James M. Goodwill

17 August 1845–13 October 1908 (Age 63)
Ohio, United States

The Life of James M.

When James M. Goodwill was born on 17 August 1845, in Ohio, 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, 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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James M. Goodwill
Rosalia M Fisher
Marriage: 27 April 1865
Ida Josephine Goodwill
Eva Minerva Ulyssa Goodwill
Archie Vernon Goodwill
Justus W Goodwill
Jesse Wesley "Jess" Goodwill
Charles Raymond Goodwill
John Gron Goodwill

Spouse and Children

27 April 1865
Clymer, Clymer, Chautauqua, New York, United States



    Eva Minerva Ulyssa Goodwill



    Justus W Goodwill


    Jesse Wesley "Jess" Goodwill


+2 More Children

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+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.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 15

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): nickname for a friendly or amiable person, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + will ‘desire’. The compound is attested in the sense ‘favorable disposition’ since before the Norman Conquest.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Goodwell in household of Aaron Goodwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Goodwell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Goodwill in household of Aaron Goodwill, "United States Census, 1850"

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