William Goslee obituary

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Friday, December 16, 1904
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The death of William N. Goslee occurred at the home of his nephew, Henry Goslee, at 303 N. Third street in this city Saturday evening at 6 o'clock, after an illness of about two weeks.

Mr. Goslee was born May 26 1826 at Hartford, Conn. In 1850 he married Sarah E. Ellis who died in 1862. One daughter was born to them who died in infancy.

Mr. Goslee came west settling in Illinois and Iowa and in 1856 came to Minnesota where he located in Mower County. Later he went to Freeborn county. Most of his life was spent there where he was a territorial pioneer and was a member of the commission that located the county seat of that county at Albert Lea. He was for years county commissioner of Freeborn county.

His second marriage was to Mary E. Cheadle who died July 21, 1891. Of their two children Nina E. died November 1902 and William A. who is a dentist at Auburn, Nebraska, survives. The family moved to Austin in 1893 where the home has since been. The deceased leaves one brother James, residing in London Township.

Mr. Goslee was a member of the Presbyterian church and a consistent Christian. All who knew him will long remember his gentle manner, his helpful words and deeds and his exemplary character.

His last illness which was but of two weeks duration exemplified his patience and courage in suffering. One singular feature about his illness was the fact that he was taken ill on the same day of the week as his beloved daughter Nina, that his illness lasted the same number of days and his death occurred on the same day and exactly the same hour of the day as hers.

The funeral was held this morning at 11 o'clock from the Presbyterian church, Rev. Cornelison officiating and the remains were taken to Woodbury for interment. -Austin Herald.