Clarissa Estelle Godfrey

Female29 September 1896–16 March 1939

Brief Life History of Clarissa Estelle

When Clarissa Estelle Godfrey was born on 29 September 1896, in Rabun, Georgia, United States, her father, Joseph Richard Godfrey, was 45 and her mother, Magnolia Tallulah Jones, was 35. She married William June Painter on 11 November 1914, in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 1021, Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Limestone Township, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 March 1939, in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William June Painter
1894–1965
Clarissa Estelle Godfrey
1896–1939
Marriage: 11 November 1914
Roy Paul Painter
1916–1983
Nellie Lucille Painter
1918–2013
James Walter Painter
1921–2018
Clarissa Evelyn Painter
1923–2015
Ralph Eugene Painter
1926–1976
Frances Irene Painter
1929–2001
J Earle Painter
1932–2013

Sources (16)

  • Estelle Godfrey in household of M T Godfrey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Estell Godfrey Painter, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Estelle Godfrey Painter in entry for Ms Irene Gaffney Painter Gossett, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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  • Marriage
    11 November 1914Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 2

    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.

    1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

    Age 10

    The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 12

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the ancient Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .

    Irish: shortened and Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, ‘descendant of Gothfrith’, an Old Norse personal name often Anglicized as Godfrey. Compare McGorry , McCaffrey .

    History: An Irish family of the name Godfrey originated in Romney, Kent. The first of them to settle in Ireland was Colonel John Godfrey, who was rewarded with lands in Kerry for his services in the 1641 rebellion. Godefroy, Lord of Normanville, from Normandy, was married in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1636. He was captured by the Iroquois in 1652. His brother, Lord of Linctot, from Rouen, was also married in 1636 in Trois-Rivières, and lived from 1629 to 1632 among the Hurons. Another Godefroy, from Paris, was a trader and interpreter from 1623.

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

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