William (Bill) Goebel
December 20, 1860 -June 17, 1940
Excerpts from his obituary:
"PIONEER DIES HERE MONDAY
William Goebel, 79 one of the real pioneers of Woods county, OK,
died at the Alva General hosptial Monday night after an illness
of some length.
Goebel went to the hospital five weeks
ago, and died Monday night at 7:15.
He was born December 20, 1860, in Kansas territory, in what is
now Osage county.
He left Kansas, however, at the opening
of the Cherokee strip, and homesteaded eight miles North and four
West of Alva. He still owned his homestead at the time of his
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Front row: Jake Goebel, William Goebel, Mary Ann Herald Goebel,
John W. Goebel
Katherine (Katie) Goebel Sears, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Goebel Trenary,
Mary Ann (Bun) Goebel Nordyke.
Lillian Mae Goebel Gossett, Amilia Frances Goebel Ross
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