I recently received an email from Gene O. Roberts regarding Emily C. (Morphew) Goodrick's descendancy. I post it here as received with our thanks for the information. (Larry Morphew, ed.)
Gorobrt@aol.com wrote: (carbon-copied to and received by Larry Morphew on 9-20-99)
Hello Yvonne! I can't thank you enough for the information you sent me. I had earlier discovered Larry's website, containing the book on the MORPHEWs, but had been unable to connect it until several things happened.
First, a very kind and thorough "look up" lady in Lafayette, Indiana went to the library and found a book, published in 1883, titled "Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana". It's apparently a bibliography about different prominent people of the area. This information is from page 381 in the Hickory Grove township, Benton Co., Indiana section:
"ALFRED (the 1880 census record has him listed as "Alford") GOODRICK, son of John and Sarah (Canady) Goodrick, was born June 6, 1841, in Rush County, Ind., where he worked for his father until 1861, when he enlisted in the Thirty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served through the (Civil) war. Alfred's gravesite in Kansas City, MO courtesy of Phil Palmer.
At Thompson's Station, 1,117 men were captured and sent to Libby Prison, exchanged in twenty days, and assigned to guard duty on the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad. In 1863, he re-enlisted, and was in all the battles of the Atlanta campaign, in the last of which he was wounded by a minie ball, which split his cheek from mouth to ear, and after recovery he resumed duty at Gen. Rousseau's headquarters. He was discharged in August, 1865; went to Kansas for a time. In 1871, he returned and purchased 120 acres in Warren County (Ind.). Mr. Goodrick was married, March 21, 1873, to Miss Emma Morphew, by which union they have two children - Munroe and George. In February, 1882, he sold said farm and engaged in the grocery trade in Ambia, having erected a spacious store building and established a fine business. Mr. Goodrick is a Republican, and a member of the Knights of Honor."
She also located and copied Alfred GOODRICK's and "Emma's" marriage license recorded in Warren Co., Ind. On the marriage license, she is shown as "Emma C Morphew".
It's my guess that "Emma" was her common nickname, because she is only given that name on the 1880 census and on that marriage license. Everywhere else, she is "Emily" . My "look up" lady also made a "scratch" copy of the 1870 census of Libery Twp, Warren Co., Ind, which shows the family of Silas and Nancy MORPHEW.
So that's how I was able to connect with your information and with the book. You asked for Emily C. MORPHEW's descendancy. Here it is:
The marriage license I mentioned shows Alfred T. GOODRICK and Emily were married on 21 Mar 1878 in Warren Co., IN. Alfred was b. 6 Jun 1841 in Rush Co., IN; Emily b. 17 Jan 1853 in Attica, Warren Co., IN. Their children were:
i. John Monroe GOODRICK, b. 30 Dec 1878, Ambia, Benton Co., IN; d. abt 1945, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO; m. Lillian STEEL, Sep 1904 in Kansas City, Jackson, MO; she b. 20 Sep 1885, Fort Dodge, Webster, IA, d. 3 Jul 1934, Kansas City, Jackson, MO.
ii. George GOODRICK, b. 3 Aug 1881, Warren Co., IN; d. 1954/56, Kansas City, Jackson, MO.
iii. Jessie Mable GOODRICK, b. 11 Dec 1885, Meade, Meade Co., KS; d. abt 1966, Kansas City, Jackson, MO.; m. ?? SAMS
(My wife knew Jessie, and we have contact with some of her grandchildren.)
John Monroe GOODRICK and Lillian STEEL's children were:
i. Viola Elizabeth GOODRICK, b. 12 Sep 1905, Kansas City, Jackson, MO. ; d. ?? ; m. William Samuel GIBSON.
ii. George Emory GOODRICK, b. 3 Mar 1907, Kansas City, Jackson, MO, d. 23 Sep 1968, Lyman, Uinta, WY; m. Dorothy Frances "Fran" CRENSHAW --- Fran survived a second spouse, and I am her 3rd husband (she is my 3rd wife, too).
iii. Vivian Evangeline GOODRICK, b. 23 Jun 1908, Kansas City, Jackson, MO; d. Nov 1989, Kansas City, Johnson, KS., m. Wesley Harold JUVENAL (We are in close contact with one of their daughters)
iv. Francis Edward GOODRICK, b. 19 Aug 1910, Kansas City, Jackson, MO; d. 16 Jul 1995, Kansas City, Jackson, MO.; m. Mary Magdalena HIPP on 10 Dec 1937. (We also keep contact with their only child, David GOODRICK.)
v. Virginia "Virgie" GOODRICK, b. 10 Jan 1917, Kansas City, Jackson, MO. - LIVING; m. Robert Dale RYNBRAND. (currently living in Florida - we talked to her on the phone this weekend.)
vi. Robert Monroe "Bob" GOODRICK, b. 2 Feb 1923, Kansas City, Jackson, MO - LIVING; m. Ailene ?? 3 Jan 1948. (He told us that his grandfather, Alfred GOODRICK, had to sew up that torn cheek by himself.)
George GOODRICK who was b. in 1881 never married, had no children.
Jessie GOODRICK and ??? SAMS had one child:
i. James SAMS, b. 2 Apr 1911 Kansas City, Jackson, MO, d. 2 Jan 1977 Kansas City, Jackson, MO; m. Opal Virginia MILLIGAN abt 1947, she b. 15 Feb 1915, d. 4 Nov 1990 Kansas City, Jackson, MO.
I am sharing your information with my step-son, Allen Monroe GOODRICK, and my step-granddaughter, Susan Jennifer, (both of whom live nearby) and with others in the GOODRICK clan, who, up until now, had not ever heard the surname MORPHEW.
Again, thanks a million, and let me know if there is anything else I can give you.
Gene O. Roberts, Plano, TX
Fascinating stuff! I would like to have your permission to post this information on the Morphew/Murphy website which you mentioned in your first paragraph. Please let me know. And, thanks for sending it to me.
On 9-20-99 Gorobrt@aol.com wrote:
After all you have furnished to me and others, how could I refuse to let you add the small bit of information that I sent! You are more than welcome to use it!
Thanks for all your work and your willingness to share it on the internet.
Gene O. Roberts
Thanks Gene...I'll be adding it soon!