Paulina Rivas

15 January 1900–20 February 1989 (Age 89)
Santa Barbara, California, United States

The Life of Paulina

When Paulina Rivas was born on 15 January 1900, in Santa Barbara, California, United States, her father, Crescencio Rivas Vasquez, was 28 and her mother, Carlota Rivas Ortega, was 36. She married Allen Christopher Goodchild on 24 June 1918, in Santa Barbara, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Sisquoc, Santa Barbara, California, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 7, Santa Barbara, California, United States in 1940. She died on 20 February 1989, in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Allen Christopher Goodchild
Paulina Rivas
Marriage: 24 June 1918
Allan Paul Goodchild
Beatrice L. Goodchild
Charlotte Patricia Goodchild

Spouse and Children

24 June 1918
Santa Barbara, California, United States



    Beatrice L. Goodchild


    Charlotte Patricia Goodchild


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 6

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Rivas or Ribas, a variant of Ribas .2 in some cases, variant of Catalan Ribes ( see Ribas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pauline Goodchild in household of Allen C Goodchild, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paulina Rivas in household of Crescencio P Rivas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Pauline Goodchild in household of Allen Goodchild, "United States Census, 1940"

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