Kit Carson County, Colorado
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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Francis Albert and Mary J. (Mace) Goff, father John B. Goff, 6 South 43 West

Mary likely is related to William Franklin Mace, son of James Franklin Mace, who married Ada Clark in Iowa. 1870 Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, Peter Mace born in Prussia, 40, with Mary, 30, Indiana, have Mary 2 and Peter two months.
In 1877 Rochester, Indiana "Died: -Dec. 28th, wife of PETER MACE. Her death was caused by accidentally running an awl in her hand. Her remains will be taken to the Catholic grave yard near Monterey for interment."

Francis' father John Boyd Goff 1830-1896 is buried in Denver # 13465375.
John B. Goff timber-claimed a quarter in 13, 6S 44W in 1895.

Francis' mother Sarah Jane (Gough) Goff 1840-1910 is buried in Hamilton County, Nebraska # 15456318.

Francis A. Goff, age 25, married Mrs. Mary J. Mace, 23, in Burlington January 8, 1893, performed by minister J.M. Willis of Burlington.

Francis proved up a quarter in 19, 6 South, 43W in 1895.
In 1900 Jefferson County, Colorado, Frances A. Goff born Sept 1867 in Indiana, married seven years to Mary Jane Sept 1869 Indiana, have Cora May Jan 1894 and William O. Oct 1895. Francis is a dairy helper, and his mother Sarah J. Feb 1840 West Virginia is wtih them.
Mary J. Goff - Sept 17, 1869 - Nov 20, 1908 is buried in Denver Fairmont Block 79 # 92591825.
In 1910 Denver Francis A. Goff, 42, Indiana, is widowed, with Cora 16, William 14, Francis 9, and Alber 5 4, all kids born in Colorado.
Francis A. Goff married Mary J. Bertholdt in Denver Sept 1, 1913.
In 1920 Denver, Francis is 52, a laborer in a meat packing plant, with Mary J. 49 Illinois, Francis W. 19, Albert M. 13, both born in Colorado. Father-in-law Isiah Schmidt, 75, Germany, is with them.
In 1930 Denver, Francis is divorced, son Albert living with him. Both are laborers.
Francis A. and Mary J. Goff divorced in 1931 Denver County.
Francis Albert Goff, born Sept 11, 1867 in Indiana, died Dec 4, 1951 in Los Angeles, mother's maiden name Gough.
Francis W. Goff married Mildred Lazare June 22, 1929 in Jefferson County.
Francis W. 1900-1947 is buried in Denver # 98805967.

In 1940 Los Angeles, William Goff, 44, born in Colorado is a laborer, Ida May 38 Colorado is a walnut sheller. They have William 16, Mary 8, and Robert 6, all four born in Colorado. "Fracis" 73 widowed is living with them. So is Cora Haines, 46, divorced, who was in Akron Ohio in 1935.
Cora M. Goff married Arthur S. Haines January 25, 1913, recorded in Arapahoe County.
In 1920 Summit County, Ohio, Arthur 27 and Cora 26 have Nellie 6, Albert 45, both born in Colorado. Arthur's brothers Ralph and Edward and Earnest, all born in Colorado, and his father Arthur 57 are with them. So is Cora's brother William Goff 24.
All the males work at a rubber factory.
Cora M. Haines, born Jan 20, 1894 in Colorado, died May 11, 1971 in Los Angeles.
Mary Josephine Goff, daughter of Joseph Schmidt, born 1870 in Illinois, died July 31, 1954 in Los Angeles, to be buried in Inglewood Park.
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William F. Mace is farming in Kit Carson County in 1920, divorced, 59, born in Iowa.
James Franklin Mace, son of William Franklin Mace and Ada Clark, married Luda Ruth Ganoung in Goodland, ansas, April 12, 1914.
James F. Mace divorced Alice Mildred Mace in 1934 in Denver.
James' daughter Florence Marie 1915-1997 had married Glenn William McCormick in Colorado Sept 22, 1934, recorded in Kit Carson County., and they died in Oregon.
Children of Wm Franklin MACE and Ada Grace CLARK included:
Frederick Marion ("Fred") MACE (m. Minnie SPARKS ca 1925); Lewis Archibald ("Archie") MACE, (m. Gladys SHERWOOD); Florence Melinda MACE (m. Bill FLEGEOLLE) and James Franklin ("Frank") MACE (m. Luda Ruth GANOUNG 12 April 1914 in Ackworth or Indianola IA).
Daughters of Frank and Luda were Florence Marie ("Marie") MACE (my mother, b. 3 Feb 1915, m.(1) Glenn William McCORMICK in Burlington CO, September 1934, m.(2) Lowell Elson MILLER in the Dalles OR ca 1978, d. 13 Apr 1997 in Bly OR) and Mabel Ellen (now "MayeBelle") MACE (b. 31 July 1917, m.(1) Edward V. SCHANZ in Wasco Co, OR, m.(2) Thomas W. HAGGERTY). Both daughters were born near Kirk CO, attended high school in Stratton CO

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