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Robert {Bob} Goodman

Male 1928 - 2010  (81 years)


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  • Name Robert {Bob} Goodman  [1
    Born 11 Oct 1928  Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt 1929  Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1930  Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 1; Age: 1 9/12; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
    Residence 1935  Yellowstone, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 11; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 11; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
    Death 28 Feb 2010  [8
    • Age: 81
    Race White  [9
    Name Robert {Bob} Goodman  [10
    Reference Number 11804 
    Residence Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 28 Feb 2010  Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Siblings
    1. Sadie (Goodman) Robertson,   b. 17 Dec 1919, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 2014, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    2. George Edward Goodman,   b. 27 May 1920,   d. 7 May 1978, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    3. Louis (Stub) Goodman,   b. 16 Apr 1922, Toppenish, Yakima, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1989, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    4. Howard Willard {Swede} Goodman,   b. 22 Dec 1923, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 2006, Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    5. Virgil Vern {Son} Goodman,   b. 28 Mar 1925, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1994, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    6. Virginia Rose {Sis} Goodman,   b. 24 Dec 1926, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 2003, Bethel, Kitsap, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    7. Kenneth {Babe} Goodman,   b. 28 Jan 1931, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 2007, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Person ID I11804  kukkusfamilies
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2018 

    Father Adam {Gutmann} Goodman,   b. 19 Jan 1898, Brunnethal, Samara, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1972, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anna Barbara Kukes,   b. 10 Dec 1898, Kukkus, Samara, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1985, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1 Apr 1918  Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Per Tannya Goodman-
      One thing about the marriage certificate for Anna and Adam, that my mom told me, Grampa lied about his age. Anna could marry at 18, but the men were suppose to be 21. He was only 20. He was born at beginning of 1898, she at end of 1898.

      Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950 for Adam Goodman

      Name: Adam Goodman
      Titles & Terms:
      Event:
      Marriage
      Event Date: 01 Apr 1918
      Event Place: Billings, Yellowstone, Montana
      Age: 21 NOTE: lied about age.
      Marital Status: Single
      Previous Spouse:
      Race: White
      Birth Date:
      Birthplace:
      Brunnendahl, Russia
      Estimated Birth Year: 1897 NOTE: 1898
      Father: John Goodman
      Father's Titles & Terms:
      Mother: Kathrina Harding NOTE: some records as Hartung
      Mother's Titles & Terms:
      Paternal Grandfather:
      Paternal Grandmother:
      Maternal Grandfather:
      Maternal Grandmother:
      Additional Relatives:

      Spouse: Anna Kukes
      Spouse's Titles & Terms:
      Spouse's Age: 19
      Spouse's Marital Status:
      Single
      Spouse's Race: White
      Spouse's Birth Date:
      Spouse's Birthplace: Kukes, Russia
      Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1899 NOTE: 1898
      Spouse's Father: Conrad Kukes
      Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms:
      Spouse's Mother: Marie Schmill NOTE: mother was Marie Susanna Schmidt. It was
      Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms: hard to read handwriting on marriage license
      Spouse's Paternal Grandfather: so can see how they made the mistake.
      Spouse's Paternal Grandmother:
      Spouse's Maternal Grandfather:
      Spouse's Maternal Grandmother:

