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Basse, Wilhelm – Obituary

Wilhelm Basi [Basse] was born in Langfjord, Norway, May 19, 1869. He was the son of Erick and Stena Basse. He received his education in the schools of Norway and came to the United States in 1888 as a member of the United States Reindeer Expedition. In 1901 he was married to Wilhelmina Jacobson. They moved to Centerville in 1902 and resided on a farm in that area until 1926 when he retired and moved to Clatskanie, Ore., where he accepted the pastorate of the Finnish Lutheran Church. He returned to Centerville in 1944 as pastor of the Centerville Lutheran Church. Survivors include three sons; Elmer, Arthur and Ernest, all of Centerville; one brother, Jacob of Seattle; a sister in Norway; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nephews and nieces in both America and Norway. His wife preceded him in death in 1946 and his death Anne Christopher in 1947. He died at Centerville, Monday, March 19. The Goldendale Sentinel, March 29, 1951 Contributed by: Shelli...

Biography of Gabriel W. Cox

Gabriel, son of Samuel P. and Mary Cox, was born in Gallatin, July 13; 1852, and there grew to manhood. He received his primary education in the common schools of Gallatin, and completed it with a course at the Christian University, of Canton, Missouri, and in 1870 and 1871, at the Gem City Commercial College, of Quincy, Illinois. Returning to Gallatin be was employed, by Gilliam & Simpson as a clerk, and continued in their employ until 1874, when he became the successor of Mr. Simpson, and a short time after sold his interest to Mr. Gilham. Leaving Gallatin he went to Centerville, Iowa, and engaged in the grocery, grain and provision business, with William M. Flint, under the firm name of Flint & Cox, and remained there until the fall of of 1874; again returning home, he accepted a clerkship in his father’s store, continued until his father sold out in February, 1876, and then engaged in farming until the fall of the same year. In the summer of 1877 he was employed by the wholesale hat and cap house of Bird & Hawkins, of Kansas City, as a traveling salesman, but abandoned the business in January, 1878, on account of ill health, and in July of the same. year, accompanied his father to Colorado, taking fifteen mule teams, and was employed by Fitzgerald, Mallory & Co. to grade and haul on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, beginning at Iron Spring and grading to Otero, on Pea River, in New Mexico. They also took a large contract for street grading in the City of Trinidad, Colorado....

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