Edward Cleveland “Eddie” Goff


Edward Cleveland “Eddie” Goff was born July 5, 1893 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, to William Henry Goff and Eliza J. Albert Goff.


Henry W Goff (31) lived in Kershaw, South Carolina with his wife Eliza Goff (25), and children; John Goff (9), Edward Goff (7), Dilla Goff (5) and Mattie Goff(3). Henry was a farmer who read, wrote and spoke english, the family owned their home free and clear.


Eddie Goff was counted in the census on 02 Apr 1910 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 17 year old, male, single white, son. Also in the home was his father, Henry Goff; and his mother Eliza Goff; and siblings; John Goff, Della Goff, Mattie GoffIra Goff, Gary Goff and Ethel Goff.


United States World War I Draft Registration cards 1917-1918  for Eddie Cleveland Goff

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZ63-SCQ : 12 December 2014), Eddie Cleveland Goff, 1917-1918; citing Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,877,669.


Eddie Goff (26) lived in Kershaw County, with his wife, Ola Goff(21). The family owned their farm, Eddie was a farmer.


On February 1, 1929, a certificate of death for the infant daughter of Eddie C. Goff and Ola Mae Ross was issued. The baby was born and died in Kershaw County. The cause of death was due to Premature Birth due to Ola having influenza.

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“South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965,”


Eddie C Goff was counted in the census on 03 May 1930 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA as a 36-year-old, male, married, male, head of household. Also in the home was his wife, Ola M Goff; and his children, Leona B Goff, Naomi E Goff, and Eddie C Goff, Jr.


On December 29, 1939, E. C. Goff was listed as the living husband in Ola Mae Goff’s obituary. 


Eddie C Goff (46) lived in Kershaw County, with his children; Ruby Goff (6), Leona Goff(17), Naomi Goff (15), Hilburn Goff(13) and Doris Goff(9). The family owned their farm house with a reported value of $500.00. Eddie was listed as a widow farming while raising, Leona, Naomi, Eddie Hilburn, and Doris who attended school. Ruby was too young to attend school and stayed at home.


On November 12, 1944, Pvt. Cleveland Goff was listed in the newspaper article “Mrs. E. D. Hornsby.”


On July 22, 1945, E. C. Goff was listed in the newspaper article “Mrs. Franklin H. Urmston.”

On July 22, 1945, E. C. Goff was listed in the newspaper article “Goff-Urmston”


On December 30, 1046, E. C. Goff was listed as a living son in the obituary of William Henry Goff.


On December 13, 1951, Eddie Goff was listed as an honorary pallbearer in the obituary of John F. Sanders, Sr.


On August 28, 1965, Eddie Goff was listed as a living brother in the obituary of Estelle Goff Gardner.


Eddie C Goff, 72, of Columbia, died Tuesday, April 12, 1966 at a local hospital after an extended illness.

Mr. Goff had lived in Elgin all of his life until the past two years. He was a farmer and a member of the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, Elgin, where he was a deacon and taught a Sunday School class.

Surviving were his three daughters, Bessie Leona Goff of Columbia, Mrs. Naomi E Goff Urnstron of Levittown, Pa., and Mrs. Doris Bailey of Gaffney; a son, Eddie H Goff of Elgin; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Cook of Elgin, Mrs. Alex Branham of Cayce and Mrs. Lexie Moak of Elgin; two brothers, Ira Goff and Gary Goff of Elgin; three half sisters, Mrs. Bettie Meetze of Columbia, Mrs. Lillie Mae Hilgenburg of Illinois and Mrs. Pearl Nettles of Elgin, and four half-brothers, Heyward Goff of Columbia, and Cleveland Goff, Mendell Goff and Talmadge Goff of Elgin. 

Funeral services for Mr. Goff were conducted Thursday, April 14, 1966, at 4 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church near Elgin, conducted by the Rev. N. D. Sellers and the Rev. M. O. Cannon. Interment followed in the Churchyard.

Active pallbearers will be James Goff, Harley Goff, Preston Goff, Roland Branham, Denver Moak and Eddie Cook.

Friends called at 1343 Hibiscus Street and at the Paschall Funeral Home.

Located in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA (Photo added by PhotographicMemory)

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April 13, 1966 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 30
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April 13, 1966 Columbia Record (published as THE COLUMBIA RECORD) Columbia, South Carolina Page 2
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April 14, 1966  Columbia Record (published as THE COLUMBIA RECORD)  Columbia, South Carolina Page 2
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April 14, 1966  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina Page 19


On November 30, 1975, Cleve Goff was listed as a living step-brother in the obituary of Gary Arthur Goff Sr.


On December 14, 1991, Eddie Goff was listed as the father in the obituary of Bessie Goff.

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