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Obituaries - Alta GOSS

from the Galesburg Register Mail Galesburg , IL, Friday November 27, 1953.

Funeral services for Mrs Alta Goss, 90, of Good Hope will be held Saturaday at 1:30 p.m. at the Lady-Sargent Funeral Home, Macomb, with burial to follow at Good Hope. The Rev. Ray Kearney will officiate.

Mrs. Goss died at a nursing home in Prairie City at noon Wednesday, after suffering a stroke earlier in the day. She was born June 6, 1864, near Walnut Grove, Mc Donough County, to J. D. and Sitha Jane Thurman Hageman. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 54 years. She was married Dec 24, 1885, to Charles W. Goss, who died in 1925.

She is survived by the following children: Harry Newton Goss, Monmouth; Jesse Elias Goss, at home; Charles Henry Goss, Macomb; Chester Earl Goss, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Mrs Florence Ann (Dymer?), Apple Valley, Calif. There are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Goss is the last of a pioneer family that settled in McDonough Co. in early 1850's. Her parents took her to see the first railroad engine that ever passed through Walnut Grove, IL in 1864, when she was only an infant. Ox team wagon trails ran across her parents' homestead.

Contributed by Joyce Worthington Brewer