Louis Goff (1883 - 1970)

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Opa Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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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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1883 - In the year that Louis Goff was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

1937 - When he was 54 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1940 - Louis was 57 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

1965 - By the time he was 82 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

1970 - In the year of Louis Goff's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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Louis Goff died in January 1970 at age 86. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on October 1, 1883. We have no information about Louis's immediate family. We know that Louis Goff had been residing in Opa Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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