Cornelius Newton Goforth

Male15 February 1870–10 December 1952

Brief Life History of Cornelius Newton

When Cornelius Newton Goforth was born on 15 February 1870, in Dadeville, Dade, Missouri, United States, his father, James Harvey Goforth, was 36 and his mother, Mary Ann E Davidson, was 34. He married Ophelia Bray about 1900, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ash Grove, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Clay Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 10 December 1952, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Ash Grove Cemetery, Ash Grove, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cornelius Newton Goforth
Ophelia Bray
Marriage: about 1900
Dolly Goforth
Mary Goforth
Nellie Mae Goforth
Ralph Goforth
Roe Nina Goforth
Merle Eugene Goforth
Kenneth J Goforth

Sources (10)

  • Cornealous N Goforth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • C N Goforth in entry for Kenneth Jr Goforth, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • C N Goforth, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1900Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

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    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1872 · The Amnesty Act

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    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 26

    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 Yorkshire): from the Middle English phrase go fair ‘travel safely’, later altered to Goforth, perhaps through confusion with Garforth .

    In some cases probably also an Americanized form of German Goffart or of its very rare variant Goffarth: from a Lower Rhine variant of the personal name Gottfried .

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

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