Monday, March 21, 2016

Wiley Charles Goudy

Wiley Charles Goudy

PARENTS: Charles Goudy and Mary Belle Henthorn

AKA: Wiley C. Goudy; Willey

CENSUS: Birth month, year and state from 1900 census.

RESIDENCES: As of Sep 1941, New Martinsville, WV, still there as of Jun 1983.

MILITARY: Wiley Charles Goudy served in WWI.  There is a front page article about Albert A. and Frank Estep and Wiley C. Goudy, "Area Man Unfolds Events of 'Big War'" in the Wheeling News-Register of 11 Nov 1988.  They were in Battery F, 314th Field Artillery Regiment, 80th Division.  On 17 Sep 1917, 45 draftees from Wetzel County were photographed on the steps of the Wetzel County Courthouse in New Martinsville, WV before they left for training.
(Newspaper clipping, includes photo of the group of 45 and of Wiley C. Goudy and Albert A. Estep on the same steps in 1988 at the age of 94 years -
furnished by Betty Cronin)

OCCUPATION: After his service he attended mechanic's school and opened a garage in New Martinsville, WV.  He later owned a restaurant and cabins.

RESIDENCES: As of Mar 1994 he was living in the Moundview Nursing Home in Moundsville, WV. In June of 1994 Wiley celebrated his 100th birthday anniversary, making him one of the longest lived persons recorded in the genealogy files of researcher Richard E. Henthorn.

RECOLLECTIONS: I was born in Midcap, Left Hand Fork Proctor Creek, June 28, 1894, one of thirteen children born to Charles and Mary Bell Henthorn Goudy.  The other children were: Louisa E., Earl, George E., John W., Ora L., Bertha J., Mary Etta, Alice, Frederick, Charley, Alton and Norwood.  My brother, Alton, and I live in Wetzel County, [WV].  Fred lives in Ohio county and all the others are deceased.

Charles Goudy was the son of Alexander M. and Eliza Jane Ruckman Goudy.  He had the following brothers and sisters: John, George McClennan, Cordelia, Ida, Rosa J., and an older half brother, James William. Alexander Goudy was born in Washington, PA.  He was the son of John Goudy and had the following brothers and sisters: Robert Miller, Ruth A., Adam, Hershell, James W., Micajah, Mary J., and Sarah.  There were in Monroe Co., OH in 1850.

Mary Bell Henthorn was the daughter of John and Maria Sutton Henthorn.  She had the following brothers and sisters: George, William Clarence, James Madison, Emily J., Martha and Eliza.  John Henthorn's father was also named John and was from Monroe County, OH.

I was in WWI, Battery F, 314th Field Artillery, 80th Division, fighting through France, then serving in the Occupation Forces in German.  I recently donated my Unit picture from Camp Lee, Virginia and Camp Merritt, New Jersey, Welcome Home Unit picture, to the War College Museum, Carlisle Barracks, PA.

After returning from the War, I went to mechanics school and then opened a garage in New Martinsville, [WV].  Later, I had a restaurant and cabins on Route 2.

My wife Ocie Chambers, died young and my son, George, of Moundsville, was raised by my mother.  My son, Charles Ray, was raised by my Aunt Rose Earlewine.

I am retired and live on Fishing Creek.  I enjoy attending Family Reunions and am often the oldest male there. (Source: History of Wetzel County, WV 1983, p. 120 - submitted by W.C. Goudy)

SS Death Index: Willey Goudy; b. 28 Jun 1894; issued: WV; d.  9 May 1995; last place of residence: New Martinsville, WV; zipcode: 26155;

OBITUARY: Centenarian Goudy Dies
Wiley C. Goudy, of Mound View Nursing Home, Moundsville, [WV] formerly of New Martinsville, died Tuesday [9 May 1995]in the home.  He was 101.

He was born June 28 1894, in Proctor [Wetzel Co., WV], a son of the late Charles and Mary Belle Henthorne Goudy.

Goudy was a retired self employed auto dealer, a Protestant and an Army veteran of World War I.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ocea Chambers Goudy [11 Mar 1924 in Marshall Co., WV]; a son, Charles.

Surviving are a son, George of Moundsville; three grandchildren, Keith Goudy of Columbus, Diane Bumgardner of Washington, PA; and Sandra Kay Richmond of Proctor; four great-grandchildren; three great great-granddaughters.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Samuel Starling officiating.  Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.
(Source: hand dated clipping, 9 May 1995 - furnished by Betty Cronin)
21 March 2016

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