Elmer Goodykoontz (1885 - 1969)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Elmer Goodykoontz’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Elmer so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Elmer’s biography.

Elmer Goodykoontz Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Elmer Goodykoontz and his immediate Goodykoontz family. Add to Elmer Goodykoontz's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Elmer.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Elmer Goodykoontz? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Spokane, Spokane County, Washington

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Elmer finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Elmer attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Elmer did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Elmer Goodykoontz is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Elmer's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Elmer's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Elmer a religious man? Add Elmer’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Elmer during various points of his life.

Timeline

1885 - In the year that Elmer Goodykoontz was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

1925 - At the age of 40 years old, Elmer was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1931 - He was 46 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1968 - Elmer was 83 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

1969 - In the year of Elmer Goodykoontz's passing, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

Elmer Goodykoontz Family Tree

Who was Elmer’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Elmer’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Elmer's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Elmer Goodykoontz
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Elmer's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Elmer Goodykoontz is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Elmer Goodykoontz died in November 1969 at age 83. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on November 30, 1885. We are unaware of information about Elmer's immediate family. We know that Elmer Goodykoontz had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

Memories

What do you remember about Elmer Goodykoontz? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Elmer is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Elmer Goodykoontz

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources