William "Bill" GOODMAN

Male 1865 - 1954  (89 years)


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  • Name William "Bill" GOODMAN 
    Nickname Bill 
    Born 21 Nov 1865  Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    80th Birthday 21 Nov 1945  Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • 80th Birthday
      MR W. GOODMAN 74 YEARS AT LOWOOD
      Lowood.-Mr. William Goodman, sen., who celebrated his 80th birthday on Tuesday, was born at Bathurst, New South Wales, on November 21, 1865. He came to Lowood in 1871, when he was six years of age. With his mother and father he settled on the property on which he has lived ever since. It was all standing scrub, and he did much of the clearing of the property. As a young man he took on contracts of scrub felling and for a time worked on the railway in a fencing and repair gang after the 1893 flood. He was cane-cutting at Childers for a short time. Mr. Goodman remembers the 1893 flood, which took every building away with the exception of the Goodman home. All crops and fences went.
      LOGS ON THE RIVER
      The pine cut in the district was all rafted down the river from Goodman's lane. It was shot into the river. Many logs went into the water and never came up or stuck with one end up, and could not be moved.
      Mr. Goodman also tried his hand at carpentering. He helped to build St. James' Church of England at Lowood, and for a time worked on Hancock's saw bench at Lowood. When he came to Lowood it was only dense scrub. There were only surveyors' bridle tracks past his home, and to Fernvale. There were about 300 or 400 blacks about, and they used to meet and have their corroborees at the bora ring, where the Andrews family now live. Little black boys taught him to swim. Mr. Goodman laughed as he told of how he won a ploughing match at Lowood and was beaten by one furrow in the all-comers' match for the championship. He used two horses and a long-handled plough made by Mr. W. Bulow, of Fernvale.
      Mrs. Goodman, who was Miss Hilda Dennien, died two years ago. There are one son, six   daughters, 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
      FRIENDS' GOOD WISHES
      On Tuesday night between 70 and 80 friends and relatives of the Goodman family gathered, at the invitation of the family, at the home of Mr. W. Goodman, sen., to honour Mr. Goodman on his 80th birthday and offer good wishes. Many old friends met and exchanged reminiscences. Cards and dancing were enjoyed. Music was supplied by Messrs. H. Dennien, N. and V. Wendt (accordion), and Mr. H. Schulz (drums). The barn was used for dancing. It was brightened with evergreens and bougainvillea. At supper a beautifully-iced birthday cake, made by Miss Kate Goodman and iced by Mrs. Russell, was a feature. Vases of gerberas and antigonon beautified the tables. Mr. F. H. Kidd was chairman. After the loyal toast Mr. Kidd said everyone present was pleased to honour such a fine and worthy citizen as Mr. Goodman. They were all pleased to see him so hale and hearty. Mr. Alf. Scott (son-in-law) remarked that on Monday Mr. Goodman had been out on the farm planting maize. Mr. F. J. Gould also spoke. On behalf of the family, Mr. Kidd asked Mr. Goodman to accept a cosy arm chair and, on behalf of friends present, a fine array of gifts, with the hope that he would be long spared to make use of them. The guest of honour expressed his pleasure at being in the presence of so many old friends, and he thanked them for their gifts. The health of the Goodman family was drunk.
    Died 11 Dec 1954  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    • Ipswich General Hospital
    Buried 13 Dec 1954  Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Lowood Roman Catholic Cemetery, St Michael's
      Fairfield Rd (corner Klibbe Rd), Lowood
    GOODMAN, William & Hilda
    GOODMAN, William & Hilda
    Headstone, Lowood St Michaels Catholic Cemetery
    GOODMAN, William
    GOODMAN, William
    Headstone, Lowood St Michaels Catholic Cemetery
    Obituary 15 Dec 1954  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Queensland Times 

    • Mr. W. Goodman Passes
      Settled at Lowood 83 Years Ago
      LOWOOD, Dec. 13. -
      Mr. William Goodman, of Lowood, who passed away in the Ipswich General Hospital after being a patient there for the past three years, came to Lowood before the settlement received that name.

      He was born at Bathurst, New South Wales, on November 21, 1865, and came to Lowood at the age of six years.

      When the late Mr. Goodman came to Lowood the area was all part of the Tarampa district. It was not until the railway line came in 1885 that the name Lowood was placed on the local station - the first indication people had that the name had been changed from Tarampa.

      When the Goodman family came to settle they came up along the Fernvale-Wivenhoe route, and crossed the Brisbane River. They first went up the Lockyer to Mr. James West, sen., and stayed there a few weeks. The Watsons and Patricks were well established there by this time at what is now known as Clarendon, but at that time it was all known as Tarampa. Watsons took up land there in 1863 and, like the Patrick Brothers, were early pioneers of the cattle industry in the district. The Watsons and the Patricks still retain the old homesteads.

