Zael Wall Goodenough 1885 - 1947

His Son

His Father

Outline Chart






Gravestone of

Eva May (Newell) Goodenough - 1893-1963

and Zael Wall Goodenough - 1885 - 1947







(Back row) Earl Smith, Eva (Newell), Edwin J., Zael W.,

LeRoy N. and Christine (Buell) Goodneough

(Front row) Ruthanne, LeRoy E. and Kenneth Goodenough







Edwin, Zael, LeRoy and Lester Goodenough

Family Group Sheet for

 Zael Wall Goodenough

Husband: Zael Wall Goodenough

Birth: 08 Mar 1885 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Death: 29 Jun 1947 in Antwerp, Van Buren, Michigan3

Burial: 01 Jul 1947 in Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan3, 9

Marriage: 21 Jan 1911 in Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan10

Occupation: Farm Laborer, Castor in a Silver Plate Factory2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13

Father: Edwin James Goodenough

Mother: Sarah A. Wall

Wife: Eva May Newell

Birth: May 1893 in Lake City, Benzie, Michigan,2, 4, 10, 14

Death: Sep 1963 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan,15

Burial: Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan9

Occupation: Farm Laborer12

Father: Lemuel B. Newell10

Mother: Jennie B Warner10


Birth: 29 Sep 1911 in Michigan2, 4, 12, 16

Death: Nov 1984 in Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan16

Burial: Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan17

Occupation: Farm Laborer4, 12

Spouse: Mabel

D. Lester Goodenough

LeRoy Newell Goodenough

Birth: 11 Mar 1915 in Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan2, 4, 12, 13

Death: 10 Oct 1981 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan18

Burial: 12 Oct 1981 in Almena, Van Buren, Michigan18, 19

Marriage: 09 Jan 1935 in Comstock, Kalamazoo, Michigan10

Occupation: Milkman, Gas station attendant, Supervisor; UpJohn Co10, 13, 18

Baptism: 11 Apr 1965 in Van Buren, Michigan20

Spouse: Christine Olive Buell

Zael Albert Goodenough

Birth: 30 Jun 1919 in Michigan2, 4, 12, 16

Death: 26 Jan 1993 in Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan16

Burial: Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan21

Occupation: Grocery Clerk4

Spouse: Emma Mae Camron

Birth: 08 Jul 1924 in Michigan4, 12, 16

Death: 26 Jan 1992 in Michigan16

Spouse: Shima









 Edwin J. Goodenough

Timeline for

Zael Wall Goodenough

 and his family


1 United States Census 1900, Marcellus Twp., Cass, Michigan, National Archives.

2 United States Census 1920, Elgin Twp., Kane, Illinois, National Archives.

3 Certificate of Death in Van Buren, Michigan, USA,

4 United States Census 1940, Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan,

5 United States Census 1910, Volinia, Cass, Michigan,

6 United States World War I Registration Card,

7 United States Census 1930, Antwerp, Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan,

8 United States World War II Registration Card,

9 Gravestone in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan,

10 Certificate of Marriage in Van Buren, Michigan, USA, Michigan Department of Community Health Office of the State Registrar and Divisiion of Health Statistics.

11 United States Census 1940, Lawton Villiage, Van Buran, Michigan,

12 United States Census 1930, Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan,

13 Record of Birth in Van Buren, Michigan, USA,

14 United States Census 1900, Antwerp, Lawton Village, Van Buren, Michigan, National Archives.

15 Letter written by Jeannette Goodenough to Margaret Gross on 10-29-1963, In possession of Rebecca Richardson.

16 United States Social Security Death Index.

17 Gravestone in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan,

18 Certificate of Death in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

19 Gravestone in Almena Cemetery, Almena, Van Buren, Michigan,

20 Goodenough Family Bible (Oxford, Oxford University Press, N.d), In possession of Ken Goodenough.

21 Gravestone in Wildey Cemetery, Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan,

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