Alphonso Landon Goding

1828–1909 (Age 81)
Livermore, Androscoggin, Maine, United States

The Life of Alphonso Landon

When Alphonso Landon Goding was born on 12 April 1828, in Livermore, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, his father, Jonas Coolidge Goding, was 38 and his mother, Patience Tollman, was 37. He married Lydia Mehitable Chandler on 28 November 1847, in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kaneville, Kane, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Elburn, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 16 June 1909, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Elburn, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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Alphonso Landon Goding
Lydia Mehitable Chandler
Marriage: 28 November 1847
Flora Catharine Goding
Alphonso Chandler Goding
Octavia Josephine Goding
Ella Medora Goding
Horace Landon Goding
Frederic Webster Goding
Oscar Winfield Goding

Spouse & Children

28 November 1847
Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 4

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 28

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Gooding .2 German (Göding): variant of Godding .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alphonse L Goding, "United States Census, 1850"
  • A L Godding, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alfonso L Goding in household of Jeremiah Chandler, "New York State Census, 1855"

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