Fred Goff

21 March 1886–July 1954 (Age 68)
Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Fred

When Fred Goff was born on 21 March 1886, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, his father, Alvin Mead Goff, was 35 and his mother, Ann Amelia Osborn, was 33. He married Hulda N Nelson on 12 September 1912, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. He died in July 1954, at the age of 68.

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Fred Goff
Hulda N Nelson
Marriage: 12 September 1912

Spouse and Children


    Hulda N Nelson


12 September 1912
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Alvin Mead Goff


    Ann Amelia Osborn




    Nora Estella Goff



World Events (8)

1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 1

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Fred Goff, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Fred Goff, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Fred Goff, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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