480. Byron Ray12 Godown (Joshua Wiggins11, John Ray10, Isaac9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1817) was born in Benedict, Polk Co, NE December 1, 1891. Byron died March 24, 1980 LaPuente, LA Co, CA, at 88 years of age. Burial at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles Co, California Find A Grave Memorial# 81843905
He married Esther Eunice Patchin in Powshiek Co., NE, December 20, 1917. Esther was born in Callaway, Custer Co., NE August 02, 1901. Esther(1818) was the daughter of Charles Almeron Patchin and Effie Albina Clemens. Esther died January 08, 1996 in West Covina, LA Co, CA, at 94 years of age. Find A Grave Memorial# 81843928
Her body was interred January 11, 1996 in Rose Hills Cem, LA. Co., CA. Notes from a letter dated Jan 3rd, 1974 from Wave Godown Bence to Albert W Godown: "My brother Byron is doing quite well. He was 83 yrs. Dec. 1st. His eyesight is bad & he is getting more feeble. Takes a short walk everyday & always enjoys company. Eva goes over there 2 or 3 days a week. She came everyday when I was there. He liked that & loves to visit. He & I sat on the patio & would talk until we got sleepy, so would take a nap - wake up & start talking again. They have 8 children & none of them live to far away, so they drop in often. Two of the boys live in Washington state, but they come down often. Henry & I may go out there either next summer or fall. If we go to Garden City, Kansas, we can take Am-Track- to Calif."
Byron is listed as 4 years old in the 1895 Iowa State Census Cass Twp, Guthrie Co.
Byron has a WWI draft registration card signed B.R. Godown dated June 5, 1917. He lived in Broken Bow Neb and lists his birthday as Dec 1, 1891 and born in Benedick Neb. He is single and employed as a farmer by F.H. Weisenreider in Broken Bow. He is noted as tall, medium build, gray eyes, and dark brown hair.
Byron Ray Godown and Esther Eunice Patchin had the following children:
+ 689 i. Byron Lyle13 Godown was born May 6, 1919.
690 ii. Loretta Wave Godown(1819) was born in Giltner, York Co, NE March 7, 1922. Loretta died March 17, 1922 in Giltner, York Co, NE, at less than one year of age. Burial at Broken Bow Cemetery, Broken Bow, Custer Co, Nebraska
691 iii. Lila Verle Godown(1820) was born in Broken Bow, Custer Co, NE September 18, 1924. Lila died June 17, 1982 in Lancaster, LA Co, CA, at 57 years of age.
+ 692 iv. Dale Earl Godown was born October 29, 1926.
+ 693 v. Donald Lee Godown was born August 06, 1928.
694 vi. Norma Jean Godown(1821) was born in Broken Bow, Custer Co, NE February 2, 1931. Norma died December 28, 2001 in West Covina, LA Co, CA, at 70 years of age. She married Arthur James Stine February 2, 1947. Arthur was born November 23, 1919. (Additional notes for Arthur James Stine(1822)) Arthur died May 8, 1996 in Covina, LA Co, CA, at 76 years of age. (See Arthur James Stine for the continuation of this line.)
+ 695 vii. James William Godown (still alive).
696 viii. Marilyn Lorraine Godown (still alive).
+ 697 ix. Eldon Dwain Godown (still alive).
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