      Volume/Page/Certificate Number:
      P 634 CN 5734
      Film Number:
      1943758
      Digital Folder Number:
      4351485
      Image Number:
      897
    Photos
    goodman kukes 04011918
    goodman kukes 04011918
    Family ID F3538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Russell Allen Goodman,   b. 20 Nov 1954, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 2014, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    +3. Living
    +4. Living
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F3542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1928 - Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1929 - Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 1; Age: 1 9/12; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son - 1930 - Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Yellowstone, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 11; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son - 1 Apr 1940 - Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 11; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son - 1 Apr 1940 - Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Feb 2010 - Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
    1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30
    1930 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
    1930 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Billings, Yellowstone, Montana; Roll: 1264; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0010; Image: 814.0; FHL microfilm: 2340999
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    beet train
    beet train
    image provided by Tannya Goodman- "Beet Train at Clearmont, Sheridan County, Sheridan, Wyoming". My dad, uncles, aunts, grandparents all picked beets. The family tells how my dad who was the baby of the family was taken to the beet fields in a wagon. Everyone took turns taking care of him. My dad tells how his mom would reinforce his pants at the knees because they crawled on their knees to pick. He started picking beets as soon as he was able to. As an adult, one of my dad's last jobs was working for Holly Sugar coating their experimental beet seeds. But as a young boy and man, his family ranched before my dad went into the service."
    goodman robt ken virginia
    goodman robt ken virginia
    Photo provided by Tannya Goodman- Robert (Bob), Virginia (Sis), Sadie, Kenneth (Babe) Goodman
    goodman adam and others
    goodman adam and others
    photo provided by Tannya Goodman- Grampa (Adam Goodman) , Gramma (Anna {Kukes} Goodman), Kenneth (Babe) Goodman, Robert (Bob) Goodman, Virginia (Sis) {Goodman} Bury.
    goodman bob ken virg
    goodman bob ken virg
    photo provided by Tannya Goodman- Left to Right: Robert (Bob) Goodman, Kenneth (Babe) Goodman, and Virginia (Sis) [Goodman] Bury.
    goodman kenneth 3
    goodman kenneth 3
    photo provided by Tannya Goodman- Kennth (Babe) Goodman - Back row - very left. Look at that blonde hair! Robert (Bob) Goodman next to him. Virginia (Sis) {Goodman} Bury front row very right. Think at school.
    goodman bob ken
    goodman bob ken
    photo provided by Tannya Goodman- Robert (Bob) Goodman and Kenneth (Babe) Goodman - Wonder what mischief he (dad) was planning!

  • Notes 
    • http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/robert-goodman/article_452eb434-2b1a-11df-ba2d-001cc4c03286.html

      March 09, 2010 12:00 am
      SHERIDAN, Wyo. - Robert Goodman, 81, of Sheridan, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in Mesa, Ariz.

      Robert was born Oct. 11, 1928, in Billings, to Adam and Anna (Kukes) Goodman. When Robert was 9, the family moved to Big Horn, Wyo., where he attended school. In 1949, Adam and Anna purchased the Pony Track Ranch on Lower Prairie Dog Road and the family moved there. Robert lived and worked on the ranch until 1958.

      On Sept. 23, 1950, Robert married Norma Louise Neff. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September. Robert and Norma had four children.

      In 1959, Robert and Norma purchased the Skelly Gas Station on North Main Street. They operated the gas station until 1972, when they sold it to Robert’s brother Louis. Robert and Norma then purchased the Mobile Home Estates Park and operated it until 1994. He also owned and operated Bob’s Mobile Wash. Robert was also a fuel hauler for Maverick Country Stores for 10 years. Robert retired in 2002, and he and Norma began traveling. They had spent the last eight winters in Arizona.

      Robert enjoyed snowmobiling in the Big Horns - he was the first president of the Big Horn Mountain Snomads - and water skiing at Lake DeSmet. He enjoyed time with his family. He was a member of the Sheridan Elk’s Lodge.

      He is survived by his wife and four children, Jim, Denver; Russell, Sheridan; Ruth Grevesen (Steve), Greeley, Colo.; and Cindy Pilch (Tom), Sheridan. Also five grandchildren, Richelle Grevesen-O’Neil (Patrick), Plano, Texas; Matt Goodman, Forest Grove, Ore.; Kristina Goodman, Sheridan; Emily Pilch, Billings; and Hilary Pilch, Laramie, Wyo. And a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Goodman, Sheridan. He is also survived by one sister, Sadie Robertson, Sheridan; and several nieces and nephews.

      He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, George, Louis, Howard, Virgil and Kenneth; one sister, Virginia Bury; and one grandson, Jason Obert.

      Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life is planned at a later date. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

      Notes from Tanny Goodman:
      (The following is a news article interview with my Aunt Sadie. I have made notations in [ ]s of clarification of some of the story from family members at the end of the article.)

      <http://thesheridanpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/20140201FULL.pdf>
      Page 22

      SHERIDAN PRESS ARTICLE
      Saturday, February 1, 2014
      By Lois Bell
      Sheridan Senior Center

      PIONEER DAUGHTERS SHARE POETRY, ART

      UNDER PHOTO: Jean Harm, left, illustrated the cover to a book of poetry written by 95-year-old Sadie Robertson. Robertson had approached Harm to design the cover of her latest book of her poetry she had printed in October 2013. The illustration and poems draw on the women’s connection to the outdoors. Both Harm and Robertson are descendents of pioneers who settled in Sheridan County in the later part of the 19th century.

      SHERIDAN - She was in her 50s when the poetic muse touched her. Now 95 years old, Sadie Robertson continues to see the world through the eyes of a poet. She published her fourth book of poems in October 2013.

      “I write from what I’ve seen and from what I think I’ve learned from what I’ve seen,” Robertson said.

      Her inspiration draws often from her experiencing the outdoors. Her Volga German ancestors from Russia connected to the earth when they began farming in Sheridan county in the later part of the 19th century.

      “My grandfather, John Goodman, farmed in the area south of Sheridan College,” Robertson said.

      Grandfather John may have been Robertson’s inspiration for her poem she titled “The Poet.”
      “His gnarled old hands long to hold a
      pen to move over a smooth, white paper;
      but farming is all he has ever known;”

      Robertson’s father also was connected to the outdoors. He worked on ranches and farms in the countryside surround- ing Billings. After the Great Depression and the Billings flood of 1937, her father moved back to Sheridan County where he had grown up. He worked on several farms and eventually bought the Pony Track Ranch on Lower Prairie Dog Creek. The place became known as the Goodman ranch and he operated it under his own brand.

      Robertson, then Sadie Goodman, had already married a Montana cowboy and stayed in the Billings area. She divorced and moved to Sheridan. Later she met and married Angus Robertson, an immi- grant from Canada who led exploration crews looking for oil in the area. His career kept the Robertsons on the move and again connected to the outdoors. It was while they were living in Casper when Sadie began writing her first poems.

      “My first collection was called “A Far- Away Country of Apples.” It’s in the Library of Congress. Tom Mercer illustrated the cover and encouraged me to publish it for sale,” Robertson said.

      She did but did not like the experience of selling her poetry. “I don’t feel right selling my poetry, they are the deepest part of me. I only want to share them with people who know me or who I would like to know me,” she said.

      Robertson wrote and printed her latest collection of poems in October 2013 in her book titled “Under a Western Sky” to share with those people.
      She approached one of those special people, Jean Harm, to illustrate the cover.

      Harm and Robertson share a common bond as descendents of pioneer families to Sheridan County. Harm, born Jean Wilkes, is the daughter of Sheridan pioneers. Her lineage is rooted with great- great grandparents who settled in the 1880s in the Parkman Five Mile Flats area.

      Harm, who was kitchen manager of the dining room at Heritage Towers where Robertson lunched, would illustrate the daily menus. Robertson enjoyed Harm’s drawings.

      “It was always a delightful little menu board. I always liked to see what (Jean) had done,” Robertson said.

      “She (Robertson) told me she was doing one last book and wanted something on the cover that depicted Wyoming skies,” Harm said. “I told her I would do it for the fun of it.”

      Harm, like Robertson, drew her inspiration from the outdoors. She went to her
      family cabin in the Bighorns to draw in her sketch book. She drew three illustrations in color pencil before settling on the one she felt was the right one for Sadie’s very last book.

      Robertson printed 35 copies of her new book locally. She did not sell “Under A Western Sky” reserving it to give as a gift to friends. Robertson retains a passion for the printed word.

