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101 Elbert F. Rice was part of the scientific expedition on the USS Manhattan that traveled through the Northwest Passage trying to determine the feasibility of transporting oil by tanker to the continental US prior to the building of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. He was professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, from 1952 until 1982.
He wrote Building in The North. Building in the North is the classic work by Elbert F. Rice, a professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, who with a steady supply of wit, charm, and his own hands-on experience helped to invent Northern engineering. Easily readable and accessible to anyone with a healthy sense of humor and a willingness to live in the beautiful North, this guide is essential for those who dream of building that longed-for cabin in the woods— or simply find themselves needing to learn to cope with the threat of permafrost in a frigid climate. Illustrated with Rice's own drawings and filled with invaluable folk knowledge, this contribution to science and human experience in the Great North will delight adventurers and natives alike. 
Rice, Elbert Floyd Jr (I3746)
 
102 GIBISMS


Spizzerinktum-The quality whose absence from a radish leads to disappointment, whose absence from an adult leads to ennui, and whose excessive presence in a child leads to despair.

Johnnying-A form of human movement, usually purposeful without being urgent

In like a tall dog-If you have to ask, you are not to be told.

Pucker brush-The back of beyond, where things get lost-golf balls, livestock, city dwellers, farm implements, virtue. Much goes wrong there, and some never return, deservedly so.

Judas Priest (pronounced "Jyuudus Puhreeest!")-An exclamatory expression of unhappy surprise, often provoked by incidents involving certain of his offspring and the family car.

A man never went broke taking a profit-Originally a Grandpa Johnism; a basic tenet of the Jeffersonian mindset Gib shared with his father. See also Gecko, Gordon for the confounding proverb: "Greed is good."

Keester-That part of the anatomy onto which people inevitably fall when they spend too much time in the company of people like Gordon Gecko and get too full of themselves.

Old Boy-A generic masculine term one uses to refer to any male character in one's story whose name one has forgotten but which one does not wish to lose the thread of one's narrative trying to recall.

Rub some dirt on it-The automatic response to any report of a physical ailment, open wound, or emotional distress from one's children.

Come on, let's go, get it out there and let 'em start beating on it!-An all-purpose statement of encouragement directed to children attempting to sleep past seven a.m., drivers reluctant to enter an intersection while Gib was stuck behind them, inexplicable delays in the starting time of any event Gib had chosen to attend, or a son whose fear of failure almost kept him from trying out for the high school baseball team.


Move it or milk it!
-If for any reason the preceding piece of encouragement failed to elicit the desired response, Gib would offer up this gem.

Don't see no hooks in your butt-Which is to say: You (inevitably one of us) appear to be capable of transporting yourself to the destination indicated by Gib's thumb without being carried there by a porter and once there performing whatever obnoxious chore Gib has assigned you.

The Mulkeys [or fill in a collective noun of your own choosing] and the quack grass damn near took over the valley-A cautionary observation calling attention to the fact that the more noxious plants and people tend to be, the more prolific and difficult to uproot they tend to be.

Y'made me happy twice: once by comin' and once by goin'-Gib's version of farewell. Depending on where the stress fell in the sentence, on "comin'" or on "goin,'" it might be fond . . . or not.

Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out-A farewell, never fond, directed toward those Gib adjudged to be too dimwitted to catch the darker version of the preceding farewell.

T'ain't funny McGee-Gib's version of the vaudevillian hook once used to remove dying performers from the stage. In matters of repartee, one brought one's A-game to Gib's table, or one stayed home.

Y'uh Dummy-Oddly enough, an often affectionate response to some child's naïve mistake. NB: If directed toward an adult, the expletive "G**damned" would be inserted thereby infusing the phrase with less affectionate import.

Take off your shoes and set a spell-An unambiguous welcome reserved for those whose company Gib treasured.

Hey ol buddy-The unreservedly affectionate greeting Gib offered to grandchildren or youngsters he encountered along the way. Early in life, the greeting would be followed up by a request for a hug. Later in life, after a number of horrified mothers had whisked their children away from Gib and started looking for a cop, he learned to request high fives.

Catlickers and Potlickers An irreverent reference to those neighbors who were members, respectively, of the Catholic or the Protestant church, just two of the countless faiths Gib himself failed to embrace. (Or, as at least one authority insists, "The Catlickers and the Puplickers"to distinguish public school students from Catholic school students. The latter variant has in its favor a strong sense of parallel construction but it must be said that parallelism was never Pop's strong suit.)

Good bread, good meat, Good God let's eat-Gib's version of grace.

Like the Dutchman's wife, not much for looks, but hell for stout-An approbatory comment on any product or service that was fundamentally sound and without frills. Originally applied to the home building skills of the Hughes boys when they constructed the home place in 1926.

Kwitchyerbellyachin'!-Another of Gib's numerous motivational bon mots, designed to help his children see that they were once again mistaking an opportunity life sent their way for a problem.

MIK-An acronym for "More in kitchen," meaning the guest should feel free to ask for seconds of whatever dish Gib had designated MIK.

FHB-An acronym for "Family Hold Back," meaning the only way there would be enough food for the guests to have seconds required the members of the Ramage family to stop eating and proclaim themselves full.

KIA-Yet another acronym, this one standing for "Know it all." Surprisingly, KIA was viewed by Gib as an honorific title. When out for a Sunday drive or on an extended trip, Gib always took it upon himself to establish his KIA cred by pointing out important facts concerning the history, flora, fauna and geology of the passing countryside. Some of these facts were actually true. (In the case of Gib's 1968 claim to a car full of fellow Jacuzzi employees that the huge pipe rising out of the water near Oakland was used to transport gravy from Sausalito to Bay Area restaurants proved upon further investigation not to be factually sound.)

Never let the facts stand in the way of a good story-(See above.) Long rumored to be the family's ancient motto.

"Any better and you'd have to pay to look at me."-Gib's invariable response to the question "How ya doing?" even when he was flat on his back in a hospital bed with an IV in each arm and another in his chest.

Madame Tut/Dooner/Wenelly/Goober/Mare Bear-Gib's children. Respectively: Carol/John/Wendy/Steve/Marybet

Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs-Speaks for itself.

