1894 John Parker Goyen of Houston, Texas and Tyler, Texas (Y2)

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:

Children of John Parker Goyen and Velma Majors:

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

Siblings:

FACTS AND NOTES:

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.

The Goyen family was listed twice in the 1900 US Census.

1900 US Census
Name: John Goyen
Age: 6, Birth Date: Apr 1894
Birthplace: Texas, USA
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 1, Upshur, Texas
Sheet Number: 13, Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 249, Family Number: 244
Race: White, Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Name: John B Goyen
Father’s Birthplace: Mississippi, USA
Mother’s Name: Ella Goyen
Mother’s Birthplace: Mississippi, USA
Household Members Age Relationship
John B Goyen 43 Head
Ella Goyen 36 Wife
Lester Goyen 16 Son
Carrie Goyen 13 Daughter
Frank Goyen 10 Son
John Goyen 6 Son
Annie Goyen 3 Daughter
Sarah Goyen 70 Mother
Craig Parker 40 Boarder
Roy Tipton 20 Boarder
Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Upshur, Texas; Roll: 1674; Page: 13; Enumeration District: 0115; FHL microfilm: 1241674
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29716205?h=c11493

1900 US Census
Name: [John P Goyen]
Age: 6, Birth Date: Apr 1894
Birthplace: Texas, USA
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 8, Upshur, Texas
Sheet Number: 10, Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 161, Family Number: 173
Race: White, Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Name: John B Goyen
Father’s Birthplace: Mississippi, USA
Mother’s Name: Emma Goyen
Mother’s Birthplace: Mississippi, USA
Can Read: Yes, Can Write: Yes, Can Speak English: Yes
Household Members Age Relationship
John B Goyen 40 Head
Emma Goyen 35 Wife
William L Goyen 16 Son
Carrie M Goyen 13 Daughter
Frank B Goyen 10 Son
John P Goyen 6 Son
Anna V Goyen 2 Daughter
Sarah Goyen 70 Mother
Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 8, Upshur, Texas; Roll: 1675; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0123; FHL microfilm: 1241675
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29716212?h=6ea3b8

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
Name: John Goyen
Age in 1910: 15, Birth Date: 1895
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1910: Houston Heights Ward 3, Harris, Texas, USA
Street: 20th St
Race: White, Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s Name: John Bell Goyen
Father’s Birthplace: Mississippi
Mother’s Name: Katherine Goyen
Mother’s Birthplace: Mississippi
Native Tongue: English
Attended School: Yes, Able to read: Yes, Able to Write: Yes
Household Members Age Relationship
John Bell Goyen 50 Head
Katherine Goyen 22 Wife
Lesley Goyen 26 Son
Carrie May Goyen 23 Daughter
Frank Goyen 20 Son
John Goyen 15 Son
Ella Goyen 13 Daughter
Year: 1910; Census Place: Houston Heights Ward 3, Harris, Texas; Roll: T624_1561; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0045; FHL microfilm: 1375574
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29716279?h=e66df2

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

1917-1918 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards
Name: John Parker Goyen
Race: Caucasian (White)
Birth Date: 28 Apr 1895
Birth Place: Texas, USA
Residence Date: 1917-1918
Street Address: 636 W 20th
Residence Place: Harris County, Texas, USA
Physical Build: Slender
Height: Medium
Hair Color: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Registration State: Texas; Registration County: Harris County
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29716598?h=facbb4

