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William D "Bert" Goins
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1878
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1959
New Mexico, USA

There is and has been much confusion as to Williams middle initial. His grandchildren do not agree that it was H, but that it was D.

In census's and WW1 registration cards, and even a record with the New Mexico Department of corrections, his middle initial is listed as D.

William also went by Bert and Bud.

For quite a few years previous researchers assumed that William D (or H) Goins and Bert (or Bud) Goins were brothers. With some assurance, it is now believed that William Goins also went by the name Bert or Bud Goins.
The following is a list of William's (Buds) wives and their children:

1. Lelora "Nora" Colwell (married 25 March 1913 in Billings, Montana. Listed on the marriage license as Berte Goins with fathers name of C.S. Goins and mothers name as Matilda Merritt. One child was born to this marriage:
Rodney T. Goins Birth 15 June 1915 in Yellowstone County, Montana, USA and Death 9 March 2001 in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, USA

2. Ophelia Cora "Fay" Mooers (married 13 Nov 1919 in Hardin, Big Horn Montana). Listed on the marriage license as William Goins with fathers name as C.C. Goins and mothers name as Matida Merritt. Fay Mooers-Goins went on to list herself as the widow of Bud W. Goins in the various city directories until her death. Three children were born to this marriage:
A. Leroy Clinton Goins Birth: Dec. 31, 1921 New Mexico, USA and Death: Sep. 26, 2014 California, USA
B. Melvin Clayton Goins Birth 14 Dec 1922 in Hot Springs, Sierra, New Mexico, USA and Death 16 Jan 2010 in San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States of America
C. Rebecca Mae Goins-Miles Birth 05 Nov 1924 in Foley, Benton, Minnesota, USA and Death 14 Feb 2005 in Klamath, Oregon, United States

3. Patricia Lynn (maiden name unknown) Marriage date and location unknown. 5 children were born to this marriage:
A. Lucille Goins Birth abt 1927 in New Mexico, United States and Death 29 June 2010 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
B. William Henry Goins (aka Bud or Buddy) Birth 6 Aug 1929 in Hurley, Grant, New Mexico, USA and Death 11 Nov 2001 in Mesilla Park, Dona Ana, New Mexico, United States of America
C. Calvin James Goins Birth 20 Jan 1930 in New Mexico, United States and Death 8 June 1953 in Hot Springs, Sierra New Mexico, USA
D. Dorothy Goins Birth abt 1934 in New Mexico with no further info available
E. Edith Mae Goins Birth abt 1939 in New Mexico and Death 2002-2003
No grave marker exists for William or his wife Patricia. See below information, that shows at one time-the grave markers were still there, and readable, however as of year 2012-the markers are no longer there. William and Patricia's son Calvins marker is still there.

Section 1, row 8 (The Sierra Co. Genealogy Society made a new plat plan because the City's records were so hard to follow)
William H. Goins, 2/2/58 (note death date difference). We copy the City Interment files just as they have written them. Lot 1, Block 119,
(French-Fitzgerald Mortuary Marker not found in 2008). The previous survey in 1997 showed marker with Nov 3, 1878-Feb 2, 1959

Husband: William H. GOINS
Birthdate: Nov 3, 1878
Birthplace: TX
Death date: Feb 2, 1959
Place of death: NM
Father: Seabun "Cebe" GOINS
Mother: Sarahan "Matilda" Rogers

Marriage date:
Marriage place:

Wife: Patricia UNKNOWN
Birthdate: Nov 20, 1896
Birthplace: IA
Death date: Dec 16, 1952
Place of death: NM


Child No. 1: Lucille GOINS
Sex: F
Birthdate: about 1927
Birthplace: NM
Death date:
Place of death:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:

Child No. 2: William H. GOINS
Sex: M
Birthdate: Aug 6, 1929
Birthplace: NM
Death date: Nov 11, 2001
Place of death: Dona Ana Co NM
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:

Documentation: Dates for birth and death taken from tombstones in Hot Springs Cemetery in To C, Sierra County New Mexico:
Goins listed are Goins, Calvin J., b. Jan 20, 1930, d. Jun 8, 1953, NM Pvt 4052 Area SVC Unit, Goins, Patricia L., b. Nov 20. 1896, d. Dec 16, 1952,
Goins, William H., b. Nov 3, 1878, d. Feb 2, 1959,
1930 Census for Grant County New Mexico, Hurley, ED 27, Page 24A:
William Going Lodger Age 45 Married at age 38 Born in TX as were both
parents Does road work with a road contractor Not a veteran
Patricia M. Lodger Age 33 Married at age 25 Born in Iowa with Father born
in Pennsylvania and Mother born in Scotland
Lucille Lodger 2 3/12 Born in New Mexico with Father born in Texas and
Mother born in Iowa
William H. Lodger 8/12
William and his family were living as lodgers with the family of Charles
Johnson who was a mechanic at the copper plant.
Social security death index lists WILLIAM H GOINS born 06 Aug 1929 and
died 11 Nov 2001. Death was verified. (V) Last known address was zip
code 88047 (Mesilla Park, Dona Ana, NM). Social security number 525-50-4160 issued in New Mexico.

Williams brother Leonard Goins Find-A-Grave Memorial #130834901 
Family links: 
  Seborn Goins (1845 - 1934)
  Sarah Matilda Rogers Goins (1849 - 1929)
  Lelora Colwell Grooms (1884 - 1957)
  Patricia Lynn Goins (1896 - 1952)*
  Ophelia Cora Mooers Goins (1897 - 1985)*
  Rodney T Goins (1915 - 2001)*
  LeRoy Clinton Goins (1921 - 2014)*
  Melvin Clayton Goins (1922 - 2010)*
  Lucille Goins (1923 - 2010)*
  William Henry Goins (1929 - 2001)*
  Calvin James Goins (1930 - 1953)*
  William Alfred Sheppard (1871 - 1934)**
  John Henry Goins (1875 - 1907)*
  Henrietta Beatrice Goins Moore (1876 - 1942)*
  William D Goins (1878 - 1959)
  Daniel Goins (1879 - ____)*
  Frank Presley Goins (1881 - 1959)*
  Effie May Goins Swingle (1886 - 1932)*
  Duvie Goins Meyers (1889 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Had a temp funeral home marker but was missing in the 2008 survey.

Hot Springs Cemetery
Truth or Consequences
Sierra County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Donna Z
Record added: Dec 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82341343
William D Bert Goins
Added by: Donna Z
William D Bert Goins
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 Added: Feb. 20, 2016
Rest in Peace
- Donna Z
 Added: Jan. 1, 2012

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