Rise! Rose! Risen! Squeeze! Squoze! Squizzen!-The benediction Gib recited to his grandchildren when greeting them after a long absence. The words were accompanied by a slow lifting of the child above his head, a gradual turning of the child in a circle, and a gentle squeezing of the child's tummy guaranteed to elicit squeals of delight. 
Ramage, Gilbert Hugh (I3220)
 
103 christening:27 Nov 1645 - , LIBERTON, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
parents:Johne Rammadge, Margaret Merstone

record title:Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
name:James Rammadge
gender:Male
baptism/christening date:27 Nov 1645
baptism/christening place:, LIBERTON, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
father's name:Johne Rammadge
mother's name:Margaret Merstone
indexing project (batch) number: C11693-2
system origin:Scotland-VR
source film number: 1067782
reference number:2:18518BN
authors:Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Liberton (Midlothian), (Main Author)
format:Manuscript/On Film
language:English
publications:Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1952-1985
physical: on 7 microfilm reels, 35 mm.
Microfilm of original records (Books OPR 693 ; vols. 1-8.) in the New Register House, Edinburgh.
 
Rammage, James (I16)
 
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Gertrude Spire was a native of New York and was married to Andrew Patrick in New York state.

They came to Iowa and lived for several years in Chester township, Poweshiek county, after which they established their home in Jasper county. Andrew died in August, 1881, and Gertrude passed away March 2, 1909. Andrew was an earnest adherent of the republican party, and both he and his wife were members of the Methodist church and also of the Grange.

Source: History of Poweshiek County, Iowa: a record of settlement ..., Volume 2
By Leonard Fletcher Parker 
Spire, Gertrude Ann (I3422)
 
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1910 Census for Filer Idaho
W E Patrick 51
Grace Patrick 42
Mildred Patrick 18
Agnes Patrick 16
Alberta Patrick 12
Florence Patrick 10
Jennie Patrick 7
Effie Patrick 5
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Jerome Cemetery Grave: 1-B-11 
Patrick, Alberta Alta (I3744)
 
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Andrew Patrick enlisted on 15 September 1864 in the 173rd Infantry Regiment, and mustered out on June 26 1865 in Nashville, TN.

Andrew Patrick Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1864

Side Served: Union

State Served: Ohio

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 13 August 1864 at the age of 30.

Enlisted in Company A, 173rd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 15 Sep 1864.
Mustered Out Company A, 173rd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 26 Jun 1865 at Nashville, TN.
Sources: 17



Regimental History
OHIO
ONE HUNDRED and SEVENTY-THIRD INFANTRY
(One Year)


One Hundred and Seventy-third Infantry. - Col., John R Hurd; Lieut.-Col., Calvin A. Shepard; Maj., Jeremiah Davidson.
This regiment was organized at Gallipolis, in Sept., 1864, to serve for one year. Immediately after muster-in it was ordered to Nashville, Tenn., where it arrived about Oct. 1 and was as-
signed to duty in that city. Early on the morning of Dec. 15 it took position on the Murfreesboro pike. After daylight it was moved to the left of Fort Negley and in the afternoon to the right of the fort, where it remained during the battle. After the battle it was employed in guarding prisoners at Nashville and in their transit from Nashville to Louisville.

On Feb. 15, 1865, the regiment was ordered to Columbia, and after remaining there a few days was directed to proceed to Johnsonville. On June 20 it was ordered to Nashville, where it was mustered out, June 26, 1865, by order of the war department.


Source: The Union Army, vol. 2 
Patrick, Andrew (I3421)
 
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1855 census
Name: Mrs G A Patrick
Census Date: 1 Mar 1885
Residence County: Miami
Residence State: Kansas
Locality: Osage
Birth Location: Illinois
Family Number: 4
Marital Status: Widowed
Gender: Female
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
Race: White
Line: 16
Roll: KS1885_88
Household Member(s):
Name Age
G A Patrick 51
W E Patrick 26
A Patrick 19
Chester Patrick 14
Clyde Patrick 12
Lulu Patrick 11


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Spire, Gertrude Ann (I3422)
 
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Gertrude Spire was a native of New York and was married to Andrew Patrick in New York state.

They came to Iowa and lived for several years in Chester township, Poweshiek county, after which they established their home in Jasper county. Andrew died in August, 1881, and Gertrude passed away March 2, 1909. Andrew was an earnest adherent of the republican party, and both he and his wife were members of the Methodist church and also of the Grange.

Source: History of Poweshiek County, Iowa: a record of settlement ..., Volume 2
By Leonard Fletcher Parker 
Patrick, Andrew (I3421)
 
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Samuel Patrick was a barge pilot on the Erie Canal. His wife, Sarah Kyle, was a cook on the same vessel, which was how they met. This accords well with why they show up in Rexford Flats, NY, which was a stop along the Erie canal, and also the place where Gertrude Spire was born.  
Patrick, Samuel (I309)
 
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Birth: 1852
Death: 1940

FLETCHER--In this city, S. Emerson Fletcher, aged 87 years, late of 628 N. E. 81st ave., husband of Mrs. Sadie Fletcher, foster father of Howard Fletcher, brother of Lyle Fletcher of Sacramento. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 29, at 10 A. M., at the Gable Funeral Home, 225 N. E. 80th ave. Friends invited. Interment Hubbard cemetery, Hubbard, Oregon.

Oregonian, [Portland, Oregon], January 28, 1940, page 28  
Fletcher, S. Emerson (I1534)
 
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Wur-teh Watts had the same first name as her mother and was quarter Scots-Irish and 3/4 Cherokee. She was born about 1750 in Tasagi Town in the old Cherokee Nation in east Tennesse. 
Wu-teh (I4675)
 
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at least 3 of his daughters came to Camden Co during the early 1800's, Sarah (Sally) Ann Doyle, Mira Doyle Osborn and Winnie Doyle Jackson.
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Doyle, Allen M (I447)
 
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Samuel Patrick was a 2nd Lieutenant with the 18th Infantry in the Civil War.

