|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1849|
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 1939|
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Mrs. Virgilia W.
Saw Union Troops Enter City
Mrs. Virgilia W. Goddin who as a
girl peered through the windows of her father's home on Libby Hill and watched
the Union forces march by the door and into the city as the Confederate Army
evacuated Richmond in the final chapter of the War Between the States, died
Sunday at the age of 90.
Death occurred at 3 P.M. at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Mason, 1806 Grove Avenue, after an illness of several
A member of an old and prominent Virginia family, Mrs. Goddin was
born January 21, 1849, a daughter of Captain and Mrs. Hiram W. Tyler. Her
father owned a fleet of sailing vessels that piled between Richmond and New York
in the early '50s and was an extensive land owner in Richmond and in Charles
City County. Records show that Captain Tyler was one of the earliest, if not
the first owner of a fleet of merchant ships to sail out of the city.
the land he owned is now known as Fulton and all is now included in the
corporate limits of Richmond.
Throughout the conflict between the North and
the South, Mrs. Goddin lived with her parents at their home on Libby Hill,
overlooking the city.
Recollection is Vivid
her lifetime she retained a vivid recollection of that historic day when the
Union troops marched down Old Government Road, passed her home, and entered the
city. She often told of the courtesy shown her family when guards were posted
at her home by the provost marshall of the Northern Army.
She was the widow
of Edward Curtis Goddin, who died in 1912. Her husband was a veteran of the
Confederate Army and served with the first company of the Richmond Howitzers,
organized in 1861.
Surviving Mrs. Goddin are two sons, Paul T. Goddin of
Washington, and Maurice T. Goddin of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Charles H.
Mason of Richmond, and Mrs. Edward Merideth Mills of Los Angeles; a sister, Miss
Annie E. Taylor of Richmond; four nieces, Mrs. Douglas S. Freeman, Mrs. William
H. Harris, Mrs. Percy Crutchfield, Mrs. S. B. Atkins and Mrs. Carrie Vaughan,
and four grandchildren, all of this city.
Funeral servies will be held at 5
P.M. Monday at the residence. Burial will be in Hollywood
Published in the Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA), Monday,
July 31, 1939, Page 4.
Hiram Wilson Tyler (1807 - 1883)
Mary Elizabeth Clarke Tyler (1819 - 1881)
Edward Curtis Goddin (1840 - 1912)
Edward C. Goddin (1873 - 1893)*
Helen Goddin Mason (1877 - 1966)*
Maurice Tyler Goddin (1888 - 1972)*
Paul Tyler Goddin (1888 - 1947)*
Virgilia Wilson Tyler Goddin (1849 - 1939)
Mary Tyler Goddin (1850 - 1916)*
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Dec 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45385274
Daughter of Capt. Hiram Tyler (1807-1883) and Mary Elizabeth Clarke Tyler (1819-1881)|
Added: Feb. 26, 2011