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GOFORTH, Birdie Barlar, circa 3 Feb 1891 - 4 Nov 1979. (d/o of Nathan & Martha Taylor Barlar; w/o of J. Dan Goforth; 2nd? marriage to Percy Waite lived in Florida.) Birdie is buried in same plot (no marker) as D. Dwight Goforth, in unmarked grave per her older sister section A 2116

GOFORTH, D. (Daniel) Dwight, 1914 - 1915. "Son of J.D. & Birdie Goforth." (s/o J. Dan & Birdie Barlar Goforth) section A 2116

Birddie B Waite (she remarried Percy Waite)
First Name: Birddie
Middle Name: B
Last Name: Waite
Birth Date: Feb 3, 1891
Death Date: Nov 4, 1979
Age: 88
Death Location: Clay County, FL
Record Type: Death Record
Collection: Florida State Death Records
Certificate: Hard Copy Certificate
Source: Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics
Years: 1970 - 1998
Description: This collection of Florida death records was compiled by the Florida State Department of Health, and covers years 1970 to 1998.

Jerry informed us that Gwendolyn managed the burial (Birdie's) in Lynnwood and that she confirmed before her death that Birdie was buried in same grave. Birdie divorced Percy Waite in Dade FL in Jul 1958 so her death would have been after that date. [Larry Joe Barlar Apr 2012]
The remaining question becomes: Is Birdie in her child's grave location in Lynnville, as stated by Jerry - being told by Gwendolyn? And is there any evidence of Gwendolyn being buried in Lynnville? [Larry Joe Barlar Apr 2012]
According to Jerry Joe Goforth, Birdie was cremated and buried at front of the child's grave in Lynnville. He thought there was supposed to be a small marker with that burial...but how would he know, he wasn't there. BUT, he thinks Gwendolyn is buried in the grave next to Birdie and the child. Do we know if that is fact? [Larry Joe Barlar Apr 2012]

Records at under Nathan Barlar as of 12 Apr 2012:

1 Birdie Brown Barlar, m. 1912, J. Dan Goforth (1st) (b: 1883/'84 - d:?)
[ b: Feb 3, 1891 - Giles Co.,TN]
[ d: Nov 4, 1979 - Green Cove Springs, FL ]
.. Death at 88 in Clay County, FL
.. It is believed that following cremation, Birdie was buried in the grave
of her infant son, Daniel Dwight Goforth, in Lynnville, TN.
.. 1920 US Census - Lived in Tennessee
.. 1930 US Census - Lived in Athens, Alabama
.. The majority of records list her name with two "d's" - Birddie.

1 Birdie Brown Barlar ( m.) E.M. Fulton, Jr. (2nd in 1942)
" " " Douglas O. McClellan (3rd in 1949)
" " " Percy S. Waite (4th in 1958)
The last marriage began and ended in 1958. Her surname at death was Waite..

Birdie's children w/J. Dan Goforth:

Birddie 'Gwendolyn' Goforth (b: 1914 - d:? )
_Married: 1944, Apr 4, Broward County, FL to Lee Roy Knox
_Lee Roy Knox (b: 1905/'06 - GA / d: 1959, Jan - Dade County, FL
_Married: 1988, Aug 3 - Clay County, Florida

Daniel Dwight Goforth (b: 1915 - d: 1915)
Buried in Lynnwood Cemetery - Lynnville, TN

Carl Durham Goforth (b: Mar 23, 1918 / d: Jul 17, 1988)
_Married: 1941, Mar 29, Broward County, FL to Lucy Helen Hamer
_ Lived & deceased in Putnam, Florida

Joe D Goforth (b: 1921 - d: )

Virginia Goforth (b: 1924 - Living)
_Married: 1940, Jun 9, Broward County, FL to Cleveland Knowles, Jr


Information sent by Larry Joe Barlar during Apr 2012. Added and updated here 14 Apr 2012.