Francis Erwin Goss

Male25 February 1915–29 October 1995

Brief Life History of Francis Erwin

Francis Erwin Goss was born on 25 February 1915, in Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Charles William Goss and Louella James. He married Ruth D Messick on 24 June 1939, in Westville, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States. He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 29 October 1995, at the age of 80, and was buried in Hill Crest Memorial Park, Hurffville, Washington Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States.

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Francis Erwin Goss
Ruth D Messick
Marriage: 24 June 1939

Sources (9)

  • Francis Goss, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Francis Erwin Goss, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • Francis E Goss, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1939Westville, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    "During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 1

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 22

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, and French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gozzo, Gauz (Middle English, Old French Gosse), short forms of compound names based on the element goz (from gaut, an ethnic name meaning ‘Geat’ or ‘Goth’), rarely also on the element gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’. In Middle English Gosse was frequently used as a short form of the double diminutive Goscelin (see Joslin ). Geats (Old English gēatas, Old Scandinavian gautar) were the Scandinavian people formerly occupying modern Götaland in Sweden, their name being closely related to that of the Goths (Old English gotan, Old Scandinavian gotar). Both ethnic names are presumably derived from a Proto-Germanic word meaning ‘to pour’. The relationship between Geats and Goths is controversial and in the name elements the two ethnicities are not always distinguishable. This surname is rare in France, where the common form is Gosse .

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

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