18th Infantry 1861-1862 Company H, 1st Battalion, 18th Regiment:
Samuel Patrick 2nd Leitentant under Capt. Mark F. Leavenworth and Colonel Henry B. Carrington 
Patrick, Samuel (I309)
 
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U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
about Americus G Hack
Name: Americus G Hack
Birthyear: abt 1844
Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Enlistment Date: 8 Oct 1866
Enlistment Age: 22

Source Information:Ancestry.com. U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
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Hack, Americus Greene (I452)
 
115 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Loring, Welthian (I4635)
 
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Birth: 1874
Death: 1946

FLETCHER--Sadie Elizabeth, Sept. 4, at Medford, late of 628 NE 81st, Portland; mother of H. Howard Fletcher, Medford; sister of Will of Stayton; John of Woodburn, Percy Ramage of Columbia City; Jennie Colgan, Maude Davis, Salem; Belle Jones, Columbia City; 3 grandchildren. Friends invited to attend services Saturday, Sept. 7, 9:30 AM, at St. Peter's Mission, SE 82d and Pine, followed by service at Hubbard, Or., at 2 PM. Interment Hubbard Cemetery. Arangements in care of the Gable Funeral Home, 225 NE 80th.

Oregonian,[Portland, Oregon] September 6, 1947, page 17  
Ramage, Sarah "Sadie" E (I1386)
 
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Revolutionary War Drummer: Elijah Rice Senior was a drummer in Captain Luke Drury's Company, General Ward's Regiment, on alarm, April 19, 1775; same company, Colonel Jonathan Ward's Regiment, April 24, 1775; Corporal, Captain Jesse Stone's Company, Colonel Job Cushing's Regiment; marched to Bennington by order Brigadier-General Warner, July 27, 1777.
(Rev. Rolls Mass Archives) Massachusetts Society of the American Revolution, Published 1899, Source Citation: Vol 53, SAR Membership 10579
SOurce: TheDaltons82  
Rice, Elijah (I3588)
 
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From a letter written by Robert Cameron II to his cousin Jane (Withers) Douglas:
"Our grandfather Alex Cameron fought against the revolutionist under Sir William Johnson and was captured three times and condemned to be shot as a spy. The last time his life was saved by his mother (Mary of Glen Nevis) going all the way from Albany New York on horseback to Valley Forge and on her knees pleading for her boy. As my mother (Nancy Ross) says she was the handsomest woman she ever saw. General Washington was easily persuaded to grant a pardon but on the condition that she take the whole family at once to Canada. And this she did going by steam all the way from Johnstown New York to the Niagra (?) [sic] This they crossed to St. Catherine's and thence by sail down to Cornwall Ontario. There they build a house on the Quarries (?) abiye about three miles out of Cornwall, where your mother was born. The house stands there still. I was there many years ago when your mother's uncle, Mary of Glen Nevis' son (Lieutenant Colonel John Cameron) lived on it. His Grandchildren are still in Cornwall. Now my father and all the family came West about 1820 because each one of these got 200 acres of land from the government because grandfather (Alex) was a United Empire Loyalist." 
Cameron, Rev Robert II (I678)
 
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Samuel served in the Civil War, and is buried beside his wife in the macks creek cememtery.
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Hack, Samuel Alexander (I688)
 
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The 1940 census lists her occupation as Christian Science practitioner 
Booth, Blanche Alice (I3466)
 
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1920 Seattle Census
Name: A E Young
Age: 48
Birth Year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Minnesota
Home in 1920: Seattle, King, Washington
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Myrtle Young
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Occupation: Dentist
Household Members:
Name Age
A E Young 48
Myrtle Young 46
Ruth Young 22
Wm N Young 20
Palmer D Young 16
M Irene Young 11 
Young, Arthur Edgar DDS (I3469)
 
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Birth: Apr., 1843
Ontario, Canada
Death: Nov. 3, 1901
Hubbard
Marion County
Oregon, USA

Woodburn Independent, November 7, 1901

Death of J. H. Ramage
Died at his home, after a long siege of sickness, Nov. 3, 1901, John H. Ramage. Mr. Ramage was born in Nissouri, Oxford county, Canada, and lived there until three years of age, when he moved to Goderich and remained there until 1863, then moved to Illinois. In 1870 he was married to Miss Harriet Curtis. In 1873 they moved to Minnesota, in 1888, to Dakota and in 1891 to Oregon, residing here until death. A widow and the following nine children survive him; Mrs. Jennette Coigan, Salem; Mrs. Sadie E. Fletcher, California; D. A., Wm. J., Alice M., Harriet J., Marion, John W. and Priscilla Ramage. Mr. Ramage was a kind husband and father and well liked by all. The funeral was Tuesday and largely attended. Interment was in Hubbard cemetery.  
Ramage, John H (I3321)
 
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Description: Is this our Margaret????-Source: SSDI
Name: Margaret Ramage
SSN: 536-10-5085
Last Residence: 97213 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States of America
Born: 24 Apr 1895
Died: Aug 1970
State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951)

Margaret S Ramage (dates match the above SSDI record) Find A Grave Memorial# 90900093 and she is linked to William James Ramage Find A Grave Memorial# 90900129 Both in Hubbard Cemetery. -Source: Sue Barnett 
Clements, Margaret S. (I1370)
 
