Margaret Ann Gossman

17 July 1931–20 June 2009 (Age 77)
La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Margaret Ann

When Margaret Ann Gossman was born on 17 July 1931, in La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, her father, James Clifford Gossman, was 34 and her mother, Mary Bridget O'Connor, was 35. She lived in Fillmore, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Carimona Township, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 20 June 2009, in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1933 · The Browns Valley Man

Age 2

Just like the Minnesota Woman, The Browns Valley Man are deemed the oldest human remains found in Minnesota. They were found by W. H. Jenson, while he was laying gravel for his driveway, in the Traverse gap in western Minnesota. The remains are believed to be around 9,000 years old.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

German (Gossmann, Gössmann) and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements goz ‘Goth’ + man ‘man’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Margaret Gossman in household of James C Gossman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marge Verdict in entry for John Phillip Gossman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Margaret Ann Gossman in entry for William Clifford Verdick, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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