      When the Goodmans came to Lowood they took up a farm within a mile of the area which was later to become the Lowood township. Like other new settlers, they split slabs and shingles for their homes and all had ground floors.

      When Mr. Goodman was a youngster and reached school age he had to follow the river bank to Fernvale for his education. Several other boys accompanied him there and back each day. They often had to go into Fernvale and purchase groceries and carry them back over the six-miles journey.

      The Fernvale school was on the same site as it is now. A school was erected at Tarampa and many children walked there. Shortly afterwards a provisional school was built at Lowood.

      If the settlers wanted their mail they had to walk to Clarendon for it--at the Watson homestead. The mail came from Ipswich over the postman's track to Minden by a mail carrier on his way to Kilcoy.

      Mr. Jimmy England owned Tarampa Station, a property of 25,000 acres. The late Mr. Goodman had told of the difficulties in establishing a farm on the property they had. Maize and cotton were their first crops. Wallabies and bandicoots ate everything that was not enclosed and dingoes took pigs out of the sty at night.

      He was 17 years old before he saw a plough. He had seen the district progress from slab huts to modern homes, from bullock waggon transport to fast moving motor transport, and from the hoe to modern methods of tilling the soil.

      Mr. Goodman lived on the same farm for 80 years. He married Miss Hilda Dineen, of Minden. She died in January, 1943, at the age of 66 years.

      The late Mr. Goodman leaves a family of five daughters, Mesdames Arthur Neuendorf (East Ipswich), A. R. Scott (Clarendon), W. Vollbrecht (Lowood), and Norman Wendt (Prospect Street, Lowood), and Miss Kate Goodman (Main Street, Lowood); one son, Mr. William Goodman (Lowood); 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ernest Wenck (Ashgrove, Brisbane) is a sister.

      The funeral left the Roman Catholic Church, Lowood, for the Tarampa Catholic Cemetery on Sunday afternoon after a service conducted by Rev. Father Costello. who also officiated at the graveside.
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    Person ID I2456  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 

    Father Ubald GUTMANN,   b. Abt 1842, Säckingen, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary McGRATH,   b. Abt 1835, Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1924, Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married 16 Aug 1864  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hilda Anna Mary DENNIEN,   b. Abt 1876, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1943, Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1896  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Joseph James GOODMAN,   b. 12 Feb 1897, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1923, Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +2. Mary Ellen GOODMAN,   b. 18 Dec 1899, Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1978, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Blanche Agnes "Tot" GOODMAN,   b. 7 Apr 1901, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1988, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Hilda Emily Frances GOODMAN,   b. 13 Jul 1903, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1998, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     5. Cecilia Margaret GOODMAN,   b. 7 Dec 1904, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1985, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Catherine Eileen "Katie" GOODMAN,   b. 28 May 1906, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1990, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +7. William Henry Albert GOODMAN,   b. 6 Jun 1907, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1997, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     8. Evelyn Josephine GOODMAN,   b. 27 Nov 1908, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1996, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1865 - Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jul 1896 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps80th Birthday - 21 Nov 1945 - Lowood, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Dec 1954 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Dec 1954 - Lowood, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Queensland Times - 15 Dec 1954 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S200] Patricia Leonard, "Dennien/Goodman" e-mail message Word attachment to Jennifer Crockett, 4 May 2006, page 2.

    2. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 5898/1865.
      5898/1865
      GOODMAN WILLIAM
      HUBERT
      MARY
      BATHURST

