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Roy Godown


457. Roy Allen12 Godown (Henry Richard11, Jacob10, Isaac9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1792) was born Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH August 23, 1883. Roy died May 10, 1967 Miami Co, Ohio, at 83 years of age. buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami Co. OH

He married Susan Blanch Groff Miami Co, Ohio, October 15, 1904. Susie was born Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH August 25, 1885. Susie(1793) was the daughter of Christian D Groff and Margaret Spade. Susie died October 29, 1969 Troy, Miami Co, OH, at 84 years of age. buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami Co. OH Recorded in the Royer research as being a farmer on one of Susie's family farms. Since some of her other siblings were married and resided in Darke Co/Miami Co. Ohio, I am assuming Roy and Suzie did also.

In the 1910 census Newton Twp, Miami Co Ohio, page 291, Roy (age 25) is living with his wife Susan (age 23) and his sons Engine E (age 4) and Emeral C (age 1). They have been married for 5 years and have had 2 children. Roy has the occupation of a general farmer and they rent their home.

Roy A Godown appears in the 1917 draft registration for East Ashland township Saunders County Ohio.

In the 1920 census Range Line Road Newton Twp Miami Co, Ohio, page 24, Roy (age 36) is living with his wife Susie (age 34), Eugene (age 14), Emeral (age 10), Velma (age 8), and Velva (age 5). Roy has the occupation of general farmer.

In the 1930 census Newton Twp Miami Co, Ohio, page 262, Roy (age 47) is living with his wife Susie (age 45), Emeral (age 21), Velma (age 19), and Velva (age 15). Roy was first married at age 21 and Susie at age 19. Roy has the occupation of general farmer and all were born in Ohio.

Roy Allen Godown and Susan Blanch Groff had the following children:

child + 672 i. Eugene Edward13 Godown was born May 24, 1905.

child 673 ii. Emeral C Godown(1794) was born in Newton Twp, Miami Co, Ohio September 11, 1908. Chick died December 10, 1985 Troy, Miami Co, OH, at 77 years of age. buried West Milton Cemetery, West Milton, Miami Co. Oh

He married Eunice Esther Elleman September 1934.

Eunice was born Miami Co, Ohio May 13, 1913. Eunice(1795) was the daughter of Horace Melvin Elleman and Mary Ellen Pearson. Eunice died April 4, 2004 Troy, Miami Co, OH, at 90 years of age. Obituary in Dayton Journal Herald 12/12/85 page 36 WFA has the name spelled Godowwn

In the 1920 census Miami Co, Ohio, Emeral is listed as age 10.

child 674 iii. Velma Margaret Godown(1796) was born Miami Co, Ohio May 27, 1910. Velma died August 16, 1975 in Covington, Miami Co, OH, at 65 years of age. buried in Highland Cemetery, Covington, Miami Co. Ohio She married Thomas Raleigh Harshbarger Miami Co, Ohio, April 28, 1930.

Thomas was born in Medina Co, Ohio January 29, 1908. Thomas(1797) was the son of Lorain Harshbarger and Mary Elizabeth Thompson. Thomas died January 27, 1994 in Covington, Miami Co, OH, at 85 years of age. buried in Highland Cemetery, Covington, Miami Co. Ohio

SSDI has the birth date as Feb 5 1907. Need clarification. (See Thomas Raleigh Harshbarger for the continuation of this line.)

child 675 iv. Velva Catherine Godown(1798) was born Miami Co, Ohio June 5, 1914. Velva died March 18, 1992 Miami Co, Ohio, at 77 years of age. Buried Highland Cemetery, Covington, Miami Co. OH.

She married twice.

She married George Lee Boehringer about 1930. George was born July 11, 1912. (Additional notes for George Lee Boehringer(1799)) George died April 1, 1975 Bradford, Miami Co, OH, at 62 years of age. She married James Tobias about 1935. James was born in Ohio 1915. (Additional notes for James Tobias(1800)) (See James Tobias for the continuation of this line.)

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