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William's Sister, Thersia Ellen (DAVIS) GOODALE

SURNAMES mentioned:

Thersia Ellen DAVIS was born June 22, 1871 at Starfield, (Clinton County), MO to Monroe & Sarah (McHenry) DAVIS.

Prior to Thersia's birth, her family lived at Plattsburg and Greenfield, MO. The family is listed in the 1870 Greenfield, (Dade County), MO Census, where Monroe DAVIS was a carpenter.

In 1880 the family is listed in the Silver Creek Township (Cowley County), KS Census. Thersia's father was a farmer. Living with them were Thersia's Grandparent's, David & Elizabeth MCHENRY. An older sibling, Madison DAVIS is believed to have died between 1870 and 1880, and is not named in this census. A younger sibling, Jesse DAVIS is listed. His birth is estimated in 1879, in KS. Jesse is believed to have died between 1880 and 1900.

On August 26, 1888 Thersia DAVIS married Charles Harvey GOODALE at Oak Valley, (Elk County), KS.

Their daughter, Dulcie Agnes (Goodale) THOMPSON, was born June 1, 1889 at Oak Valley, KS.

Thersia was 1 of 8 children born to Monroe & Sarah DAVIS. By 1900 she was 1 of the 3 surviving Davis children. Madison, Jesse and 3 other DAVIS children had died by 1900.

Charley and Thersia (Davis) GOODALE resided at Ames, (Woods/Major County), OK where their daughter Nellie F. (Goodale) POTTER was born, March 2, 1901.

Charley, Thersia and family resided for short periods in ILL, OK, TX, and settled in Missouri in 1912. They lived many years at their farm home north of Elkland.

Charles & Thersia had nine children, as follows:
Dulcie Agnes (Goodale),THOMPSON
Nellie F. (Goodale),POTTER
James Monroe GOODALE
Jewell (Goodale)
Sadie (Goodale)
Lona (Goodale),GOSS
Josephine (Goodale),WILLIS, CAPPS
Norma (Goodale),PARKER, JOHNS

Thersia's mother, Sarah (McHenry) DAVIS died and was buried at Ames, OK in the Ames Cemetery.

Thersia's father, Monroe DAVIS died and was buried with her mother in the Ames Cemetery.

Thersia's son, James Monroe GOODALE died. No other details at present.

Thersia's daughters, Jewell and Sadie, died in early years, exact details unknown. Research pending.

Thersia and her brother William M. DAVIS survived their brother, Samuel Thomas DAVIS, who died December 3, 1948 at Enid, OK. Burial was at the Enid Cemetery.

Charles Harvey GOODALE Obituary, March 1, 1951;
Mr. C.H. GOODALE, the second son of James and Sarah GOODALE, was born at St. Johnsbury, Vermont on 27 September 1869 and he departed this life on 19 February, 1951 at his home near Elkland. He had reached the age of 81 years, 4 months and 25 days.
At age three he came with his parents to Illinois where they lived a few years, then moved westward to Yates Center, KS where he grew to manhood.
On August 26, 1888 he was united in marriage with Thersia Ellen (DAVIS) at Oak Valley, KS. To this union 9 children were born, 7 daughter's and 2 son's; three, a son and two daughter's preceded him in death.
Following their marriage he, wife and family resided for short periods of time in Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas, coming to Missouri in 1912 locating near Red Top for six years, from there they moved to the farm north of Elkland and he spent the remainder of his life; he was principally a farmer.
He confessed faith in Christ, was baptized and united with the High Prairie Christian Church.
Besides his wife, Thersia, he is survived by six children; Mrs. C.K. THOMPSON, Mrs. E.M. WILLIS, and Mrs. John POTTER all of Buffalo; Mrs. John GOSS, Springfield, MO; Ellis GOODALE, Elkland and Mrs. Frank PARKER, Ridgefield, WA; fourteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; one brother, W.M. GOODALE of Ames, OK; and one sister, Mrs. Lydia GIBSON of Wichita, KS and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Services were held on Wednesday 21 February, 1951 at 1 p.m., at the Elkland Christian Church with Rev. J.H. LYNCH officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery under direction of the Jones Funeral Home of Buffalo.

Another news article, Elkland, March 1, 1951;
"Charley Goodale's Funeral was held at the church here last Wednesday. The family has the deepest sympathy of the community."

Thersia survived her last DAVIS sibling, her brother, William Monroe DAVIS, who died August 8, 1955 in Winfield, KS. Burial was at the Burden Cemetery, in Burden, KS.

Thersia Ellen (DAVIS) GOODALE Obituary, 13 December 1956
Thersia E. GOODALE, daughter of Monroe & Sarah DAVIS, was born at Starfield, MO June 22, 1871 and passed from this life at Buffalo, MO on 6 December 1956. She had spent most of her life in Dallas and Webster Counties in Missouri.
On 26 August, 1888 she was united in marriage with Charlie GOODALE who preceded her. Her survivor's are Mrs. C.K. THOMPSON, Josephine WILLIS of Buffalo; Mrs. John GOSS, Springfield, MO; Ellis GOODALE, Elkland, MO., Mrs. John POTTER of Fair Grove and Mrs. Frank PARKER, Ridgefield, WA; 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
She was a member of the High Prairie Christian Church near Buffalo. She had asked that a poem, "Remember Me" be read.
Funeral Services were held at the Elkland Christian Church on Saturday 8 December 1956 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles MACY officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Cemetery under direction of L.B. JONES Funeral Home of Buffalo.

