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.
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).