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1945 '80th Birthday MR. W. GOODMAN 74 YEARS AT LOWOOD.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 23 November, p. 5 Edition: DAILY, viewed 5 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114618691.
      80th Birthday
      MR W. GOODMAN 74 YEARS AT LOWOOD
      Lowood.-Mr. Williamn Goodman, sen., who celebrated his 80th birthday on Tuesday, was born at Bathurst, New South Wales, on November 21, 1865. He came to Lowood in 1871, when he was six years of age. With his mother and father he settled on the property on which he has lived ever since. It was all standing scrub, and he did much of the clearing of the property. As a young man he took on contracts of scrub felling and for a time worked on the railway in a fencing and repair gang after the 1893 flood. He was cane-cutting at Childers for a short time. Mr. Goodman remembers the 1893 flood, which took every building away with the exception of the Goodman home. All crops and fences went.
      LOGS ON THE RIVER
      The pine cut in the district was all rafted down the river from Goodman's lane. It was shot into the river. Many logs went into the water and never came up or stuck with one end up, and could not be moved.
      Mr. Goodman also tried his hand at carpentering. He helped to build St. James' Church of England at Lowood, and for a time worked on Hancock's saw bench at Lowood. When he came to Lowood it was only dense scrub. There were only surveyors' bridle tracks past his home, and to Fernvale. There were about 300 or 400 blacks about, and they used to meet and have their corroborees at the bora ring, where the Andrews family now live. Little black boys taught him to swim. Mr. Goodman laughed as he told of how he won a ploughing match at Lowood and was beaten by one furrow in the all-comers' match for the championship. He used two horses and a long-handled plough made by Mr. W. Bulow, of Fernvale.
      Mrs. Goodman, who was Miss Hilda Dennien, died two years ago. There are one son, six   daughters, 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
      FRIENDS' GOOD WISHES
      On Tuesday night between 70 and 80 friends and relatives of the Goodman family gathered, at the invitation of the family, at the home of Mr. W. Goodman, sen., to honour Mr. Goodman on his 80th birthday and offer good wishes. Many old friends met and exchanged reminiscences. Cards and dancing were enjoyed. Music was supplied by Messrs. H. Dennien, N. and V. Wendt (accordion), and Mr. H. Schulz (drums). The barn was used for dancing. It was brightened with evergreens and bougainvillea. At supper a beautifully-iced birthday cake, made by Miss Kate Goodman and iced by Mrs. Russell, was a feature. Vases of gerberas and antigonon beautified the tables. Mr. F. H. Kidd was chairman. After the loyal toast Mr. Kidd said everyone present was pleased to honour such a fine and worthy citizen as Mr. Goodman. They were all pleased to see him so hale and hearty. Mr. Alf. Scott (son-in-law) remarked that on Monday Mr. Goodman had been out on the farm planting maize. Mr. F. J. Gould also spoke. On behalf of the family, Mr. Kidd asked Mr. Goodman to accept a cosy arm chair and, on behalf of friends present, a fine array of gifts, with the hope that he would be long spared to make use of them. The guest of honour expressed his pleasure at being in the presence of so many old friends, and he thanked them for their gifts. The health of the Goodman family was drunk.


      1945 '80th Birthday MR. W. GOODMAN 74 YEARS AT LOWOOD.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 23 November, p. 5 Edition: DAILY, viewed 5 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114618691

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1945 '80th Birthday MR. W. GOODMAN 74 YEARS AT LOWOOD.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 23 November, p. 5 Edition: DAILY, viewed 5 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114618691.
      80th Birthday
      MR W. GOODMAN 74 YEARS AT LOWOOD
      Lowood.-Mr. William Goodman, sen., who celebrated his 80th birthday on Tuesday, was born at Bathurst, New South Wales, on November 21, 1865. He came to Lowood in 1871, when he was six years of age. With his mother and father he settled on the property on which he has lived ever since. It was all standing scrub, and he did much of the clearing of the property. As a young man he took on contracts of scrub felling and for a time worked on the railway in a fencing and repair gang after the 1893 flood. He was cane-cutting at Childers for a short time. Mr. Goodman remembers the 1893 flood, which took every building away with the exception of the Goodman home. All crops and fences went.
      LOGS ON THE RIVER
      The pine cut in the district was all rafted down the river from Goodman's lane. It was shot into the river. Many logs went into the water and never came up or stuck with one end up, and could not be moved.
      Mr. Goodman also tried his hand at carpentering. He helped to build St. James' Church of England at Lowood, and for a time worked on Hancock's saw bench at Lowood. When he came to Lowood it was only dense scrub. There were only surveyors' bridle tracks past his home, and to Fernvale. There were about 300 or 400 blacks about, and they used to meet and have their corroborees at the bora ring, where the Andrews family now live. Little black boys taught him to swim. Mr. Goodman laughed as he told of how he won a ploughing match at Lowood and was beaten by one furrow in the all-comers' match for the championship. He used two horses and a long-handled plough made by Mr. W. Bulow, of Fernvale.
      Mrs. Goodman, who was Miss Hilda Dennien, died two years ago. There are one son, six   daughters, 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
      FRIENDS' GOOD WISHES
      On Tuesday night between 70 and 80 friends and relatives of the Goodman family gathered, at the invitation of the family, at the home of Mr. W. Goodman, sen., to honour Mr. Goodman on his 80th birthday and offer good wishes. Many old friends met and exchanged reminiscences. Cards and dancing were enjoyed. Music was supplied by Messrs. H. Dennien, N. and V. Wendt (accordion), and Mr. H. Schulz (drums). The barn was used for dancing. It was brightened with evergreens and bougainvillea. At supper a beautifully-iced birthday cake, made by Miss Kate Goodman and iced by Mrs. Russell, was a feature. Vases of gerberas and antigonon beautified the tables. Mr. F. H. Kidd was chairman. After the loyal toast Mr. Kidd said everyone present was pleased to honour such a fine and worthy citizen as Mr. Goodman. They were all pleased to see him so hale and hearty. Mr. Alf. Scott (son-in-law) remarked that on Monday Mr. Goodman had been out on the farm planting maize. Mr. F. J. Gould also spoke. On behalf of the family, Mr. Kidd asked Mr. Goodman to accept a cosy arm chair and, on behalf of friends present, a fine array of gifts, with the hope that he would be long spared to make use of them. The guest of honour expressed his pleasure at being in the presence of so many old friends, and he thanked them for their gifts. The health of the Goodman family was drunk.


