John Godowns

Jefferson, Georgia, United States

The Life of John

When John Godowns was born in 1875, in Jefferson, Georgia, United States, his father, John M Godowns, was 53 and his mother, Elizabeth E Harvey, was 40. He lived in District 81, Jefferson, Georgia, United States in 1880.

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John M Godowns
Elizabeth E Harvey
Thomas J. Godowns
Mary Alice Godowns
James Franklin Godowns
Susan Godowns
Samuel Godowns
Hiram Godowns
Edmond Godowns
Anna Godowns
William Godowns
John Godowns
Thomas Jefferson Godowns

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 18

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Godau, which may be a habitational name from Göda (formerly Godaw), a place in Saxony.

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

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  • John Godowns in household of John M Godowns, "United States Census, 1880"

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