1894 John Parker Goyen of Houston, Texas and Tyler, Texas

John Parker Goyen – b Apr 28, 1894 Gilmer, Texas.  – d.  May 8, 1954 Tyler, Tx.
Velma Johnson Majors b. March 12, 1900 in Cisco, Tx. Married June 18, 1923.

Sarah Martha Bell w Leslie G w Martha Eliza G w Nancy T w Sammie T w Aunt Ella G w Anna G w Carrie May G w Frank w John 1898 Gilmer Tx Johns home

(1898 Family photo in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas at the home of John Bell Goyen (son of William W. Goyen and Sarah Martha Bell) – Left to Right – Sarah Martha Bell far left (William W. Goyen’s widow), William Leslie Goyen, Martha Elizabeth Goyen Tipton(daughter of William W. Goyen and Sarah Martha Bell), Nancy Tipton, Sammie Tipton,Ella Green Parker Goyen (wife of John Bell Goyen), Anna Vernice Goyen, Carrie Mae Goyen, Frank Bell Goyen, John Parker Goyen ).

Parents:

John Bell Goyen 1860-1912, m. Ella Green Parker
Married 2nd Hallie Dickson on June 9, 1935 in Houston, Texas

Children of John Parker Goyen and Velma Majors:

1) John Parker Goyen, Jr. born in Cisco, Tx married Peggy Jean Jackson
2) Norma Alene Goyen married Patrick Hester

Siblings:

William Leslie Goyen – b May 13, 1884 in Coles Creek, Miss. m. Ruth Stayton
Carrie Mae Goyen – b Jan 1887
Frank Bell Goyen – b Nov 1889
John Parker Goyen – b Apr 1894
Anna Vernice Goyen – b July 1896

FACTS:

John Parker Goyen was born April 28, 1895 to parents John Bell Goyen and Ella Green Parker, in Gilmer, Texas.  He was the fourth of five siblings.

1900 US Census

1900 US Census

(1900 US Census in Upshur County, Texas – when John Bell Goyen’s family was living in Gilmer – see family photo at top of page.   His mother Sarah Goyen born 1829 is living at his home, with Craig Parker – likely a relative of his wife Ella Green Parker – and John Bell Goyen’s nephew Roy Tipton (Clarence Leroy Tipton) – who was Martha Elizabeth Goyen’s oldest son.  Also listed are his children Leslie, Carrie, Frank, John, and Annie.   John Bell Goyen is working as a Logging Foreman at the sawmill at this time).

Sarah Martha Bell died December 9th, 1901, and is buried in Carthage, Texas.

John Bell Goyen and William Smith Goyen were skilled Building Contractors, and David Thomson (Marth Elizabeth’s 2nd husband) assisted them in building saw mills, homes, store buildings, etc.

David Thomson died in 1905 in the farm home of John Bell Goyen (before John Bell Goyen built his new home in Nacogdoches).

Ella Green Parker Goyen died December 20, 1905 in Nacogdoches, Texas in her home, buried in the City Cemetery, and on the same lot with her grave is found the tombstone of Nina Aline Goyen. Also buried on this lot is David F. Thomson, 2nd husband of Martha Elizabeth Goyen Tipton Thomson.  As of July 24, 1959 there were no tombstone markers for Ella or David on this lot according to Mrs. Elmer Adams.  Nina Aline Goyen was the daughter of William Smith Goyen (John Bell Goyen’s brother).

Nina Aline Goyen’s headstone:

Nina Aline Goyen - daughter of W S and K N Goyen 1900 - 1906

Nina Aline Goyen – daughter of W S and K N Goyen                   Feb 14, 1900 –  Jan 30, 1906

The photo below is the house John Bell Goyen built in Nacogdoches, Texas.  The photograph was taken in 1961 when family members went to visit to see how the old Goyen homeplace was doing.

John B. Goyen's home in Nacogdoches, Tx. This photo taken March 25, 1961 - L to R Rosine (Martin) Adams, Sammie Tipton Evens, Roy and Nina (Dent) Tipton, Dorothy Tipton (stooped thinking she wasn't in shot)

John B. Goyen’s home in Nacogdoches, Tx. This photo taken March 25, 1961 – L to R:  Rosine (Martin) Adams, Sammie Tipton Evens, Roy and Nina (Dent) Tipton, Dorothy Tipton (stooped thinking she wasn’t in shot)

John Bell Goyen married Carrie Elizabeth Rice who was born in Pickens County, South Carolina. They were married March 28th, 1908 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Some time between 1908 and 1910 the family had moved to Houston, Texas.

