Maggie WEBSTER Edward L GOSSOM Billie Shaw GOSSOM Stella GOSSOM Walter GOSSOM Lula Mae GRIFFITH Mini tree diagram

Elijah Louis GOSSOM1,5,2,3,4,6

17th Sep 18841,2,3,4 - UNKNOWN

Life History

17th Sep 1884

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3,4

30th Aug 1903

Married Maggie WEBSTER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

before 1913

Death of Maggie WEBSTER in Arkansas County, Arkansas

about 1914

Birth of son Edward L GOSSOM in Arkansas.4

3rd Oct 1918

Birth of daughter Billie Shaw GOSSOM in Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas.7,6,8,3,4

20th Aug 1920

Birth of daughter Stella GOSSOM in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,6,1,9

about 1927

Birth of son Walter GOSSOM in Louisiana.3

7th Feb 2005

Death of daughter Billie Shaw GOSSOM in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.7,6

before Feb 2005

Death of son Edward L GOSSOM.6

after Feb 2005

Death of son Walter GOSSOM

3rd Oct 2011

Death of daughter Stella GOSSOM in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas.6,9


Death of Lula Mae GRIFFITH in Arkansas



Other facts


Married Lula Mae GRIFFITH


  • Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    E L Gossom
    Age 19, Birth abt 1884
    Residence DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Maggie Webster
    Spouse's Age 19
    Spouse's Residence DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 30 Aug 1903 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 29 Aug 1903

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 February, LaGrueTownship, DeWitt Town, District 6, page 14B, South Union St, Hse #288,Fam #301
    Gossam, Louis E  Head Owns M W 35 AR ME AR Carpenter [b abt 1885]
    Gossam, Lula M Wife F W 26 IL IL IL [b abt 1894]
    Gossam, Edward L Son M W 6 AR AR IL [abt 1914]
    Gossam, Billie S Dau F W 1 AR AR IL [b abt 1919]

    Clark Richards of Warren County, Illinois, a researcher of the Gossomand related families draws upon family knowledge to report Louis' nameas Elijah Louis Gossom.  Note that this puts the names in the oppositeorder of the name in the 1920 census.  His wife is known only as Lulais the couple of family lists I have seen.  Richards reports her fullname as Lula Mae Griffith.
    --  Richard Clark, Ancestry page for 1930 census, 28 December 2010

    Louis' WWI draft registration also presents his name as Elijah Louis.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Elijah Louis Gossom
    Residence Crowley, Acadia County, Louisiana
    Birth Date 17 Sep 1884
    Occupation Millwright and Carpenter
    For Lousiana State Rice Milling Co in Crowley, Louisiana
    Nearest Relative Mrs Lula Gossom, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    Height 5'10", Medium Build, Grey Eyes, Black Hair
    Registered Acadia County 12 September 1918
    Signed E L Gossom

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 April, LaGrueTownship, DeWitt Town, District 16, Page 11A, Hse #239, Fam #256
    Gossom, Louie Head Owns M W 45 First married as age 27 AR ME KYMillwright, Saw Mill
    Gossom, Lula Wife F W 26 First married at age 17 IL IL IL
    Gossom, Billy Dau F W 11 AR AR IL
    Gossom, Stella Dau F W 9 AR AR IL
    Gossom, Walter Son M W 2 LA AR IL


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