William Christy Goodman

Male19 July 1832–6 May 1905

Brief Life History of William Christy

When William Christy Goodman was born on 19 July 1832, in Lawrence, Illinois, United States, his father, Anselm Goodman, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Fowler, was 30. He married Luan Anne Dunn on 20 September 1859, in Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Henry, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Jackson Township, Geary, Kansas, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1864. He died on 6 May 1905, in Redington, Morrill, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Redington, Morrill, Nebraska, United States.

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William Christy Goodman
Luan Anne Dunn
Marriage: 20 September 1859
Seth Franklin Goodman
Sarah Conway Goodman
Clarence C Goodman
Clark M Goodman

Sources (12)

  • Will Goodman in household of Ben Goodman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William C. Goodman - birth: 19 July 1832; Lawrence, Illinois, United States
  • William C Goodman, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    20 September 1859Knox, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 14

    Iowa is the 29th state.


    Age 22

    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

    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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