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Thomas Jefferson Goodin was the son of Ebenezer Goodin & Jane Fuson
Mary Evaline Wiggins was the daughter of Elijah Wiggins & Rhoda Collins

THE FAMILIES OF THOMAS JEFFERSON GOODIN/GOODWIN

The first marriage of Thomas Jefferson Goodin:

Thomas Jefferson Goodin & Mary Evaline WigginsThomas Jefferson "Tom" Goodin married Mary Evaline Wiggins on February 17, 1870 in Mercer Co., Missouri and they had 4 children. They are on the 1870 census of Lindley Township, Mercer, MO as Thomas Goodwin, age 23, and wife Mary L.E. age 16. They are living next door to Tom's brother James Goodwin & family at that time. Tom went to Kansas in 1879 and obtained a homestead in Rawlins Co., KS. He is listed on the 1880 census of T2 R32, Rawlins Co., KS as T.J. Goodin, age 32, selling goods. Evaline is on the census that same year with the 4 children under the age of 8, living by her parents in Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., Missouri. I do not know if the separation was originally due to difficulties in the marriage, but Tom remarried in 1882 and had a second family. Evaline was remarried to Fernando Cortez "Cork" ("Cort"?) Humphreys about 1884. Fernando was a widower with 5 children from his first marriage. Fernando & Evaline had one daughter named Maud, born in October 1885 in Mercer Co., Missouri. Mary Evaline Wiggins Goodin Humphreys died June 1, 1887 in Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO. She is buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lindley Township,Mercer Co.,Missouri. Her tombstone says Mary E. Humphreys, age: 33y 23d. Fernando Humphrey emigrated to South Dakota with daughter Maud. He married at least twice more; to Lou about 1900, and to Henrietta Duxbury on September 14, 1903. Fernando died in McCook, SD on January 22, 1908.
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Second marriage of Mary Evaline Wiggins to Fernando Cortez Humphreys

The Children of Thomas Jefferson Goodin & Mary Evaline Wiggins:

Elijah GoodinDaniel Elijah Goodin was born on October 17, 1871 in Mercer Co., Missouri. His father went to Kansas in 1879 when Elijah was about 7 years old. He is listed with his mother as Elijah, age 8 on the 1880 census of Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO. His mother died in 1887 when he was age 15. Daniel Elijah Goodin died on June 25, 1888 in Mercer Co., Missouri. He died from an accident involving a horse, and was 16 years old at the time of his death. Daniel is buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mercer Co., Missouri.
Eben Richard GoodinEben Richard Goodin was born on October 09, 1874 in Mercer Co., Missouri. Birthdate is from his WWI draft card and death certificate. His father went to Kansas in 1879 when Eben Richard was about 5 years old. He is listed with his mother as Richard, age 5, on the 1880 census of Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO. His mother died in 1887 when he was age 13. On the 1900 census he is listed as Eben R., age 26, single, a boarder in the Bureau Hotel in Morgan Twp., Mercer Co., MO. His occupation is listed as Compositor Printer. He married Bertha "Bert" May Heriford on January 11, 1902 and had at least one daughter named Evelyn who was born about 1903. The family is on the 1910 census of Princeton, Mercer Co., MO; at that time Bert is listed as having two births with one surviving child. When Eben filled out his WWI draft card on September 12, 1918 they were living in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri.. Eben Richard Goodin died in a Spanish Flu epidemic on December 30, 1918 in Trenton, Grundy Co. Missouri. His wife Bert had died in the same epidemic 2 days earlier on December 28, 1918. In 1920 their daughter Evelyn is listed with her maternal grandparents in Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri, sheet 3 A. Frank and Theora Heriford. She is listed as Evalon Goodin, but as their daughter.
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Jennie GoodinRhoda Jennie Goodin was born on January 27, 1877 in Princeton, Mercer Co., Missouri. Her father went to Kansas in 1879 when she was age 2. She is listed with her mother as Rhoda, age 3, on the 1880 census of Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO. Jennie became blind as a result of scarlet fever at the age of 7. Her mother died in 1887 when she was age 10. Jennie went to live with her father, and Tom sent her to a school for the blind in St. Louis. She was very educated and could play the piano, cook, clean house and sew. She is listed with her father & stepmother as RJ, daughter, age 23, on the 1900 census of Dewey, Oklahoma Co., OK. Her occupation is listed as Musician, Blind. Rhoda married Virgil Dimmick on November 19, 1901 in Oklahoma Co., OK. Virgil was the brother of Jennie's stepmother Ella Dimmick Goodin. Virgil & Jennie had at least 3 children. They moved from Oklahoma to Missouri about 1906. The family is listed on the 1910 census of Laredo, Co., MO. At that time Jennie was listed as having 3 births with 2 surviving children, and Virgil's occupation was Printer, Papers Job Work. The family moved from Missouri to Kansas between 1910-1920, and they are listed on the 1920 & 1930 censuses of Caney, Montgomery Co., KS. In 1920, Virgil's occupation is given as Time Keeper, and in 1930 it is Warehouse Clerk. Jennie is listed in her sister Nellie's obit in 1959 as Jennie Dimmick, Independence, KS Virgil died on April 23, 1939 in Wayside, Kansas. Jennie is listed as widowed in the household of her married son Darrel Dimmick on the 1940 census of Caney, Montgomery, Kansas. Jennie Goodin Dimmick died on December 9, 1961 in Independence, Montgomery, Kansas. Virgil & Rhoda are both buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, Montgomery, Kansas.
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Nellie Goodin

