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Richard Albert Goheen

Male 1906 - 1982  (75 years)


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  • Name Richard Albert Goheen 
    Born 28 Apr 1906  Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Address:
    Harris Township 
    • Richard filled out a delayed birth certificate using as supporting evidence the baptismal record and notarized statement from his mother.
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 9 Feb 1907  Lemont, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Spring Creek Presbyterian Church 
    Census 22 Apr 1910  Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Harris Township 
    • His father Matthew W. Goheen was age 33 and married 8 years. He was born in Pennsylvania and parents were born in Pennsylvania and is a general farmer.
      Mary S, his mother, age 32 has had 1 child. She was born in Pennsylvania as were her parents. Richard was listed as their son age 3. Forest Dry a hired boy was age 13 and born in Pennsylvania. Forest was a close friend of the family and included in the will of Matthew and Mary.
    Census 16 Jan 1920  Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Loop Road 
    • Matthew W Goheen age 53 married at the age 23. The family does not own a radio, their home is valued at $3500, born in Pennsylvania, Math is a bus driver for a bus line (bus line from State College to Lewistown). Mary A. wife age 53 married at age 23 born in Pennsylvania and parents born in Pennsylvania.
    Education Between 1924 and 1928  State College, Centre County, Pennsylvavia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Penn State College 
    • received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Was on the Penn State wresling team. Have copy of ROTC training from 1924 to 1926. Completed basic course Infantry Branch, Senior Division, Reserve Officers Training Corps...perform duties of Sergeant Infantry in the Organized Reserves.
    Census 1930  Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Blair Township 
    • Richard age 24 married at age 21 born in Pennsylvania as parents, is civil engineer for State highway department. Rents house for $25/ month and has a radio. Lorraine V age 23 married at age 21, born in Pennsylvania as parents.
    Residence Between 1934 and 1941  Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Address:
    309 Locust St 
    • I, Elizabeth L. Albright went back and located this house. It now has an enclosed front porch. The photo's from 1930's still define the house and area.
      Dick
      Born - Mercy Hospital Altoona Pa June 28, 1931
      Sept. 1931 moved to 1132 Church St. Indiana Pa
      Sept 1934 moved to 390 Locust St. Indiana Pa
      Sept 1941 moved to 5342 Cornell Ave Chicago
      June 1942 moved to Boalsburg
      Sept 1942 moved to 233 Prospect Ave. State College
      June 1943 moved to 738 [W] College Ave State College
      Sept 1946 moved to Hotel Baker (Mrs Terry) Deming N.M.
      June 1947 738 W. College Ave
      Sept 1947 moved to 322 S. Nickle (Laura Gardner) Deming N.M.
      June 1949 moved to 89 Kenney Ave Sharon Hill
      Sept 1949 University of New Mexico
      June 1950 Joined Air Force
      We moved to 1400 Melrose Ave Dec 1951
    Census 1940  Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    309 Locust Street 
    • 390 Locust Street
      Richard A Goheen age 33 is Draftman for St Highway Department, completed 4 years college lived in same place in 1935 rent $30/month has a radio
      Lorraine age 33 wife, completed 3 years of college
      Richard M age 8, completed 2 years of school
      Elizabeth L age 4
    Social Security Number 29 May 1941  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Day & Zimmerman Inc 
    • Social Security Application; Had just ended working as Draftsman for Pennsylvania Department of Highways on this day of application. I do not know what he was thinking but he put Sarah Mary Hosterman as his mother and it was Mary Sophia Hosterman. Men are just not interested in genealogy and the importance of facts. When he applied for his social security card the family was living at 390 Locust St, Indiana, Pennsylvania. Dad was able to get a better job for Day and Zimmerman a firm that sent him to Brazil to work along the Amazon designing air ports for the United States Government for the war effort. Dad was unable to enlist (4F) when the war broke out and he wanted to contribute to the effort and this was his way.
    Residence 24 Sep 1942  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    5340 Cornell Ave 
    Note 5 May 1943  Brazil Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    along the Amazon River 
    • Dad was there for 2 years in the jungle. It was primitive living with no electricity. The army cooked for them until everyone revolted and the navy took over. Occasionally he would get out of the jungle to Reciefe or Belen.
    Residence Between 1945 and 1947  Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dad worked in Harrisburg, but came home every week-end on the Grayhound bus. I would walk to the bus station and meet him and we would walk home together.
    Residence Between 1948 and 1978  Sharon Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1400 Melrose Ave 
    • Working for Damon and Foster designing bridges and roadways
    Misc 1954  Philadelphia, Philadelphia City, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    Masonic Grand Lodge 
    • Dad was an active member of the Free and accepted Masons. He was especially proud to became a 33rd degree Mason.
    Name Rit or in college Tuffy Goheen 
    Residence Between 1978 and 1982  Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    107 E. Pine 
    • at the time of their 50th wedding anniversary their children and family moved their parents from Sharon Hill to Boalsburg. They moved into the home of Lorraine's parents that was the home of their parents.
    Died 19 Jan 1982  State College, Centre County, Pennsylvavia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14
    • Cause of death was Non-insulin dependent diabetes according to the death certificate. Dad had may strokes for the year precious to his death. He had emphysema, and had a lung removed just before death. Mom devoted her life to taking care of Dad the last few years.
      Obituary:
      Goheen Services
      Funeral services for Richard A Goheen, 75, of 107 E Pine St., Boalsburg, who died at Centre Community Hospital Tuesday at 4:48 a.m., will be at the Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St, State College, Friday at 2 pm
      Mr. Goheen was born April 28, 1906, in Boalsburg, a son of Matthew and Mary S Hosterman Goheen. On Aug. 25, 1928, he married the former Lorraine Myers, who survives with a son Richard M. and a daughter, Elizabeth L. Albright, both of Albuquerque, N.M. Also surviving are two grandchildren.
      Mr Goheen was a 1930 graduate of Penn State in civil engineering and for most of his life was employed as a consulting engineer in the Philadelphia area. He retired in 1974 and moved back to Boalsburg in 1978.
      He was a member of St. John's United church of Christ, Boalsburg. He was a member and past master of F AM Richmond Lodge 230 of Philadelphia and a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Consistory of the Valley of Philadelphia.
      Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, Boalsburg.
    Buried 22 Jan 1982  Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Boalsburg Cemetery 
    • Services were held at the Koch funeral home by Rev. William H. Rader. Interment was in the Boalsburg Cemetery.
    Person ID I268  Goheen
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2015 

