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GOODRICH Mary (Pinky) Elizabeth

GOODRICH Mary (Pinky) Elizabeth

Female 1884 - 1976  (91 years)

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  • Name GOODRICH Mary (Pinky) Elizabeth 
    Born 18 Aug 1884  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Heirlooms Bible, Faye Howard 
    • Faye has Grandmother's Bible
    Heirlooms Dining Room, Gene Harris 
    • Gene has Grandmother's dining room furniture.
    Heirlooms Rocker, Gene Harris 
    • Gene has Grandmother's fancy rocking chair
    Occupation Homemaker 
    Reference Number
    Died 10 Jun 1976  Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: CVA (cerebral vascular accident) 
    Address:
    312 N. Meadow St.
    Richmond, VA 23237 
    Buried Waverly, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bliley Funeral Home to Purviance Funeral Home in Wakefield
    Notes 
    • See Herbert for full notes.

      When they moved to Richmond, She made Herbert build a high wooden privacy fence around the backyard and she kept chickens. I remember her in her apron chasing a chicken around the yard, so we would have fresh chicken for lunch one Sunday. She made the biscuits and dessert (banana pudding) and Calvin would always fry the chicken in an old high side cast iron skillet. There were family dinners one Sunday a month.

      Grandmother slept in an old feather bed that she loved and wouldn't sleep in a regular bed at all. She kept her snuff can under the bed.

      Grandmother by Faye Howard:
      You asked me about things I remember about Grandmother too. Here it is. Grandmother would always crouch down to use the phone. She could touch her toes at 80ty. Her nick name was "Pinky". She loved to dip snuff, but she hid in her bedroom so we wouldn't see her spit. She loved to play Canasta, which she taught many of us to play, and taught us how to eat King Syrup mixed with butter on bread that was delicious. She was a homebody and kept the home very clean. She made a beautiful quilt with Granddad, Granddad's Dog and mule or horse, Thelma, Calvin, others on it chickens, flowers and so much more. She made it out of the old clothes and scratch material she found laying around. She was a very good sewer. Grandmother loved her flowers and bushes, she was on the quiet side but carried a big bat. When the children at Fox School would kick a kickball, bat a baseball or throw a basketball in her back yard she would run them out of the yard and later return them to the Principal after we played with them for a while. She would be so upset because the children would climb the fence, breaking it sometimes and killing her plants and flowers stepping or jumping on them. The children use to call her the Wicked Witch. Grandmother nor I ever forgot what I am about to tell you and she even talked to Mom about it when she was dying that she never forgot the day I stood up to her with my hands on my hips and told her, "I could be just a stubborn as she was", then I walked out of the house across the street by myself and bought me some candy and ate it before I walked back into the house to get my punishment for not obeying her. You see Grandmother, even when I thought I was too old for naps, made me take one. She would let Joanie go across the street and buy some candy when they thought I was asleep. I finally got tired of just pretending I would sleep and got up when Joanie came back into the house with her candy in hand. I told Grandmother I was going to get me some. Well, she said I was not unless Joanie took me across the street. Joanie decided she would not take me across the street until she was ready too. Then Grandmother said I could not go. That's when I said what I did and did what I did. Would I do it again. "Yes", even though my Daddy gave me the biggest and worse spanking of my life for not respecting my Grandmother and for not doing what she said to do, and I really couldn't go to school and sit down for a week. Grandmother felt so bad that the next time I came over she said, I am really sorry Faye that I told Linwood about everything. I really didn't know he would beat you like that." Of course, I am a Scorpio and we hold grudges for a long time but she knew that day that I was really hurt by the way she and Joanie acted but I forgave her for telling Dad. She wrote articles to the newspapers and I will always remember the one about the verse from the King James Version on, "Spare Not the Rod". I will look up that verse and let you know it as soon as I can. She was very political too and would speak her mind in articles she wrote to the paper. Lynn and Mary were also very political and wrote things. They learned this from Grandmother. She have premonitions. She called Mom early one morning and asked Mom if she had talked to me recently or heard from me. Mom said no and asked why. Grandmother said something is really wrong you should call her. Mom did and I told her I had a miscarriage and was going to tell her about it when I felt better. She told me Grandmother knew something was wrong and that was why she called her and told her to call me. Grandmother told me other times when she knew something was going to happen and they did. Grandmother was Grandmother, I loved her, accepted her and am proud she was my "Grandmother" when I got old enough to understand life a little better instead of through a child's eye that's when I could understand her better.     
               
