Erson Brander Gokey

Male 1907 - 1940  (33 years)


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  • Name Erson Brander Gokey 
    Born 21 Feb 1907 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Sep 1940 
    Person ID I74273  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors William Henry Gokey,   b. 15 Nov 1875,   d. 10 Jan 1942  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ada M. Ellis 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F49802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Mildred Baker,   b. 21 Jul 1909,   d. 20 Jul 1999  (Age 89 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ruth Gokey  [natural]
     2. Robert Gokey  [natural]
     3. Betty Gokey  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F49896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Erson Gokey - February 21, 1907 - September 30, 1940. Son of William Henry and Ada M. Ellis Gokey. Husband of Mildred Baker Gokey.
      Newspaper Obituary - Monday, September 30, 1940 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Erson Gokey, 33, Suicide Victim Near Daysville - Father of Three Found In Car in Fields Near Grindstone Creek - Pulaski, September 30 - Erson Gokey, 33, was found dead in his car shortly after daylight Monday in the fields near Grindstone creek, Daysville, by Harold Nicholson and John Sassen, who were looking for a lost cow. The body was found in the car with a garden hose connected to the exhaust of the auto, running into the car window. Assistant District Attorney Clarence J. Gorman, acting as coroner, gave a verdict of death by suicide, and released the body to Spencer Walton, Pulaski undertaker. The man was the father of three children, the youngest 2, and had worked on various WPA projects for the past few years, and was recently employed on the bridge construction north of this village. For some time, however, he had been out of work and friends believe that the man was despondent because he had been unable to find work. Ills wife is a patient in a hospital. He was last seen by John Kling an employee on the Harold Nicholson faun Friday afternoon. He was seen digging some potatoes on the place where he cultivated a small portion of land. He was the son of Henry Gokey of Pulaski, and was born in 1907. For the past several years he had been living at the Archie VanArsdale home near Daysville. Surviving are his father; his wife, Mrs. Mildred Baker Gokey, Daysville; three children, Ruth, 10, Robert, 8, and Betty, 2; and one sister, Mrs. Lucille Lamb of Syracuse. Corporal E. T. Williams and Trooper J. A. Radley of the Pulaski sub-station were summoned by Nicholson and Sassen when they discovered the body, and the troopers in turn notified Mr. Gorman. Funeral arrangements were incomplete late Monday afternoon.