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?Thomas is believed to be of French Huguenot parents who died when he was a very young boy.? (Terri?s Family Home Page, Terri Day, Family Tree Maker?s Genealogy Site database)
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?Thomas was the youngest son of Pierre deGuerin and Jeannette Billibeau of St. Nazaire, Saintogne, France.? (Harry R. Geron, Geren Genforum database, #70, 22 Mar 2000)
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?Thomas came to America from St. Nazaire, Saintonge, France, to Charleston, SC about 1680 with his brothers. Thomas Guerin, Sr. moved to Whippany, Morris Co. NJ shortly after 1713.? (Elsie Wilson, Guerin-L Mail List, 22 Nov 2000)
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?The Guerins in New Jersey all come from Thomas Guerin in SC. He was the youngest of five brothers in Charleston area. He is the only one who went to NJ. He was a blacksmith and he went to help in the building of a forge on the Sucsunny (sp?) River for the Fords. ? (Denise Guerin Rice, Guerin-L Mail List, 3 Aug 2004)
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?Thomas Guerin came to Charleston, SC about 1680 with his brothers: Mathurin, Francois, Peter and Vincent form St. Narzaire, Saintonge, France. They were the children of Pierre Guerin and Jeanne Billibeau. The parents did not come to America and were probably killed there. In adulthood, Thomas married Mary Ford/Faure and moved to Morris Co., NJ. He had three children, Thomas, Jr., Joseph, and Susannah. Thomas Jr. remained in Morris County, mar. Jane (Prob.) Whitehead. Joseph went to NC (son of this line went to Tenn).? (Elsie Wilson, Guerin-L Mail List, 22 Nov 2000)
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?Wayne Geurin wrote in his letter dated Aug. 14, 1993 that our Geurins came from France to the area that was known then as the Carolinas, later known as the city of Charleston, S.C. Thomas (Sr.) was born in France about 1692 and came to this nation the same time as his older brothers, however it has been reported by many of his descendants that he became separated from his brothers before leaving France. He came on a different ship and landed p around N.J. He was only a child of 8-12 years of age. They spelled his name Guerin in France and the early years of Carolinas and N.J. The Geurin spelling was started in N.C. and continued into Tenn. And elsewhere. . .The Guerins were Protestant Huguenots and were forced out of France. . .Wayne said he found hundreds of Guerins all over France but did not find any in England, Germany or Holland.? (Coming to America ?The Melton?s/Milton?s?, Michael Leisure, RootsWeb World Connect Project database)
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?It is likely that some of the family may have reached Boston while it is evident that Thomas and his brothers wound up in Charleston. Some of the brothers evidently settled in the Carolinas and some in Virginia. For whatever reason, Thomas removed to Morris County NJ early in the 17th century with at least two sons, Thomas Jr. and Joseph and a daughter Susanna. Thomas became established in Morris County while Joseph and his family along with others. . .removed to North Carolina.? (Harry R. Geron, Gearing Genforum database #27, 23 Sept 1999)
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?Thomas Guerin moved to Morris County NJ and married Mary (or Anne) Ford (or Fauve). There were at least two sons. Thomas Jr. and Joseph.? (Harry Geron, Guerin Genforum database, #527, 14 Mar 2004)
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?Occupation: Blacksmith. . .Thomas came to America with his four brothers from St. Nazaire en Saintonge, France in about 1690. Thomas left Charleston to move to Morristown to work the forges for John Ford (it is not yet proven that John is related to Mary Ford).? (Footsteps, Molly Ramage, RootsWeb World Connect Project database) 
De Guerin, Thomas (I709)
 
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"WILLIAM GOODRICH, the earliest ancestor to whom this family can be traced, was born probably in Suffolk, about 1545 and was buried in Hessett in that shire, 24 Oct. 1631, "*Sepulti, Guglielmus Gotheridge vicesimo quarto Octobris*." which translates from Latin to :
"Buried William Gotheridge October twenty-fourth"

He married about 1670, MARGARET -----, who was buried in Hessett, 22 Mar. 1630-31. She was apparently the mother of all his children. (P) The marriage of a William Goodrich and Margaret Richardson in Felsham in 1568 is given in the *Suffolk Marriage Index* at Ipswich. This is probably the marriage of William Goodrich of Hessett. It must be from a transcript as the earliest extant register of Felsham begins in 1656. It is stated that William was the son of an Adam Goodrich of Felsham whose will is dated, 1596-97. Other records are stated to exist which, if substantiated, would give William the pedigree, *Adam, Robert, John, Robert* but the documents are not quoted and have not been found again. (P) That the two immigrants, John and William Goodrich, who settled in Wethersfield, Conn., descended from William of Hessett is amply proven by documents preserved in the Archives of Connecticut. Their brother, Rev. William Goodrich, dying in 1678, left property to the sons of John and William, and, in order to establish the claim of the heirs certain documents had to be filed in court. Part of the evidence is printed in Manwaring's *Hartford Probate*, including the will of Rev. William Goodrich of "Hegesset."
(P) The records of Hessett were searched, in a somewhat sketchy fashion, years ago and the results embodied in the *Goodrich Genealogy*. In 1938, much more exhaustive work was done. [Footnote: By W.L.Holman, S.B., for C.D.Stillman, Esq., who kindly allowed the data to be used. She has further material.] This account is based on that research and *some* additional work. It seems quite evident, to the present compiler, that John Goodrich was the eldest son of William. He may have been born in Felsham, if his mother belonged in that parish. In the lapse of so much of specific data, conclusions have to be based on the customs of the time, the laws, etc., as well as from such vital records as may be unearthed. (P) Hessett is suggested to have been originally a part of Rougham, by Canon Cooke, in his admirable history of this parish. He states that it was probably called "Hegesset" earlier and was held by the Abbot of Bury until the dissolution of the monasteries, in 1541, when it was conveyed to Thomas Bacon. The Bacon family held the property until 1653, when Lionel Bacon who had possession, died without male issue. It then passed to Robert Walpole, grandson of Lionel's eldest sister, Elizabeth, who was father of the famous Sir Robert Walpole. In 1724, the manor was sold to Thomas le Heup. The beautiful parish church of Hessett, erected in 1472, was dedicated to St. Ethelbert, King and Martyr, and became a rectory in the Deanery of Thedwastre, Archdeanery of Sudbury. The registers begin in 1539. ..... [part of William's will is quoted] ..... Children, born probably in Suffolk: i. JOHN, b. about 1575; prob m. ----- -----, and MARGARET HOW. ii. ROBERT, bapt 5 May 1577, Hessett, not named in will, prob d. unm. iii. WILLIAM, bapt. 11 Sept. 1580, prob. bur. 7 Aug. 1645, Hessett; m. 16 May 1608, Hessett, BARBARA COLE. Left issue. iv. HENRY. bapt. 12 Jan. 1583-84, Hessett. He m. and prob. d. before 1631, as he is not named in his father's will. He left 2 children mentioned in his brother John's will. v. SUSAN, bapt. 30 May 1591, Hessett; m. (1), in 1618, JOHN LOCK at Lawshall, Suffolk; she m. (2), in 1628, at Bradfield, Combust, JOHN BEAUMOND. She had children by John Lock, mentioned in her brother John's will. vi. ELIZABETH, b. about 1595; m. 25 July 1623, Bradfield St. George, PHILIP CLARKE."
--- Helen Pendleton (Winston) Pillsbury and Mary Lovering Holman, F.A.S.G., *Ancestry of Colonel Harrington Stevens and his wife Frances Helen Miller*, 1948 (Privately Printed at The Rumford Press, Concord, New Hampshire) p 181-2
 
Goodrich, William Yoeman (I4592)
 
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Taken from Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol 13, William White, pp. 38-39.

