Advertisement
Advertisement

Richard Goodwillie (1926 - 1977)

A photo of Richard Goodwillie
Add photo
Richard Goodwillie
1926 - 1977
Born
July 10, 1926
Death
July 1977
Summary
Richard Goodwillie was born on July 10, 1926. He died in July 1977 at age 50.
Updated: November 2, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Richard Goodwillie. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Richard's life.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Richard is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Richard's life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
Richard Goodwillie
Most commonly known as
Richard Goodwillie
Full name
Did Richard go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Unknown. Did Richard move a lot? Where was his last known location?
Last known residence
Male
Gender
Richard Goodwillie was born on
Birth
Richard Goodwillie died in
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Richard.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Richard Goodwillie?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Richard's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Richard born and where did he live?
Childhood

Education

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

Religion

Was Richard a religious man?

Baptism

Was Richard baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Richard did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Richard's life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did Richard serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Richard Goodwillie?
View other bios of people named Richard Goodwillie
Advertisement
Advertisement
Richard's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Goodwillie family tree.

Richard's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Richard Goodwillie Richard Goodwillie
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Richard's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

There are no photos of Richard Goodwillie! Please share photos of Richard and the Goodwillie family.
Photo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Richard.

Cancel

Share Richard's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Richard Goodwillie passed away in July 1977 at age 50. He was born on July 10, 1926. We have no information about Richard's immediate family.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Richard's lifetime.

In 1926, in the year that Richard Goodwillie was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1939, Richard was merely 13 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1947, when he was 21 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1958, when he was 32 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1977, in the year of Richard Goodwillie's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

Other Richard Goodwillies

Other Goodwillies

Other Biographies

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top