Dorothy Ruth Goodrick

8 September 1917–14 October 2014 (Age 97)
Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Dorothy Ruth

When Dorothy Ruth Goodrick was born on 8 September 1917, in Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, her father, Zebina "Bine" Goodrick, was 36 and her mother, Anna Esther Corley, was 36. She lived in Columbus, Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 2014, in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Park Cemetery, Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States.

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Theron R Follett
Dorothy Ruth Goodrick

Spouse and Children

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    Minnie Goodrick


    Hazel Irene Goodrich


    Florence Maude Goodrick


    Thomas Goodrick



World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · The Broadmoor Resort Opens

Age 1

On June 29 1918, the much anticipated Broadmoor Resort opens. It is the handy work of entrepreneur Spencer Penrose.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 27

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Goodrich .2 Americanized spelling of German Güttrich ( see Goodrich ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy R Goodrick in household of B Goodrick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy R Goodrick in household of Zebima Goodrick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorthy R Follett in household of Theron Follett, "United States Census, 1940"

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