Alvery Lee Gooch

Brief Life History of Alvery Lee

When Alvery Lee Gooch was born about 1865, in Missouri, United States, his father, Captain Joseph Gooch, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Bragg Gooch, was 32. He married Sophrona Horton on 24 September 1890. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Woodland Township, Logan, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years and Mulhall, Logan, Oklahoma, United States in 1930.

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Alvery Lee Gooch
Sophrona Horton
Marriage: 24 September 1890
Corbett Roy Gooch
Charles Edward Gooch
Harold Lee Gooch
Norman Jay Gooch
Leo Elizabeth Gooch
Ralph W Gooch
Mamie Viola Gooch
Grace Marie Gooch
Joe Leslie Gooch

Sources (7)

  • Lee Goock, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lee Gooch, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Lee Gooch, "United States Census, 1930"

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The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): from the rare Middle English personal name Goche (also found as Joche). It was current in East Anglia from the early 12th to the early 13th centuries as a variant of Anglo-Norman French Go(s)ce, Jo(s)ce, a pet form of Old French Goscelin.

English: alternatively, a nickname from Anglo-Norman French gouge (from Latin gobio), the nominative form of Old French goujon (from Latin gobionem) ‘gudgeon’, perhaps for a gullible person.

Welsh: in southwestern England, possibly an Anglicized form of Welsh coch, goch ‘red(-haired)’, though the sound change is irregular. Compare Gough . It may also be a variant of Cornish and Welsh Couch , with the same meaning.

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

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