William C Goodrich

17 November 1825–16 March 1894 (Age 68)
Ripley, Indiana, United States

The Life of William C

When William C Goodrich was born on 17 November 1825, in Ripley, Indiana, United States, his father, Carmi Goodrich Sr., was 33 and his mother, Margaret Thompson Steele, was 23. He married Rachael Clark on 7 December 1851, in Yamhill, Yamhill, Oregon, United States. He lived in Yamhill, Yamhill, Oregon, United States in 1850. He died on 16 March 1894, in Dayton, Yamhill, Oregon, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Oregon, United States.

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William C Goodrich
Sarah Barnes
Marriage: 14 March 1854
John Henry Goodrich
Sanford Emmerson Goodrich
Wallace Goodrich
Sewinglass Richard Goodrich

Spouse and Children

14 March 1854
Yamhill, Oregon, United States


    John Henry Goodrich



    Wallace Goodrich


    Sewinglass Richard Goodrich




Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Thompson Steele




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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 11

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Goderiche, Old English Gōdrīc, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + rīc ‘power’.2 Americanized spelling of German Güttrich, cognate with 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm C Goodrich, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm Goodrich in household of Carney Goodrich, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William C Goodrich, "Find A Grave Index"

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