Clifford Leslie Goodwin

11 December 1919–22 November 1996 (Age 77)
Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clifford Leslie

When Clifford Leslie Goodwin was born on 11 December 1919, in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States, his father, Clarence Ralph Goodwin, was 25 and his mother, Olive Amy Kelley, was 23. He married Martha Jean Jensen on 19 July 1944, in Washington Township, Adair, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Washington Township, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 22 November 1996, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clifford Leslie Goodwin
Martha Jean Jensen
Marriage: 19 July 1944
Jimmie Dean Goodwin
Donna Goodwin Hogge

Spouse and Children

19 July 1944
Washington Township, Adair, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 3

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Godewyn, Old English Gōdwine, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + wine ‘friend’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clifford L Goodwin in household of Clarence R Goodwin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clifford Goodwin in household of Clarence Goodwin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clifford Goodwin in household of Clarence Goodwin, "United States Census, 1930"

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