Samuel Elmer Goetz

Male1 November 1890–4 December 1971

Brief Life History of Samuel Elmer

Samuel Elmer Goetz was born on 1 November 1890, in Columbus, Columbus Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States as the son of Louis Goetz and Elie Getts. He married Ola Pearl Smith on 18 January 1907, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Harrison Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 4 December 1971, in Columbus, Columbus Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Daugherty Cemetery, Walesboro, Wayne Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Elmer Goetz
1890–1971
Ola Pearl Smith
1893–1949
Marriage: 18 January 1907
Verna Louise Goetz
1908–1988

Sources (21)

  • Sammy Goetz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel E, Goetz, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Samuel Elmer Goetz, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1907Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 6

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

    Age 16

    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 22

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    Name Meaning

    South German (mainly Götz) and Jewish (Ashkenazic; also Götz): from a short form of any of various ancient Germanic compound names with the first element gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’. Compare Getts and Gotz .

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

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