Walter David Godfrey

2 April 1894–8 July 1964 (Age 70)
Braxton, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Walter David

When Walter David Godfrey was born on 2 April 1894, in Braxton, West Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Godfrey, was 38 and his mother, Eliza Ann Skinner, was 37. He married Clara Belle Ocheltree on 20 November 1915, in Braxton, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Saltlick, Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Salt Lick District, Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 8 July 1964, in Sutton, Braxton, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Burnsville, Braxton, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter David Godfrey
Clara Belle Ocheltree
Marriage: 20 November 1915
Charles William Godfrey
Walter Raymond Godfrey
Roy Clayton Godfrey

Spouse and Children

20 November 1915
Braxton, West Virginia, United States


    Charles William Godfrey


    Walter Raymond Godfrey


    Roy Clayton Godfrey


Parents and Siblings


    Eliza Ann Skinner




    Levi Godfrey


    Commodore E Godfrey



    Eskie May Godfrey



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .2 Americanized form of Irish Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, patronymics from the Irish equivalent of Godfrey (see 1 above), borrowed from the Vikings.3 Americanized form of the French surname Godefroi, of the same origin as 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter D Godfrey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Godfrey in household of Liza Godfrey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Godfrey in household of Samuel Godfrey, "United States Census, 1900"

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