James Roy Goodwin

20 January 1907–4 August 1990 (Age 83)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Roy

When James Roy Goodwin was born on 20 January 1907, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Leroy Goodwin, was 36 and his mother, Mary Hester Tillery, was 27. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Martha May Stafford. He lived in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Boone Township, Logan, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 4 August 1990, in Benton, Saline, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Social Hill, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Roy Goodwin
Martha May Stafford
Otha Goodwin
Reba Mae Goodwin
Robert Goodwin
Donell Goodwin
Roy Dale Goodwin

Spouse and Children



    Otha Goodwin



    Robert Goodwin


    Donell Goodwin



Parents and Siblings



    Sherman Goodwin


    Maggie Goodwin


    Jennie Goodwin



    Therman Goodwin


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

Age 3

The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Ray Goodwin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J Roy Goodwin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy Goodwin in household of Lee R Goodwin, "United States Census, 1920"

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