Goodwin, Margaret Elizabeth

Birth Name Goodwin, Margaret Elizabeth
Call Name Bess
Gender female
Age at Death 89 years, 8 months, 18 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1875-06-29 Edina, Knox, Missouri, USA Birth of Goodwin, Margaret Elizabeth  
Death 1965-03-17 Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA Death of Goodwin, Margaret Elizabeth  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Goodwin, William Edward1845-03-051931-01-14
Mother Sharp, Rosa J.1840-06-261911-03-18
    Brother     Goodwin, Marvin N 1872
    Sister     Goodwin, May 1874
         Goodwin, Margaret Elizabeth 1875-06-29 1965-03-17
    Brother     Goodwin, Lee


Family of Henry, Edward Howard and Goodwin, Margaret Elizabeth

Married Husband Henry, Edward Howard ( * 1868-12-27 + 1953-04-17 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1896-09-09 Edina, Knox, Missouri, USA Marriage of Henry, Edward and Margaret  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dr. Henry, Robert Glenn1898-12-281989-12-26
Henry, Esther Jane1905-12-211980
Henry, Ruth Janette1905-12-211997-03-05
Henry, Marvin Goodwin1910-03-251910-03-29
Henry, Edward1910-03-251983
Henry, Rosa Lee1910-03-251992-01-29


From the Deepwater World:
Twin girls were born to Dr. and Mrs. E. H. Henry last Thursday, and it was thought for a time that Deepwater was going to lose Grandpa Goodwin. He came up missing and the last we saw of him he was headed north with his hat in his hand, going at a two by four gait to break the news to Grandma. The Dr. was able to get down town Friday morning and received the congratulations of his friends. The little ladies weighed 8 1/4 lbs each.


From the Kansas City Star:
A Girl and 2 Boys THANK YOU
Deepwater Mo. triplets greeted by Kansas City Kansas doctor.
A hurry call took Dr. E. A. Reeves of 950 Ohio Ave. Kansas City Kansas to Deepwater Mo. 100 miles away Friday to be present at the arrival of triplets in the home of Dr. And Mrs. E. H. Henry. Dr. Reeves returned to Kansas City yesterday afternoon. "There were two boys and a girl" Dr. Reeves said. "The girl weighed 6 1/2 lbs. One boy weighed 6 lbs and the other 5 lbs. All were in good health when I left." Mrs. Henry is 35 years old. She has twin daughters 4 yrs. old and a son 12 yrs. old. Mrs. Henry is Mrs. Reeves sister. Dr. Henry is a dentist in Deepwater.
(note, Marvin Goodwin Henry lived only 4 or 5 days.) - Ruth Henry West


Margaret Elizabeth (Bess or Bessie) Goodwin Henry was born in or near Edina Mo. June 29 1875. Her family lived there for awhile and then moved to Deepwater Mo. She attended school both in Edina and Deepwater, graduating in Deepwater. The family then moved back to Edina. She and E.H. Henry were engaged at the time and were married in Edina Sept. 9 1896. They lived in Deepwater until Nov. 1928 when E. H. Henry retired and they moved to Mission Texas where they owned Citrus orchards and were in business with her brother Marvin Goodwin in land development.

Bess Henry was very active in the Woman's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church. They both taught Sunday School classes as long as I can remember. She taught the Women's Bible Class and he taught the High School age boys.

Bess Henry's father was a Methodist minister, but when she married he told her since E. H. Henry was already established in the Presbyterian Chruch, he would not object if she joined the church of his choice.

Bess, married Dr. E. H. Henry as soon as he had finished dental college and started practicing in Deepwater.

When my mother (Bess) was a small child in north Mo. their house burned. Grandpa hitched the horses to the wagon and when he returned he had a wagon load of supplies and furniture that the community had given him. He would always end this story with "The Lord will provide."

Bess Henry passed away March 17 1964 at the age of 89. - Ruth Henry West

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