" ELIZABETH WHEELER(4) (Elizabeth(3) White, Resolved(2), William(1)) b. Concord 7 Feb 1685.

She m. Concord 10 Feb 1707/8 ELISHA RICE, b. Sudbury 4 Dec 1679; d. there bef. 19 Oct 1761 when an administrator was appointed for his estate; son of Thomas and Mary (King) Rice.

Elisha Rice lived in Sudbury, received land in Worcester in 1718, and lived there for some time before returning to Sudbury by 1722.

On 19 Oct 1761 Alikim Rice was appointed administrator of the estate of Capt. Elisha Rice late of Sudbury, dec. All of Elisha's children were involved in a deed on 22 Jan 1761 when Eliakim Rice and Elisha Rice [Jr], both of Sudbury, Elijah Rice of Westboro, Zebulon Rice of Lancaster, and Jonas Livermore and his wife Elizabeth of Leicester sold a farm to Silas Rice of Westboro.
Children of Elisha and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Rice, b. Sudbury, except Silas:

126 i ELIAKIM RICE(5), b. 27 Feb 1[709]
ii ELISHA RICE, b. 27 May 1711; living Sudbury 15 March 1769 when he acknowledged deed.
127 iii ELIZABETH RICE, b. 3 Nov 1713
iv JULIA RICE, b. 20 March 1715/6; non compos mentis
128 v SILAS RICE, b. Worcester 28 April 1719
129 vi ELIJAH RICE, b. 5 March 1721/2
130 vii ZEBULON RICE, b. 5 June 1725
References: Sudbury VR pp. 120(b. Eliakim, Elisha, Elizabeth, Elijah), 122(b. Julia), 124(b. Zebulon). Worcester VR p. 224(b. Silas). Concord VR p. 70(m.). Middlesex Co. PR #18699(Capt. Elisha Rice). Middlesex Co. LR 66:12, 69:616(Elisha Rice). Wheeler Fam 1:353-4. Rice Gen pp. 6,7,31-2." 
Rice, Elisha (I3592)
 
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Pages 1150 & 1151

Surnames: HOAG, WOOD, LOCKWOOD, INGALLS, HEDDING

Elijah HOAG is the grandson of Elijah HOAG, of Vermont, who came to Lansing,
N. Y., where his son Elisha was born in 1807. Elisha married Anna WOOD, of
Enfield, N. Y., in 1831. The same year he came to Lyndon and settled on the
farm now owned by Charles LOCKWOOD, where he lived sixty-one years and died in
1892. Children: Elijah, Phebe A., Samuel W., Israel (who married Amelia
INGALLS, of Cuba, settled in Ischua in 1865, and has children Alice M. and
Lizzie), and John O. Elisha HOAG held the offices of assessor and highway
commissioner several terms each. His son Elijah was born in Lydon in 1831 and
has always been a farmer. In 1855 he married Sarah E., daughter of David
HEDDING, of Ischua, who was born in Germany. After four years' residence in
Wisconsin they returned and bought their present farm on the county line,
paying $20 per acre for it. They have one child, Orson A., who was born in
Wisconsin in 1856. He has taught school several terms and in 1890 served as
poormaster.
SOurce: "HISTORICAL GAZETTEER AND BIOGRAPHICAL MEMORIAL of
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NY, ed by WILLIAM ADAMS, Published 1893 
Hoag, Elijah (I351)
 
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Revolutionary War Pension Application File
Name: Timothy Price
Pension Year: 1833
Application State: New York
Applicant Designation: Widow's Pension Application File
Second Applicant Name: Polly Price
Second Applicant Pension Year: 1861
Second Applicant Application State: Ohio
Second Applicant Designation: Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File
Archive Publication Number: M804
Archive Roll Number: 1975
Total Pages in Packet: 50 
Price, Timothy (I3501)
 
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1860 census Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut
Name: Chauncey Goodrich
Age in 1860: 62
Birth Year: abt 1798
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1860: Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut
Gender: Male
Post Office: Manchester
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members:
Name Age
George Goodrich 21
Ann Goodrich 21
Chauncey Goodrich 62 
Goodrich, Rev Chauncey Allen (I3496)
 
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William GOODRICH Ens was born about 13 Feb 1621/22 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Co., England. Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman say in *Hale, House and Related Families* (Hartford, CT, 1952) that William GOODRICH was baptized on 13 Feb 1621/2. He died in Nov 1676 in Wethersfield CT. Jacobus and Waterman say he died before 14 Nov 1676. 8th ggf of Gordon Fisher

A Naubuc farm "was recorded to Thomas Uffoot in 1641, and by him sold to William Goodrich, in 1646. It was in the possession of Mr. Goodrich at the time of the survey in 1684. The Goodrich family is supposed to have come from Wales. The first settler, William, married Sarah Marvin, 1648 ..... John and William Goodrich, two orphans, came from South Wales with their mother's brother, William Stillman, about 1644. From these two sprung all of the name in America." They first settled in New Haven Colony, but subsequently removed to Wethersfield, John, about 1644, and William in 1666 [prob 1646, v.s.] Most of the persons bearing the name of Goodrich at the time of the Town's incorporation, were the sons of William Goodrich, and in the next generation the sons of Ephraim Goodrich, who married Sarah Treat the daughter of Richard Treat, in 1684."

Source:--- Rev. Alonzo B. Chapin, D.D.; Glastonbury for Two Hundred Years, A Centennial Discourse, May 18th, A.D. 1853; Hartford, CT (Case, Tiffany and Company) 1853, p. 170-171.
 
