Forrest Elling Goodrow

23 April 1920–28 March 2002 (Age 81)
New Underwood, Pennington, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Forrest Elling

When Forrest Elling Goodrow was born on 23 April 1920, in New Underwood, Pennington, South Dakota, United States, his father, Rev. William Walter Goodrow, was 39 and his mother, Tinnie Cornelia Coop, was 38. He married Ona Jean Gallanger on 5 June 1942, in San Juan, Washington, United States. He lived in San Juan, Washington, United States in 1930 and Lopez Election Precinct 1, San Juan, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 28 March 2002, in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lopez Union Cemetery, Lopez, San Juan, Washington, United States.

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Forrest Elling Goodrow
Ona Jean Gallanger
Marriage: 5 June 1942

Spouse and Children

5 June 1942
San Juan, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 20

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Gaudreau .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Forest Elling Goodrow, "South Dakota State Census, 1925"
  • Forest Goodrow in household of W W Goodrow, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Forrest E Goodrow in household of William W Goodrow, "United States Census, 1930"

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