Name: Addie Viola Gossett
Birth: 14 MAR 1870 in Fort Salem, Highland County, Ohio
Death: 1 APR 1942 in Salem, Highland County, Ohio
Addie Viola Gossett Faust of Salem, Highland County, Ohio
Addie Gossett Faust, daughter of James Worth and Sarah Ann Gossett, was born March 14, 1870 at the old Gossett homestead near Pricetown, Ohio - the third oldest of 10 children - eight of whom grew to maturity.
Her childhood was spent in a Christian home as near to ideal by frontier American standards as any family ever attained. The atmosphere of the Gossett house-hold was charged with a high quality of moral and religious training, and kept in good order by hard work and strict discipline, tempered by an admirable sense near of humor and much good music. In all, a consummation devoutly to be wished.
While still a young girl, on January 1, 1885 she joined the Pricetown Church of Christ, and was baptized by J. W. Ruble in old White oak Creek. Throughout her entire life, her Master never had a more loyal, sincere, sweet-spirited, sacrificing follower. For years she taught Sunday school classes, served as song leader and organist, organized and worked sacrificially in the C. W. B. M. Missionary work, the W. C. T. U. and every other cause that meant for the welfare of the church or community. No more ideal minister's wife ever worked along side her husband. She was always ready to use her talents along side his in the active service, and just as willing to stay at home, keeping the hearth fires burning there while he was away, when that seemed most necessary. And in the minds of all that knew this truly great team in the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ, her sweet spirit and Godly life delivered a message fully as eloquent as those her husband pored out over the pulpit from Sunday to Sunday over a 50-year, unusually effective ministry.
As a Mother and homemaker she was at her very best, and the memories many of us bear of her hospitality, her unselfishness, her cheerfulness, her love of Nature and the out of doors, her-devoted service to every least need of her husband and children, and her unexcelled manner of establishing peace and spreading good will are the sweetest life holds for us. She never spoke unkindly of anyone, and was always ready to rise to the defense of anybody under criticism. She truly was one of those real Christians that "hold the world together."
On October 26, 1893 she was united in marriage to Reverend Frank Faust, the wedding taking place in the old Gossett home, with "Uncle Rube" officiating. To this Union three children were born Leona Ruth, now Mrs. Ben Brown, of Danville; Worth Faust, of Pricetown, and Floyd Faust, of Columbus. All of her family survives, and were with her to the end.
She is survived also by five sisters, Mrs. M. R. Pulliam, Mrs. Albert Duvall, Mrs. F.C. Pulse, Mrs. Clara Duvall and Mrs. Ted Roush. A brother and a sister having died in infancy, and two brothers having preceded her in death, Ira Gossett in September, 1936, and Orland Gossett in December, 1938.
There are also eight grandchildren and one aunt, her father's sister, "Aunt Lib" Cochran, of Blanchester, Ohio. In addition there are over 100 relatives of her Gossett family, and a veritable host of acquaintances and friends from church communities all over southern Ohio.
I would rather see a sermon than hear one any day, I would rather one would walk with me than merely tell the way-
The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear-
Fine counsel is confusing but an example's always clear, the best of all the preachers are those who live their creeds, for to see good put in action is what everybody needs. All travelers can witness that the Best of guides today is not the one that tells us but the one that shows the way. One deed of kindness noticed is worth forty that are told.
One good person teaches many, for men believe what they behold. So, though an able speaker charms me with his eloquence, I say I would rather see a sermon, than hear one, any day. 17 & 4-16
The Press Gazette - Hillsboro, Ohio
Father: James Worth Gossett b: 24 APR 1847 in Fort Salem, Highland County, Ohio
Mother: Sarah Ann Roberts b: 4 JUN 1843 in Highland County, Ohio
William Frank Faust b: 14 SEP 1862 in Ohio
26 OCT 1893
in Highland County, Ohio
- Leona Ruth Faust b: 31 JUL 1894 in Pricetown, Ohio
- Worth Franklin Faust b: 9 DEC 1895 in Brown County, Ohio
- William Floyd Faust b: 22 SEP 1904 in Ohio