William Christy Goodman

19 July 1832–6 May 1905 (Age 72)
Hart, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Christy

When William Christy Goodman was born on 19 July 1832, in Hart, Kentucky, United States, his father, Anselm Goodman, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Fowler, was 30. He married Luan 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, Marshall, 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

20 September 1859
Knox, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Anselm Goodman


    Nancy Fowler




    Socrates Eurocklydon Goodman


    Lurana Jane Goodman


    Benjamin Franklin Goodman



    Amos Thorp Goodman


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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.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 25

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

1 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.2 English: from the Middle English personal name Godeman, Old English Gōdmann, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + mann ‘man’.3 English: from the Old English personal name Gūðmund, composed of the elements gūð ‘battle’ + mund ‘protection’, or the Old Norse cognate Guðmundr.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Will Goodman in household of Ben Goodman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm Goodman in household of Anselm Goodman (sic: Eirdinard), "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Goodman, "United States Census, 1870"

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