Nellie J. Goodrich

March 1884–
Michigan, United States

The Life of Nellie J.

When Nellie J. Goodrich was born in March 1884, in Michigan, United States, her father, Leonard Goodrich, was 38 and her mother, Christina Wealthy Craig, was 33. She married Otis Alger on 5 August 1900. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Burdell Township, Osceola, Michigan, United States in 1900.

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Otis Alger
Nellie J. Goodrich
Marriage: 5 August 1900
Effie Alger

Spouse and Children

5 August 1900
Osceola, Michigan


    Effie Alger


Parents and Siblings



    Benjamin F. Goodrich


    James A Goodrich


    James H Goodrich




+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 32

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Goderiche, Old English Gōdrīc, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + rīc ‘power’.2 Americanized spelling of German Güttrich, cognate with 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Goodrich in household of Leonard Goodrich, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie Elger in entry for Effie Elger, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • ...ellie Goodrich in entry for Laverne F. Mitchell and Effie Alger, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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