Rootwalker--Obituary for Comrade Henry P. Gould 11-19-1896

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Obituary for Comrade Henry P. GOULD

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Following is a transcription of the above person's (TN) obituary from the Fentress County Gazette, Jamestown, Fentress Co., TN, dated 11/19/1896:

     Comrade Henry P. GOULD departed this life Nov. 10, 1896, at his home one mile west of Jamestown.  He was born in Baltimore, Md., 57 years ago. His father, John W. GOULD, emigrated to this (Fentress) county in the year 1851 and settled one mile west of Jamestown when Comrade GOULD was a boy, and he spent his boyhood days and after years on the home place.
     Comrade GOULD enlisted in the 12th Kentucky Regiment, Co. G, Oct 15, 1861, and served in said regiment about four years, veteranizing in 1863.  He was in many hard fought battles in the late war, and in front of Atlanta he received a wound in the right leg which necessitated its amputation about seven inches below the hip joint, wearing an artificial limb thereafter until his death.
     He was a justice of the peace several years and was also Deputy County Clerk of this county.  He came out on the third day of November and voted for Wm. McKinley for President.  He was a constant reader of the general topics of the day and a true patriot, for he gave his blood, and not only his blood but his right leg for his country.
     Comrade GOULD was a charitable man.  No person ever called on him for a favor that was not granted if in his power, never thinking or caring whether he would be remunerated or not.  He leaves a wife and six small children, and his wife has lost an affectionate husband and the children a loving father.  His many friends will miss him, and will join with us in extending our sympathies to the widow and children.

A. A. GOODING

 

 

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