Ethel Goff (1913 - 1988)

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Winfield, Lincoln County, Missouri

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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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1913 - In the year that Ethel Goff was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

1951 - She was 38 years old when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

1957 - At the age of 44 years old, Ethel was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1983 - By the time she was 70 years old, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

1988 - In the year of Ethel Goff's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Ethel Goff passed away on May 3, 1988 at 75 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on February 20, 1913. There is no information about Ethel's surviving family. We know that Ethel Goff had been residing in Winfield, Lincoln County, Missouri.

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