Charles Edwin Goodyear

4 March 1854–
West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles Edwin

When Charles Edwin Goodyear was born on 4 March 1854, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Goodyear, was 34 and his mother, Priscilla Lissimore, was 33. He married Mary Ann Richards on 28 October 1883, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Charles Edwin Goodyear
Mary Ann Richards
Marriage: 28 October 1883
George Goodyear
Ann Matilda Goodyear
Charles Edgar Goodyear
Mary Ann Goodyear
Maud Goodyear
Memey Goodyear
Ettey Goodyear
Victor George Goodyear

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 October 1883West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 26
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    Age 30
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    1904 · The Entente Cordiale
    Age 50
    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

    Name Meaning

    English: probably a nickname from Middle English expression gode ‘good’ (Old English gōd) + year, yere ‘year’, commonly used as an intensifier in questions, e.g. ‘What the good year?’. Perhaps bestowed on someone who frequently used the saying, possibly also in the sense ‘(as I hope to have a) good year’ or as a New Year salutation.Americanized form (translation into English) of German Gutjahr .History: The inventor of vulcanized rubber, Charles Goodyear (1800–60) was of the fourth generation descended from Stephen Goodyear (1598–1658), who succeeded Gov. Theophilus Eaton as leader of the company of London merchants that founded the New Haven colony in CT in 1638.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Charles Edwin Goodyer in household of George Goodyer, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Charles Goodyear, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
    • Charles Edwin Goodyear, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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