by: Henry H. and Keuttah (Goswick) Kennemore
copyright 1986

John Goswick of Illinois,
some of his descendants found

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2/2/2002 In red.

John M.Goswick 1861 Georgia  died Illinois (In R.I. 1892-92 was RR worker)
(m)July 4t. 1898 Rock Island, Ill.
Rosa Mae Gipson(Gibson) b. Jul.04,1880 died June,15,1968 Colonial Beach, Henry Co.Ill.
           children of John & Rosa Mae (Gipson) Goswick
                                children not in order of birth
1. Charles M. Goswick born June 07,1899 Rock Island, Ill. (m) Dorothy Klouda
2. Gwendolan Goswick b.n/r  (m) ? Voigt
3. Chlotiel Goswick b.n/r (m) (George Thomas) Housley ?
4. Dwight Goswick b. n/r
5. Cleona Goswick b. n/r (m) (?) Kulling
6. John Goswick b.n/r
7. Lazelle Goswick b.Oct.11,1919 d:Oct.08,1987 Clonial Beach,Ill.(m)(?) Moon

A descendant of John Goswick stated that he was one of 3 boy's placed up for adoption when the father died in 1865.  This is the same story told by the North Carolina Goswick descendants of Jason Turner and Charles M. Goswick of Franklin Co. N.C..  Altho the brother living in the household was named "Kindred" Franklin Co.N.C.  John M. Goswick had a brother "James" and a sister "Eva".
2/1/2006 (view 1880 census) (view 1900 census) (view 1910 census) (View 1920 census of John Goswick & family)


Ernest L. Moon, 74, of Silvis died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Illini Hospital, Silvis.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Esterdahl Mortuary, 6601 38th Ave., Moline, with the Rev. Becky Sherwood of First Presbyterian Church of East Moline officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military rites conducted by Moline American Legion Post 246.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Ernest was born on March 16, 1930, in Moline, the son of Ernest Irwin and Ethel Winters Moon. He married LaZelle Goswick on July 7, 1957, in Rock Island. She preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 1987.

Ernest worked as a carpenter and in the machine shop at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1986. He was an Army veteran, serving in Germany during the Berlin Airlift.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting and his trips to California. He was a past president of the Senior Citizens Center in Green Rock.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Matthew and Frances Moon, Rock Island; seven nephews; two nieces; 24 grandnieces and nephews; 17 great-grand nieces and nephews; and many other special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Charles M. Goswick born June.07,1899 Rock Island, Ill. died Nov.02,1965 Moline, Ill.
Dorothy Klouda b. Apr.23,1908 Davenport, Iowa d: Mar.24,1976 Illinois
                children listed:
1. Charles M. Goswick,Jr. b. Jul.29,1926 Rock Island, Ill

Charles M. Goswick, Sr., son of John and Rosa Mae (Gibson) Goswick (no other info){kgk}

Charles M. Goswick, Jr. born Jul.29,1926 Rock Island, Ill. died Mar.20,1973 Moline, Ill.
(m)lst. n/r
(m) 2nd. Dec.02,1948 Rock Island, Ill.
(lst) no/record
(2nd) Madelyn J. Ridgley born June.26,1925 Elkhart, Indiana (read obit)
                  children by lst.
1. a daughter b.n/r
                 children by 2nd.
2. Jesse John Goswick born Aug.26,1950 Moline, Ill.
3. Jean Kay Goswick born Mar.27,1952 Moline, Ill. (m) Guy Odom
4. Anthony E. Goswick born Oct.09,1954 Moline, Ill.

Charles M. Goswick, Jr., son of Charles M. and Dorothy (Klouda) Goswick of Moline, Ill.


Madelyn Goswick

Madelyn J. Goswick, 79, of Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley, formerly of Moline, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation is 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to the Oak Glen Home.

Madelyn was born on June 26, 1925, in Elkhart, Ind. She was raised by her parents, Jesse and Alice Hoste Westfall, in Elkhart before moving to Rock Island. She married Charles Goswick Jr. in Rock Island in 1948, and the couple made there home in Moline.

Madelyn was a devout Chicago Cubs fan. She also enjoyed reading and collecting salt and pepper shakers as a hobby.

Survivors include her children and their spouses; Jesse and Debbie Goswick, Rock Island, Jean and Guy Odom, Middleburg, Fla., Anthony Goswick, East Moline; grandchildren, Rachel, Zachary, Anthony, Nicholas, Justin, Lindsey, Evan and Grace Goswick, Charles Odom and Tiffany Moffatt; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1973, and a son, John Edward in infancy.


Darlene Engels
 Darlene F. Engels, 74, of Milan, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Genesis
Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

Services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and 10
a.m. at St. Ambrose Church, Milan, where she was a member. Entombment will
be at Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, Rock Island.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home, where a rosary will
be recited at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart

Darlene was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Moline, the daughter of George and
Chlotiel Goswick Thomas. She married Julius R. ``Jack'' Engels Feb. 6, 1951,
in Moline. He preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1990.

She was employed at Sears Roebuck & Co., Moline, retiring in 1991, in the
auditing department, after 25 years.

Darlene loved her family, grandchildren and great-grandson. She was a
die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jacquelyn and Jeff Taber, Rock
Island; a son and daughter-in-law, Russ and Toni Engels, East Moline;
grandchildren, Derrek and Yumi Taber, Joseph Taber, and Kari, Kelli, Kim and
Katie Engels; a great-grandson, Tyler Taber; a sister and brother-in-law,
Audrey and Al Heyninck, East Moline; a brother and sister-in-law, Dwight and
Edna Thomas, a sister-in-law, Mary Thomas, all of Colona; and an aunt,
Alberta Engels, Rock Island.

1930: Moline, Rock Island, Illinois

George Thomas 25 
Chlotiel Thomas 22 
George Thomas 2 3/12
Darlene Thomas  1 1/12 



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