William Stidham Goodley

13 November 1838–23 February 1922 (Age 83)
Marcus Hook, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William Stidham

When William Stidham Goodley was born on 13 November 1838, in Marcus Hook, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Goodley, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Reynolds Stidham, was 28. He married Matilda B Walter on 30 April 1863, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 23 February 1922, in Bethel Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Boothwyn, Upper Chichester Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Stidham Goodley
Matilda B Walter
Marriage: 30 April 1863
Horace Greeley Goodley
Charles Pusey II Goodley
Matilda Goodley
Bertha Goodley
Samuel Goodley
George Mancil Walter Goodley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 April 1863Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 25
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    Name Meaning

    English (eastern): variant of Goodliff, from the Middle English personal name Godlif, if male from Old English Godlēof, if female from Old English Godlēofu.English: alternatively, a variant of Godley .Probably also an Americanized form of South German and Swiss German Gütle (or the variants Güttly and Gütler), a status name for a smallholder (see Goodlin ).

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

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    Sources (12)

    • William S Goodley, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wm S Goodley in entry for Samuel Goodley and Lottie Anne Swaim, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • William S Goodley in household of Samuel Barnard, "United States Census, 1860"

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