George Melvern Gooch died Friday, June 6, 1913, at 9 o'clock p.m. in Portland Oregon. He was born in Daviess county, Missouri, April 24, 1849. Was married in Trenton, Missouri, in December 1880, to Miss Amelia Hien. Coming west immediately, he settled in palouse, Whitman county Washington, where he located on a farm, living there until he removed in 1889 to Salem, then to Dallas, where he purchased the flouring mill and in later years retired. He is survived by his wife and four children: Mrs. Bertha Jorgensen of Hillsboro; Mrs. Cordia De Armond of Independence; Bessie Gooch and Fred Gooch, both of Dallas. He died after nearly a year of intense suffering caused by a cancer of the throat. His father was a veteran of the Civil War and he himself had passed through many thrilling experiences with the bushwhackers and guerrillas which followed that war. He was a devout member of the Baptist church, also the Artisans lodge. He was buried in Lone Fir cemetery, Portland Oregon, June 8.
Source: Polk County Observer, Monmouth, Polk County, OR, June
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