Harry Stump Goff

14 August 1861–12 March 1949 (Age 87)
West Creek, Ocean, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Harry Stump

When Harry Stump Goff was born on 14 August 1861, in West Creek, Ocean, New Jersey, United States, his father, James B. Goff, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Hand Mckeag, was 29. He married Anna Carlisle Sharp on 25 June 1884, in Leesburg, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1905 and Haddon Heights, Camden, New Jersey, United States for about 20 years. He died on 12 March 1949, in Collingswood, Haddon, Camden, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Eldora Methodist Cemetery, Eldora, Cape May, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Stump Goff
1861–1949
Anna Carlisle Sharp
1864–1938
Marriage: 25 June 1884
Charles Goff
1885–
Sarah Martina Goff
1889–1988
Letha Goff
1889–
Pauline Goff
1891–
Reba M. Goff
1891–1893
Florence Gertrude Goff
1895–
Harry S. Goff
1905–1961
Anna P. Goff
1910–2011

Spouse and Children

    Male1861–1949Male

    Anna Carlisle Sharp

    Female1864–1938Female

MARRIAGE
25 June 1884
Leesburg, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States
children

(8)

    Charles Goff

    Male1885–Male

    Female1889–1988Female

    Letha Goff

    Female1889–Female

    Pauline Goff

    Female1891–Female

    Reba M. Goff

    Female1891–1893Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James B. Goff

    Male1832–1894Male

    Sarah Hand Mckeag

    Female1832–1897Female

siblings

(9)

    William Goff

    Male1855–1859Male

    Ephraim E. Goff

    Male1857–1930Male

    Ruth E. Goff

    Female1858–1867Female

    Garner T. Goff

    Male1859–1921Male

    Male1861–1949Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879

Age 18

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1886

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: nickname for a redhaired person ( see Gough ).2 English (of Cornish and Breton origin): occupational name from Cornish and Breton goff ‘smith’ (cognate with Gaelic gobha). The surname is common in East Anglia, where it is of Breton origin, introduced by followers of William the Conqueror.3 Irish: reduced form of McGoff .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Harry H Goff in household of James Goff, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harry S Goff in household of James B Goff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harry S Goff, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"

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