Goodrich, William "The Elder" (I225)
 
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1930 Census Vashon Island Washington
Name: Arthur E Young
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1873
Birthplace: Minnesota
Race: White
Home in 1930: Burton, King, Washington
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Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Myrtle D Young
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Name: Ruth R Young
Mother's Birthplace: United States
Occupation: Egg Farmer

Household Members:
Name Age
Arthur E Young 57
Myrtle D Young 60
Myrtle I Young 21
Ruth R Young 90 
Young, Arthur Edgar DDS (I3469)
 
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Name: Chauncey A Goodrich
Spouse: Frances Juliana Webster
Parents: Elizur Goodrich, Anne Willard Allen
Birth Place: Hartford, Hartford, CT
Birth Date: 23 Oct 1790
Marriage Date: 10 Oct 1816
Source: Family Data Collection - Individual Records 
Goodrich, Rev Chauncey Allen (I3496)
 
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1850 Warren County Kentucky Census Page 5 District No 1, taken 9th day of August
Jonanthan Hack 63 M farmer 800 VA
E.(Elizabeth) 63 F "
H.(Huldah) 36 F KY
Jno (Jonathan) 23 M laborer "
W. (William) 22 M " "
N.(Nancy) 20 F "
C 14 M "
E. 8 F (must be grandchildren) "
A.G.(Americus Green) 4 M Who's child is this. (Elizabeth is too old)

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Warren, Kentucky; Roll M432_220; Page: 5; Image: 295.
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Home in 1880: Russell, Camden, Missouri
Spouse's Name: Mary J.
House Number: 8284608
Household Members: Name Age
Hack Americuz Male 32 abt 1848 Self (Head)Married Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Hack Mary J. Female 23 abt 1857 Wife Married Missouri Kentucky Kentucky
Hack Rosa Nell Female 4 abt 1876 Daughter Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hack Greery Ann Female 2 abt 1878 Daughter Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hack Hattie May Female 3M abt 1880 Daughter Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Russell, Camden, Missouri; Roll T9_678; Family History Film: 1254678; Page: 76.3000; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 0154.
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Home in 1900: Russell, Camden, Missouri
Mother: number of living children: 6
Mother: How many children: 6
Marriage year: 1874
Marital Status: Widowed
Years Married: 26
Residence : Russell Township (West Part), Camden, Missouri
Household Members: Name Age
Hack America G Head Dec 1840 59 Widowed 26 1874 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Hack Henry H Son Male Oct 1880 19 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hack Sallie J Daughter Female Mar 1884 16 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hack Grover F Son Male Apr 1886 14 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hack Hattie E Daughter Female Jun 1890 9 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hack Homer E Son Male Aug 1894 5 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hack Orval P Son Male Nov 1897 2 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Russell, Camden, Missouri; Roll T623_845; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 11.
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Age in 1910: 68
Spouse's Name: Jane
Home in 1910: Russell, Camden, Missouri
Marital Status: Married
Household Members: Name Age
Hack Americus G Head Male White 68 abt 1842 Married Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Hack Jane Wife Female White 25 abt 1885 Married Missouri Missouri Missouri
Hack Grover C Son Male White 23 abt 1887 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hack Homer E Son Male White 16 abt 1894 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hack Orvil T Son Male White 13 abt 1897 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hack Oral Son Male White 1 4/12 abt 1908 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hack Earl C Son Male White 0/12 abt 1910 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Russell, Camden, Missouri; Roll T624_772; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 35; Image: 1138.
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Home in 1920: Russell, Camden, Missouri
Image: 183
Household Members: Name Age
Hock Amercus G Head Male White 74 abt 1846 Married Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Hock Janie Wife Female White 32 abt 1888 Married Missouri Missouri Missouri
Hock Orval P Son Male White 22 abt 1898 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hock Loyd Son Male White 13 abt 1907 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hock Orah Son Male White 11 abt 1909 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hock Carl Son Male White 9 abt 1911 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hock Emel Son Male White 7 abt 1913 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri
Hock Robert T Son Male White 4 6/12 abt 1915 Single Missouri Kentucky Missouri

Add Update 103 Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Russell, Camden, Missouri; Roll T625_911; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 39; Image: 183. 
Hack, Americus Greene (I452)
 
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American gegalogical Biographical Index
Name: Chauncey A. Goodrich
Birth Date: 1790
Birthplace: Connecticut,
Volume: 64
Page Number: 391
Biographical Info: prof.
Reference: Abbe-Abbey gen., John Abbe des. By Cleveland Abbey, et al. New Haven, 1916. (511p.):129 
Goodrich, Rev Chauncey Allen (I3496)
 
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Blanche had a 4 year college degree per 1940 Census 
Booth, Blanche Alice (I3466)
 
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Civil War Record
Name: Silas Mills
Age at enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 16 Jul 1863
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Ohio
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Ohio 88th Infantry Regiment on 30 Jul 1863.Mustered out on 03 Jul 1865 at Camp Chase, OH.
Birth Date: abt 1845
Sources: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio 
Mills, Silas Nelson (I3484)
 
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Elijah Rice, son of Elisha Rice, was born March 5, 1722 at Worcester or Sudbury, and died at Holden in 1818 in his ninety-seventh year. He was a "minute-man" in the Revolutionary War and George M. Rice has the certificate.
He resided in Shrewsbury in what is now Boylston, but removed to Holden after his children were born. His will was dated April 8, 1799, proved April 7, 1818. He married, November 23, 1748, Huldah Keyes, born April 19, 1727, died at Holden, March 1799, a daughter of Ebenezer and Tamar (Wheelock) Keyes, Granddaughter of Deacon Thomas Keyes, of Shrewsbury and of Deacon Samuel Wheelock...
Source:
Excerpted from Encyclopedia of Massachusetts Biography, p 152 Further references:1Ward, Andrew Henshaw, A Genealogical History of the Rice Family (Boston: C.B. Richardson, 1858.), pp. 32, 74, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 R497.2Keyes, Asa, Genealogy of Robert Keyes of Watertown, Massachusetts, 1633 and Solomon Keyes of Newberry and Chelmsford, Massachuset (Brattlehorn, Vermont: Geo. E. Selleck, 1880. Film #1,036,587 Item 1.), p. 3, Family History Library.3Sherman, Robert M. & Ruth W., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Family of William White (Volume One) (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975 (ed. Lucy Mary Kellogg)), p. 144, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.3614 S678-3 v. 1.4Stickney, Matthew Adams, The Stickney Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of William and Elizabeth Stickney, from 1637 to 1869 (Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute Press, 1869.), p. 242, Library of Congress, CS71.S854 1869.5Edmund Rice Association, Supplement to the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice (1967.), p. 13, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 R497 Supp 
Rice, Elijah (I3588)
 
