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William C. Brown Cemetery ~ Alice S. Gosnell ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Gosnell, Alice S.
MAIDEN NAME: Plummer AKA 1: Ross AKA 2: Cummings AKA 3: 
BORN: Jan 1857 DIED: 23 Feb 1902 BURIED: 26 Feb 1902 (William C. Brown Cemetery)
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon
FIRST MARRIAGE - James Ross & Allie Plummer md 27 Dec 1882 at res. of P. Plummer by J. James, M.G. Wit: A. Brown & Wm. SECOND MARRIAGE - S. Cummings of Washington Co & Alice S. Ross of Multnomah Co md 21 Dec 1886 at the Columbia Hotel THIRD MARRIAGE - D.C. Gosnell & Alice Cummins md 16 Mar 1899.
1900 OR CENSUS - Alice S. Gosnell, age 43, mother of 2 children, b. Jan 1857 in Iowa, is enumerated with her husband of 1 year, DeWitt C. Gosnell, age 39, occupation oyster dealer, b. May 1861 in Connecticut, along with Janet Ross, identified as step-daughter [of DeWitt], age 16, b. Jan 1884 in Oregon[Alice's daughter by her first husband, James Ross]
[Note-Multnomah Co Marriage Records show Minnie Agnes Ross & E.H. Amsden m 30 Mar 1898; this would be Alice's oldest daughter by her first husband]
Some twenty-five years ago Philip Plummer and wife came to this county with two daughters, Alice and Flora, their son, Ex-Sheriff H.B. Plummer, having come some years before. Alice married first a Mr. Cummings and afterwards Mr. Gosnell, of Portland. In 1879 Flora became the wife of Henry M. Brown, of Dallas, and had lived in this vicinity ever since. For several months she had been in declining health and died at 10 o’clock last Saturday night, a victim of quick consumption. 
On Monday she was laid to rest near her parents in the Brown cemetery north of town, the funeral service being conducted by Evangelist Burton. 
Her friends were all who knew her, though she mixed but little with the general public, her life being devoted principally to the care of her children. At 11 o’clock Sunday night her sister Alice died at her home in Portland and was brought here Tuesday evening for burial. The remains were taken to the home of Alonzo Brown, where the funeral occurred at 10 o’clock Wednesday, Rev H.N. Rounds officiating. The bereaved husband, her son-in-law, Dr. Amsden, and wife, and her daughter, Jennie Ross, came with the body from Portland. Mrs. Brown was aged 42 and Mrs. Gosnell 45 years. It is a rare thing that so little time elapses between the deaths of two sisters.
Polk County Itemizer, Friday, February 28, 1902, 3:6

Mrs Henry M. Brown died at the family home north of Dallas, Saturday evening, February 22, 1902, after a long and serious illness of a complication of ailments, aged 43 years. Mrs Brown had been near death’s door for several weeks, and her death was not unexpected. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, and burial took place in the family burying ground near Polk Station. She left a husband and five children – Lot, Frank, Cummie, George and Martha. Two sisters, Mrs Thos. Bailey, of Dallas, and Mrs Charles Waymire, of Woods, and three brothers, H.B. Plummer, of Dallas; H.C. Plummer, of Sherwood, and George Plummer, of Ironton, Missouri, survive her. Mrs Brown was possessed of a kind and gentle nature, and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a faithful and consistent Christian woman. The sympathy of the community goes out to the family in their sad bereavement. Mrs Alice Gosnell, a sister of Mrs Brown, died at her home in Portland, Sunday night, aged 45 years. Her death was caused by the effects of a stroke of paralysis, which she suffered two years ago and which left her an invalid. Mrs Gosnell was born in Iowa in 1857, her sister, Mrs Brown, being born in the same state two years later. Her remains were brought to Dallas on Tuesday evening’s train and were buried in the Brown cemetery, Wednesday. She leaves two daughters, Mrs Agnes Almsond and Miss Nettie Ross, both of Portland.
Polk County Observer, Friday, February 28, 1902, 2:2
Wife of
D. C. Gosnell
Feb 23, 1902, 
45 YRS
Polk County Marriage Records 1879-1888, page 14
Multnomah County Marriage Records
1900 OR CENSUS (Multnomah Co., ED 63, sheet 3B)
PCI 28 Feb 1902, 3:6 
PCI 28 Feb 1902, 2:2

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