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ERATH COUNTY, TEXAS
Alvira S. Goen, appeared in the 1880 census of Erath County living in the home of her grandfather, Jonathan Ewers in Enumeration District 152, page 20.
Margaret E. Goen, age 8, white female, appeared in the 1880 census of Erath County, precinct 7, living in the home of her uncle Walter Hammitt in Enumeration District 154, page 22.
Mrs. Virginia Goen was married to N, L.. Jackson November 30, 1902, according to Marriage Book 1, page 253.
Earl J.Goin Jr. (21) married Deborah E. Brannon (27) on February 13, 1982 according to Erath marriage records.
George E Goin (21) married Tracy Sikes (19) on July 27, 1985 according to Marriage Book 72.
Georgia Bleetie Goin was born April 6, 1902 in Erath County, according to Bureau of Vital Statistics File 1222501.
Goldie Goin, age 2, died in Stephenville September 7, 1905, according to BVS File 24899.
Appearing in Erath County as early as 1880 was Maston Alexander Goin and his wife, Annie Belle Roberts Goin. Maston Alexander Goin, a farmer, was born in Illinois in 1852. His wife was born in Illinois in 1856. At least six children were born to them including:
Corn L. Goin born May 39, 1880
Minnie Pearl Goin born June 10, 1889
George Alexander Goin born September 9, 1898
[infant] born July 6, 1903
[daughter] born February 26, 1909
Corn L. Goin, son of Maston Alexander Goin and Annie Belle Roberts Goin, was born in Erath County May 30, 1880, according to Mrs. E. N. Flathers who provided information for his death record.
He was married to Letha Ola Leverett August 4, 1907, according to Erath County Marriage Book, page 309. Letha Ola Leverett was born September 27, 1886 in Alabama. She was the daughter of A. G. Leverett and Sarah Armstrong Leverett, both natives of Alabama.
Corn L. Goin and Letha Ola Leverett Goin moved to Donley County, Texas about 1908 and operated a farm located one mile east of Clarendon, Texas.
Corn L. Goin was struck by lightning in 1948 and it contributed to his death six years later. He died July 3, 1954 of coronary thrombosis, cerebral hemorrhage and lightning shock, according to Donley County death records. He was buried in Citizens Cemetery, Clarendon.
Letha Ola Leverett Goin received a deed to property in Donley County July 9, 1954 from Lois Goin Rains, believed to be her daughter, according to Donley County Deed Book 101, page 228.
Letha Ola Leverett Goin died in Potter County, Texas July 29, 1957, according to BVS File No. 4585. She died at age 70 at her home at 1953 Marrs, Amarillo, Texas of coronary arteriosclerosis. She also was buried in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon.
It is believed that children born to Corn L. Goin and Letha Ola Leverett Goin include:
Lois Goin born about 1912.
Lois Goin, regarded as a daughter of Corn L. Goin and Letha Ola Leverett Goin, was born about 1912. She was married to Charles Rains at Hedley, Texas December 27, 1931, according to Donley County Marriage Book 4, page 88.
Minnie Pearl Goin, third child of Maston Alexander Goin and Annie Belle Roberts Goin, was born in Erath County June 10, 1889, according to Erath County Birth Book 114, page 191. Her birth record was prepared from an affadavit furnished by George Alexander Goin, Claude, Texas on February 6, 1954 and Eunice Gryder, Lynn County, Texas February 17, 1954.
“Pearl Goin” was married to F. L. Segars September 19, 1906, according to Erath County Marriage Book K, page 152.
George Alexander Goin, fifth child of Maston Alexander Goin and Annie Belle Roberts Goin, was born September 9, 1898 at Stephenville, Texas, according to his birth certificate recorded in Erath County Birth Book 14, page 206. Informant for this entry was Mrs. Rena Howell, Dalhart, Texas.
About 1920 he was married to Dovie Ozella Jamar, the daughter of Larkin Aquilla Jamar and Frances Elizabeth Weatherly Jamar. Dovie Ozella Jamar was born July 3, 1901 at Guthrie, Oklahoma.
