263. William Henry11 Godown (Charles Robins10, John A9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1612) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey July 16, 1873. The 1900 census (page 345a) lists William's birth day as July 1874.
The 1920 census list his place of birth as Penn. William died September 24, 1948 in Bethlehem Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 75 years of age. Find A Grave Memorial# 39077194
He married Ellen L Hoffert in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, 1894. Ellen was born in Pennsylvania June 10, 1871. Ellen(1613) was the daughter of James Samuel Hoffert and Mary Ann Murry. Ellen died August 19, 1946 Upper Black Eddy, Bucks Co, PA, at 75 years of age. Find A Grave Memorial# 39077163 In the 1895 NJ State census Patterburg, Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, page 33, a William (age 20-60) is living with his wife recorded as Helen (age 20-60) and a child Lizzie (age under 5). Although the wife's name is recorded as Hellen, it could have been misunderstood as Hellen instead of Ellen. The child could just be the nickname of Anne E. Just a thought since this is the only William I have recorded that fits the date.
In the 1900 census (page 345a), William is noted as having the occupation of a Farm laboror, and is renting the house they live in. He has been employed all year, can read and write, and has been married 6 years.
In the 1905 NJ Census Holland Twp page 12B, William is living with Ellen and his 5 children. His occupation is listed as a Farm Laborer. He can read and write and rents his home.
In the 1910 census Milford, Holland Twp Hunterdon Co page 154B, William (age 36) is living with his wife Ellen (age 38) of 15 years. Anne (age 15), Mary (age13), Charles (age 11), George (age 10), and Ruth (age 9), They have noted that they have had 5 children and are all alive. His occupation is listed as driving a coal wagon. He is also noted as renting his home.
In the 1920 census Milford Huntington Co page 264A, William (age 47) is living on Deleware Ave, Milford, with his wife Ellen (age 49), son Charles (age 21) and daughter Ruth (age 18). He rents his home and has no occupation listed.
In the 1930 census 91 Deleware Ave, Milford Borough, Hunterdon Co, NJ page 1, William (age 56) is recorded with his wife Ellen (age 59). He has the occupation of a slater man at the papermill.
William Henry Godown and Ellen L Hoffert had the following children:
422 i. Annie E12 Godown(1614) was born in Holland Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ February 1895. Annie died before 1970.
423 ii. Mary Alice Godown(1615) was born in Holland Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ December 1896. Mary died 1949 at 52 years of age. Burial: Milford Union Cemetery, Milford, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey She married Frederick Leora Bolner about 1916.
Frederick was born in Hartford City, Blackford Co, Indiana December 3, 1894. name: Fred Leora Bolner event: Draft Registration registration date year range: 1917-1918 event place: Russell, Hampden Co, Massachusetts, United States gender: Male birth date: 03 Dec 1894 birthplace: Hartford City, Indiana, United States country of citizenship: United States Occupation: Papermaker, Westfield River Paper Co. nara publication title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
Frederick(1616) was the son of unknown Bolner and Mary A Unknown.
Frederick died May 22, 1974 in Oneida Co, Wisconsin, at 79 years of age. Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Rhinelander, Oneida Co, Wisconsin (See Frederick Leora Bolner for the continuation of this line.)
+ 424 iii. Charles Walter Godown was born August 27, 1898.
+ 425 iv. George Washington Godown Sr was born September 09, 1899.
426 v. Ruth Godown(1617) was born in Holland Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ March 24, 1901. Ruth died August 26, 1970 in Bethlehem Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 69 years of age. She is buried in Bloomsbury Cemetery She married George N Apgar in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, 1920.
George was born in High Bridge, Hunterdon Co, NJ October 13, 1900. George was the son of Oscar W Apgar and Margaret M unknown. George died March 1978 Milford, Holland Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 77 years of age. (See George N Apgar for the continuation of this line.) Ruth was born in Little York and lived the last 40 years of her life in West Portal, Bethlehem Twp. She was a Gold Star Mother of World War II. Her son PFC Richard P Apgar, died in Lorraine, France in 1944. She worked as an inspector at Tung-Sol Corporation in Washington for eight years until her retirement in 1963. She was also a member of the West Portal Methodist Church and its Women's society for Christian Service and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary at High Bridge.
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