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by: Kay (Goswick) Kennemore
copyright 1986

Abraham Gostick
Extracted from Alan R. Gosticks book.
Gosticks of England 1953

Abraham Gostick born ca.1833 Stanton, England died 1885 Sacremento, California
Zilla E. Evans b. 1837 England died 1928 Ca. age 91
          children listed:
1. Joseph Gostick b.before 1867 England  died 1889 USA
2. Clara Elizabeth Gostick b.before 1867 England d:1948 (was a Nurse) (m) William Davis
3. Alice Gostick b.before 1867 England died 1920 (m) James Powell
4. George Abraham Gostick  b.before 1867 England  died 1917 (m) Nellie Coudray
5. Arthur Henry Gostick b.after 1870 Calif.died 1943 (m) Margaret Beakey
6. Charles Edward Gostick b.after 1870 Calif. died 1950 (m) Oda May Smith
7. Jesse David Gostick b.after 1870 Calif. died 1944 (married x 2)
8. Clarence Eric Gostick b. after 1870 Calif.(alive 1953 Sacramento, Ca.)
9. Ora Zilla Gostick b.n/r b. aft. 1870 Calif.(alive 1953 Sacramento, Ca.)

1870 , Aug. 11 Yolo County, Ca. Cottonwood Township,P.O. Woodland  page 463, ID#CA127526 is: Abram GOSTICK
hh# 79
Abram Gostick age 30 born England (occupation: Boot and shoemaker)
Gilla (female) age 30 b. Eng.
Joupt "Joseph: age 9 born Eng.
Clara age 6 born Eng.
Alice age 5 born Eng.
George A. age 1 born Eng.
Clara Evans age 30 born Eng.

QUOTE: from Alan R. Gosticks book.

Abraham Gostick born in Stanton 1839 (m) Zilla E. Evans.  Abraham went to America in 1867 leaving his family with brother Isaac.  Abraham sent for family 3 years after arriving in America.  He established his shoe buisness in Madison, Gold Country, California.  Three years after his arrival in America he sent for his wife and 4 children namely: Joseph, Clara Elizabeth, Alice and George.  In America 4 more boys and a girl was born, these being: Arthur Henry, Charles Edward, Jesse David, Clarence Eric, and Ora Zilla Gostick.   Abraham Gostick died in 1885, but his wife Zilla outlived him 43 years, she passed away in 1928 at age 91.


Alan R. Gostick states that Abraham Gostick born 1839 England died in California in 1885 had brothers by the names of: JOSEPHGostick, born May 16,1846 Sleaford, Eng. who had children by the names of: George William, Abraham b.1870 Wilsford, died 1912 London,  Walter, Albert Edward b. Apr.28,1877 Sleaford, and Elsie who married a Mr. Rudkin. ISAAC Gostick b.Dec. 1844 Eng. who married Martha Adams and had children: Albert Isaac b. 1873 died Apr. 1943,(he had sons named Fred and Jack), Horace Henry Gostick, settled in Canada in 1910 (founded the Gostick Construction Co. In Canada).  JESSEGostick (living at Sleaford in 1953), had sons Reginald and one daughter.



Horace Henry Gostick b. ca. 1885(son of Isaac & Martha (Adams) Gostick)(page 91 of Alan R. Gosticks book)
Listed as: Funeral service for Horace "Harry" Gostick age 68 of 1830 West Thirty Third, Pioneer Vancouver Construction man. Interment was in Ocean View Burial Park 1953.

Mr. Gostick leaves his wife, one son "Kenneth", two daughters, Mrs. H.F. Thompson and Mrs. J.M. Kerr, all of Vancouver.

Note by:kgk.  Mrs. H.F. Thompson (contact descendant-John Thompson at:

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