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James Roscoe Goodnight

Male 1882 - 1948


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  • Name  James Roscoe Goodnight  [1, 2
    Born  9 Dec 1882  Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1910  Madison Township, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Living with the family of Cyrus W. and Margaret P. Lynch:) Line number 24: dwelling number: 337, family number: 339: James R. Goodnight, servant, male, white, age 28, married (once), years of present marriage 6, birthplace Indiana, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Indiana, could speak English, occupation blacksmith, nature of industry general work, own account, could read, could write
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  12 Sep 1918  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Serial Number: 1376, No.: A2971, James Roscoe Goodnight; Age: 35; Address: ? Thud; Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana; Date of birth: December 9, 1882; native born; Present trade: blacksmith; By whom employed: Walter Rogers; Nearest relative: Iva May Goodnight; Nearest relative's address: ? Thud, Frankfort, Indiana; Race: white; Height: medium; Build: slender; Eye color: blue; Hair color: brown; Lost body parts, eye, or disabled?: no; Danville, Illinois, Date of registration: September 12, 1918
    Census  1920  Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Married to Iva, living with her and son, Roy Goodnight:) Line number 41: 404 Third, dwelling number: 106, family number: 122: James Goodnight, head of household, rented home, male, white, age 37, married, could read, could write, born in Indiana, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Indiana, could speak English, occupation blacksmith, nature of industry railroad shp, wage earner
    Census  1930  Kirklin Township, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Married to Iva M., living with her and sons: Roy P. and George W., and his mother-in-law, Sarah A. Amos:) Line number 4: State Road 29, dwelling number: 1, family number: 1: James R. Goodnight, head of household, rented home, lived on a farm, male, white, age 47, married, age at first marriage 21, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Indiana, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Indiana, state code: 60, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, occupation code VVVV, own account, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran, number of farm in schedule: 1
    Residence  Dec 1937  Kirklin, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died  8 Nov 1948  Kirklin, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried  Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Person ID  I33858  All Families
    Last Modified  14 Feb 2015 

    Father  Andrew Jackson Goodnight,   b. Sep 1854, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1933, Kempton, Tipton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rosanna M. "Rose" Ploughe,   b. 17 Jun 1859, Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1935, Kempton, Tipton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Feb 1879  Tipton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID  F12480  Group Sheet

    Family  Iva May Amos,   b. Jul 1886, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1942, Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 May 1904  Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 9
    Indiana Marriage Records 
    • Name: James Goodnight; Spouse Name: Ivy M. Amos; Marriage Date: 8 May 1904; Marriage County: Clinton; Source Title 1: Clinton County, Indiana; Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1852 - 1905 Inclusive Vol; Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O; Book: C-12; OS Page: 389
    Headstone Photograph 
    • James Roscoe Goodnight and His Wife, Iva May (Amos) Goodnight, along with their daughter, Ethel May Goodnight, and their son Roy Phillip Goodnight and his wife, Georgia E. (Stern) Goodnight's mass grave is located at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Kirklin, Clinton County, Indiana. The epitaph on the stone is: "Goodnight. Iva May, 1886 - 1942; James R., 1882 - 1948; Ethel M., 1907 - 1919, Roy P., 1905 - 1969, and Georgia E., 1909 - 1991"
    The Headstone of James Roscoe and Iva May (Amos) Goodnight, Their Daughter, Ethel May Goodnight, and Their Son and Daughter-in-Law, Roy Phillip and Georgia E. (Stern) Goodnight
    The Headstone of James Roscoe and Iva May (Amos) Goodnight, Their Daughter, Ethel May Goodnight, and Their Son and Daughter-in-Law, Roy Phillip and Georgia E. (Stern) Goodnight
    Children 
     1. Roy Phillip Goodnight,   b. 29 Nov 1905, Kempton, Tipton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1969, Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ethel May Goodnight,   b. 1907, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1919, Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2014 
    Family ID  F12478  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Kirklin Township, Clinton County, Indiana; enumeration district: 12-13, supervisor's district: 6; sheet number: 1A, page number: 175; enumeration date: April 2, 1930

    2. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S4600] World Connect - The Singletary-Dunham Family: delcy, (last updated: 2008-05-30 21:57:29 UTC (Fri), contact Dave) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S4599] Goodnight, James Roscoe and Iva May (Amos), Ethel May, and Roy Phillip and Georgia E. (Stern) - Headstone Photograph, (their mass grave is at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Kirklin, Clinton County, Indiana; photo provided courtesy of "Judy" at Find A Grave (web site); Memorials #: 10457684, 10457683, 10457685, 10457688 & 10457692) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Madison Township, Clinton County, Indiana; enumeration district: 59, supervisor's district: 9, sheet number: 9A, page number: 212; enumeration date: May 4, 1910

    6. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Frankfort city, Clinton County, Indiana, ward 2; enumeration district: 45; supervisor's district: 9, sheet number: 5A, page number: 48; enumeration date: January 20, 1920

    7. [S13202] Goodnight, David Philip - Obituary, (originally published in The Frankfort Morning Times, Saturday, December 11, 1937; Frankfort, Kirklin County, Indiana; republished at Find A Grave) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S450] Indiana Marriages, 1800-1941 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).