Samuel Gookin is buried in Salem Cemetery Lot No. 34/18, where
he shares a tombstone with his wife, Lydia A. (Russell) Gookin. The
inscription on his tombstone reads, "Samuel Gookin, Mar. 8, 1833 -
Jan. 20, 1909."
"Death of Samuel Gookin
"Samuel Gookin, one of Lucas county's oldest and most respected
citizens, died at his home in Russell yesterday morning at 8 o'clock,
at the age of about 76 years after an extended illness with stomach
trouble. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. D. J. Shenton, of the
M.E. church at Russell, were held at Salem church this afternoon at
two o'clock, and interment took place in the Salem cemetery.
Deceased is survived by nine children, Andrew Gookin and Mrs. Paris
Holmes, of Riverside, California; John, Mrs. Delman Threlkeld and
Mrs. Luther Keller of this city; Lawrence, of Nebraska City, Neb.;
Mrs. G.C. Holmes, of Dunbar, Neb.; Mrs. Chas. White and Miss Ella
Gookin, of Benton township. One son, Craig, died a few years ago.
Three brothers, Thomas, of this city, and Clark and Phil, of Benton
township, are also living."
The Chariton Herald
21 January 1909