When Mary Ellen Goodenough was born on 22 June 1862, in Carson City, Nevada, United States, her father, John Andrew Goodenough, was 23 and her mother, Mary Ellen Bell, was 18. She married Matthew Boyle on 6 October 1881, in Oxford, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Oxford, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Blaine, Idaho, United States in 1910. She died on 27 December 1934, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.
(southern England): nickname from Middle English god(e), gud(e), goud(e) ‘good’ + inough ‘abundant; sufficient, adequate, satisfactory’ (Old English genōh). Possibly bestowed on one who was easily satisfied; it may also have been used with reference to one whose achievements were average, ‘good enough’ though not outstanding.
alternatively, a nickname meaning ‘good lad’ or ‘good servant’, from Middle English gode knave, from Old English gōd ‘good’ + cnafa ‘boy, servant’.