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John Calvin Goheen

Male 1857 - 1909  (52 years)


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  • Name John Calvin Goheen 
    Born 30 Oct 1857  Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Ferguson Township 
    • 1900 Census data
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Pine Grove Mills, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Ferguson Township 
    • John is listed as 3 years old.
    Census 1870  Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Ferguson Township 
    • Listed as Calvin J. age 12.
    Religion 5 Mar 1871  Graysville, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Became a member of Upper Spruce Creek Church by Examination. 
    Address:
    Upper Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church 
    Census 27 Jun 1880  Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Ferguson Township 
    • John works on the family farm in Ferguson twp. He is 22 years old in 1880.
    Census 21 Jun 1900  Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Adams Avenue 
    • Merchant of dry goods and groceries, owns home free of debt. Lives next door to brother Johnathan.
    Note 18 Jun 1903  Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • It has been the custom for J Calvin Goheen to carry home in a tin box at the close of business each evening the unbanked cash and checks, proceeds of J C Goheen and Brother store in East Tyrone for one or more days. At about 9:30 o'clock Saturday evening as usual Mr Goheen after the store was closed, with the box in hand proceeded toward his home, 2232 Adams avenue, by was of Columbia avenue and Twenty-second street. Just after turning the corner from Columbia avenue onto Twenty-second street he passed a large man standing on the inside of the pavement, with cap pulled close over his eyes. Soon as Mr Goheen passed the man the latter followed him. Supposing that it was the purpose of the an to grab the money box Mr Goheen tightened his grip on it and increased his pace to a rapid walk for the purpose of getting past an ally, a short distance ahead, quickly as possible. Just before he had reached the alley however, another man smaller than the one following him, ran from the alley and with a heavy club struck Mr Goheen a severe blow across the breast just above the pit of the stomach.
      The blow knocked Mfr Goheen into the gutter at the edge of the pavement. He alighted on his back, and although the breath was knocked out of him for a moment, he did not lose consciousness nor presence of mind. In an instant the big fellow grabbed the prostrate man by the throat and proceeded to chock him, while the little one grabbed the money box and made a desperate effort to wrench it from the hand of Mr Goheen, but with a tremendous amount of strength concentrated on his grip of the box the latter kicked furiously and forced the big man to release his grip upon the neck, and step back a pace or two, like the coward that he evidently is. At the same moment the breath of Mr Goheen returned and with all the power he could summon yelled "Gardner," intending the outcry to reach John Gardner who lives with his mother in that locality. In the mean time, Mrs Goheen has been watching from an upstairs window of he home for the approach of her husband, and with an umbrella, as it was raining she was on her way to meet him when she heard his cry which she took to be "murder" instead of "Gardner." Mr Gardner and others living in the vicinity also thought it was a cry of murder. Mrs Goheen at one screamed, and several neighbors quickly ran to the street. At the same time the two men abandoned the effort to secure the money box ad escaped through the alley while a number of people gathered at the spot where the attack was made.
      The blow with the club and the grip of the villain on the neck left their marks upon the person of Mr Goheen and a soreness as well, but beyond that he was not injured. The shock to his nerves and to those of Mrs Goheen also was pretty severe. Mr Goheen remained at home all day Sunday but he is now at his store attending to business. It had been the custom of his clerk J K Fleck to keep a which of Mr Goheen on the way home at night, though the latter was not aware of it but having noticed Constable Stonebraker in the vicinity at the time the store closed he did not shadow his employer Saturday night. It being the pay day season, the box contained a large amount of cash and checks, a fact which the villains were evidently aware of, but fortunately they failed to capture the box and its contents, owing to their awkward way of going about the job and to the grit displayed by their would-by victim.
    Will 23 May 1907  Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Will of John Calvin Goheen Late of Tyrone Boro Deceased
      I john Calvin Goheen of Borough of Tyrone County of Blair and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make publish and declare this my last will an testament.
      First: I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Ida M Goheen, all my property real, personal and mixed, to b hers; except however a policy of insurance which I have on the life of my brother, Jonathan McWillams Goheen in the mystic Circle said policy being No A25673 for Three thousand Dollars ($3000), being payable to me and having been taken out for the purpose of pay notes held by the J Milliken Goheen estate against J C Goheen and Brother. If at the death of my brother Jonathan McWilliams Goheen, these notes have been paid then said insurance policy or any money realized thereon to go in payment of my debts the firm of J C Goheen ad Brother may at that time owe; but should there be no debts of said firm at the time of the death of my brother Jonathan McWilliams Goheen, then I give and bequeath said policy of insurance or any money that may be realized thereon to my wife Ida M Goheen.
      And Second: I do hereby constitute and appoint by wife, Ida M Goheen, executrix of this my last will and testament.
      And Third; it is my express desire and instruction that she shall not be required to make any report, statement or return of any direct to the Probate Court or any other authority.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand ad seal this 23 day of May A. D. 1907.
      Signed and sealed published and declared by the above named John Calvin Goheen as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who at his request made in his presence and in the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
      Charlotte Porter
      W H Miller
    Info 23 Sep 1907  Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • On probate of fathers estate J. Calvin was guradian of Isabelle G. Goheen.
    Died 31 Dec 1909  Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    • Name: John Calvin Goheen, merchant in Centre County, Diabitis, coma
      Birth Date: 30 Oct 1857, Place: Centre County, Pennsylvania
      Death Date: 31 Dec 1909, Place: Tyrone, Blair, Pennsylvania
      Father: John J Goheen, born Centre County
      Mother: Sarah Anna Rider, born Centre County
      Informant: Mrs Ida M Goheen of Tyrone
      Burial: 3 Jan Tyrone, Pennsylvania
      Certificate Number: 116130
    Buried Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Address:
    Grandview Cemetery 
    • Plot up next to woods right of entrance.
    Person ID I393  Goheen
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2017 

