Sunday, November 26, 2017

John E. Goss, Member of the Woodmen of the World

John Edward Goss was born in Port Clinton, Ohio in 1862 to Frederick and Anna Goss.  In 1880 the Goss family resided in Ottawa County, Ohio. By 1917, John E. Goss was residing in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, where he worked as a carpenter. John E. Goss died in Columbus, Ohio on November 25, 1917. His remains were returned to Sandusky, for burial in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery.  (Note, though the tombstone of John E. Goss lists 1918 as his year of death, his death certificate listed his death year as 1917.) A Woodmen of the World insignia is found on the tombstone of John E. Goss. Woodmen of the World was a fraternal organization that provided insurance benefits to its members. 

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