Mary Ellen "Nellie" Goodin was born on September 23, 1879 in Mercer Co., Missouri. Her father went to Kansas in 1879, possibly before she was born. She is listed with her mother as Mary, age 10 months, on the 1880 census of Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO. Her mother died in 1887 when she was age 7. Nellie was probably initially taken in by her Wiggins grandparents or aunts who lived nearby, but I think she went with her sister Jennie to her father in Kansas at some point after her mother died. Nellie married Howard Sherman Dye on Feb 18, 1896 in Arkansas City, Cowley Co., Kansas, and they had 6 children. Howard Sherman was a minister & ordained Elder in the Free Methodist church, and the family lived in several places in Kansas before settling in McPherson, KS about 1920. They are listed on the 1900 census of Creswell, Crowley Co., KS. They are on the 1910 census of Girard City, Crawford Co., KS; on the 1915 state census of Manhattan, Riley Co., KS, and on the 1920 census of McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. In 1925 Howard Sherman left the church because of an extramarital affair. Family story is that Nellie divorced him, and he is listed as being divorced on the 1930 census, although Nellie is living at a different address & listed as married. When I wrote the state of Kansas for the divorce record, they wrote back that they did not have a record of the divorce. After they separated, Howard Sherman ran a grocery store and Nellie ran a boarding house and did Bible readings. Howard Sherman Dye died May 1941 in McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. Nellie nursed Howard Sherman in his old age when he became ill and died in 1941. Mary Ellen "Nellie" Goodin Dye died on September 4, 1958 in McPherson, McPherson Co., Kansas. When Nellie died Howard's grave was moved so that it was next to her, and they are buried under the same marker that says "Blessed Be the Tie that Binds."
The Family of Howard Sherman Dye & Mary Ellen "Nellie" Goodin
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The second marriage of Thomas Jefferson Goodin/Goodwin:

Thomas Jefferson Goodwin & Louella Mae "Ella" DimmickThomas J. Goodin married Louella Mae "Ella" Dimmick on June 04, 1882 in Ludell, Rawlins Co., Kansas. Tom founded the town of Ludell KS, named for his wife, and was the first county treasurer of Rawlins Co, KS. He got into political trouble and twice had charges filed against him concerning county money. He was cleared both times but moved to OK by 1898. At some point the family began spelling the last name Goodwin. The family is on the 1900 census of Dewey, Oklahoma Co., OK, under the name T.J. Goodin, with the household also including Tom's daughter Jennie from his first marriage. (Jennie married Ella's brother Virgil in 1901). At that time Ella is listed as having 6 births with 4 surviving children. The family is on the 1910 census of Springer Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK under the name Thomas J. Goodwin. At that time Ella is listed as having 8 births with 6 surviving children. Tom & Ella divorced sometime after 1915. Ella (who was only 15 when they married) left Tom and married a second time, moving to California with her new husband. Tom is listed as widowed on the 1920 census of Choctaw Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK, but this is not correct. Ella is listed with second husband Charles E. Fleming and sons Glen & Albert Goodwin on the 1920 census of Twp 9, Placer Co, CA. Tom died on November 25, 1921 in Jones, Oklahoma Co., OK. His children and grandchildren who knew him all loved him and had fond memories of him. Ella died in 1926 in California. Ella regretted her second marriage and she and her husband separated. Suffering from TB and/or lung cancer, she died in California and her children had her body brought back to Oklahoma where she was buried along side their father in the IOOF Cemetery in Jones, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Charles E. Fleming is listed as age 60 & single on the 1930 census of Placerville, El Dorado Co., CA, where Arthur Goodwin was also living that year.

The Children of Thomas Jefferson Goodwin & Louella Mae Dimmick:

