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Enslow Monroe Gose was born April 1, 1848 in Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri. His parents were Christopher II. Gose and Mary (Polly) H. Bowling. Christopher died when Enslow was 5 years old and Mary died when he was 7. Enslow and four brothers were taken in to the nearby home of Uncle William Gose, a wagon maker in Linn and later in Sullivan County, Missouri and wife Martha Knifong. His Aunt Martha, mistreated him so when he was 16 about 1864 he ran away hitching a ride with a wagon train going west. Uncle William and Aunt Martha went on to Walla Walla, Washington.

Enslow worked as a herdsman on the Santa Fe trail during it's last days before the railroad. He returned to Missouri by the 1890's, moved to Oklahoma and then on to New Mexico, first to Clayton County, near Sedan, N.M. and finally to Roy, Union County, New Mexico where he died September 19, 1918.

He married May 2, 1869 to Serilda Evelyn Stanley in Linneus, Linn County Missouri.

Serildas parents were Duncan R. Stanley and Elizabeth Francis Wilkison (Wilkerson).

Children of Enslow and Serilda were;

Mary Alice Gose b. June 6, 1871 in Linn County, Missouri, d. Dec. 10, 1961 in Des Moines, Iowa, m. August 31, 1890 in Grundy County, Missouri to William Sherman Nichols.

Andrew Jackson Gose b. June 7, 1873 in Linn County, Missouri, d. 1957 in Oklahoma m. before 1899 to Cora Lee Hampton.

Charles Covington Gose b. June 1, 1876 in Linn County, Missouri, d. August 18, 1954 in Sharon, Oklahoma, m. June 8, 1898 in Bedford, Missouri to Myrtle Belle Pearman.

Cora Francis Gose b. July 26, 1881 in Linn County, Missouri, d. Dec. 30, 1935 in Laramie, Wyoming, m. twice, Irving Sheets, John A. Cook.

Walter Roy Gose b. April 25, 1883 in Linn County, Missouri, d. Feb. 18, 1957 near Chester, Oklahoma, m. August 22, 1907 Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas to Dee Whittaker.

Chester Arthur Gose b. Brookfield, Missouri August 25, 1885, d. Sept. 20, 1954 in Derry, New Mexico, m. twice Jenny? and Mary Belle Walkup.

Emma May Gose b. April 30, 1888 in Linn County, Missouri, d. April 27, 1926 in Enid, Oklahoma, m. about 1907 in Woodward, Oklahoma to Robert Raymond Holland.

Claude Lee Gose b. Feb. 13, 1891 in Linn County, Missouri, d. June 5, 1968 in Moreland Oklahoma, m. August 30, 1910 to Emma Lee Stinson.

Mabel Clare Gose b. May 10, 1894 in Alpha, Missouri, d. Oct. 21, 1963 in San Antonio, Texas, m. June 28, 1911 to Charles Ernest Long


1. Census 1850, Township 50, Linn County, Missouri, age listed as 2.

2. Census 1860, Sullivan County, Missouri (August 9, 1860) Listed under William Gose, Enslow age 12.

3. Census 1870, Jackson Township, Linn County, Misouri, (August 23, 1870) 292 Insloe; 22, farmer. Eveline; 17.

4. Hodges and Woodruff, "Missouri Pioneers" Linn County, Missouri, (March 1976) 9 Volume 30, Abstracts of Wills and Administrative Bonds, 1840-1860 B: 120-121 and B: 126-127. Disposition of children following deaths of Christopher and Mary Gose.

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