|1)Printed in the July 7, 1918 Tribune, Blair, Nebraska|
P. J. Gossard died at the Soldiers and Sailors Home at Burkett last Friday and the remains were brought to Blair for burial, the funeral being held today under Masonic auspices.
Mrs. Gossard was a pioneer of Washington County and an old soldier. He made his home in Blair for a number of years and a few years ago on account of failing health, went out to Burkett to spend his declining days. He had been almost helpless for a number of months previous to his demise.
2) Printed in the July 12, 1918 Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska
Philip J. Gossard
The remains of P. J. Gossard, who died at the Soldiers home at Burkett on the 5th inst., were brought here for interment and funeral services held at the M. E. church yesterday at 2 o’clock, P.M.
Deceased located in Sheridan township in the early 70’s where he resided for many years and while there represented that township under the township supervisor system, on the county board and was a member of the building committee in charge of the erection of the present court house. He was a civil war veteran, an uncompromising republican and quite active in local and county politics. He retired from the farm and came to Blair to live 2 or more years ago and went to the soldier’s home a couple of years ago.
Note: Civil War veteran
~~~ Obituaries courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska. ~~~
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