Gould, John R. - U.S. Army

King Cove, Alaska

John R. Gould, Sr., was born 19 Sept 1923, he was the son of Robert II and Molly (Kuzakin) Gould, he married Annie Irene Dushkin.

John joined the U.S. Army 12 Oct 1943, he served in the Aleutian Campagin during World War II and was stationed on Shemya Island.  

John was a business entrepreneur, he owned John Gould and Sons in King Cove.  The business included a grocery store, movie theatre, dance hall, clothing store, soda fountain/cafe, apartment building, liquor store and suzuki motor sales.  He also served for a number of years as the mayor of King Cove City and made great efforts toward developments for his community.

Status: deceased, 25 May 1969

Photo courtesy:  James Gould

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