Atherton C Gossard (1904 - 1995)

A photo of Atherton C Gossard
Atherton C Gossard
1904 - 1995
updated February 06, 2019
Atherton C Gossard was born on August 6, 1904. Atherton died on June 29, 1995 at age 90. We know that Atherton C Gossard had been residing in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi 39305.


Atherton C Gossard Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Atherton Gossard, honor his/her ancestry & genealogy, and his/her immediate Gossard family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Atherton C Gossard

First name


Middle name


Maiden name


Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases


Atherton Gossard was born on


Atherton Gossard died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Atherton.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Atherton C Gossard?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Atherton's ethnicity and where did their parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was Atherton a religious person?

Last Known Residence

Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi 39305


Did Atherton finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Atherton attend?


Share what Atherton did for a living or if they had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Atherton's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Atherton serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with their life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Back to Top

Atherton C Gossard Family Tree

Atherton's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Gossard family tree.

Atherton's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Atherton C Gossard
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

Atherton's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Atherton C Gossard. Below are potential family photos that share Atherton's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Atherton during various points of their life


Share Memories about Atherton

What do you remember about Atherton C Gossard? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about them. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Atherton is remembered.

Atherton Gossard Obituary

This obit of Atherton C Gossard is maintained by Atherton's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Atherton C Gossard passed away on June 29, 1995 at 90 years of age. Atherton was born on August 6, 1904. There is no information about Atherton's surviving family. We know that Atherton C Gossard had been residing in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi 39305.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Atherton C Gossard

1904 - 1995 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Atherton's lifetime

In 1904, in the year that Atherton C Gossard was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1926, this person was 22 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1947, at the age of 43 years old, Atherton was alive when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1953, Atherton was 49 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1995, in the year of Atherton C Gossard's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

Other Biographies

Other Gossards

Carl Gossard
May 16, 1910 - September 1983
Aurora, Missouri
Emma H Gossard
Jul 31, 1897 - May 12, 1992
San Marcos, CA
Ralph E Gossard
Dec 5, 1914 - Jan 5, 1996
Olla, LA
Margery D Gossard
Nov 7, 1915 - Aug 20, 2007
Baton Rouge, LA
Lillian D Gossard
Aug 20, 1915 - Jan 12, 2003
Aurora, MO
Clara Gossard
Jan 30, 1894 - August 1980
Olla, Louisiana
Abbie Gossard
May 7, 1889 - Jun 15, 1973
Oklahoma City, OK
Wilma Gossard
Oct 13, 1922 - April 1985
Chanute, Kansas
Eunice W Gossard
Dec 23, 1891 - Oct 1, 1991
Cleburne, TX
Betty Jane Gossard
Oct 18, 1923 - Jan 10, 2006
Dallas, Texas
Levi Gossard
Jun 7, 1902 - January 1975
Cleburne, Texas
Carmelita T Gossard
Dec 24, 1925 - Jul 20, 2004
Summerland Key, FL
Alta M Gossard
Sep 12, 1918 - May 17, 1991
Horseshoe Bend, ID
Viola K Gossard
Feb 12, 1915 - Mar 7, 2003
Dodge Center, MN
Robert L Gossard
Feb 18, 1924 - Dec 11, 2005
Nashua, IA
Alan R Gossard
Aug 6, 1934 - Mar 18, 1981
Beth L Gossard
Sep 21, 1925 - Jul 17, 2010
Redmond, WA
Ruth Gossard
Nov 21, 1921 - September 1978
Carlyle Gossard
Nov 19, 1912 - Jul 13, 1991
West Concord, MN
William S Gossard
Feb 1, 1922 - Jan 25, 2003
Hopkins, MN

Other Bios

Horace Loomis
Jun 30, 1907 - July 1985
Fresno, California
Lewis L Jackson
Sep 30, 1917 - Jul 7, 1995
Jackson, MS
Elizabeth I Dwigans
Jun 13, 1910 - Dec 30, 1992
Meridian, MS
Hubert F Harmon
Oct 24, 1921 - Dec 31, 1995
Marion, MS
Jesse Burge
May 18, 1903 - June 1975
Jackson, Mississippi
Frances B Ororke
Feb 14, 1911 - Jun 11, 2004
Jackson, MS
Richard Tate
Sep 4, 1901 - June 1986
Gulfport, Mississippi
Owen Garrett
Feb 6, 1903 - August 1987
Braxton, Mississippi
Myrtle Beckwall
Jul 9, 1908 - July 1976
Gulfport, Mississippi
Carl Gaddis
Jan 15, 1894 - March 1974
Lynn Haven, Florida
Joe W Lang
Oct 3, 1908 - Oct 20, 2001
Greenville, MS
James Cowger
May 29, 1905 - September 1985
Manakin Sabot, Virginia
Annie M Brinson
Oct 19, 1905 - May 15, 1997
Tampa, FL
Ticer Young
Jun 25, 1898 - September 1982
Oxford, Mississippi
Marylou T Gamlen
Oct 21, 1910 - October 1995
Clarksdale, MS
Charles S Shaw
May 3, 1909 - Jan 15, 1995
Leland, MS
Josephine Reeves
May 17, 1898 - September 1974
Jenkinsburg, Georgia
Watts Thornton
Oct 4, 1910 - February 1983
Jackson, Mississippi
Sam Allen
Sep 21, 1914 - September 1980
Tupelo, Mississippi
George Everett
Jan 23, 1913 - April 1984
Greenwood, Mississippi
Success Stories from Biographies like Atherton C Gossard
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.