Francis Goodman


Brief Life History of Francis

When Francis Goodman was born in 1845, in Otterham, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Goodman, was 54 and his mother, Anne Smith, was 53. He married Phoebe Jane Thorne on 9 February 1872. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Francis Goodman
Phoebe Jane Thorne
Marriage: 9 February 1872
Sophia Ann Goodman
Franklin Goodman
James Francis Goodman
Joseph William Goodman
Mary Elizabeth Goodman
Minetta Goodman

Sources (24)

  • Francis Goodman in household of James Goodman, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Francis Goodman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Francis Goodman, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1872Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 9

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 35

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Age 39

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Godeman, Old English Gōdmann, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + man ‘man’.

    English: status name from Middle English gode ‘good’ + man ‘man’, in part from use as a term for the master of a household. In Scotland the term denoted a landowner who held his land not directly from the crown but from a feudal vassal of the king.

    English: from the Middle English personal name Gudmund, Godmund (from the Old English personal name Gūthmund, composed of the elements gūth ‘battle’ + mund ‘protection’, or the Old Norse cognate Guthmundr).

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

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