1910 US Census

1910 US Census

(1910 US Census – John Bell Goyen has moved his family to Houston, Texas – living on 20th Street.  He has married his second wife, listed as Catherine, and is now listed as working as a Building Contractor.  His children Leslie, Carrie, Frank, John, and Ella are also living with him).

1911 Houston City Directory

1911 Houston City Directory

John Bell Goyen started a successful Building Contractor business in Houston, Texas, that his son William Leslie Goyen continued after John’s death in August of 1911.

John Bell Goyen dies August 10, 1912.

1913 Houston City Directory

1913 Houston City Directory

In 1913 and 1915, John P. Goyen is working in Houston as a clerk in the auditor’s office of I & GN.

1915 Houston City Directory

1915 Houston City Directory

1917 WW I draft registration card

1917 WW I draft registration card

On June 5, 1917, John P. Goyen fills out his World War I draft registration card, indicating his date of birth is April 28, 1895, born in Gilmer, Texas.  He is working as a time keeper at Lucey Maufacturing Company while living at 636 W. 20th Street, in Houston, Texas.  He has blue eyes and light hair.

1918 Houston City Directory

1918 Houston City Directory

In 1918, John P. Goyen is still working at Lucey Manufacturing Co, in Houston, Texas.

1920 US Census

1920 US Census

The 1920 US Census in Cisco City, Eastland County, Texas has John P. Goyen, age 25, living as a boarder.

1930 US Census

1930 US Census

The 1930 US Census in Cisco City, Eastland County, Texas has 35 year old John P. Goyen living with 30 year old wife Velma, son J. P. Jr age 4, and daughter Norma E. age 2 and 1/2

1933 Tyler City Directory

1933 Tyler City Directory

The 1933 Tyler City Directory has John P. Goyen with wife Velma.  He is working as the assistant chief clerk at Humble Oil and Refg Co.

1934 Tyler City Directory

1934 Tyler City Directory

In 1934, the Tyler City Directory has John P. Goyen (living with wife Velma) working as the div chief clk at Humble Oil and Refg Co.

1942 WW II draft registration card

1942 WW II draft registration card

The 1942 WW II draft registration card for John Parker Goyen shows him living in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.  He is 47 years old.  His date of birth is listed at April 28, 1894, born in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas.  He works at Humble Oil and Refinery Co. of Houston Texas in their Tyler office.

1955 Death Certificate

1955 Death Certificate

John Parker Goyen’s death certificate in 1955 indicates he died May 8, 1955 at the age of 61 of accute coronary occlusion.  He was a retired division chief clerk with Humble Oil.   His father was John Bell Goyen, and mother was Ella G. Parker.   It also indicates he was in the armed forces in World War I.   His burial was on May 10, 1955 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler, Texas.

1955 Death Index

1955 Death Index

 

Children of John Parker Goyen and Velma Majors:

1) John Parker Goyen, Jr. born in Cisco, Tx married Peggy Jean Jackson
2) Norma Alene Goyen married Patrick Hester

John Parker Goyen’s children and their families are:

Children of John P Goyen, Jr and Peggy Jean Jackson:

1) John Parker Goyen, III – born in Tyler, Tx. (b. 1959 – d. 1985)
2) Noel Douglas Goyen (b. 1960 – d. 1960)

Children of Norma Alene Goyen and Patrick Hester:

1)  Georgia Ann Hester
2)  Linda Patricia Hester
3)  Michael Patrick Hester
4)  Kim Lee Hester (adopted from Korea) m. Tania Hester (added on April 11, 2016)

Find A Grave – John Parker Goyen:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=GOY&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=46&GScntry=4&GSsr=1&GRid=35418782&

2 Responses to 1894 John Parker Goyen of Houston, Texas and Tyler, Texas

  1. Tania Hester says:

    I appreciate the research, but feel obligated to add to it. Norma and Patrick Hester actually have another child, Kim Lee Hester. I am positive of this, as I am his wife! He was adopted from Korea as an infant and raised as their son, And he just got off the phone with his brother (left a message for his sister) so I’m pretty sure he really exists. Or perhaps I am simply mad….

  2. douggoyen says:

    Tania, thank you for the additional information. I’ve updated the page with your information.

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