Richard L. Godfrey

#796, b. 2 April 1903, d. 15 February 1998
     Richard L. Godfrey was born on 2 April 1903. He married Louise Glover Root, daughter of George Harvey Root and Mabel Clarissa Glover, 25 October 1948 Multnomah County, Oregon.1 Richard L. Godfrey died 15 February 1998 , in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon at age 94.

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - February 17, 1998 Deceased Name: Richard L. Godfrey At his request, no service will be held for Richard L. Godfrey, who died Feb. 15, 1998, at age 94.
Mr. Godfrey was born April 2, 1903, in Sterling, Ill. He moved to Oregon as a toddler and attended schools in Roseburg, Wendling and Eugene. He attended the University of Oregon. In 1928, he was hired as a sportswriter and began a career that spanned 44 years at The Oregonian. In 1934, he began a 20-year stint in the ''cop shop,'' at Southwest Second and Oak, where he covered the city police, courts, jails and emergency hospitals.
During that time, he reported the rough-and-tumble, legendary crime and mayhem of a colorful, wide-open era in Portland history. He remained a police reporter until the 1950s. Before he retired in 1972, he also served as a court, general news and crime reporter and as business editor.
He married Louise Root in 1948.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Martha Dixon of Portland and Anne Dupuy of Gaithersburg, Md; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation. Arrangements are by Oregon Cremation Co. Copyright (c) 1998 Oregonian Publishing Co.
     Richard had two children, Martha and Anne.

Family of Richard and Louise

Charts
Berger, Jonathan #3263, b ca 1700 Switzerland or Germany, d PA
Graves, Francis #708 b say 1630 d Aug 1691, Virginia
Nowlan, John # 867, b bef 1580, Ireland, d Ireland
Pinckard, John # 1404 b ca 1642 d 1690, Lancaster County, Virginia
Wade, Edward # 838, in Virginia bef 1746
Beasley, John #2041 b ca 1717 d bt 1781-1782, Buckingham County, Virginia
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724, Kinnard, Scotland d ca 1752, Orange County, Virginia
Claye, John #1523, b ca 1588, England, d bef 1660, Virginia
Eyres, Joseph # 7329, b 17th century, Virginia or England
Ferris, Richard # 2074, b say 1620 or so, immi 1636, d Virginia
Fuquett, Gills # 3276, d Virginia
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700. d Virginia
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637, London
Humphreys, William # 7331, d Virginia
Lewis, John # 2831, b ca 1620, d Virginia
Marston?, Thomas # 2756, No further information
Palmer, John # 1430 b aft 1719 Virginia
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653, England d 1728, Virginia
Samson, Francis # 3266 in Virginia bef 1700
Wilson, John # 417, b say 1620s, England or Henrico County, Virginia
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586, England, d 18 Apr 1644, Burmuda Hundred, Virginia
Glover, Richard # 4480 b ca 1720, probably Maryland
Philpott, Edward # 4468 b ca 1597, England, d 1678, Charles County, Maryland
Beasley, John #2041 b ca 1717 d bt 1781-1782
Berger, Jonathan #3263
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724 d ca 1752
Claye, John #1523 b ca 1588
Eyres, Joseph # 7329
Ferris, Richard # 2074
Fuquett, Gills # 3276
Glover, Richard # 4480 b 1720
Graves, Francis #708 b say 1630 d Aug 1691
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637
Humphreys, William # 7331
Lewis, John # 2831
Marston?, Thomas # 2756
Nowlan, John # 867
Philpott, Edward # 4468 b ca 1597 d 1678
Pinckard, John # 1404 b ca 1642 d 1690
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653 d 1728
Samson, Francis # 3266
Wade, Edward # 838
Wilson, John # 417
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586 d 18 Apr 1644
Last Edited=8 Sep 2015

Citations

  1. [S133] Ancestry.com, Oregon Marriage Index, 1906-1920 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original Data: State of Oregon. Oregon Marriage Index, (n.p.: Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original Data: State of Oregon. Oregon Marriage Index,, unknown publish date).