Goswick Genealogies

by: Henry H. and Keuttah (Goswick) Kennemore
Copyright 1986

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James P.O.Goswick


James William Charles Goswick b.Feb.11,1898 Pope Co.AR. d:8/08/1968 Modesto.Ca.(Daddy in his younger days)
(m) 6/2/1920  Bennington, Ok.
Amanda Bece McClure b.Oct.16,1901 Wade, Ok. d: Oct.14,1955 Arkansas City, Ks.(picture)
1. Odis Carroll b. Mar.14, 1922 Yell Co.Ar. d:6/17/1924 Wade, Ok. (picture)
2. Connie Ione b. Jan.24,1924 Wade, Ok. (m) Robert Kenneth Jordan,Sr.
3. Elderra "Boots" b. Jan.06,1926 Wade, Ok. (m)lst: Beck (m)2nd: Moore (m)3rd:Hildabrand
4. Dolphia James b.Dec.07,1927 Wade, Ok. d: Dec.28,1957 Arkansas City, Ks.(picture)
5. Keuttah "Kay" b. Dec.30/1931 Mayfield, Ok. (m) Henry H. Kennemore,Sr.
6. Betty Chloe b. Nov.20,1935 Danville,Ar.(m)lst.Underkofler (m)2nd:Ladd (m)3rd: Vann
7. Patricia Lavoy "Pat" b.Oct.22,1937 Pinevalley,Ok.(m)lst.Hildebrant (m)2nd.Ladd (m)3rd: VanKirk
8. Charles Ross b. Mar.13,1940 Pinevalley, Ok. (m)lst.Gesulga  (m)2nd. Emo
9. Charlene "Chock" b. Apr.13,1944 Modesto, Ca. (m)lst.Flannagin(no children)

James W. C., Amanda, and Dolphia James Goswick are buried at Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City, Kansas.

View 1930 census of J.W. Goswick


James William Charles "Charley" Goswick was the son of James Plesant Odabiah and Rebecca Jane (Davidson) Goswick of Pope and Yell Co.'s Arkansas.  His wife Amanda Bece (B.C.)McClure was the daughter of Edmond Lafette (son of Noel & Sarah (Curlee) McClure,  and Lula Frances (Thompson) McClure of Paris, Tx;, and Wade, Bryan Co.Ok., And the granddaughter of C.H. & Amanda Caroline (Smith) Thompson of Benton Co.Ala., Johnson Co.AR. and Lamar Co.Tx.. Their son Odis Carroll Goswick is buried at Springhill Cemetery, Wade, Ok., next to his grandfather Edmond Lafette McClure.(go to family picture)

James William Charles Goswick was a Veteran of WW1.  He enlisted in the Army at Fort Logan, Colorado on 12/11/1917, was a Private and served his tour of duty at Ft.Warden, Washington, Pudget Sound.  He was with the 4th Coast Defence.  He received his honorable discharge on 6/22/1919 at Fort Russell, Wyoming.  James William Charles Goswick is buried in Arkansas City, Kansas, Kansas Memorial Cemetery, as is his wife Amanda Bece and son Dolphia James Goswick.  (go to old pictures of Mom and Dad)

My parents James William Charles and Amanda Bece (McClure) Goswick were the parents of 12 children, 3 of which died at birth.  A daughter in 1921, a dau in 1929, and a daughter in 1933 {kgk}( more pictures)

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Blue Spanish Eyes
Mothers favorite song..
Mom played the guitar , Violen & harmonica
since she was a tiny girl and we children grew up listening to her old songs and loving them (and her). My Mom, her dad & brothers played for the old barn dances back in her single years.  Mom said she never had but one spanking in her life, and she was 5 years old, and her Dad came home and found her picking on his Gibson Guitar. He then bought her a Gibson guitar, and later purchased her a Violen.
Amanda Bece (McClure) Goswick
My Beautiful Mother{kgk}

Otis Carroll Goswick, my brother

Dolphia James Goswick, my brother

my beautiful family

         Henry H. Kennemore, Sr.   and    Keuttah (Goswick) Kennemore
If Dear Abbie can do it, so can we.



Betty Chloe Goswick born NOv.20,1935 Danville, Ar.
(m) lst. Dec.24,1953 Ramond Clifford Underkoffler b. Dec.24,1934 Ks.(div)
(m) 2nd. Oct.14,1957 Richard James Ladd b. Feb.11,1927 Ok. (div) d:
(m)3rd. ?  Richard Lee Vann born July 14,1938 Ks. (div)
                children by lst.
1. Kenneth Bruce Underkoffler b. Dec. 18,1954 Arkansas City, Ks.d:Dec.9,2006 ACK (m)Michelle DeBerry
2. Bobby Allen Underkoffler b&d June.10,1957 Arkansas City, Ks
                children by 2nd.
3. Patricia Jane (Ladd) Spalding  born Jan. 06,1960 Miami, Ok. died: Aug. 27,2006 ACK.
4. Nancy Loraine Ladd born Nov.21,1962 Arkansas City, Ks. d: Oct.15,2005 Ark City,Ks.
5. Richard James Ladd,Jr. born Sep.05,1969 Dallas, Tx.
                 children by 3rd.
6. Richard Lee Vann, Jr. born Sep.30,1973 Winfield, Ks.

Betty Chloe Goswick, daughter of James William Charles and Amanda Bece (McClure) Goswick of Arkansas City, Kansas.
(go to picture)


Patricia Lavoy Goswick born Oct.22,1937 Pine Valley, Oklahoma Died: Nov.12,2005 Ks.
(m) lst. ? Philip Hildebrant   (View Obituary)
(m) 2nd. ? Bill E. Ladd
(m) 3rd. May 06,1967 Gary VanKirk b. Jan.02,1940 Liberal, Mo.
             children by lst.
1. Mark Steven Hildebrant b. Jan.13,1957 Arkansas City, Ks.
             children by 2nd.
2. Stephen Ross "Butch" Ladd born Feb.12,1961 Arkansas City, Ks.
            children by 3rd.
3. Shea Wayne VanKirk born Sep.06,1969 Coffeyville, Ks.

Patricia Lavoy Goswick, daughter of James William Charles and Amanda Bece (McClure) Goswick of Arkansas City, Ks..(Look at some of sis Pats beautiful family)


Charles Ross Goswick born Mar.13,1940 Pine Valley, Oklahoma
(m) lst.? Nina Gesulga
(m) 2nd. Jan Emo
           children by lst.
1. Tina Louise Goswick born Jul.19,1965 Reno, Nev.
2. Tamra Goswick born Jul.04,1967 Reno, Nev. (m) Doug Galloway
           children by 2nd.
3. Shannon Goswick  born Sep.06,1965 Kingsville, Tx.(m) Greg Gray
4. Pamela Charlene Goswick born June.11,1971 Winfield, Ks.(m)C.D."Chuck"Tauftest,Jr.

Charles Ross Goswick, son of James William Charles and Amanda Bece (McClure) Goswick of Arkansas City, Ks..
(go to family picture)


Charlene Goswick born Apr.13,1944 Modesto, Calif.
(m) Oct.29,1966 Arkansas City, Ks. (div) 1982
Earl David Flanigan born Jan. 27,1945 Arkansas City, Ks.
           (no children)
Charlene Goswick, daughter of James William Charles and Amanda Bece (McClure) Goswick of Arkansas City, Ks.  Her husband Earl David Flanigan was the son of Lewis Daniel and Emma Maxine (Parr) Flanigan of Arkansas City, Ks..

(go to family picture)




Chuck & Pam on your new daughter:
Margaret Sophia Tautfest born August 25,2001 Houston, Tx.


1930 Beckham Co. Oklahoma census, Buffalo Township, Dist 3 Page 6 Online
Household # 5860
E.L. McClure age 59 born Tx. (Owns farm)
Lula (wife) age 48 born Tx.
Sherman (son) age 17 born Ok.
Lucille (dau) age 14 born Ok.

Household # 5860
J.W. Goswick age 33 born Ar. (works on E.L.McClure's farm)
B.C. (wife) age 23 born Ok (daughter of E.L. & Lula McClure (above)
Connie (dau) age 6 born Ok.
Elderra (dau) age 4 born Ok.
Dolphy (listed as dau, but is "Dolphia"son) age 2 years and 2 months old born Ok.


Goodbye my darling sister Pat.

