Elijah Louis GOSSOM Edward L GOSSOM Lester Lee DUMOND Louie Mae DUMOND Walter Lee DUMOND John DeWayne DUMOND Delores DUMOND Beulah Ann DUMOND Billie Ruth DUMOND Katie Lu DUMOND Lester Ray DUMOND David Richard DUMOND Lemuel RAWLS Stella GOSSOM Walter B GOSSOM Lula Mae GRIFFITH Mini tree diagram

Billie Shaw GOSSOM1,2,3,6,4,5,7

3rd Oct 19181,2,3,4,5 - 7th Feb 20051,2

Life History

3rd Oct 1918

Born in Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5

23rd Dec 1933

Married Lester Lee DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.19,2

30th Sep 1934

Birth of daughter Louie Mae DUMOND in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,8

1st Jul 1936

Birth of son Walter Lee DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.9

24th Sep 1938

Birth of son John DeWayne DUMOND in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.2

1st Nov 1938

Death of son John DeWayne DUMOND in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.2

5th Apr 1940

Birth of daughter Delores DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3,9,10

19th Jun 1942

Birth of daughter Beulah Ann DUMOND in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.11,12

about 1944

Birth of daughter Billie Ruth DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas

28th Dec 1946

Birth of daughter Katie Lu DUMOND in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.12,1,6,2

4th Jan 1949

Birth of son Lester Ray DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.9,13,12

1st May 1950

Birth of son David Richard DUMOND in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.14,15,16,2

7th Jul 1989

Death of son David Richard DUMOND in Traskwood, Grant, Arkansas.14,15,2,2

after 1998

Married Lemuel RAWLS in Arkansas County, Arkansas

11th Nov 1998

Death of Lester Lee DUMOND in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.17,18,2,2

26th Sep 2003

Death of daughter Louie Mae DUMOND in St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,6,8

before Feb 2005

Death of Lemuel RAWLS in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.2

7th Feb 2005

Died in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2

after 7th Feb 2005

Buried in DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas.2


  • Billie S Gossom
    Birth 3 October 1918 [grave says 2 Oct 1918]
    Death 7 February 2005 in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Elijah Lewis Gossom b 1885
    Lula 1893-1980
    Spouse Lester Lee Dumond 1915-1998
    Buelah [Beulah] Ann Dumond
    David Richard Dumond
    John DeWayne Dumond
    Louie Mae Dumond
    Katie Lou Dumond b 1946
    --  Byers, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8967591/person/1381079314?ssrc=&ftm=1

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 February, LaGrue Township, 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, Billie S Dau F W 1 AR AR IL [b abt 1919]

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 April, LaGrue Township, DeWitt Town, District 16, Page 11A, Hse #239, Fam #256
    Gossom, Louie Head Owns M W 45 First married as age 27 AR ME KY Millwright, 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

    Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939
    Volume #0001, Certificate 00068
    Lester Dumond
    Spouse Billie Gossom
    License 23 Dec 1933 Arkansas County

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 26 April, LaGrue Township, District 1-17, page 16A, Vitteton Rd to Sunny Side Rd, Hse #294, Rents $8
    Dumond, Lester Head M W 26 Grade 8 b Ark  same place in 1935 Farm Laborer
    Dumond, Billie Gossom Wife F W 23 Grade H-2 b Ark  same place in 1935
    Dumond, Louie Mae Dau F W 5 Single b Ark  same place in 1935
    Dumond, Walter Lee Son M W 3 b Ark
    Dumond, Delores Dau F W 0months Single b Ark

    "I'm working on the Gossom, Dumond,Griffith family history.  Delores Dumond Padgett, my friend, is tracing her mother's family!  She was Billie Shaw Gossom she married Lester Dumond.  Her parents were Elijah Louis Gossom and Lula Griffith."
    --  "sncanaw," Ancestry Messaging to orville Body Jenkins, 8 March 2017

    Billie Shaw Gossom DuMond Rawls
    Birth Oct 3, 1918 Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas
    Death Feb 7, 2005 Arkansas

    [The grave photo by Jerry Grisham included with this memorial says the birth date was 2 Oct 1918.]

    Daughter of Elijah Lewis Gossom and his wife, Lula May Griffith. Billie worked as a tugboat cook and was a member of the Belleview Baptist Church in Ethel.

    Billie was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Lester Lee DuMond and Lemuel Rawls; sons John DeWayne and David Richard Dumond; daughter Louie May Dumond Ryan Burnett; her brother, Edward Gossom; and 3 grandchildren, Leo J. Padgett Jr., Gregory A. Padgett, and Marcus Ryan.

    Survivors include her children, Walter L. DuMond of Ethel, Delores (Leo) Padgett of Ethel, Ann (Daniel) Robinson of Lagarto, Texas, Ruth (Charles) Cunningham of St. Charles, Kay (David) Steiner of Escatawpa, Mississippi, and Lester R. (Mary Ann) DuMond of Reydel; her sister, Stella Champion of Stuttgart; her brother Walter Gossom of Pine Bluff; 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

    Burial De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas

    Created by Richard S. Clark Dec 19, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #63081834, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63081834


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