Edwin Goff (1881 - 1963)

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Gloria Lewis Goff 1936

Gloria Lewis Goff 1936

Ashley Goff

Ashley Goff

Classie Goff

Classie Goff

Audrey Goff

Audrey Goff

Hillsomon Enoch Goff

Hillsomon Enoch Goff

Claudia Mae Goff

Claudia Mae Goff

Mary Ann (Lindsey) Goff

Mary Ann (Lindsey) Goff

Florence Elizabeth (Goff) Purvis

Florence Elizabeth (Goff) Purvis

John Madison Goff

John Madison Goff

World War Two Unit, USA 1943

World War Two Unit, USA 1943

Thomas E. Goff, Texas, 1908

Thomas E. Goff, Texas, 1908

Jimmy Ray Goff

Jimmy Ray Goff

George and Mary Elizabeth (Cline) Goff

George and Mary Elizabeth (Cline) Goff

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Les Goff Gloria Lewis Goff 1936 Ashley Goff Classie Goff

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1881 - In the year that Edwin Goff was born, on October 26th, the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" happened in Tombstone, Arizona. The gunfight lasted only 30 seconds - the Earps and Doc Holliday on one side and the "Cowboys" on the other side. The McLaury brothers and Billy Clanton of the Cowboys were killed. Two of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday were wounded.

1888 - Edwin was only 7 years old when on August 7th, the body of a prostitute was found in the Whitechapel section of London. Martha Tabram had been stabbed 39 times - a possible but not confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper. On August 31st, the body of Mary Ann Nichols was found - stabbed and mutilated. On September 8th, the body of Annie Chapman was found - throat slit and disemboweled. On September 30th, Elizabeth Stride, also a prostitute in Whitechapel, was found dead from a slit throat. Within an hour, another body was discovered - Catherine Eddowes'. She was far more savagely murdered and it is thought that the Ripper had more time with her. Then, on November 9th, the body of prostitute Mary Jane Kelly was found in a boarding room in Whitechapel. Considered to be the probable fifth, and last, of Jack the Ripper's victims, Kelly's was the most savage of his murders.

1901 - Edwin was 20 years old when Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

1919 - At the age of 38 years old, Edwin was alive when Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

1963 - In the year of Edwin Goff's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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Edwin Goff died in December 1963 at age 82. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on March 19, 1881. We are unaware of information about Edwin's family. We know that Edwin Goff had been residing in Mississippi.

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