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Robert Elmer Goulder
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1927, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1955
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Robert Elmer Goulder was born January 16, 1927. When he was very young, his parents (Charles and Eunice (Godfrey) Goulder) were killed in a tragic car accident on October 22, 1929 leaving Elmer (age 2), his sister - Emma Mae (age 6), and his brother - Edward Charles (age 4) in the custody of the state of Texas.

The 3 children were placed into the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Orphans Home in Corsicana, TX where they were raised until they reached adulthood.

Elmer met and married Carolyn Ann Carter in Tarrant County, TX in the late 1940s and their son, Cliff Carter Goulder was born there on July 8, 1949. Elmer and Carolyn divorced in the early 1950s.

Elmer was a pedestrian crossing the street in Culver City, CA when he was hit and killed by a car on July 8, 1955 at the age of 28. His body was transported back to Dallas, TX where he was buried at Grove Hill Cemetery in the Odd Fellows section.

He was survived by his sister, Mrs. Carl Cox, and brother, Edward Charles Goulder.

Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. Friday, July 15th with Rev. Murray Marshall and Rev. A. M. Stone officiating. Pallbearers were Frank Garrison, B. A. Schultz, O. A. Benthul, Ben Allen, Dean Cumbie, and Gordon Small. Honorary pallbearers were Ex-students of I.O.O.F. Home. Funeral services were coordinated by Dudley M. Hughes Funeral Home (400 E. Jefferson).
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Edward Goulder (1889 - 1929)
  Eunice L. Godfrey Goulder (1899 - 1929)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Goulder (1908 - 1976)**
  Edward Charles Goulder (1924 - 2005)*
  Robert Elmer Goulder (1927 - 1955)
  Peggy Gene Goulder (1929 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Grove Hill Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Odd Fellows. Section
 
Created by: Janette Frick
Record added: Jun 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92773887
Robert Elmer Goulder
Added by: Janette Frick
 
Robert Elmer Goulder
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