Rebecca Thornton Goodwin

1875–1906 (Age 31)
Wells, Cherokee, Texas, United States

The Life of Rebecca Thornton

When Rebecca Thornton Goodwin was born about 1875, her father, Burrell G. Goodwin, was 25 and her mother, Catherine Rebecca Roebuck, was 22. She married Lunce Dilliard Staton on 31 January 1899, in Angelina, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Cherokee, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1906, in Wells, Cherokee, Texas, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Wells, Cherokee, Texas, United States.

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Lunce Dilliard Staton
Rebecca Thornton Goodwin
Marriage: 31 January 1899
Vallie Catherine Staton
Rollie Roebuck Staton

Spouse and Children

31 January 1899
Angelina, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 1

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.

Age 10

Historical Boundaries: 1885: Cherokee, Texas, United States

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Godewyn, Old English Gōdwine, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + wine ‘friend’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • R T Goodwin in household of Louisa Roebuck, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rebecca T Statton in household of Lunce Statton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rebecca Goodwin, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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