William Nicholas Goodman

9 September 1841–8 March 1885 (Age 43)
Bristol, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Nicholas

When William Nicholas Goodman was born on 9 September 1841, in Bristol, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Goodman, was 30 and his mother, Maria Symons, was 32. He married Margaret Ann Taylor on 27 February 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Chelsea, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States for about 9 years. He died on 8 March 1885, in Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Saint David Cemetery, Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Nicholas Goodman
Margaret Ann Taylor
Marriage: 27 February 1864
Margaret Maria Goodman
William George Goodman
Joseph Thomas Goodman
George Edward Goodman
Francis Nathaniel Goodman
Lily Mae Goodman
Clara Grove Goodman
Gertrude Ann Goodman
Herbert Arthur Goodman
Elizabeth Taylor Goodman
Theresa Hope Goodman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 February 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 1
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 13
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.

    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 (36)

    • William Nicholas Goodman in entry for Elizabeth Taylor Goodman, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • William Goodman in household of Thomas Goodman, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William M. Goodman in entry for William George Goodman, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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