Retha Iva Goodman

13 December 1900–21 January 1989 (Age 88)
Timbo, Stone, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Retha Iva

When Retha Iva Goodman was born on 13 December 1900, in Timbo, Stone, Arkansas, United States, her father, Uriah Jefferson Goodman, was 22 and her mother, Eliza Emiline Martin, was 21. She married James Albert Farris on 30 March 1919, in Timbo, Stone, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Sylamore Township, Stone, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Oklahoma, United States in 1987. She died on 21 January 1989, in Creek, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Magnolia Memorial Cemetery, Bristow, Creek, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Albert Farris
Retha Iva Goodman
Marriage: 30 March 1919
Raymond Howard Farris
Dean Farris
Willima Farris Estes
Lois Farris
Maxine Farris
Imogene Farris
James Albert "Blackie" Farris Jr.
Bonnie Jean Farris
Wanda Gearldean Farris
Jimmy Leon Farris

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 March 1919Timbo, Stone, Arkansas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 1
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
    1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice
    Age 4
    Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
    Age 27
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Godeman, Old English Gōdmann, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + man ‘man’.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.English: from the Middle English personal name Gudmund, Godmund (from the Old English personal name Gūthmund, composed of the elements gūth ‘battle’ + mund ‘protection’, or the Old Norse cognate Guthmundr).

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Retha Farris in household of James Farris, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Retha Goodman, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
    • Retha Farris in household of James Farris, "United States Census, 1930"

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