Bettie Roella Goodman

2 November 1869–23 April 1948 (Age 78)
Lawrence, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Bettie Roella

When Bettie Roella Goodman was born on 2 November 1869, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Kemp Goodman, was 28 and her mother, Mary Louisa Caroline Cummings, was 21. She married Thomas T. Thomas on 4 September 1884. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 5, Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 2, Dallas, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 23 April 1948, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Garland, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas T. Thomas
Bettie Roella Goodman
Marriage: 4 September 1884
Infant Thomas
Infant Thomas
Euker T Thomas
William Elmer Thomas
Ellis Duncan Thomas
Enas Perry Thomas
Merritt Bernie Thomas
Mildred Thomas
Thomas K Thomas
Mamie Thomas
Ernest Thomas

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1884
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union
    Age 1
    Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
    1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic
    Age 9
    When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 21
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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)

    • Rettie Goodman in household of Kemp Goodman, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Roellar Goodman in entry for William Elmer Thomas, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
    • Roellar Thomas in household of Perry Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"

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