. She had been in failing health for some time past but there was nothing in her condition which in any way prepared her relatives here for the end. News of her death was contained in a dispatch from Hadley which also announced that the body would be brought here tomorrow evening at 9:27 o'clock for burial on Monday. Mrs. Gobin was a native of Key West, Florida, and it was there that she first met Colonel Gobin and their romance which culminated in their marriage was begun. As Miss. Howe, she took a deep Interest in the treatment of the sick among the Union soldiers stationed there and it was in the hospital while on her errand of mercy that she visited the invalid officer. The result was that when he was ordered to South Carolina as judge advocate he and Miss Howe journeyed to Brooklyn, New York, where they were wedded at the home of her brother, the late Edward Howe. Returning South, Colonel Gobin and bride remained there until the close of the war and then came to Sunbury, where after a brief stay they located their home here, Col. Gobin opening an office here in resuming his law practice which had been suspended during the hostilities. During her long residence here Mrs. Gobin took an active interest in the church and Sunday school work at Zion Lutheran church and as late as three years ago, just preceding the death of her husband, she continued to manifest a deep interest in the work. Although She never identified herself with any of the charitable movements here, Mrs. Gobin is known to have given freely for the alleviation of the sufferings of the poor and needy. Her friendship was valued highly by those who were fortunate enough to be numbered among those who enjoyed her intimate acquaintanceship and her death is sincerely regretted. Mrs. Gobin was the last of her family and her nearest surviving relatives are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Susan B. Case, of this city, and Mrs. Shaw, of Burlington, Conn. Col. M. L. Case and Capt. H. D. Case, with Misses Miriam and Hattie Case, this city, who are, nephews and nieces. [Lebanon Daily News, June 20, 1913, Page 1 & 5] 
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  John Peter Shindel Gobin (1837 - 1910)
Note: Child of Charles Howe & Abigail Fletcher
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Bruce Speck
Record added: May 17, 2009
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Anna Maria Annie <i>Howe</i> Gobin
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Anna Maria Annie <i>Howe</i> Gobin
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Anna Maria Annie <i>Howe</i> Gobin
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Rest in peace Annie.
- A Shindel Granddaughter
 Added: Aug. 22, 2009
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