Alfred J. Gochenour

18 March 1891–1972 (Age 80)
Kincheloe, Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Alfred J.

When Alfred J. Gochenour was born on 18 March 1891, in Kincheloe, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, his father, William A Gouchenour, was 48 and his mother, Martha Armstrong, was 37. He married Eretta Morrison on 27 February 1916, in Berlin, Lewis, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Buckhannon District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died in 1972, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Berlin, Lewis, West Virginia, United States.

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Alfred J. Gochenour
Eretta Morrison
Marriage: 27 February 1916
William Delbert Gochenour

Spouse and Children

27 February 1916
Berlin, Lewis, West Virginia, United States


    William Delbert Gochenour


Parents and Siblings

    William A Gouchenour


    Martha Armstrong




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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 7

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 22

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

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Gauchenauer, a habitational name from a place named Gauchenau, named with Alemannic gauch(e) ‘cuckoo’, ‘fool’ + au ‘water meadow’ (Middle High German ouwe).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Goehnour, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alfred Gochenour, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alfred J Gochenour in household of William Gochenour, "United States Census, 1910"

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