Richard Harrison Goodman

17 June 1866–9 April 1940 (Age 73)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Richard Harrison

When Richard Harrison Goodman was born on 17 June 1866, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Harrison Goodman, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Louiza 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

Spouse and Children

10 February 1897
Ashe, North Carolina, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    John Leonard Goodman


    Joseph H "Joe" Goodman


    Susan Amanda Goodman


    Mary Ann Goodman



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 The Amendment was later repealed.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

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)

  • Richard Goodman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard H Goodman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard H Goodman, "United States Census, 1920"

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