    Father John Jacobs Goheen,   b. 30 Aug 1818, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1907, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ann Rider,   b. Abt 1826, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1891, Ferguson Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1846  Gatesburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17, 18
    Address:
    Rev Musser, Ferguson Township 
    • Married by Rev Musser
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ida May McWilliams,   b. 23 Jul 1860, Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1934, Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1887  Graysville, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20, 21
    Address:
    Upper Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church 
    • J.C. Goheen of Rock Spring and Ida M McWilliams of Graysville married 16 Feb 1887. Witnesses, Robert Goheen and Bell McWilliams.
    Children 
     1. Paul Milliken Goheen,   b. 5 May 1888, Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1960, Rural Logan, Blair County, Pennsylvani Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Ruth Mae Goheen,   b. Nov 1889, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Boyd Goheen,   b. 17 Sep 1893, Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1950, White, Indiana County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. William McWilliams Goheen,   b. 27 Feb 1896, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1955, Herndon, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     5. Harry Rittenhouse Goheen,   b. 24 Aug 1902, Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1954, Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Robbery Gone Wrong
    Robbery Gone Wrong
    Attempted robbery of cash box

  • Sources 
    1. [S1053] Census 1900, Blair County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, town of Tyrone, ED 94, sheet 20, family 418, John C Goheen, NARA micropublication T623, roll1382 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1050] Census 1860, 1860 US Census, Centre County, Pennsylvania, Ferguson twp, family 1294, page 437, John J Goheen, NARA micropublication M653, roll 1090. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1051] Census 1870, 1870 US Census, Centre County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Ferguson Township, page 439, family 109, John J Goheen, NARA micropublication M593, roll 1321 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1052] Census 1880, 1880 US Census Centre County, Pennsylvavia, population schedule, Ferguson township, ED 237, family 28, line 1, page 416, Jno J Goheen, NARA micropublication T9, roll 1113 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S597] Newspaper Tyrone Herald, page 1; Attempt to Rob, J C Goheen.

    6. [S792] Will Blair County Pennsylvania, Volume N page 317-319; John Calvin Goheen.

    7. [S54] Wills, J Calvin Goheen # 7923 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S26] Democratic Watchman, 31 May 1907, Fathers Obituary (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S14] Obituary, Will of John C. Goheen in Blair County, Hollidaysburg, PA, Volumn N page 317 thru 319. (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S611] Probate Centre Pensylvania, John Calvin Goheen, Blair County Courthouse, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Will Book Volume N, pages 317-319 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S85] Bible Record Gardner, John Calvin Goheen died Dec 1909.

    12. [S86] Bible Record McWilliams.

    13. [S145] Death Certificate Pennsylvania, John Calvin Goheen; Blair County, Pennsylvania; #116139; December 1909.

    14. [S25] Tombstone inscriptions, Grandview Cemetery, Blair County, PA, Tyrone (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S26] Democratic Watchman, Democratic Watchman 31 May 1907, Obituary of J. J. Goheen (Reliability: 2).

    16. [S31] Marriages 1800-1850, PA, Page 118, (Reliability: 2).

    17. [S20] Centre County Library, PA, Spangler NB # 174 page 24 noted from Centre Democrate they were married 10 Mar 1846 (Reliability: 2).

    18. [S85] Bible Record Gardner, John J Goheen & Sara Anna Rider were married March 10, 1846.

    19. [S14] Obituary, Obituary for Ida M. Goheen, Newspaperclipping at Blair County Historical Society in Hollidaysburg, PA. (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S37] Church Records, J. C. Goheen to Ida M. McWilliams marriage, Upper Spruce Creek Church, Graysville, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Original record photocopy, May 2000. (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S85] Bible Record Gardner, J. C. Goheen & Ida M McWilliams were married Feb 16 1887.