Search Blog for Surname

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GOODSPEED, William and Dee


Photo was taken in Nelsonville, Ohio, circa mid-1890s. This photograph was acquired at the Burlington, Kentucky, Antique Show at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

I have been able to determine that this is William Allen Goodspeed, born 20 April 1869 in Washington, Ohio, and died 11 April 1949 in Denver Colorado. His wife is Dee Etta Harrold, born 31 August 1875 in Nelsonville Ohio and died 11 Mar 1948 in Nelsonville Ohio.

William's parents are William Wallace Goodspeed (1844-1917) and Mary Ann McNamara (1844-1923).

Etta's parents are Henry Moses Harrold (1840-1911) and Almyra Drake Crain (1842-1918).

William and Etta were married in June of 1892.

William was a sergeant, serving in an engineering corps in the Spanish American War.

The 1900 Federal Census for York Township (Nelsonville) Ohio finds them on Columbus Avenue.
GOODSPEED, William, head, 33 (obviously incorrect), Civil Engineer
GOODSPEED, Dee, wife, 24
GOODSPEED, Helen, daughter, 6
GOODSPEED, Edwin H., son, 5
GOODSPEED, Arthur, son, 1

1910 Federal Census for Nelsonville, Ohio, finds them at 178 Fort Street.
GOODSPEED, William A., head, 41, Civil Engineer in Mining industry
GOODSPEED, Dee E., wife, 34
GOODSPEED, Helen M., daughter, 16
GOODSPEED, Edwin H., son, 15
GOODSPEED, Marquise E., daughter, 9
GOODSPEED, Mary V., daughter, 5

In all, the couple had 7 children, and were outlived by 3 of them.

  • Helen Marie Goodspeed (1893-1982)
  • Edwin Harrold Goodspeed (1895-1918)
  • Arthur Allen Goodspeed (1898-1906)
  • Marquise Elizabeth Goodspeed (1901-1995)
  • John Goodspeed (1902-1905)
  • Mary Virginia Goodspeed (1904-1998)
  • Ruth Goodspeed (1906-1908)

Dee and a few of her children are buried at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nelsonville, Ohio. William died in Denver Colorado at the Veteran's Home there, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virginia.

No comments:

Post a Comment