Richard Harrison Goodman

Male17 June 1866–9 April 1940

Brief Life History of Richard Harrison

When Richard Harrison Goodman was born on 17 June 1866, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Harrison Jim Goodman, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Louisa Shoun, was 34. He married Nancy Dora Johnston on 10 February 1897, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Oldfields Township, Ashe, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years and District 8, Cecil, Maryland, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 April 1940, in Staunton, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Conowingo, Cecil, Maryland, United States.

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Richard Harrison Goodman
Nancy Dora Johnston
Marriage: 10 February 1897
Carl Estus Goodman
Bertha Goodman
Gwyn Johnston Goodman
Wade Kessler Goodman
Maude E Goodman
Lenna Lee Goodman

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  • Richard Goodman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • R. H. Goodman, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Richard Harrison Goodman, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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  • Marriage
    10 February 1897Ashe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 1

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    1877 · Last Troops Leave

    Age 11

    In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.


    Age 20

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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