Guy Simpson Goodrich

19 April 1895–October 1980 (Age 85)
Delta, Eaton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Guy Simpson

When Guy Simpson Goodrich was born on 19 April 1895, in Delta, Eaton, Michigan, United States, his father, Morris Ellsworth Goodrich, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Holbrook Simpson, was 29. He married Ruth Lucille Shepard on 25 August 1915, in Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Grand Ledge, Eaton, Michigan, United States for about 15 years and Oneida, Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died in October 1980, in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

Guy Simpson Goodrich
Ruth Lucille Shepard
Marriage: 25 August 1915
Desmond Ellsworth Goodrich
Edgar S. Goodrich

Spouse and Children

25 August 1915
Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States


    Desmond Ellsworth Goodrich


    Edgar S. Goodrich


Parents and Siblings

    Morris Ellsworth Goodrich


    Sarah Holbrook Simpson




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 8

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Goderiche, Old English Gōdrīc, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + rīc ‘power’.2 Americanized spelling of German Güttrich, cognate with 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Guy Goodrich, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Guy S Goodrich, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Guy S Goodrich, "United States Census, 1920"

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