For many years, they farmed at Hedley and Goodnight, Texas. On June 3, 1943 George Alexander Goin and Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin received a warranty deed to seven lots from C. K. and Pearl Howe in Claude, Texas for $600, according to Armstrong County Deed Book 47, page 36. They gave a warranty deed to J. R. Porter February 23, 1952 to three lots in Claude, according to Armstrong County Deed Book 56, page 69.
George Alexander Goin died at Amarillo Air Force Base Hospital February 2, 1956, according to BVS File 974.
Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin was appointed administratrix of the estate by Armstrong County Court, according to Armstrong County Probate Book 10, pages 69-75. The estate consisted of a 1949 Plymouth, 4 lots in Claude and furniture, totaling $6,200.
Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin received a bill of sale from James Jamar Goin, her son, July 12, 1956, according to Armstrong County Bill of Sale Book 2, page 225. Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin received a cemetery deed for $150 from the Claude Cemetery Association on August 7, 1958, according to Armstrong County Deed Book 32A, page 41.
Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin gave a warranty deed to Maggie Wisdom September 29, 1959 to two lots in Claude for $600, according to Armstrong County Deed Book 65, page 310.
Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin died February 18, 1964 of a cerebral hemorrhage, according to Armstrong County Death Book 5, page 180. She was buried in Claude Cemetery.
Larry Wendell Goin, her son, was appointed as executor of the estate valued at $6,753.21, according to Armstrong County Probate Book 11, page 352.
Children born to George Alexander Goin and Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin include:
George Elec Goin born January 28, 1921
Jimmie Don Goin born March 28, 1923
James Jamar Goin born October 12, 1925
Larkin Aquilla Goin born December 24, 1936
Larry Wendell Goin born November 26, 1939
George Elec Goin, first child of George Alexander Goin and Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin was born January 28, 1921. He died December 29, 1938 of an accidental gunshot wound at age 17. He had lived for 13 years at Goodnight, Texas and was buried there, according to Armstrong County Death Book 4, page 23.
Jimmie Don Goin, second child of George Alexander Goin and Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin, was born March 28, 1923, at Hedley.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy March 28, 1944 and served aboard the USS Yarnall, DD541, USS ABSD #7, USS Otawa and the USS President Hayes in the Asiatic Theatre. He was discharged January 7, 1948 as a Watertender First Class, according to Armstrong County, Texas, Discharge Book 2, page 399.
Jimmie Don Goin was married to Miss Nadine E. Judd December 7, 1948, according to Armstrong County Marriage Book 3, page 95. “Jimmie Goin” appeared in the 1951 city directory of Amarillo as an employee of Amarillo Smelting & Refining Company. In 1953 and 1954 Jimmy Don Goin was in the U.S. Navy and his wife, Nadine E. Judd Goin, lived in Amarillo at 608 Hayden in 1953 and at 1006 North Garfield. in 1954.
They received a deed April 17, 1954 to Lot 10, Block 5, North High Subdivision, Amarillo, Texas, according to Potter County Deed Book 663, page 437. On August 2, 1963, Jimmy Don Goin and Nadine E. Judd Goin gave a warranty deed to Wylie C. Fuller for the Potter County property, according to Potter County Deed Book 955, page 695.
In 1964 Jimmy Don Goin and Nadine E. Judd Goin lived in Mesa, Arizona. In 1967 they were residents of Tarrant County, Texas.
“Jimmie D. Goin” was married to Winnifred D. Thornton August 2, 1973, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 166, page 637. Of Jimmie Don Goin and Winnifred D. Thornton Goin, nothing more is known.
James Jamar Goin, third child of George Alexander Goin and Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin, was born October 12, 1925 at Claude, according to Armstrong County Birth Book 3, page 25.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy December 16, 1942, and served aboard the USS Comet [AP-166] in the Pacific during World War II. He was married about 1945, wife’s name Terry. He was discharged February 10.,1946 as a signalman third class and showed his address at that time as Box 95, Claude, according to Armstrong County Discharge Book 2, page 370. His civilian profession was a butcher.
