James B Gooch

Brief Life History of James B

When James B Gooch was born on 13 January 1860, in Linn, Missouri, United States, his father, Captain Joseph Gooch, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Bragg Gooch, was 25. He married Margaret Price Arnold on 20 January 1882, in Linn, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Lawrie Township, Logan, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Lawrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 July 1946, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lawrie Cemetery, Logan, Oklahoma, United States.

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James B Gooch
Margaret Price Arnold
Marriage: 20 January 1882
Herman Gooch
James Brownie Gooch

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  • James Gooch in household of Joseph Gooch, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James B Gooch, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • James B Gooch, "BillionGraves Index"

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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.

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