Wiley Gooch

Brief Life History of Wiley

When Wiley Gooch was born on 8 January 1858, in Paige, Bastrop, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Hamilton Gooch, was 31 and his mother, Verlinda Jennings, was 25. He married Bettie Hudgens on 23 April 1882, in Llano, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Bell, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 3, Runnels, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 March 1933, in Winters, Runnels, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Winters, Runnels, Texas, United States.

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Wiley Gooch
Bettie Hudgens
Marriage: 23 April 1882
Mamie Gooch
Tommy Gooch
Lennie Gooch
Rosie Gooch
Beulah Gooch
Doyle Marvin Gooch
Lois Gooch
Annie Laura Gooch
Mildred Gooch

Sources (20)

  • Wilea Looch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wiley Gooch, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977"
  • W Gooch, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1872: Bastrop, Texas, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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