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1850 Census New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Name: Chauncey A Goodrich
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1791
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1850: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Gender: Male
Family Number: 2793
Household Members:
Name Age
Chauncey A Goodrich 59
G W Goodrich 57
Julia Goodrich 21
Frances L Goodrich 18
Ann Heerin 23
Mary Heerin 17 
Goodrich, Rev Chauncey Allen (I3496)
 
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Alpha Delta Pi Sorority Pin surrounded with seed pearls engraved on the back "Blanche Hathaway '21 '31". Given to her in recognition of her service with the board of directors. She gave this pin to my mother, Evelyne Young Rice, who was also a board member in the 70s. Mom gave it to me for my birthday in 1978. She told me only a Alpha Delta Pi can wear it.
Source: Molly Rice Ramage 
Booth, Blanche Alice (I3466)
 
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Blanche gave the Cameo Pendant to her mother, she got the cameo ring separately. Both were given to me by Evelyne Young Rice on the advent of my marriage.
Source: Molly Rice Ramage 
Booth, Blanche Alice (I3466)
 
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Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War 1755-62

Given Name: Elizur
Surname: Goodrich
Page #: 22
Rank: Col.; Capt.
Location: Wethersfield
Regiment: 2nd
Regt.Command: Goodrich, Elizur Col.
Company: First
Co.Command: Goodrich, Elizur Capt.
Comments: March 1755 
Goodrich, Rev Elizur (I231)
 
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The gold pocket watch was hers, we think. Evelyne Young Rice gave it to me in 1973. Stated it was about 60 years old at that time. Since then I have learned it's mechanism was built around 1902 by the Waltham Company. The case was made by the Keystone Watch-case Company. 
Bagley, Elberta Alice (I3463)
 
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[b. Wethersfield CT 4 May 1667, d. there 23 June 1755] "Sergeant David Goodrich, as he was then known, was, in May, 1704, commissioned by the General Court, Lieutenant of the company of "souldiers raised in the countie of Hartford" for the expedition to march to the relief of Hampshire County, Mass., where the Indians were making trouble for the colonists; and again, in December of the same year, he was dispatched for another campaign. In the campaign of 1709, he served as Captain, Adjutant, and Quartermaster ..... He served as Captain in the expedition into Hampshire County in February, 1712. On May 12, 1715, he was confirmed Captain of the north company or trainband in Wethersfield. He was appointed one of the "Committee of War" in October, 1723, with full power to act during the "present war," and in May, 1725, was on a similar committee, then bearing the rank of Colonel. "In may, 1723, three companies were sent under command of Major Joseph Talcott, of Hartford, into Hampshire County. One of these, numbering sixty men, was from Wethersfield, and commanded by Captain David Goodrich. In February, 1724, he went north again: this time probably as far as Fort Dummer, near the present Brattleborough, then the only settlement in what is now Vermont ..... Goodrich remained in Massachusetts most of the time until the close of the war in December, 1725." (Judge S. W. Adams in *Memorial History of Hartford County*, II: 467.) (P) In civil, as in military life, we find Colonel Goodrich to have been frequently honored. He was Deputy or Representative from his town from 1716 to 1740, at almost every session of the General Assembly during this long period, serving on many important legislative committees. He was several times a member of the Governor's Council, in 1726, and later. During the greater part of his life he was Justice of the Peace, and for many years a Justice of the Quorum. In his town he was frequently chosen to office, serving as Lister in 1692, Constable in 1695, Collector in 1696, and Selectman in 1702, and in subsequent years. In 1719 he was elected Town Treasurer "to stand until the town see cause to choose another;" and was very many times Moderator of the town meetings. (P) Colonel Goodrich's house stood on the west side of High street, on or near the site of the house erected by his grandson, Captain Elizur Goodrich, about the time of the Revolution, and more recently known as the "Catherine Brigden place. ..... In the original record of the transfer, the grantee is called "David Goodrich, Tailer. (Wethersfield Land Records, III: 253.)"

Source: William F. J. Boardman, *The Ancestry of William Francis Joseph Boardman, Hartford, Connecticut*, 1906, pages 113-115 
Goodrich, Col. David (I3683)
 
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Mrs. C. Stark Newell of Goshen, N.Y., only child of Dr. Chas. S. J. Goodrich of New York City, found among his papers after his decease the following document, given him by Judge Charles Goodrich of Pittsfield, Mass., who was the grandson of William [with brother John, first Goodrich of Wethersfield, Conn.], given to the doctor on his 11th birthday by his grandfather then 93 years of age. The document is as follows:

"A man by the name of Goodrich married the Duke of Marlboro's sister. By her he had two sons: John, who was named for the duke, and William. The father died, and his brother brought John and William to New England. Not long after, the duke became childless, and sent over for John to return and become heir to his estates. John embarked for England, but died on the passage. The uncle purchased a farm for William in Wethersfield, Conn. This was about the year 1640." 
Goodrich, William "The Elder" (I225)
 
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Oil Lamp by Gebrüder Brünner (The Brothers Brunner) of Vienna Austria c1880
Aunt Blanche bought this during a world tour. She brought home many items including Oriental rugs from Persia. Tea set from China, Ming vases, ...

The lamp was given to Evelyne Young Rice when Aunt Blanche died. Evelyne Young Rice gave it to me on the birth of my son, Benjamin Ramage in 1982.
Source: Molly Rice Ramage 
Booth, Blanche Alice (I3466)
 
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"Col. David Goodrich of Wethersfield, Conn. b. May 4, 1667; son of *William and Sarah (Marvin) Goodrich* of Wethersfield, Conn. ... m. Mar. 7, 1689, *Hannah Wright*. d. Jan. 23, 1755. aged 87.

He served in Queen Anne's War (1703-1713, as Lieutenant "of the Souldiers raised in the countie of Hartford," in 1704, and as Captain in 1710. In October of that year, the Gen. Assembly granted Capt. David Goodrich "for his care and service as quartermaster of the regiment of this Colony at the Wood Creek the last year, the sum of six pounds money, besides the wages that hath already been allowed him as adjutant of the said regiment." (Col. Rec. of Conn., 1706-16, p. 177).