      “There’s nothing like holding a book in your hand,” Robertson said.
      “Of the gifts offered here
      if there is one that touches
      a special moment in your lives,
      then this effort has been successful.”
      - Preface to “A Far-Away Country of Apples"

      ********************
      NOTE: Lucille is Pauline's daughter - Pauline is the youngest daughter of John Goodman. Norma was married to Robert - Sadie's brother. My Dad was a brother to Sadie. George is another brother to Sadie. Hank was a son of John Goodman and half-brother to Sadie's dad, Adam.

      [Aunt Sadie was only 94 years old. Born in 1919.]

      [I spoke with Aunt Norma, Lucille, and Mom - as well as - my memories from Dad. Uncle Hank {Sadie's uncle - John's son} farmed beets where the Sheridan College Ag Center is now. Per Lucille: she remembers visiting Uncle Hank when they lived on the road they now call the Woodland Park Road. Uncle George {Sadie's brother} rented the little house that sat across the road from where the college is now - (just recently the barn last building there was torn down - see photo) with Aunt Guyla and daughter, Pat. I remember my Dad telling about that lone tree out front of the house. How a bunch of cattle gathered around that tree during a lightening storm. Lightening struck the tree and killed about 30 head. Lucille said that Grampa John Goodman and his wife, Anna, lived with her mom and dad (Shorty and Pauline Schuman) but they lived south of the "Y" out by where the big brown barn is - the Powder Horn is now. That was the first year they were married. Shorty (Phil Schuman) worked for the railroad and Aunt Pauline {Sadie's dad's sister} at the laundry in Sheridan.]

      [Aunt Norma said in reference to the article Grampa Adam Goodman did not work for others here. He leased the Irwin place then Minnie Martin's place. Both out by Big Horn.]

      [Aunt Norma said Uncle Bob remembered his Grampa as always on the screened in porch laying down with a fly swatter in his hand and that he didn't have much to do with the kids. My Dad remembers an old man at Aunt Pauline's but he didn't know he was his Grampa. (My dad was about three at the time.)]

      [Aunt Pauline was in the hospital having Lucille in 1934 when Grampa John Goodman died. My dad was 3 years old, Uncle Bob 5 years old, Sadie was 15 years old.]

      [Sadie was married to Bill Wegner the Montana Cowboy in the story.]

      {Side Note}
      [I don't know if my Dad, Kenneth, remembers his maternal grandparents (Kukes). He was very young (just turned 4) when Gramma Goodman took him on the train to Washington when her dad died. At that time, the trains were only for service men and their families. In order to get back for her father's funeral, one of the service men offered to claim she was his mother to be able to ride the train to get back to state of Washington. Gramma Goodman told me that Dad cried all the time because he was homesick, so she cut her trip short.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S226] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30.
      Record for Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30


    2. [S226] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30.
      Record for Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30


    3. [S226] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30.
      Record for Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30


    4. [S338] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Billings, Yellowstone, Montana; Roll: 1264; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0010; Image: 814.0; FHL microfilm: 2340999.
      Record for Adam Goodman
      1930 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      1930 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Billings, Yellowstone, Montana; Roll: 1264; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0010; Image: 814.0; FHL microfilm: 2340999


    5. [S226] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30.
      Record for Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30


    6. [S226] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30.
      Record for Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30


    7. [S226] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30.
      Record for Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30


    8. [S368] U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2015, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Newspaper: Billings Gazette; Publication Date: 9 03 2010; Publication Place: Billings, MT, USA.
      Record for Robert Goodman

    9. [S226] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30.
      Record for Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      1940 United States Federal Census - Adam Goodman
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Big Horn, Sheridan, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4575; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17-30


    10. [S247] Genealogical Information, provided by Tannya Goodman.

    11. [S284] Montana County Marriages, 1865-1950.
      goodman kukes 04011918
      goodman kukes 04011918