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Chester Arthur Gose was born August 25, 1885 in Brookfield, Missouri, at a revival meeting held by Bro. O.B. Wilson, his parents were Enslow Monroe Gose and Serilda Evelyn Stanley.

Chester was baptised in about 1912 by Bro. Wilson.

He owned a large cattle ranch in Rodeo, New Mexico, but lost it during the depression. After that he worked for the Highway Dept. in Los Crusus, New Mexico, and the Bureu of Land Management in Array, New Mexico, he was also a cook, a fruit peddler and he made mattresses for welfare recipients.

Chester married twice, his first wife was Jenny, and they had one child that died as an infant or was born dead, then Jenny died, possibly during child birth. He then married Mary Belle Walkup born May 17, 1894 in Russellville, Kentucky. On Jan. 16, 1913 in Clayton, New Mexico.

Their children were;

Thurley Lee Gose b. Jan. 27,1914 in New Mexico, d. Oct. 14, 1948 in New Mexico, m. 1938 to Frank Bills.

Thelma Darlene Elizabeth Gose b. July 28, 1915 in New Mexico, d. 1968 in Roseberg, Oregon, m. twice Norman Chatfield and Rudolph Brand.

Jess Willard Gose, b. Dec. 19, 1916 in Mosquero, New Mexico, d. July 24, 1982 in Walla Walla, Wa. m. March 30, 1936 in Hot Springs, New Mexico to Mary Edna Nix b. August 24, 1918 in Midlothian, Texas d. April 16, 1993 in Kennewick, Wa.

Lovona Imogene Gose b. May 4, 1918 in New Mexico, d. May 28, 1918 in Pennington, New Mexico.

Arthur Gose Jr. b. Dec. 20, 1921 in Sedan, New Mexico, d. June 19, 1972 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dennie Ezra Gose b. May 5, 1924 in Sedan, New Mexico, d. Sept. 7, 1995 in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Monterey John Gose b. Jan. 26, 1926 in New Mexico, d. April 6, 1976 in Albequerque, New Mexico.

Clyde Odell Gose b. Jan. 12, 1928 in New Mexico, d. June 14, 1980 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, m. twice. Three Children.


Thurley, Thelma and Jess Gose Feb. 3, 1920


Chester died of a stroke September 20, 1954 and is buried in Truth or Consequences, Sierra County, New Mexico. (formerly Hot Springs, New Mexico.)



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