He seems to have been a surveyor, or to have had a knowledge of surveying, for he was often employed by the Assembly, with Jonathan Burnham, a grandson of *Thomas Burnham*, in laying out the bounds of towns and running dividing lines between them. In 1723, he was Captain of a force of 60 men, one of three Companies ordered to proceed to the assistance of the towns of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, against the Indians. He served again as Captain early in 1724, and late in that year is styled "Colonel" in the Colonial Records.

He was a Justice of the Peace, also Justice of the Quorum, Constable, 1690, Selectman, 1700, Member of the Council and Deputy from Wethersfield to the General Assembly for many years, serving for the last time at the May session of 1739, at the age of 72. After the death of his wife in April, 1698, he m. (2), Dec. 1, 1698, Prudence Churchill, by whom he had twelve children; she d. May 9, 1752. (Goodwin's Notes, p. 77; Wethersfield Records, copy at the rooms of the Conn. Hist. Soc., Hartford; Wethersfield Insciptions, p. 59.)
--- Ernest Flagg, *Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England*, Hartford CT, 1926, p 219 
Goodrich, Col. David (I3683)
 
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Born in Durham, Connecticut, he was the son of Elizur Goodrich. He graduated from Yale in 1779, was a tutor there from 1781 to 1783, and studied law. After his admission to the bar in 1783, he practiced in New Haven. He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1795 to 1802 and was its Clerk for six sessions and its Speaker for two.

In the 1796 United States presidential election he was a Federalist elector for President, supporting Federalist candidate John Adams against Democratic-Republican Party candidate Thomas Jefferson. He was elected to represent Connecticut At-Large to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses, but only served in the Sixth (March 4, 1799 ? March 3, 1801) because President John Adams appointed him collector of customs for the Port of New Haven. After a short time he was removed from the office of collector by Adams' successor, President Thomas Jefferson. The discussion of this act elicited from Jefferson a letter in which he avowed his approval of removal for political opinions.

Goodrich was elected to the Governor's Council in Connecticut in 1803, serving until 1818. He taught law at Yale from 1801 to 1810 and was probate judge from 1802 to 1818. From 1803 to 1822 he was also Mayor of New Haven. He was a member of the Yale Corporation, the University's governing body, from 1809 to 1818 and was its Secretary from 1818 to 1846. Yale conferred the degree of LL.D. on him in 1830.

Goodrich died in New Haven.

Family

His son, Chauncey Allen Goodrich, married Noah Webster's daughter. His brother, also named Chauncey Goodrich, was a member of the United States House of Representatives.
Source: Wikipedia 
Goodrich, Elizur (I3499)
 
148 a knight of the shire, high shheriff of Bucks and Bedford De Hampden, Sir John (I4180)
 
149 a Lord at Boulogne De Fienles, Enguerrand (I4203)
 
150 A Principal of Principles
By: History Department of McMenamins

As has been mentioned here in the past, we are in the process of renaming several of the Kennedy School guestrooms to celebrate the people who attended, worked and taught at the school.

And because it is Back to School Day for children across the land, it seems apt to recall one of Kennedy's former principals. Here is the history plate that will be installed in the Gertrude Ramage room.


Was there ever a better name for an elementary school principal than "Gertrude Ramage"? It is a strong name, a slightly scary name, a name that commands respect. All excellent qualities in a principal.

RamageMrs. Ramage was the head of Kennedy School from 1967 through 1973. She had "an easily recognizable tone" of voice, one that struck fear in kids' hearts. Mrs. Ramage would patrol the hallways during class, peeking in through the door windows - the students were never quite sure if she was checking up on them or on their teachers. Not even her flower-print dresses softened her reputation as "a stern old lady." Nicknamed "Rampage," you did not want to be on the receiving end of one of her lectures.

And woe be unto any student overheard using the words "shut up," one of her most despised grievances. She would "go ballistic," a former student remembered. Kids being kids, they'd push Mrs. Ramage's buttons - while walking by her in a group, they'd dare a kid to mumble "shut up" and then they'd all take off running. When asked decades later about why this particular phrase riled her so, Gertrude responded, "It was just impolite and rude. I tried to teach a little manners, but it didn't seem to help." To the contrary, kids were still gleefully recalling this lesson 25 years after the fact! Well done, Mrs. Ramage. When asked if she thought the children had been scared of her, she said, "I hope not!" but then acknowledged, "Kids knew not to cross me."

The occasional bold child was no problem for the veteran administrator. But what did present a formidable challenge for Gertrude Ramage as well as all Portland school administrators, staff and students of the 1960s and '70s was the unprecedented change brought about by district overcrowding, the creation of a middle school system, and especially integration implemented by a new bussing program. Beginning in the late 1960s, students from underperforming neighborhood schools were bussed, sometimes across town, to schools touted by the district as offering better opportunities and instruction, including Kennedy. In less skilled hands, this forced student shake-up might have proved disastrous, but Mrs. Ramage recalled that her student body and faculty had very few problems. "You tried not to think of them as white, black, brown or green - they were children."

The early '70s ushered in another major change: school closures. As early as 1971, the Portland School District declared that due to a steep drop in enrollment, some schools would have to be shuttered. Cited as one of the oldest schools still in use and showing signs that dry rot and deterioration had taken a toll, Kennedy was among those singled out for closure.

There was a great outcry among alumni and neighbors, protesting the district's plan, which served to slow the process to the point that Mrs. Ramage retired as principal in December 1973 before any action was taken. Staff and faculty threw her a grand afternoon retirement party. But perhaps most appreciated were the many notes from current and former students, all written using the best of manners, no doubt.

A year and a half later in June 1975, the long-impending closure of Kennedy School became reality. It would never again re-open as Kennedy Elementary; however, following two more decades of community effort, red tape and negotiation, the building was saved from the wrecking ball when Mike and Brian McMenamin's proposal to revitalize the property was accepted. The school reopened under the McMenamins flag in October 1997. Mrs. Ramage returned for the occasion, and with her typical desert-dry wit, she gracefully acknowledged the brew kettle with her face painted on it (see above), but quickly added she would not be sampling any of the contents.

Today, the hallways formerly presided over by the stoic Mrs. Ramage are alive with fun and merriment. But don't ever let us hear you say "shut up." We'll send you right to the Detention Bar out of respect for Principal Ramage's rule. 
Ramage, Evlyn Gertrude (I3231)
 

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