James Craig Goodman

16 April 1859–26 February 1934 (Age 74)
Buchanan, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Craig

When James Craig Goodman was born on 16 April 1859, in Buchanan, Missouri, United States, his father, Caswell Goodman, was 33 and his mother, Mariann Blakely, was 32. He married Kizzie Ann Hall on 25 November 1883, in Buchanan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Easton, Buchanan, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Marion Township, Buchanan, Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 26 February 1934, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

James Craig Goodman
Kizzie Ann Hall
Marriage: 25 November 1883
James Ray Goodman
Leo Goodman

Spouse and Children

25 November 1883
Buchanan, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Caswell Goodman





    Ben F Goodman




    Rebecca Jane Goodman Butterworth


    Rachael W Goodman


+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

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

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)

  • James C Goodman in household of Caswell Goodman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James C Goodman in household of Caswell Goodman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Goodman, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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