Bertie GoodwinBertie Goodwin was born on January 5, 1883 in Kansas. He is not listed with the family on the 1900 census and his mother is listed as having 6 children with only the 4 listed as surviving at that time. Bertie Goodwin on August 7, 1884 in probably Ludell, Rawlins Co., Kansas. He is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Ludell, Rawlins Co., Kansas.
Wilma Clare GoodwinWilma Clare Goodwin was born on September 10, 1885 in Kansas. She is listed at age 14 with her parents on the 1900 census of Dewey Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK. Wilma married Herbert Youtsey about 1904 in Oklahoma, and they had at least 6 children. The family is listed on the 1910 census of Springer Twp, Oklahoma Co., OK. Based on birthplaces of their children, the family moved from Oklahoma to California about 1914, and they are listed on the 1920 census of Napa, Napa Co., CA. (Wilma's parents separated sometime between 1910-1920 and her mother also moved to California with at least 2 of their sons during this time and remarried Charles E. Fleming. They are on the 1920 census of Twp 9, Placer Co., CA) Herbert Youtsey died or they divorced between 1920 to 1930, and Wilma remarried Mr. Harness. She is listed as Wilma C. Harness, age 44, married, with her children from her first marriage on the 1930 census of Twp. 9, Placer Co., CA, but her husband is not listed with them. Wilma Clare Goodwin Youtsey Harness died on May 29, 1970 in California. She is listed as Wilma C. Harness on the California Death Index.
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Carol GoodwinEtta Carol Goodwin was born on July 08, 1888 in Kansas. She is listed as E.C, age 11, with her parents on the 1900 census of Dewey Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK. Etta married Harley Bascom Myers on June 08, 1906 in Jones, Oklahoma Co., OK, and they had at 9 children. The family is listed on the 1910 census of Whitebread Twp., Garvin Co., OK - she is listed at that time as Caryl, age 22, with 2 births & 2 surviving children. I have not found them on the 1920 census at this time. They are on the 1930 census of Choctaw, Oklahoma Co., OK - at that time she is listed as Carol E., age 41. Harvey died on May 31, 1930 in OK. Gale Burke, a granddaughter of Carol, has given me much of the information I have on the families of Tom Goodin. Gale wrote "His (Tom's) children and grandchildren loved him and had fond memories of him. I think my grandma might have been a "daddy's girl." Etta Carol Goodwin Myers died on March 12, 1984 in Jones City, OK.
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Arthur GoodwinArthur Dimmick Goodwin was born on March 19, 1891 in Kansas. He is listed at age 9 with his parents on the 1900 census of Dewey Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK. He is listed as Arthur D., age 18, with his parents on the 1910 census of Springer Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK. He is listed as Arthur D., age 28, living with his father on the 1920 census of Choctaw Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK. Arthur moved at some time between 1920 to 1930 from Oklahoma to California. He is listed as living in the 1930 census of Placerville, El Dorado Co., CA as being age 38, single, living at the Greystone Hotel and working there as a cook. Arthur Dimmick Goodwin died on October 12, 1960 in California. I do not find any record that he was ever married or had any children.
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Eugene GoodwinEugene Goodwin was born between 1882 and 1900 in Kansas or Oklahoma. I am guessing he and brother Bertie were both born in the 7 years between Arthur & Glen. He is not listed with the family on the 1900 census and his mother is listed as having 6 children with only the 4 listed as surviving at that time. Eugene Goodwin died before 1900 in KS or OK.
Glen GoodwinGlen Gerald Goodwin was born on April 10, 1898 in Oklahoma. He is listed at age 2 with his parents on the 1900 census of Dewey Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK. He is listed as Glenn G., age 12, with his parents on the 1910 census of Springer Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK. His parents separated between 1910 & 1920 and his mother moved to California and remarried Charles E. Fleming. Glen is listed at age 21 as a stepson with his stepfather & mother on the 1920 census of Township 9, Placer, CA. Glen's mother died in 1926, and at some time between 1920 to 1930 he returned from California to Oklahoma. Glen married Zephie Lemmonds about 1929 and they had one son. Glen & Zephie are on the 1930 census of Choctaw, Oklahoma Co., OK. Glen Gerald Goodwin died on June 18, 1979.
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Ellis GoodwinEllis Thomas Goodwin was born on May 28, 1903 in Oklahoma. He is listed as Ellis T., age 8, with his parents on the 1910 census Springer Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK. His parents separated between 1910 to 1920, and his mother went to California & remarried, but Ellis stayed with his father. He is listed as Ellis S., age 17, living with his father on the 1920 census of Choctaw Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK. Ellis married Eula Patterson about 1921 and they had at least one son named Wesley. The family is listed on the 1930 census Springer, Oklahoma Co., OK; also in the household are Eula's parents William & Mattie Patterson. Ellis Goodwin died on April 20, 1990, probably in Oklahoma. Eula died on October 6, 1991 with her last residence listed on the SSDI as being Choctaw, Oklahoma Co., OK.
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Albert GoodwinAlbert Ray Goodwin was born on June 18, 1907 in Oklahoma. He is listed as Albert R., age 2, with his parents on the 1910 census Springer Twp., Oklahoma Co., OK. Albert's parents separated between 1910-1920 and his mother moved to California and remarried Charles E. Fleming. Albert is listed as a stepson with his stepfather & mother on the 1920 census of Twp 9, Placer Co., CA. His mother died in 1926, and I have not found Albert on the 1930 census at this time. There is a tree posted to www.ancestry.com that indicates he married Aleen. Albert Ray Goodwin died in April 1982 in California. His last residence on the SSDI is listed as Newcastle, Placer Co., CA.
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