Annie Godfrey

Female14 February 1880–23 August 1923

Brief Life History of Annie

When Annie Godfrey was born on 14 February 1880, in Pickens, Georgia, United States, her father, Francis Marion Godfrey, was 53 and her mother, Sarah Minerva Mears, was 35. She married James Jefferson Reece on 2 July 1905, in Pickens, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Cartecay, Gilmer, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and District 1182, Pickens, Georgia, United States in 1930. She died on 23 August 1923, in Gilmer, Georgia, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Gilmer, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Jefferson Reece
1862–1936
Annie Godfrey
1880–1923
Marriage: 2 July 1905
Frank Cecil Reece
1905–1948
William Lester Reece
1908–1978
Charlie Lee Reece
1910–1974
Sargent Jefferson Reece
1912–1932
Alice W Reece
1914–1994
Dewey Reece
1916–1989
Tamer B Reece
1918–2003
Mabell Reece
1921–2003
Estes Dewett Reece
1923–2014

Sources (11)

  • Annie A L Rice in household of James J Rice, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Annie Godfrey, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Annie Reece, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1905Pickens, Georgia, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 2

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

    Age 13

    The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

    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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