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James Edward Goens
Birth: Jun. 10, 1861
Amherst County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1953
Roanoke City
Virginia, USA

JAMES EDWARD GOENS, 92-year-old pioneer citizen of Roanoke, died Sunday morning at his home, 307 Bullitt Avenue, SE.

He came to Roanoke in 1884 from Amherst County, the year the town of 5,000 was incorporated as a city. At the time of his retirement in 1929 he was Assistant Foreman of the Norfolk and Western Foundry.

He was a charter member of Lakeland Masonic Lodge and Osceola Pythian Lodge. He was awarded a 50-year membership pin by the Pythians in 1937.

He also was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife Mrs. Mary L. Goens; three sons, Russell W. and Cyril J. Goens, Roanoke; Samuel C. Goens, Norfolk; three daughters, Mrs. G. W. Reed and Mrs. C. P. Bryant, Roanoke and Mrs. W. P. Shockley, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee. Other survivors are two brothers Calvin Goens, Roanoke; Leonard Goens, Hilton Village; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be conducted at Oakey's Chapel, Tuesday, November 3, 1953, at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. John E. Richards officiating. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Interment will be in Evergreen Burial Park.


 
 
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 Parents:
  James Edward Goens (1832 - 1877)
  Sophia Ann Chenault Goens Staples (1834 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Louise Balochi Goens (1867 - 1955)
 
 Children:
  Russell Winston Goens (1888 - 1964)*
  Adelene Elizabeth Goens Carden (1890 - 1942)*
  Esther Virginia Goens Reed (1893 - 1962)*
  Julia Lynch Goens Bryant (1896 - 1982)*
  Willie Helena Goens Shockley (1898 - 1976)*
  Cyril James Goens (1901 - 1982)*
  Mary Lucille Goens Rush (1903 - 1935)*
  Samuel Christian Goens (1907 - 1979)*
 
 Siblings:
  Willie Ann Goens (1855 - 1865)*
  James Edward Goens (1861 - 1953)
  John Henry Goens (1866 - 1944)*
  Calvin Winston Goens (1868 - 1955)*
  Emma Bell Goens Ridgeway (1875 - 1951)*
  Leonard Grey Goens (1877 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Marriage May 12, 1887 in Lynchburg, Virginia
 
Burial:
Evergreen Burial Park
Roanoke
Roanoke City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 6, Lot 62
 
Maintained by: Carol
Originally Created by: Karen
Record added: Feb 07, 2012
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IN MEMORY,
- Carol, Jimmy & Sons
 Added: Aug. 6, 2015

- Brenda Goens
 Added: Mar. 14, 2012
In loving memory,
- Mary & Wayne
 Added: Mar. 13, 2012
 
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