Patricia L. (Goswick) Van Kirk

Patricia L. (Goswick) Van Kirk, 68, Independence, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at her home. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at the Potts Chapel with Rusty Hammer officiating. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, in the Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City. Cremation has been effected. Friends may sign a register book at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. Born Oct. 22, 1937, in Pine Valley, Okla., she was the daughter of James W. and Amanda B.C. (McClure) Goswick. She attended Arkansas City public schools. She worked for the Arco Pipeline in Independence and for the Parsons State Hospital in Parsons, until retirement. Survivors include four sons, Steve Ladd, Independence, Mark Hildebrant and Shea Van Kirk, both of El Dorado, and Jeff Van Kirk, Georgetown, Ind.; five sisters, Connie Jordan, Betty Vann, Charlene Flanigan, all of Arkansas City, Elderra Hildebrand, Bartlesville, Okla., and Kay Kennemore, Sardis, Miss.; one brother, Charles Ross Goswick, Boise, Idaho; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother; and one stepson, Larry Van Kirk.

The family has suggested memorials to the Kelsey Key Van Kirk Educational Fund. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Potts Chapel, Independence, Kan. 

End of Day

When I come to the end of the day
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love we once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Maker's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing
Good deeds.
Miss me, but let me go.

In Loving memory of
Patricia L. (Goswick) VanKirk
Entered Life
October 22, 1937
Pine Valley, Oklahoma

Entered Rest
November 12, 2005
Independence, Kansas

Services of Remembrance
10:00 a.m. Thursday
November 17, 2005
Potts Chapel
Rusty Hammer Officiating

Musical Selections
"Take Me Home Country Roads"
"Tears In Heaven"
"In the Garden"
Soloist-Getta Mundy

2:00 p.m. Thursday
Riverview Cemetery,Arkansas City, Kansas
K.B. Underkofler,Jr. "Nephew"Officiating & Soloist
"Take Me Home Country Roads"

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            Patricia J. Spalding
            Born in Miami, OK on Jan. 6, 1960
            Departed on Aug. 27, 2006 and resided in Arkansas City, KS.

            Service: Wednesday Aug. 30, 2006
             Patricia J. (Ladd) Spalding, 46, of Arkansas City, KS died
Sunday, August 27, 2006 at Medical Lodge North. Memorial services have been
scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at the Rindt-Erdman
funeral home. Pastor Robert Ferris will officiate.
            A memorial has been established with the Medical Lodge North
Post Acute Center. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.

Patricia J. (Ladd) Spalding

Patricia J. (Ladd) Spalding, 46, of Arkansas City, died Sunday, Aug. 27,
2006, at Medicalodge North. Memorial services have been scheduled for 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at the Rindt-Erdman funeral home. Pastor Robert
Ferris will officiate. Patricia was born Jan. 6, 1960, in Miami, Okla., to
Richard J. Ladd and Betty (Goswick) Vann. She was reared and educated in
Arkansas City. Patricia was a homemaker. Survivors include her mother, Betty
Vann, of Ark City; her daughter, Amanda Templar, of Tulsa, Okla.; two sons,
Randy Templar, of Colorado, and Nathan Clark, of Independence, Kan.; three
brothers, Kenny Underkofler and his wife, Michelle, of Ark City, Rick Vann
and his wife, Misty, and Richard Ladd Jr., all of Oklahoma. She was preceded
in death by her father, her sister, and a nephew.
A memorial has been established with the Medicalodge North Post Acute
Center. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are
under the direction of the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.

                        Kenneth Bruce Underkofler
                        Born in Arkansas City, Kansas on Dec. 12, 2006
                        Departed on Dec. 9, 2006 and resided in Arkansas
City, Kansas
                        Service: Wednesday Dec. 13, 2006
                        Cemetery: Parker Cemetery
                  Kenneth B.Underkofler Sr, died Saturday, December 9, 2006.
                  A memorial service has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Cremation has been affected. Interment will follow in Parker cemetery. Pastor Robert Ferris will officiate . Kenneth was born December 12, 1954 in Arkansas City to
R.C. (Jack) Underkofler and Betty C. (Goswick) Vann. Kenny was a long time resident of Arkansas City, KS
                  In 1973 Kenneth married Michelle DeBerry. The couple made their home in Ark City .Survivors include his loving wife Michelle of the home, his son, Kenneth Underkofler Jr. and his wife Heather of Wichita, KS; daughter, Tara and her husband Eric of Smith, AL; his father, Jack Underkofler and mother, Betty (Goswick) Underkofler, Ladd, Vann; grandchildren, Colby, Madison, and Elaina; brothers, Richard Ladd Jr. and Richard Vann Jr; sisters, Misty and Chris Underkofler; other survivors include several foster children He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy (ladd)Bowman and  Patricia (Ladd) Spalding.

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