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Gustavus Obear

Gustavus was born October 27, 1819.

His parents were Benjamin Obear and Sarah Gilham. He was the twelveth child of twelve.

Gustavus married Priscilla West Williams on November 23, 1841. They had nine children, Gustavus Everett (October 28, 1842 to August 10, 1862); Elizabeth Frances (June 28, 1844 to October 4, 1848); Alice Priscilla (November 7, 1846 to March 23, 1849); Elizabeth Williams (November 16, 1848 to March 2, 1888); Alice Sybil (September 2, 1850 to February 15, 1916); Rebecca Adelia (July 26, 1853 to April 24, 1913); Joseph Williams (August 9, 1855 to November 12, 1945), Mary Elizabeth (May 28, 1858 to April 23, 1936), and Benjamin Lincoln (March 1, 1861 to May 16, 1938).

After his wife's death in 1866 he married Lucy A. Briggs Major on March 11, 1867.

In the 1870 census Gustavus was listed as the Collector of Customs.

In a late 1880's city directory of Beverly, Massachusetts, there was a Gustavus Ober and Son listed as fish dealers.

Gustavus died on November 24, 1888 at the age of 69 years, 28 days. He is buried at the Central Cemetery in Beverly, Massachusetts.

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