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Lola (Goodson) Woodward (1918 - 1980)

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Lola (Goodson) Woodward
1918 - 1980
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September 26, 1918
Death
October 14, 1980
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Lola (Goodson) Woodward was born on September 26, 1918. Her maiden name is Goodson and she married into the Woodward family. She is the child of Thomas Jefferson Goodson and Ellen (Waggoner) Goodson, with siblings Vivian, Ellis, Emeline, Ursula, Oma, Dennis, Thomas, and Josephine. According to her family tree, Lola was mother to 5 children. She married Buford Grappe, and they had children Betty Rae "Titter" (Grappe) Hohlt, Trixie Grappe, Buddy Grappe, and BoBo Grappe. She married John Woodward. They were married until John's death. They had a child John Allen Woodward. She died on October 14, 1980 at 62 years old.
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Lola (Goodson) Woodward, mother to 5 children, died on October 14, 1980 at 62 years old. She was born on September 26, 1918. She is the child of Thomas Jefferson Goodson and Ellen (Waggoner) Goodson, with siblings Vivian, Ellis, Emeline, Ursula, Oma, Dennis, Thomas, and Josephine. According to her family tree, she married Buford Grappe, and they had children Betty Rae "Titter" (Grappe) Hohlt, Trixie Grappe, Buddy Grappe, and BoBo Grappe. She also married John Woodward. They were married until John's death. They had a child John Allen Woodward.
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In 1918, in the year that Lola (Goodson) Woodward was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1922, when she was merely 4 years old, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1964, by the time she was 46 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1973, by the time she was 55 years old, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1980, in the year of Lola (Goodson) Woodward's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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