David Nelson Goodfellow
- Hugh Donald Latimer October 12, 1910 to May 10, 1986, Photographer
- Media Type:
- Genealogical Resource
- Item Type:
- Born: 26 November 1877
Died: 01 April 1968
Parents: John M. Goodfellow and Louisa Dingwall
Occupation: Farmer at Mount Olivet
- Genealogical information used with permission courtesy Dan Buchanan, www.treesbydan.com
David Nelson "Dave" Goodfellow1,2
M, #692, b. 26 November 1877, d. 1 April 1968
Father*: John M. Goodfellow b. 6 Nov 1837, d. 18 Nov 1910
Mother*: Louisa Dingwall b. 13 Sep 1850, d. 27 May 1925
Birth*: 26 November 1877; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Birth Reg'n.#018961: Name: David Nelson Goodfellow; Date: Nov 26 1877; Place: Brighton Twp.; Parents: John Goodfellow & Louisa Dingwell; Inf.: John Goodfellow, farmer, Brighton Twp.; Reg'd.: Dec 22 1877; Phys.: Dr. Richards; Reg'r.: A. A. Becker (Ontario Birth Registration, #018961-1877, ancestry.com)
Date Nov 26 1877 per 1901 Census.
Date Nov 1877 per 1911 Census.
David Nelson Goodfellow's Birth Certificate is shown in the Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington. It shows Date of Birth of Nov 26, 1877, place of Birth Brighton, Northumberland. The certificate was issued 14 Sept. 19513,4,5
Death*: 1 April 1968; Civic Hospital, Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; "Goodfellow, David Nelson - At Civic Hospital, Peterborough, on Monday, April 1, 1968. David Nelson Goodfellow of Codrington, in his 91st year. Son of the late John Goodfellow and Louisa Dingwall. Brother of Grant Goodfellow of Peterborough. Uncle of Orra (Mrs. Percy Campbell) of Warkworth. Louise of Peterborough. John of Codrington and James of Belleville. Resting at Allen Funeral Home, Warkworth for service in the chapel on Thursday at 2:30 pm. Rev. Jack Fulard officiating. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery" (Tweedsmuir Histories, Reel 1, I-231)6
Burial*: 4 April 1968; Mount Olivet Cemetery, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) John Goodfellow; 1837-1910; His Wife; Louisa Dingwell; 1850-1925; David N. Goodfellow; 1877-1968
CEMSearch: Name: David N. Goodfellow; Born: 1877; Died: 1968; Age: 91y; Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Brighton Twp.; Other names: John Goodfellow (1837-1910), Louisa Goodfellow (Dingwell)(1850-1925)7,8
Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 3 at 1881 Census: see John M. Goodfellow9
Anecdote*: circa 1890; Murray Twp., Preston Hill, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "He recalls visiting his grandparents on Preston Hill and going down the hill to a boiling spring for water." Pg 79 of As The Crow Flies
Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 13 at 1891 Census: see John M. Goodfellow10
Occupation*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Farmer - 1901 Census5
Census*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 23 at 1901 Census: see John M. Goodfellow11
Note: 11 March 1903; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Witness for marriage of brother Grant
Residence: 14 July 1909; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Witness at marriage of cousin Ella Gertrude Dingwall to Henry Lloyd Smith.12
Census: 10 June 1911; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 33 at 1911 Census: Goodfellow, David, 33, b. Ont. Nov 1877, Irish, Meth., farmer, single; Louisa, 60, b. Ont. Sept 1850, Scot., Meth., widow, mother (Conc 9, Lot 3, West Half) (1911 Census Image on Archives Canada Web Site: Codrington, page 7, line 39)4
Census: 10 June 1911; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1911 Census: Conc 9,Lot 3, West Half, Brighton Twp.4
Residence: 29 June 1911; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant N8888) show that the Executors of the Estate of John Goodfellow (David N. Goodfellow & Lewis G. Goodfellow) transferred the 50 acres of the north 1/4 of Lot 3, Conc 9 (less 1/4 acre leased) to David N. Goodfellow. ITS Date Jun 29 1911.13
Residence: 27 May 1925; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of his mother Louisa (Dingwall) Goodfellow.14
Note: circa 1930; Brighton Twp., Orland, Northumberland Co., Ontario; David Goodfellow appears in The Latimer Photos which were taken by Hugh Latimer during the late 1920s and early 1930s at his father's General Store in Orland. (The Latimer Photos, Codrington Public Library)15
Residence: circa 1960; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Per Charles Buchanan: Dave lived for many years with his mother in the house west of Hwy 30 near the Mount Olivet road. After his mother died Dave could be seen routinely heading to Brighton to spend time at the pool hall. He seemed to always have the same clothes on and you could expect to see the pipe in his mouth. Gordon McGee farmed the land around the house and has suggested that Dave did very little in the way of housekeeping.
Residence: 21 February 1962; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Fire destroyed the home of Mr. David Goodfellow on Highway 30 north of Codrington early the morning of February 21 ... " from The Campbellford Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1962, see on microfilm at The Ontario Archives
Residence*: 1965; Mount Olivet, Ontario; Per Charles Buchanan: Dave's house on Hwy 30 burned down one morning and he then moved in with John, Margaret and the kids on the east side of Mount Olivet. He cleaned up, got some new clothes, started smoking outside and seemed to enjoy these completely different living conditions for the last years of his life.
Gordon McGee was the first on the scene when the house burned and was reported to have said that he found Dave sitting on a suitcase in front of the burning house - calmly smoking his pipe. Dave apparently yelled to Gordon "Look at her burn!"
Note*: 2 November 1967; Antrimlea Farms, Brighton Twp., Mount Olivet, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "David N. Goodfellow Celebrates 90th Birthday at Codrington - David Nelson Goodfellow of Codrington marked his 90th birthday quietly on Sunday at Antrimlea Farms, Codrington in company with his nephew, John Goodfellow, Mrs. Goodfellow and girls. (Nov 20 1967). Still a man of vigor, he takes pleasure six days a week in walking two miles to ride the bus to Brighton where he spends the afternoon shooting pool. "I'm not a pool shark; I play for fun. Mr. Goodfellow, son of the late John Goodfellow and Louisa Dingwall was born on a neighboring farm. He recalled stories that his father had told of his work in the California gold rush. A silver watch used as time keeper there has been in David's possession for many years and has been passed on to his nephew. The proceeds of the California work were used to purchase a farm which was later left to David's brother now Mr. Grant Goodfellow, Argyle St., Peterborough.
His ancestors came from Antrim County, Ireland in 1841. The farm on which he has lived for the past six years since his own burned, bears a similar Irish name. (Tweedsmuir Histories, Reel 1, I-231)6
David Nelson per Birth Reg'n. The middle initial N. comes from CEMSearch - see burial.
[S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth).
[S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth), #018961-1877.
[S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S52] Unknown location, Tweedsmuir Histories; unknown film.
[S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
[S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
[S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 3.
[S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 13.
[S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 23.
[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
[S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
[S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
[S87] Unknown subject unknown record type; unknown repository.
- Hugh Donald Latimer
- Place of Publication:
- Orland, Ontario
- Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 2
Image Height: 3.125
- Personal Name(s):
- Latimer ; Hugh Donald ; Latimer, William James ; Goodfellow, David Nelson
- Corporate Name(s):
- Latimer General Store
- Local identifier:
- The Latimer Collection
- Language of Item:
- Geographic Coverage:
- Hugh Donald Latimer 12 October 1910 to 10 May 1986
- Copyright Statement:
- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
- Location of Original:
- Brighton Public Library, Codrington Branch
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