Henry Goodcell

23 November 1848–27 July 1927 (Age 78)
Fordwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Goodcell was born on 23 November 1848, in Fordwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Goodsell, was 24 and his mother, Harriet Birch, was 28. He married Minerva " Minnie" A. Bennett on 22 June 1875, in El Dorado, El Dorado, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Hougham, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and San Bernardino, California, United States in 1860. He died on 27 July 1927, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Goodcell
Minerva " Minnie" A. Bennett
Marriage: 22 June 1875
Harry Goodcell
Roscoe Adams Goodcell
Rex Bennette Goodcell
Frederick Goodcell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1875El Dorado, El Dorado, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1850 · California Is Admitted to Union
    Age 2
    California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 21
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    Name Meaning

    1 English: nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ + saule, soule ‘soul’.2 Probably also an Americanized form of German Gutseel or Gutsell; like 1, these are a nickname for a kindly person (literally ‘good soul’). Alternatively, it could be a reduced Americanized form of south German Gutgsell, a nickname or journeyman's name, from gut ‘good’ + Gesell(e) ‘fellow’, ‘journeyman’.

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

    Sources (31)

    • Henry Goodiel in household of Henry Goodiel, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Henry Goodcele in household of Henry Goodcele, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Henry Goodcell, "United States Census, 1880"

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