282. John William11 Godown (John Ray10, Isaac9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1657) was born in Washington, Dallas Co, IA January 24, 1856. Posibably born in Iowa. The 1860 census list John's borth place as Iowa. John died October 19, 1928 in Linden, Dallas Co, IA, at 72 years of age. Buried at West Linn Cemetery, Linden, Dallas County, Iowa

He married Sarah Ann Crouse in Guthrie Co, Iowa, September 12, 1880. Sarah was born Panora, Cass Twp, Guthrie Co, IA February 27, 1857. Sarah(1658) was the daughter of Winston Crouse and Mary Alice Stephens. Sarah died September 24, 1934 in Linden, Dallas Co, IA, at 77 years of age. Buried at West Linn Cemetery, Linden, Dallas County, Iowa John is a twin to Joseph.

In the 1880 census Cass, Guthrie Co, Iowa page 74D, John (age 24) is living with the family of James Wasson.

In the 1900 census Cass Twp Guthrie Co, Iowa page 40B, John (age 44) is living with his wife Sarah (age 43), sons Ekmer (age 18), James (age 16), Floyd (age 14) and William (age 3). They have been married for 19 years and have had 5 children, all alive at the time of the census. John is a farmer and owns his farm with a mortgage.

n the 1910 census Cass Twp Guthrie Co, Iowa page 34, John (age 54) is recorded with his wife Sarah (age 53), sons Bryon (age 13), and Wade (age 20). They have been married for 29 years and have had 5 children. John has to occupation of general farmer.

On the 1920 census Linden Town, Dallas Co, Iowa page 120, John (age 63) is living with Sara (age 62), Wade (age 29) and Bryan (age 22). John has an occupation of farm manager and he owns his farm with no mortgage.

John William Godown and Sarah Ann Crouse had the following children:

child + 467 i. Elmer12 Godown was born September 17, 1881.

child + 468 ii. James Edwin Godown was born December 22, 1882.

child + 469 iii. Floyd Godown was born October 05, 1884.

child 470 iv. Wayne H Godown(1659) was born Cass Twp, Guthrie Co, IA May 19, 1889. Wade died January 11, 1958 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co, CA, at 68 years of age. Record found at Internment.com show Godown, Wade , b. 05/19/1889, d. 01/11/1958, SGT 103 SAN SQ 18 SAN TRAIN 18 DIV, Plot: T 4592, bur. 01/16/1958 at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California In Waushara Co., WIS. newspaper of Plainfield Sun - 30 April 1920 an article reads:

Wade Godown and family of Iowa have moved to the Utter ranch which they recently purchased.

In his WWI draft card he claims an exemption because of a physical disability. He is tall with blue eyes and brown hair.

child + 471 v. William Jennings Bryan Godown was born October 7, 1896.

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