    • (Medical):She broke her hip at 88 years old and was up and walking within 2 years.
    Person ID I682  Booth Family
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2017 

    Father GOODRICH Benjamin Taylor, Sr.,   b. 19 Jun 1851, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1930, Petersburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother BOOTH Ella Gertrude,   b. 13 Feb 1858, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1931, Petersburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1876  Weldon, Halifax County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Family Source

      Aunt Stella said they ran away to get married

      LVA Catalogs
      Title Goodrich, B. T., Surry County; Booth, E. G., married, Weldon, North Carolina.          
      Note Petersburg Index and Appeal (Petersburg, Va. : Daily) (Film 106).          
      Note August 28, 1876, page 2, column 2.          
      Other FormatAvailable on microfilm from the Library of Virginia.          
      Biog./Hist. Note A proper name and subject index covering more than 40 newspaper titles primarily published in Petersburg, Va., 1797-1877. Originally a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, the card index, from which this database was created, is comprised of 43,810 typed 3 x 5 cards with detailed entries for proper names and subjects including births, marriages, deaths, property sales, and chancery suits. Local events are covered in great detail, including the period of reconstruction following the Civil War.          
      Subject - PersonalGoodrich, P. T.          
      Booth, E. G.          
      Genre/FormMarriages.          
      SubjectPetersburg (Va.) -- Indexes.          
      Petersburg (Va.) -- Newspapers -- Indexes.          
      Added EntryLibrary of Virginia.          
      Petersburg Public Library (Petersburg, Va.)          
      Added TitlePetersburg Public Library newspaper index, 1797-1877.          
               
      System Number001462481          
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HORNE Herbert Raines,   b. 26 Dec 1880, Newville, Prince George, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1956, Richmond, VA (MCV Hosp) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1907  Halifax, Halifax, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The way that he and grandmother left to get married is a classic, just like a romantic novel. On a cold, blustery, snowy 28th day of January, 1907, Grandfather, at the stroke of midnight, placed a ladder against the side of the farmhouse and grandmother climbed down to go marry Herbert. They took the horse and carriage that he had waiting through three (3) feet of snow to the train station in Waverly, Virginia. There they took a train to Halifax, NC and stayed at the Roanoke Hotel, where they were married by J. L. Fenner, Justice of the Peace on January 28th, 1907. Mrs. W. A. Sater was both the proprietress and witness. Mary Virginia Horne Howard remembers that the next morning, one of the kids went downstairs and told their mother, Ella Gertrude Booth Goodrich that Pinkie (Mary Goodrich) wasn't in her room. As the family started to search for her, her father Benjamin Taylor Goodrich, said,' there ain't no need to look for her, she's run away to get married, haven't you seen her making all these new clothes?'. Mary Virginia doesn't remember which of the kids told their mother about Pinkie (Mary) being gone. However it was the one that slept in the room with Mary Goodrich and my guess would be Stella, as they were the closest of the kids and remained so throughout life.
    Children 
     1. HORNE Died at Birth,   b. 8 Jan 1909,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. HORNE Herbert Calvin, Sr.,   b. 8 Jan 1909, Sussex County, VA (Milton Farm/Rt. 460) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1993, Chesterfield County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. HORNE Thelma Elizabeth,   b. 17 Apr 1911, Disputanta, Sussex County, VA Milton Farm/Rt. 460 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1980, Chesapeake, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. HORNE Evelyn Mae,   b. 21 Jul 1913, 237 S. Beaver Dam Rd, Waverly, Sussex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1994, Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. HORNE George Landon,   b. 20 Sep 1918, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 2001, Richmond, VA (Chimborazo Hospital) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. HORNE Mary Virginia,   b. 22 Jun 1922, Waverly, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 2002, Chesterfield County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 5 May 2011 
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jan 1907 - Halifax, Halifax, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: CVA (cerebral vascular accident) - 10 Jun 1976 - Richmond, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Waverly, Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Goodrich: Mary Elizabeth Horne, Grandmother
    Goodrich: Mary Elizabeth Horne, Grandmother
    Taken in the 1960's at her daughter Eveyln's house on Meadow St., in Richmond, Va
    Horne: Herbert Raines Farm 1
    Horne: Herbert Raines Farm 1
    Herbert and Mary's 1st farm, located outside of Disputanta, Va. Herbert Calvin Horne Sr, Thelma and Evelyn were born here.
    Horne: Herbert and Mary
    Horne: Herbert and Mary
    Early Portrait taken in Petersburg, Va
    Horne: Herbert and Mary on the Waverly Farm
    Horne: Herbert and Mary on the Waverly Farm
    With Herbert's dog "Spot" that was always with him
    Horne: Evelyn Horne Harris
    Horne: Evelyn Horne Harris
    and her son Eugene "Gene" Harris at a family dinner on Addison Street in Richmond, Va (Note: William Fox Elementary School playground is now where the house used to be). Grandaddy Horne is in the far right corner by the window.

    Documents
    Goodrich: History (ours)
    Goodrich: History (ours)
    Births, Marriages and Deaths from a page from an unknown source. Handwritten. Unknown where this came from our where the original is.

    Headstones
    Goodrich: Mary Elizabeth Horne
    Goodrich: Mary Elizabeth Horne
    Tombstone at Waverly Cemetery
    Horne: Family Plot
    Horne: Family Plot
    Waverly Cemetery

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] Horne family Bible.

    2. [S229] Gene C. Harris Evelyn Horne Harris.