Farmer and stock dealer; born near Holladay, Tenn., Nov. 13, 1869; English descent; son of David A. and E.V. (Camp) Gossett; father’s occupation farmer; educated at Holladay, Tenn., graduated from Holladay Independent Normal L.I. July 4, 1891, B.S. July 7, 1893; in early life he taught school; married Lula E. Murphy Oct., 1894; member W.O.W., W.C. and I.O.O.F.; Superintendent of Public Schools Jan. 1, 1897 to Jan. 1, 1901; dealer in live stock and cross ties, and engaged in farming; P.O. address Holladay, R.F.D. 3.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler