Gould was one of DeLand's foremost historians; it is through
his early efforts that the history of DeLand has been
preserved. He was a prolific writer of DeLand and West
Volusia History; he published articles in various magazines
and newspapers that were circulated state wide. He was
also an early member of the City Council, served for many
years as Chairman of the Volusia County School Board and
was the founder of the V.W. Gould Insurance Agency.
I earn that I eat, I get that I wear, owe no man hate,
envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good and
content with my harm.