Mary Ellen Goodenough

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

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.

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Matthew Boyle
Mary Ellen Goodenough
Marriage: 6 October 1881
Alexander Boyle
James Boyle
Mary Ellen Boyle
John Milton Boyle

Sources (19)

  • M S Goodenough in household of H Goodenough, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Ellen Goodnaugh, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"
  • Mary Ellen Boyle, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Bannock, Idaho, United States 1946: Franklin, Idaho, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning


(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’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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