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, 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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Family Time Line

William Stidham Goodley
1838–1922
Matilda B Walter
1841–1915
Marriage: 30 April 1863
Horace Greeley Goodley
1864–1935
Charles Pusey II Goodley
1867–1910
Matilda Goodley
1870–1873
Bertha Goodley
1872–
Samuel Goodley
1876–1937
George Mancil Walter Goodley
1877–1956

Spouse and Children

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

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1846
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    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

    (1997: 147;2007: 354; 2010: 459)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 .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Goodly
    Godley

    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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