Norval Goforth

Missouri, United States

The Life of Norval

When Norval Goforth was born in 1864, in Missouri, United States, his father, Allan Montgomery Goforth, was 31 and his mother, Permelia Lydia Henderson, was 24.

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Allan Montgomery Goforth
Permelia Lydia Henderson
William A Goforth
Allen Goforth
Nevada Alice Goforth
Norval Goforth
Joseph Melvin Goforth
Amanda Jane Goforth

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World Events (3)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 1

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Goffarth, a Lower Rhine variant of Godefried ( see Gottfried ), or an Americanized spelling of the Dutch cognate Goeffoet.

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

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