      1945 '80th Birthday MR. W. GOODMAN 74 YEARS AT LOWOOD.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 23 November, p. 5 Edition: DAILY, viewed 5 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114618691

    5. [S73] Headstone transcription, Copyright 2005, Kerry Raymond and David Horton. http://www.ChapelHill.homeip.net.
      Hilda GOODMAN, wife mother, died 7 Jan 1943 aged 67 years; William GOODMAN, father, died 11 Dec 1954 aged 89 years
      [Photo 3 Dec 2005]

    6. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1954/C5089.
      1954/C5089
      William Goodman     
      Herbert     
      Mary

    7. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1954 'Mr. W. Goodman Passes.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 15 December, p. 6 Edition: Daily, viewed 9 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118440213.
      Mr. W. Goodman Passes
      Settled at Lowood 83 Years Ago
      LOWOOD, Dec. 13. -
      Mr. William Goodman, of Lowood, who passed away in the Ipswich General Hospital after being a patient there for the past three years, came to Lowood before the settlement received that name.

      He was born at Bathurst, New South Wales, on November 21, 1865, and came to Lowood at the age of six years.

      When the late Mr. Goodman came to Lowood the area was all part of the Tarampa district. It was not until the railway line came in 1885 that the name Lowood was placed on the local station - the first indication people had that the name had been changed from Tarampa.

      When the Goodman family came to settle they came up along the Fernvale-Wivenhoe route, and crossed the Brisbane River. They first went up the Lockyer to Mr. James West, sen., and stayed there a few weeks. The Watsons and Patricks were well established there by this time at what is now known as Clarendon, but at that time it was all known as Tarampa. Watsons took up land there in 1863 and, like the Patrick Brothers, were early pioneers of the cattle industry in the district. The Watsons and the Patricks still retain the old homesteads.

      When the Goodmans came to Lowood they took up a farm within a mile of the area which was later to become the Lowood township. Like other new settlers, they split slabs and shingles for their homes and all had ground floors.

      When Mr. Goodman was a youngster and reached school age he had to follow the river bank to Fernvale for his education. Several other boys accompanied him there and back each day. They often had to go into Fernvale and purchase groceries and carry them back over the six-miles journey.

      The Fernvale school was on the same site as it is now. A school was erected at Tarampa and many children walked there. Shortly afterwards a provisional school was built at Lowood.

      If the settlers wanted their mail they had to walk to Clarendon for it--at the Watson homestead. The mail came from Ipswich over the postman's track to Minden by a mail carrier on his way to Kilcoy.

      Mr. Jimmy England owned Tarampa Station, a property of 25,000 acres. The late Mr. Goodman had told of the difficulties in establishing a farm on the property they had. Maize and cotton were their first crops. Wallabies and bandicoots ate everything that was not enclosed and dingoes took pigs out of the sty at night.

      He was 17 years old before he saw a plough. He had seen the district progress from slab huts to modern homes, from bullock waggon transport to fast moving motor transport, and from the hoe to modern methods of tilling the soil.

      Mr. Goodman lived on the same farm for 80 years. He married Miss Hilda Dineen, of Minden. She died in January, 1943, at the age of 66 years.

      The late Mr. Goodman leaves a family of five daughters, Mesdames Arthur Neuendorf (East Ipswich), A. R. Scott (Clarendon), W. Vollbrecht (Lowood), and Norman Wendt (Prospect Street, Lowood), and Miss Kate Goodman (Main Street, Lowood); one son, Mr. William Goodman (Lowood); 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ernest Wenck (Ashgrove, Brisbane) is a sister.

      The funeral left the Roman Catholic Church, Lowood, for the Tarampa Catholic Cemetery on Sunday afternoon after a service conducted by Rev. Father Costello. who also officiated at the graveside.

      1954 'Mr. W. Goodman Passes.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 15 December, p. 6 Edition: Daily, viewed 9 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118440213

    8. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1896/000963.
      Surname: Dennien
      Given Names: Hilda Anne Mary
      Event: M
      Father/Spouse Surname: Goodman
      Mother/Spouse Given Names: William
      Date: 1896-07-28
      Reference: 1896/ 000963