A daughter, Katherine Joyce Goin, was born to James Jamar Goin and Terry Goin November 20, 1946, according to Car-son County, Texas birth records. In 1964 and 1967 James Jamar Goin and Terry Goin were living in Mesa, Arizona.
Larkin Aquilla Goin, fourth child of George Alexander Goin and Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin, was born December 24, 1936 at Hedley, according to Donley County Birth Book 2, page 14. In 1964 Larkin Aquilla Goin and his wife were living in Toomsuba, Mississippi. In 1967, he and his wife, Pat Goin, were living in Seminole County, Florida.
Larry Wendell Goin, fifth child of George Alexander Goin and Dovie Ozella Jamar Goin, was born in Armstrong County November 26, 1939, according to BVS File 94853.
In 1958 and 1959 he was a student at Amarillo Junior College, Amarillo, living at 3407 Monroe. His home address was listed as Box 541, Claude
On August 26 1961, he was married to Miss Patsy Sue Bagwell, according to Armstrong County Marriage Book 4, page 72. She was the daughter of Ralph Bagwell and was born June 4, 1941. She was an education senior at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas at the time of her wedding and showed her home address as Claude.
In 1962 they lived in Lubbock at 2108 47th Street, according to the city directory. In 1962 and 1963 he was a statistical clerk for the Santa Fe Railway. In 1964 and 1966 he was listed as a student. Patsy Sue Bagwell Goin was listed as a teacher at Sanders School in 1963 and 1965. In 1964 Larry Wendell Goin was named executor of the estate of his mother, according to Armstrong County Probate Book 11, pages 352-362.
In 1967 Patsy Sue Bagwell Goin was a beautician for the Paris Beauty Salon and lived at 2003 49th Street, Lubbock.
On July 15, 1967, Larry Wendell Goin and Patsy Sue Bagwell Goin of Harris County, Texas, were joined by his brothers and their wives in giving a warranty deed to H. W. Morehead and wife of Armstrong County to the property formerly owned by their parents in Claude, according to Armstrong County Deed Book 73 page 332. They gave a release to him on the property on March 8, 1971, according to Armstrong County Deed Book 76, page 834.
Rodney E. Goin (45) married Dianne Matthews (33) on June 18, 1984 according to Erath County marriage records.
Henry Goins was married to Beulah Williams May 6, 1909, according to Erath County Marriage Book L. page 163.
“R. F. Goings,” believed to be R. Frank Goins, brick-layer, applied for a marriage license to marry Sallie Grooms February 13, 1891 in Stephenville, Texas, according to Erath County Marriage Book E, page 220. No return was made of this license, suggesting that Sallie Grooms declined his proposal.
“Frank Goins” was married May 23, 1891 to Miss Sallie Lofton, according to Coleman County, Texas, Marriage Book 2, page 163.
Frank Goins, bricklayer, lived at 449 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas, according to the 1905 city directory of Dallas. Of R. Frank Goins and Sallie Lofton Goins nothing more is known.
Henry Goins was married to Beulah Williams May 6, 1909, according to Erath County Marriage Book L. page 163.
Linda Jean Goins was born in Erath County June 22, 1947, according to BVS File 71087. She was married about 1965 to Roland Gomez Zapata, according to Bexar County, Texas marriage records. They lived at 608 North Hamilton, San Antonio, Texas.
Wilburn Lafaette Goins was born March 11, 1920 in Erath County, according to BVS File 14175.
John Thomas Goyne, “son of Jeff Goyne,” was born in Texas, May 24, 1877, according to his death certificate. “J. T. Goyne” was the father of an infant born October 28, 1912 in Erath County, according to BVS File 39367. “J. T. Goyne and Mrs. E. J. Johnson Goyne” were the parents of a daughter born October 9, 1917 at Afton, Texas, according to Dickens County, Texas Birth Book 2-A, page 2.
Later John Thomas Goyne was a farmer in Jones County, Texas. He died February 23, 1954 “of senility” in Stamford, Texas where he maintained a home at 404 South Ferguson, according to Jones County Death Book 8, page 460. He was buried in Highland Cemetery, Stamford, according to Mrs. Crawford Corruth, informant.
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