Benjamin Gould Jr.

Benjamin Apthorp Gould Jr. (1824 - 1896)

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould Jr.
Born in Boston, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Boston, Massachusettsmap
[children unknown]
Died in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Jul 2017
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Biography

Benjamin Apthorp Gould was the author of The Ancestry and Posterity of Zaccheus Gould (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1872). and The family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (City of Publication: Lynn, Mass. Publisher: T.P. Nichols Date: 1895).

Benjamin was also a well known pioneering American astronomer.

Parents

Benjamin A. Gould and Lucretia Dana Goddard [1]

Birth

27 Sep 1824 Boston, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States[2]

Photographs

Three photos of Benjamin A. Gould are available online from the University of California -Santa Cruz - Lick Observatory Photographs [14]

Timeline

1844 - Graduated from Harvard[3]
1845 Studying aboard [4]
1848 Cambridge, Massachusetts [5]
1849 Started the "Astronomical Journal" [6]
1851 Took charge of the longitude operations of the United States Coast Survey[7]
1861 Marriage to Mary Apthorp Quincy
1866 - After the Atlantic cable was laid, Benjamin went to Valencia, Ireland to establish a station to determine the difference in longitude between America and Europe. [8]

Marriage

29 Oct 1861 to Mary Apthorp Quincy, Boston, Massachusetts, United States [9]

Death

26 Nov 1896 Cambridge, Massachusetts [10]
Benjamin died of a skull fracture as a result of a fall [11]

Burial

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA [12][13]

Additional Information

  • Book Lives Benjamin Apthorp Gould, Jr. Biography [15]
  • Biography of Alice Banche Gould, contains family information about Benjamin, Mary and Alice Blanche Gould, their daughter. [16]

Research Note

  • Book to look at: - Catchers of the Light: the astrophotographers' family history : tales of adventure, adversity & triump By Stefan Hughes [17]

Sources

  1. Family Search Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915,database with images, Benjamin A. Gould, 26 Nov 1896; citing CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, v 464 p 169, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 961,519.[1]
  2. John Benson Lossing and Woodrow Wilson, Harper's Encyclopædia of United States history from 458 A.D. to 1905 (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1905), Volume IV, page 98. [2]
  3. John Benson Lossing and Woodrow Wilson, Harper's Encyclopædia of United States history from 458 A.D. to 1905 (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1905), Volume IV, page 98. [3]
  4. John Benson Lossing and Woodrow Wilson, Harper's Encyclopædia of United States history from 458 A.D. to 1905 (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1905), Volume IV, page 98. [4]
  5. John Benson Lossing and Woodrow Wilson, Harper's Encyclopædia of United States history from 458 A.D. to 1905 (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1905), Volume IV, page 98. [5]
  6. John Benson Lossing and Woodrow Wilson, Harper's Encyclopædia of United States history from 458 A.D. to 1905 (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1905), Volume IV, page 98. [6]
  7. John Benson Lossing and Woodrow Wilson, Harper's Encyclopædia of United States history from 458 A.D. to 1905 (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1905), Volume IV, page 98. [7]
  8. John Benson Lossing and Woodrow Wilson, Harper's Encyclopædia of United States history from 458 A.D. to 1905 (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1905), Volume IV, page 98. [8]
  9. Family Searh Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915,database with images, Benjamin Apthorp Gould and Mary Apthorp Quincy, 29 Oct 1861; citing , Boston, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,019. [9]
  10. Family Search Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915,database with images, Benjamin A. Gould, 26 Nov 1896; citing CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, v 464 p 169, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 961,519.[10]
  11. Family Search Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915,database with images, Benjamin A. Gould, 26 Nov 1896; citing CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, v 464 p 169, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 961,519.[11]
  12. Family Search Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915,database with images, Benjamin A. Gould, 26 Nov 1896; citing CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, v 464 p 169, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 961,519.[12]
  13. K - Find A Grave Memorial [13]


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