William Stidham Goodley

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

The Life 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 1863
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(6)

    Horace Greeley Goodley

    Male1864–1935Male

    Male1867–1910Male

    Matilda Goodley

    Female1870–1873Female

    Bertha Goodley

    Female1872–Female

    Samuel Goodley

    Male1876–1937Male

+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

1 English: variant of Godley .2 Probably also an Americanized spelling 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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William S Goodley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William S Goodley in household of Samuel Barnard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm S Gordley, "United States Census, 1900"

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