Gould, Amos M.
Age: 0, credited to Irasburg, VTVITALS
Birth: 12/25/1842, UnknownADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
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When Amos Gould, whose death was announced briefly last week, was called to his eternal home, the community felt a deep sense of bereavement. He was the youngest son of Amos C. Gould and Polly Reed, was born in Douglas, Mass., as were all his ancestors.
In November, 1861 he enlisted in the 1st Regt. R. I. Cavalry, and served three years, and received more than an honorable discharge, his Captain speaking of his conduct as a soldier in the highest terms.
December, 1864 he married Elizabeth Hannant, who is left alone in her declining years, and her loss of hearing make the parting from one she had spent almost 56 years of married life almost unbearable. As Mr. Gould often said, there’s was such a happy home, and often in their old age been referred to as lovers. His first thought was always for her. Mr. and Mrs. Gould lived in East Albany almost 47 years, then came to the village, where he won the respect and love of all those that knew him.
He was a man of noted piety, who recognizes in all men his brother, and was always ready to lend a hand, and be a friend to all.
Nearly 50 years ago, Mr. And Mrs. Gould made a start in a good way, were baptizes Jan. 1, by Rev. Cox, united with the Freewill Baptist Church, where he was superintendent of the Sunday School many years, and deacon for for several years. Always active in good work, he loved and served the church until the end. Mr. Gould always held family prayer, allowing nothing to interfere. The last Monday of his life he knelt in prayer for the last time.
On Tuesday he was stricken with intense suffering until he past to his rest. He had been in failing health for some time, but was able to sit on the veranda, Monday, the 14th, when Orleans County Veterans met here, and the Drum Corps came to his home and played, giving him one of the most happy events of his life.
They have no relatives in Vermont, except Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Hannant, who have done all they could for him in his last days. It was a great comfort to Mrs. Gould that their niece, Mrs. Ethel Leazer, from New Hampshire, who has been a daughter to them, could attend the funeral, which was held at his late home, Tuesday, and was largely attended, Rev. Edward Wood officiated, and Mr. Whipple was director GOBS OF FLOWERS & FRIENDS Mrs. Gould is deeply grateful to the friends here and in Albany, for kindness and sympathy expressed. The burial was in the Irasburg cemetery. The sympathy of the community is extended to Mrs. Goud in her bereavement.
Orleans County Monitor, June 30, 1920
Courtesy of Deanna French