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
Name: John P Goyen
Age: 25, Birth Year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1920: Cisco, Eastland, Texas
Street: Humble Town Is A New Addition To Cisco and Streets and Houses Hoomot Ebeen Numbend Y
Residence Date: 1920
Race: White, Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Birthplace: Mississippi
Mother’s Birthplace: Mississippi
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Time Keeper
Industry: Humble Oil Co
Employment Field: Wage or Salary
Able to read: Yes, Able to Write: Yes
Household Members Age Relationship
A Good 37 Head
Lena Martin 18
Jeanie Duncan 18 Servant
Mable Smith 23 Servant
Annie Martin 49 Servant
Mary E Hitson 47
Louella Horton 26
Otto N Jones 19 Boarder
Olney B Griffith 18 Boarder
Chas M Ferrell 30 Boarder
Hary C Randall 29 Boarder
Lewis J Adams 22 Boarder
Granvil P Spargus 22 Boarder
John P Goyen 25 Boarder
Rob E Arnold 20 Boarder
Thomas Crawford 27 Boarder
Braxton B Willis 23 Boarder
Jno C Mcmeans 30 Boarder
Jno H Bartlett 38 Boarder
Edwin A Bymm 24 Boarder
Jno G Becker 27 Boarder
Erving B Wicker 22 Boarder
Frank A Watts 23 Boarder
Frank C Mcmanus 25 Boarder
Leon Riddle 19 Boarder
Jno A Haslgor 19 Boarder
Chas R Nichols 22 Boarder
Stuart G Garrett 27 Boarder
Chas S Hunter Jr 20 Boarder
Dave P Carlton 29 Boarder
Robert B Mims 23 Boarder
Jno A Basford 22 Boarder
Claud G Gulluts 32 Boarder
Emmett Mcdowell 24 Boarder
Gordon B Kendall 35 Boarder
Frank L Carpenter 37 Boarder
Edna E Hightower 27 Boarder
Fred G Dixson 24 Boarder
Mojor T Thomas 23 Boarder
Irvin P Frazier 22 Boarder
Lloyd E Oles 20 Boarder
Walter Hayden 39 Boarder
Phillip Kaiser 24 Boarder
Clarence E Clifton 28 Boarder
Fred A Rice 24 Boarder
Henry A Merrell 31 Boarder
M T Blayney 20 Boarder
Lee O Turbay 19 Boarder
Ben C Lynch 34 Boarder
Rob S Weber 39 Boarder
Year: 1920; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Roll: T625_1797; Page: 28A; Enumeration District: 119
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29716314?h=94a6ac

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
Name: J P Goyen
Birth Year: abt 1895
Gender: Male, Race: White
Age in 1930: 35
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Cisco, Eastland, Texas, USA
Map of Home: Cisco, Eastland, Texas
House Number: 30, Dwelling Number: 108, Family Number: 110
Home Owned or Rented: Rented, Home Value: 31
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: No
Age at First Marriage: 29
Attended School: No, Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father’s Birthplace: United States
Mother’s Birthplace: United States
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Dist Warehouse, Industry: oil Co.
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker, Employment: Yes
Veteran: Yes, War: WW
Household Members Age Relationship
J P Goyen 35 Head
Velma Goyen 30 Wife
J P Goyen 4 Son
Norma E Goyen 2 Daughter
Year: 1930; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 2342059
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29716400?h=9ababa

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.

1940 US Census
Name: John P Goyen
Age: 46, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Gender: Male, Race: White
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Tyler, Smith, Texas, Map of Home in 1940: Tyler, Smith, Texas
Street: Mockingbird Lane, House Number: 1115, Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Tyler, Smith, Texas
Residence in 1935: Tyler, Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 62A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 890
Occupation: Division Chief, Industry: Humbler Oil Company
House Owned or Rented: Owned, Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 2700
Attended School or College: No, Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48, Duration of Unemployment: 0
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52, Income: 3850, Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Members Age Relationship
John P Goyen 46 Head
Velma Vern Goyen 40 Wife
John P Goyen Jr 14 Son
Norma A Goyen 12 Daughter
Year: 1940; Census Place: Tyler, Smith, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04137; Page: 62A; Enumeration District: 212-9
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29716526?h=82d9c1

1942 U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards
Name: John Parker Goyen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 28 Apr 1894
Residence Place: Tyler, Texas, USA
Military Draft Date: 1942
Next of Kin: Mrs J. P. Goyen
The National Archives At St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War Ii Draft Cards (4th Registration) For the State of Texas; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29716635?h=3ee22a

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.

1950 US Census
Name: John P Goyen
Age: 55, Birth Date: abt 1895
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Residence Date: 1950, Home in 1950: Smith, Texas, USA
Dwelling Number: 158, Farm: No, Acres: No
Occupation Category: Working
Household Members Age Relationship
John P Goyen 55 Head
Velma Goyen 50 Wife
Allen J Majors 83 Father-in-law
United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: Smith, Texas; Roll: 1178; Sheet Number: 72; Enumeration District: 212-44
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29716444?h=831878

1955 May 8 – Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982
Name: Mr John Parker Goyen
Gender: Male, Race: White
Age: 61, Birth Date: 28 Apr 1894
Birth Place: Gilmer, Texas
Residence: Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA
Death Date: 8 May 1955
Death Place: Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA
Father: John Bell Goyen
Mother: Ella G Parker
Texas Department of State Health Services; Austin Texas, USA
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29716561?h=8b37db

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 (Y2)

  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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