Another article, 20 December, 1956;
Mission Chapel Column
"The family of Mrs. Charley GOODALE has the sympathy of the people of the Mission Chapel Church in her death."

Obituary regarding Thersia's Daughter, April 1979;
Dulcie Agnes (Goodale) THOMPSON, daughter of Charles and Thersia GOODALE was born June 1, 1889 and passed away April 21, 1979. She was 89 years, 10 months and 20 days of age. She was born in Oak Valley, Kansas.
She was married to Clifford Kirk THOMPSON in 1907. Three daughter's were born of this marriage; one daughter, Mrs. Erma HORTON of Florida survives her. Preceding her in death was her oldest daughter, Harriet Ellen DAVIS in 1965 and Hallie Virginia PAYNE in 1969.
She is also survived by three grandaughter's; Dulcie SLATES GRAYSON, of the home, Carolyn HESS BYBEE, Joplin and Gale HORTON DUKES of Chicago, ILL; one grandson, Clifford Kirk THOMPSON of Hayward, Calif. She is survived by 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandson; one brother, Ellis GOODALE of Elkland; four sister's; Mrs. Norma PARKER of Vancouver, WA, Mrs. Nellie POTTER of Buffalo, MO, Mrs. Lona GOSS of Springfield and Mrs. Josephine CAPPS of Camdenton.
Her husband preceded her in death on June 12, 1965. She was also preceded in death by one brother, James Monroe GOODALE who passed away in 1936.
Mrs. THOMPSON spent the past 36 years at her farm home, seven miles north of Buffalo. She was a lover of outdoor life and her flowers and her garden. She was especially fond of fishing and enjoyed the sport before her health began to fail five years ago.
She was a member of the First Christian Church. She and her husband lived 35 years in Wichita, Kansas where Mr. Thompson had a sign and advertising business. They were loving companions always hunting and fishing together.
Funeral services were held Tuesday April 24, 1979 at 2 p.m. in the Montgomery Funeral Chapel with Rev. Harold MAYES officiating. Music was by Vernon and JoAnn VIETS who sang "In The Garden" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." Casketbearers were Don CLARY, C.G. DAVIES, Warren EISMAN, Harold MONTGOMERY, Dr. Herbert..sorry, it cuts off there.

Obituary regarding Thersia's daughter, June 13, 1993
Nellie F. (Goodale) POTTER Obituary:
Funeral services for Nellie F. POTTER were held at 2 p.m. Sunday June 13 in the Montgomery-Viets Chapel with Rev. Durward PENRY officiating. Music was by Vernon, JoAnn and Patsy VIETS, who sang "I Will Meet You in the Morning," "In The Garden" and "Just a Rose Will Do."
Casketbearer's were Wallace POTTER, Jack POTTER, Deryle POTTER, Dale POTTER, Kenneth POTTER and Ronnie MCDANIEL. Interment was in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.
Nellie F. POTTER was born March 2, 1901 at Ames, Okla; the daughter of Charles and Thersia (Davis) GOODALE. She died June 11, 1993 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield at the age of 92 years, three months and 9 days.
In 1907 she moved with her family to the Burtinville community in southern Dallas County. In her younger days she was baptized and joined the High Prairie Christian Church and after moving to Buffalo in 1962, she transferred her membership to the Buffalo First Christian Church.
On June 8, 1918 she was united in marriage with John W. POTTER at Buffalo. Two sons were born of this union. Mrs. POTTER was known for her good cooking and she especially enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She was a quiet person and dearly loved by all her family.
She is survived by two sons, of Fair Grove and Urbana;; one brother of Elkland; two sister's, of Springfield and Vancouver, WA; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John who died July 19, 1975; one brother, Jimmy GOODALE; and four sisters; Jewell and Sadie GOODALE, Dulcia THOMPSON and Josephine CAPPS.

NOTE: I am presently researching Charles Harvey GOODALE, his parents, James & Sarah GOODALE, his siblings and other GOODALE'S that cross my research path. I welcome any GOODALE information and I am more than happy to share all that I have!

I recently received a response to a GOODALE posting I had made, and have corresponded with the G-Grandson of James & Sarah GOODALE.
Now there are two of us tearing down the GOODALE Brick Wall! WELCOME COUSIN GERRY!

See the links below to Thersia (Davis) GOODALE'S parents and siblings.........Stop Back For More Updates.......


Her Parents; Monroe & Sarah (McHenry) DAVIS
Her Brother, William M. DAVIS
Her Brother, Samuel T. DAVIS
Her Sister, Alva (Birchfield) BRADFORD


His Parents; James & Sarah GOODALE
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