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Re: Bertha Coonrod Goode in Texas (born 1890's)
Posted by: Charlotte Coonrod Wells Date: December 07, 2001 at 09:05:41
In Reply to: Re: Bertha Coonrod Goode in Texas (born 1890's) by Charlotte Coonrod Wells of 724

Sandy, my mother is here with me and I shall attempt to tell you what she remembers about Bertha Coonrod Goode. My motber's name is Celia Peterson Coonrod and she married my father, Earnest Raymond Coonrod on Nov. 5, 1940. My father died in 1996.

Bertha Coonrod Goode was a daughter of George Coonrod and her biological mother died when she was a very small child. Aunt Dixie Phillips married George and raised Bertha as her only child. Mother knew Aunt Dixie very well. She was a school teacher, a Christian, and mother was with Aunt Dixie when she died in Celeste, Texas in the mid 50's. Aunt Dixie had married again to John W. Saye after Uncle George's death. Bertha was married to Roy Goode and had three children, a boy (unknown) and 2 girls (names Georgie & Dorothy). Bertha went blind in later years. Mother seems to remember that they lived south of Greenville, possibly with one of the daughters. The last time mother saw Roy was in Greenville in the late 50's and later heard that he had passed away. Bertha preceded Roy in death and mother doesn't know where they are buried. You might find connections in the Leonard Cemetery, south Fannin County, Texas, where Uncle George and Aunt Dixie are buried. Mother seems to remember possibly a baby borned to Bertha and buried in this family plot. The plot belonged to my grandfather, William Layfayette Coonrod, known by most as "Uncle Bill Coonrod".

Mother thinks Dorothy was married to a Bill Humphrey. How are you connected with Bertha Coonrod Goode? That is about all Mom can recall at this time. Hope this helps you. If you would like to share any information about what else you have learned of the early Coonrod ancestors, I would love to know. Charlotte Coonrod Wells


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