Person Page 20678
|Father||Zara J Godfrey b. 1845, d. 1918|
|Mother||Alice N Day b. 1851, d. 1922|
|Birth||22 June 1870||Arthur
was born on 22 June 1870 in Michigan.2,3 Likely in Bowne township. His parents were in Bowne township by 1876 and likely before. See 1876 plat map.
|Cen1880||1880|| Arthur Godfrey shows in the
household of Zara
on the 1880 census of Bowne township, Kent county, Michigan.
Zara is 37 years old, but now he says that he was born in Michigan. He
is a farmer. Wife is Alice who is 29 years old. They have two children,
10 and Lillian 5.
|Marriage||1 January 1890||Arthur Godfrey, 19 years old, married
who was 22 years old, , daughter of Sewell W Backus
1 January 1890 in Odessa, Ionia county, Michigan.1
map of Bowne township in 1894 shows the land that was owned
by Arthur. Section 22, directly to the south of the land
owned by this father and grandfather.
|Cen1900||14 June 1900||Arthur Godfrey shows on the 1900 U.S.
census in Browne township, Kent county, Michigan. Arthur Godfrey is 29
years old, born in June 1870. He is a farmer and owns his own farm.
Wife of 10 years is Eva F, who was born in May 1867 in Michigan and is
32 years old. Children are:
a daughter whose name we can not read but may be Lulu is 9 years old, born in June 1891.
Son Dwight or Voight, bo March 1894, 6 years old
Son Otto, born May 1986 is 4 year old.
There are also two hired hands.4
|Cen1910||5 May 1910|| Arthur Godfrey shows on the U.S.
Census for 1910 at Sunfield township, Eaton county, Michigan Arthur M
is 39 years old, born in Michigan, a farmer. Eva is 42 years old., She
has had 4 children and all are living. In this household are Dwight 16,
Otto 13 and Wilbur W. 7.5
|Cen1920||2 January 1920||Arthur Godfrey shows on the 1920 U.S.
census in Wilcox, Newago county, Michigan. Arthur N. not M, is a 49
year old farmer. Eva F is 53. Son Voight E is in this household as a 25
year old widower. He is in Electrical construction. Son Wilbur is 16.
The mother of Arthur, that is Alice M, is 67 years old and born in
Canada. They are renting their farm.6
|Cen 1930||11 April 1930||Arthur Godfrey and Eva Florence Backus
were found on the 1930 US census taken on on 11 April 1930 in
Colorado Springs, El Paso county, Colorado. Arthur M Godfrey is 59
years old, born in Michigan and employed at a reduction mill. He was
first married when 20 years old to Eva F who is 63 years old. Father of
Arthur was born in Michigan and his mother was born in Canada. Eva's
father was born in New York and her mother was born in Michigan. She
was 22 when first married. They own their home valued at $2500 but do
not have a radio.
|Death||1954||Arthur died in Colorado Springs Colorado and is buried in Fairview cemetery in plot AO2 071 with wife Eva and son Wilbur. Daughter Luta/Leita and her husband are buried in adjoining plots.|
|Family||Eva Florence Backus||b. 14 May 1867|
|Children||1.||Leita B Godfrey+ b. Jun 18912|
|2.||Voight E Godfrey+ b. 7 Mar 1894, d. 25 Aug 19612|
|3.||Otto Laverne Godfrey+ b. 25 May 1896, d. 26 Aug 19962|
|4.||Wilbur Godfrey b. 27 Feb 1903, d. 25 Mar 19457|
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