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James Sampson Goodson
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1857
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1921
Appleton City
St. Clair County
Missouri, USA

Obituary from The Appleton City Journal, Appleton City, St. Clair, MO, Thursday, Apr. 21, 1921:


Back in Eastern Tennessee, on the date of March 8, 1857, a little boy was born. At the tender age of four, he came with his parents to this state. Two years later the father departed this life and the mother was left with two small sons. This boy was James Sampson Goodson. Some time in the year of 1877---the family record is lost---he was married to Mary Ellen Noland who preceded him to the land of the great majority four years ago after she had been an invalid for a number of years. To this union were born ten children, six of whom survive the parents: Will and Ray of this city, Ras and Robert Goodson and Mrs. Jane Sutherland of El Dorado, Kans., and Dorsey, of Nevada, Mo. He united with the Christian church several years ago and has been a member of the Appleton City Christian church since 1915. On November 27, he was married to Malinda A. Brown, who lives to cherish his memory. His funeral was preached to a large and sympathetic audience at the Christian church at 2:30 p.m., April 18, by H. E. Carpenter, assisted by W. W. Blalock, the present pastor, after which the remains were laid to rest in Appleton City cemetery. His calling was that of a day laborer; his disposition was that of a good, quiet, peaceable, industrious man. His character might be classified with what Longfellow saw in "The Village Blacksmith." "Toiling, sorrowing, rejoicing, onward through life he goes; each morning sees some task begin, each evening sees its close." His hardships in boyhood had educated him to share the hardships of others. The long suffering of his girl wife had taught him that beautiful element of religion---patience. He was that kind of a man that will be missed. He left the heritage to his loved ones that Solomon said excelled great riches, "a good name." C.

(Note: Census records: 1880 and 1900 Lamine, Cooper, MO; 1910 and 1920 Appleton City, MO.) 
Family links: 
  Mary Ellen Nolen Goodson (1860 - 1917)
  Malinda Ardelia Farthing Brown (1859 - 1929)
  James William Goodson (1876 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
Appleton City Cemetery
Appleton City
St. Clair County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Jan 27, 2012
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James Sampson Goodson
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James Sampson Goodson
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