444. Ezra Vernandus12 Godown (John Washington11, Jacob10, Isaac9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1769) was born Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH September 04, 1879. Ezra died October 22, 1963 in Piqua, Miami Co, OH, at 84 years of age. Both he and his wife are buried in Gettysburg Cemetery, Adams Twp., Darke Co., Ohio.

He married Pearl Etta Riegle in Darke Co. Ohio, December 23, 1905. Pearl was born VanBuren Twp, Darke Co, OH June 25, 1884. Pearl was the daughter of Charles Alexander Teal Riegle and Cassandra Ruan Shiverdecker. Pearl died February 18, 1969 Adams, Darke Co, Ohio, at 84 years of age. On his WWI draft card it is noted that he had lost finger(s) ob his left hand. He was 5ft 11in brown eyes and brown hair.

In the 1900 census VanBuren Twp, Darke Co Ohio page 134B, Ezra is a farm laborer living in the house of Allen Fourman.

In the 1920 census Franklin Twp, Darke Co Ohio page 14, Ezra (age 40) is living with his wife Pearl (age 35), Howard (age 11), Dorothy (age 9), Myron (age 4years 1 month), and Alice (age 4 years 1 month). Ezra is noted as a general farmer.

In the 1930 census VanBuren Twp, Darke Co Ohio page 250, Ezra (age 51) is living with his wife Pearl (age 46), Howard (age 21), Dorothy (age 20), Myron (age 14), Alice (12) and Blanch (age 9). Ezra is noted as a general farmer.

Ezra is burried at Gettysburg Cemetary in Darke Co, Ohio. Death Certificate 78462 volume 17452 of Miami County.

Ezra Vernandus Godown and Pearl Etta Riegle had the following children:

child 649 i. Howard Emerson13 Godown(1770) was born in Darke Co. Ohio September 15, 1908. Howard died May 7, 1982 Phoenix, Maricopa Co, AZ, at 73 years of age. The death place is a little unclear. SSDI has last address as Phoenix, AZ and some other research indicates Darke Co, OH. His body was interred May 10, 1982 VanBuren Twp, Darke Co, OH, Abbottsville. Buried in Abbottsville Cemetery, VanBuren Twp Darke Co Ohio. He married Pauline E Martindale.

Pauline was born in Marietta, OK January 31, 1906. Pauline(1771) was the daughter of Martin Martindale and Annie Maples. Pauline died July 21, 1997 in Riverside, Riverside Co, CA, at 91 years of age.

child 650 ii. Dorothy Belle Godown was born in Darke Co. Ohio March 27, 1910. Dorothy died May 11, 1974 Greenville, Darke Co, OH, at 64 years of age. SSDI lists Dorothy's last address as Greenville, OH and other research lists her death at Franklin, Darke Co, OH She married Mark Oswalt in Darke Co. Ohio, September 20, 1930.

Mark was born Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH September 14, 1905. Mark was the son of John Henry Oswalt and Martha Flory. Mark died April 28, 1974 Greenville, Darke Co, OH, at 68 years of age. SSDI list last address as Greenville and other research list last address as Franklin Twp. OH (See Mark Oswalt for the continuation of this line.) In the 1930 census Greenville Twp, Darke Co Ohip page 99, Dorothy (age 20) is recorded with Ollie (age 30) and Ester (25) Riegle. Dorothy is a housekeeper.

child + 651 iii. Myron C Godown was born November 19, 1915.

child 652 iv. Alice Fae Godown (still alive).

child 653 v. Blanche Ellen Godown(1772) was born in Darke Co. Ohio October 18, 1920. Blanche died November 23, 2001 Greenville, Darke Co, OH, at 81 years of age. She married Paul Edgar Bruss in Darke Co. Ohio, December 22, 1940. Paul was born in Darke Co. Ohio August 24, 1913. Paul was the son of Warren M Bruss and Ulva Mae Cox. Paul died February 13, 1975 Greenville, Darke Co, OH, at 61 years of age. (See Paul Edgar Bruss for the continuation of this line.)

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