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front row: Mark Finely Godown and Lizzie, his wife.
back row: Elmer, Chester, Arthur, Charles, and Roy.


208. Mark Finley11 Godown (Mark Oscar10, John R9, John8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1555) was born in Kilbourne, Van Buren Co, IA March 21, 1862. There is some research discrepences as to the year of birth. 1861 and 1862 are used. Mark died December 25, 1949 Canton, McPherson Co, KS, at 87 years of age.

He married Elizabeth Belle Laff McPherson Co, KS, October 08, 1882. Lizzabell was born in Champaign Co, IL December 25, 1866. Lizzabell(1556) was the daughter of Joseph Laff and Sarah Ann Albin. Lizzabell died February 22, 1940 Canton, McPherson Co, KS, at 73 years of age. Mark is listed in the 1870 census, page 398, as Finley.

In the 1900 census First Street, Canton City, McPherson Co, KS page 25A, Mark (age 36) is living with his wife Lizzie (age 33), sons James (age 16) Chester (age 13), Roy (age 4) and Lester (age 2). They have been married for 17 years and have had 7 children with 4 living at the time of the census. Mark is a day laborer and rents his home. Has his father listed as being born in Oregon?

In the 1910 census Park Street, Canton City, McPherson Co, KS page 22B, Mark F (age 48) is living with his wife Elizabeth (age 42), sons Chester (age 23), Roy (age 14) and Lester (age 11), Joseph (age 7) and Charles (age 5). They have been married for 27 years, have had 9 children with 5 living at the time of the census. Parents birth place is noted as unknown.

In the 1920 census Canton city, McPherson Co, KS page 17, Mark (age 57), is living with his wife Elizabeth (age 52) and son Roy age 24). Mark has the occupation of Brick Mason.

In the 1930 census Canton city, McPherson Co, KS page 7, Mark (age 67), is living with his wife Elizabeth (age 63). Mark was first married at age 19 and he is a city policeman.

Mark Finley Godown and Elizabeth Belle Laff had the following children:

child 353 i. James Edwin12 Godown was born Canton, McPherson Co, KS September 02, 1883. Eddie died March 18, 1903 Canton, McPherson Co, KS, at 19 years of age. While walking home on the railroad tracks, drunk--was hit by a train and killed.

child 354 ii. baby Godown was born Canton, McPherson Co, KS 1885. Baby died 1885 Canton, McPherson Co, KS, at less than one year of age. baby was still born

child + 355 iii. Chester Enfield Godown was born December 09, 1886.

child 356 iv. Robert J Godown was born Canton, McPherson Co, KS April 29, 1891. Robbie died August 17, 1895 in Fredonia, Wilson Co, KS, at 4 years of age.

child 357 v. Rosella May Godown was born Canton, McPherson Co, KS March 18, 1893. Rosie died July 27, 1894 in Fredonia, Wilson Co, KS, at 1 year of age.

child + 358 vi. Roy Alberta Godown was born August 6, 1895.

child + 359 vii. Lester Elmer Godown was born May 21, 1898.

child + 360 viii. Joseph Arthur Godown was born August 22, 1902.

child 361 ix. Charles Theodore Godown(1557) was born Canton, McPherson Co, KS January 23, 1905. Charlie died November 5, 1952 Boise City, Cimarron Co, OK, at 47 years of age. Deputy Sherrif, shot and killed in the line of duty Buried at Boise City Cemetery, Boise City, Cimarron Co, Oklahoma. He married Charlotte Bair 1928.

Charlotte was born in Oklahoma 1904. (Additional notes for Charlotte Bair(1558)) In the 1920 census Boys Industrial School, Soldier Twp, Shawnee Co, Kansas, page 178, is recorded a Chas T Godown (age 16). He is an inmate on a lobor farm. He was born in Kansas.

In the 1930 census Canton, McPherson Co Kansas page 12, Charlie (age 25) is recorded with his wife Charlotte (age 25). Charlie was first married at age 24 and was born in Kansas. He is noted as a pipe line laborer.

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