288. Joshua Wiggins11 Godown (John Ray10, Isaac9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1671) was born Panora, Cass Twp, Guthrie Co, IA September 16, 1867. Joshua died February 1, 1931 in Linden, NE, at 63 years of age. His body was interred February 3, 1931 in Broken Bow, Custer Co, NE. Burial at Broken Bow Cemetery, Broken Bow, Custer Co, Nebraska

He married Ida May Knapp in Stromsburg, Polk Co, NE, November 29, 1888. Ida was born in Grinnell, Poweshiek Co, IA April 19, 1872. Ida(1672) was the daughter of Thomas K Knapp and Mary Ann Flexer. Ida died May 2, 1963 in North Platte, Lincoln, Ne, at 91 years of age. Burried at Broken Bow, Custer, NE In the 1900 census Amaqua Twp, Boone Co, Iowa page 4A, Joshua (age 32) is living with his wife Ida (age 28), sons Byron (age 9), Guy (age 6) and daughter Delta (age 1). They have been married for 12 years and have had 3 children, all living at the time of the census. Joshua is a farm laborer and rents his farm.

In the 1910 census Scoville Pst, Hamilton Co Nebraska page 111, Joshua (age 42), is recorded with his wife Ida (age 38), Byron (age 19), Guy (age 15), Delta (age 11), Eva (age 9), and Wave (age 4). They have been married for 21 years and have had 5 children. Joshua is a farmer.

According to a letter dated March 8, 1971 from Wave, she was born in North Dakota and lived in Nebraska since she was 4. So the family lived for a while in North Dakota and move to Nebraska about 1910.

Joshua Wiggins Godown and Ida May Knapp had the following children:

child + 482 i. Byron Ray12 Godown was born December 1, 1891.

child + 483 ii. Guy Jay Godown was born June 19, 1894.

child 484 iii. Delta Glade Godown was born Panora, Cass Twp, Guthrie Co, IA January 17, 1899. She married Oscar B Williams. Oscar was born Iowa 1895. (Additional notes for Oscar B Williams(1673)) (See Oscar B Williams for the continuation of this line.)

child 485 iv. Eva Lauretta Godown(1674) was born in Beaver, Boone Co, IA March 6, 1901. Eva died December 14, 1997 in Riverside, Riverside Co, CA, at 96 years of age. Find A Grave Memorial# 125933765 She married twice.

She married Vermil Ernest Marvel 1921. Vermil was born in Kansas April 14, 1890. Vermil died June 16, 1961 Los Angeles, LA Co, CA, at 71 years of age. Burial: Aurora Cemetery Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska, USA

Find A Grave Memorial# 83854840 (See Vermil Ernest Marvel for the continuation of this line.)

She married Henry Herman Geweke in Oberlin, Decatur Co, KS, December 31, 1945. Henry was born in Ord, Valley Co., NE December 9, 1893. Henry died May 12, 1947 in Ord, Valley Co., NE, at 53 years of age. Find A Grave Memorial# 130381940

child 486 v. Wave Aldwyth Godown(1675) was born in Barney, Richland Co, ND December 12, 1905. Wave died October 1980 in Broken Bow, Custer Co, NE, at 74 years of age. She married Henry Lee Bence in Lexington, Nebraska, December 27, 1923. Henry was born in Nebraska February 1, 1899. Henry(1676) was the son of Walter A Bence and Catherine unknown. Henry died April 8, 1990 in Custer Co, NE, at 91 years of age.

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