    Father Matthew Woods Goheen,   b. 8 Dec 1876, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1941, Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Sophia Hosterman,   b. 22 Apr 1877, Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1956, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1902  Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Address:
    Rev. Black 
    • Matthey W Goheen 25 yr, Boalsburg
      Mary S Hosterman 24 yr, Boalsburg
      Parents: Wm M and Catherine Goheen
      A. A. and Elizabeth Hosterman
      Minister, A. A. Black, 17 February 1902.
      Married by A. A. Black of the Reform Church in Boalsburg, PA. The record in the family bible has the date erased but confirmation of the date with the church records show the corrected date in the bible is the correct one.
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lorraine Virginia Myers,   b. 20 Aug 1906, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1986, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1928  Cumberland, Cumberland County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 19
    • they eloped with the help of their friends. Everyone pushed Richard's parent's car a block away before cranking (starting) it for the trip to Cumberland, Maryland. Elizabeth, Lorraine's sister, was to inform the parents' the next day.
    Children 
     1. Richard Myers Goheen,   b. 28 Jun 1931, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 2011, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Living
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F88  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S972] Birth Registration footnote, Richard Albert Goheen, FHL microfilm 170352, Delayed certificate (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1056] Census 1910, 1910 US Census, Centre County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Harris twp, ED 21, family 110, line 16, page 253, Matthew W Goheen, NARA microublication, roll 1325 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S972] Birth Registration footnote, Richard Albert Goheen FHL Microfilm 170352, Delayed certificate (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1055] Census 1920, 1920 US Census, Centre County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Loop Road, ED 23, family 114, line 47, page 247, Matthew Goheen, NARA micropublication T625, roll 1548 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S41] Military Record, ROTC training certificate (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1054] Census 1930, 1930 US Census, Blair County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Blair twp, ED 17, family 340, line 43, page 104, Richard A Goheen, NARA micropublication T626, roll 2003 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S21] Oral communication, Personnal Experience - lived here for the first 5 years of my life,(Elizabeth Goheen Albright). (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S386] FreeForm, Note written by Lorraine M Goheen listing the dates or residence for her son Dick.

    9. [S1057] Census 1940, 1940 US census, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Indiana Boro, Ward 2, ED 32-43 line 16, household 309, Sheet 14A, page 659, Richard A Goheen, NARA miropublication T627, roll 3517 (Reliability: 3).
      Images on Familysearch.org

    10. [S1034] Familysearch .org, "Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FFTC-QN6 : accessed 19 Mar 2013), Richard Albert Goheen, 1943 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S21] Oral communication, Personal Experience with my Dad. Have his Masonic Metals. (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S4] Death Certificate, Richard A Goheen||2669947, Centre County, Pennsylvania (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S14] Obituary, Richard A. Goheen, obituray, Centre Daily Times, 19 Jan 1982, Centre County Library and Historical Museum, Spangler Scrapbook 1982. (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S103] SSDI, -191-16-9000.

    15. [S15] Bible of Goheen family, Entered into the Goheen family bible. (Reliability: 2).

    16. [S23] News paper, Centre Democrate; Jan 23, 1941 (Reliability: 2).

    17. [S24] Reformed Church Records Boalsburg, LDS Film # 1671238 hand written orginal, photocopied (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S11] Marriage License, Marriage License, Book 11, page 570, # 5580, Centre County Library and Historical Museum, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S11] Marriage License, Richard Albert Goheen and Lorraine Virginia Myers, Allegany County, Maryland (Reliability: 3).