Texas Family Group Sheet for the William Arthur GOIN Family


Husband: William Arthur GOIN
Birthdate: 16Apr 1871
Birthplace: Arlington, Tarrant Co. TX
Death date: 10 Apr 1953
Place of death: Okmulgee, OK
Burial: Okmulgee Cemetery
Father: William T. GOIN
Mother: Sarah CANNON

Marriage date: 26 Jul 1894
Marriage place: Norman, OK

Wife: Mary Bessie SHAFFER
Birthdate: 3 Jun 1877
Birthplace: Bluffton, Wells Co. Indiana
Death date: 20 Nov 1962
Place of death: Okmulgee, OK
Burial: Olmulgee Cemetery
Father: Charles SHAFFER
Mother: Viola Spencer (Charles Schaffer's #2 Wife)

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Charlie
Sex: M
Birthdate: 12 Mar 1895
Birthplace: Indian Territory
Death date: 13 Apr 1975
Place of death: Kermit, TX
Burial:
Marriage date: By 1919
Marriage place: unknown
Spouse's name: Viola Goza

Child No. 2: Oscar
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1897
Birthplace: Indian Territory
Death date: 12 Apr ?
Place of death: Indian Territory
Burial:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: None

Child No. 3: Claude
Sex: M
Birthdate: 7 Jan 1899
Birthplace: Indian Territory
Death date: 13 Jan 1981
Place of death: Okmulgee, OK
Burial:
Marriage date: 21 Dec 1937
Marriage place: OK
Spouse's name: Helen McSTRAVICK

Child No. 4: Nannie
Sex: F
Birthdate: 1901
Birthplace: Indian Territory
Death date: 1966
Place of death: unknown
Burial:
Marriage date: 7 Dec 1918
Marriage place: Okmulgee, OK
Spouse's name: James Lee DONATHAN

Child No. 5: Willie (Bill)
Sex: M
Birthdate: 23 Mar 1903
Birthplace: Indian Territory
Death date: 9 Apr 1984
Place of death: Okmulgee, OK
Burial:
Marriage date: 27 Sep 1922
Marriage place: Okmulgee, OK
Spouse's name: BESSIE iRENE heller

Child No. 6: Ted
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1905
Birthplace: Indian Territory
Death date: 6 Oct 1915?
Place of death: West of Sharp, OK
Burial: Died of typhoid
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: None

Child No. 7: Allie
Sex: F
Birthdate: 17 Sep 1907
Birthplace: Indian Territory
Death date: 19 Jun 1916
Place of death: Near Sharp, OK
Burial: Fell into cistern & drowned
Marriage date: None
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:

Child No. 8: Buck (Floyd)
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1909
Birthplace: Probably Okmulgee Co.
Death date: 1988 or 89
Place of death: Irving TX
Burial:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Katherine ROBINSON of Henryetta, OK

Child No. 9: Ernie
Sex: M
Birthdate: 3 Apr 1911
Birthplace: Near Sharp, Ok
Death date: 10 Dec 1955
Place of death: Jerome, Idaho
Burial:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Violet ?

Child No. 10: Jim
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1913
Birthplace: Probably Okmulgee Co
Death date: 1947
Place of death: VA Hospital, Sulphur, OK
Burial:
Marriage date: See Notes:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:

Child No. 11: Juanita
Sex: F
Birthdate: 1815
Birthplace: OK
Death date: June 1005
Place of death: Oklahoma City
Burial:
Marriage date: 6 Mar 1937
Marriage place: Okmulgee
Spouse's name: Leo HASSELL (See Notes)
 
 
Documentation:
* Arthur and Bessie's Oklahoma death certificates;
* Bill Goin;
* Obituary for Arthur's brother Walter Goin, Abilene Reporter-News, June 9, 1968, p. 2A;
* Family lore.
Hassell and Donathan families:
* Bill Goin;
* Juanita Hassell;
* History of Okmulgee County, Oklahoma (1985), 322, 711, 818.
Shaffer family:
* Arthur and Bessie's granddaughter;
* 1880 census, Bluffton, Indiana;
* 1900 census, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma.

Notes:
* According to family lore, W.T. and Sarah (Cannon) Goin moved to Tarrant Co., Texas after the Civil War. They took the family from Texas to Cleveland Co., Okla. ca. 1891-94 (receipt/ctf of purchase #536, Oklahoma Historical Society Library, OKC, land tract record). They moved to Okmulgee Co. about 1895 (Obituary for Arthur's brother Walter Goin, Abilene Reporter-News, June 9, 1968, p. 2A). Arthur and Bessie (Shaffer) Goin were among the founding families of East Side Methodist Church (later Butler Memorial Methodist Church). Arthur's identical twin was Oscar Goin.
* Mary Bessie Shaffer walked from Indiana to Indian Territory when she was a teenager. "I walked every step of the way," she told a granddaughter—about eight hundred miles. Her father's wagons were too full for her to ride. In the 1880 census, her father was a wagon maker in Bluffton, Indiana. According to Goin family lore, he was prosperous, well-dressed, and aloof. In Indian Territory, he res Morris and perhaps ran a butter and egg business there. By 1900, he was a farmer in Moon twp, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma, where he lived with wife #3.
* CHILD #2: Notes: Oscar was carried away by a tornado on an April 12, about 1901. His body was found far from their collapsed house.
* CHILD #10: Marriages (dates and places unknown): m. #1 Betty Brown of Okmulgee; m. #2 Catherine Ellis? of Okmulgee; m. #3 Dorothy Wilkins? Wilkerson? of Jackson, Mississippi; m. #4 Kathleen Rogers, res. Nashville.
* Jim served in World War II and later ran a gas station in Okmulgee. He had one child with either Betty or Dorothy (family sources differ on which).
* Leo served as Okmulgee's mayor 1950-53. They had 2 children. In later life, the Hassells res Arkansas and Oklahoma City.
 

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