James M. Goodwill

Male17 August 1845–13 October 1908

Brief Life History of James M.

When James M. Goodwill was born on 17 August 1845, in Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Rev. Aaron Goodwill, was 38 and his mother, Minerva Tinker, was 39. He married Rosalia M Fisher on 27 April 1865, in Clymer, Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Woodcock, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Southwest Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States for about 40 years. In 1908, at the age of 63, his occupation is listed as blacksmith - howard's tannery in Columbus Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 13 October 1908, in Columbus Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Newton Cemetery, Grand Valley, Eldred Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

James M. Goodwill
Rosalia M Fisher
Marriage: 27 April 1865
Ida Josephine Goodwill
Eva M. Goodwill
Archie Vernon Goodwill
Justus W Goodwill
Jesse Wesley "Jess" Goodwill
Charles Raymond Goodwill
John Gron Goodwill

Sources (7)

  • James Goodwell in household of Aaron Goodwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James M Goodwill, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Goodwill in entry for Archie Vernon Goodwill, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1865Clymer, Chautauqua, New York, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 2

    Oldest grave seen in the memorials list.


    Age 18

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

    Name Meaning

    English (North Yorkshire): nickname for a friendly or amiable person, from Middle English god(e), gud(e), goud(e) ‘good’ + wil(le) ‘will, volition’. The compound is attested in the sense ‘favorable disposition’ since before the Norman Conquest.

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

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