The Obituary of Mrs. Martha Gould

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Sunday, February 28, 1915
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Martha Anderson Gould, daughter of John and Maggie Anderson, was born in Norway on November 5, 1842, and died on February 6, 1928, aged 85 years, 3 months and 1 day, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. C. Frank at Rudd, Iowa.

She was married in 1864 to Cohn Gould, living first in St. Ansgar and Newburg townships, later moving to Otranto township, where she resided with her children, living a greater part of the time with her son Ed at St. Ansgar. Her husband passed away from this life in 1895.

There were born to her eleven children, one of whom, John, passed away in 1902. There are left to mourn her passing, S. M. Gould, William, Gould, Emma Gould Kelly, Frank Gould, Edward Gould, Mary Gould Frank, Charles Gould, Cora Gould Tostanson, Andy Gould and Dr. Geo Gould; sixteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Mrs. Gould was a member of the Lutheran church in Norway and preserved her connection with the same church in this country, being a loyal member of the same.

A woman of good Christian character and broad sympathies, she was loved and respected by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held from the Mona church Thursday, February 9, with interment in the Sunny Side cemetery, Rev. Langehough officiating.