Ira Goff was counted in the census on 02 Apr 1910 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 9 year old, male, single white, son. Also in the home was his father, Henry Goff; and his mother, Eliza Goff; and siblings; John Goff, Eddie Goff, Della Goff, Mattie Goff, Gary Goff, and Ethel Goff .
Ira Ghoff was counted in the census on 09 Jan 1920 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 18 year old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, Henry Ghoff; his step-mother, Muice Ghoff; and siblings, Gary Ghoff, Ester Ghoff, Jemney Ghoff, Heyward Ghoff, and Estell Ghoff.
On December 30, 1046, Ira Goff was listed as a living son in the obituary of William Henry Goff.
On September 22, 1956, Mr. Ira Goff, was listed in the newspaper article “Miss Blume, P. H. Goff Are Married.“
On August 21, 1961, Ira Goff was listed as an active pallbearers in the obituary of Ronald Claude Hatfield Sr.
On August 28, 1965, Ira Goff was listed as a living brother in the obituary of Estelle Goff Gardner.
Mr. Goff, 73, died October 25, 1973 at his home in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina.
Mr Goff was a farmer and well digger.
Funeral services were held on October 26, 1973 with burial in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors were his wife; Mrs. Liddie Terry Goff; five daughters, Mrs. David Pate of Camden, Mrs. E. C. Potter Jr., Mrs. Harold Motley and Mrs. Leroy Fortner of Elgin and Mrs. Willis Brazell of Columbia; three sons, Preston H.Goff, Bobby R. Goff and Larry M. Goff of Elgin; a brother, Gary Goff of Elgin; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Cook and Mrs. Zimmie Moak of Elgin and Mrs. Esther Branham of West Columbia; his stepmother, Mrs. Eunice Hornsby Goff; three half-brothers, Cleve Goff, Talmadge Goff and Mendell Goff of Elgin; and three half-sisters; Mrs. Lillie Mae Hilgenberry of Chicago, Mrs. Pearl Nettles of Elgin and Mrs. Betty Meetze of West Columbia.
Household No. 14
Ira Goff and his wife, Liddie Goff, daughters; Mary, Gladys, Betty, and Patricia, sons; Preston and Bobbie, and uncle A D Perry, owned a Farmhouse with a reported value of $700.
Ira Otis Goff (April 17, 1900 Elgin – October 25, 1973 Elgin) Son of William Henry Goff and Eliza J Albert married Liddie Gertrude Perry (December 22, 1906 South Carolina – May 13, 1981 Elgin) about 1922. She was the daughter of Marza Perry and Nannie Elizabeth Brown.
According to the 1910 Census, Ira was living in the home of his parents as a 9 year old child, able to read and write and attended school. According to the 1930 Census, Ira was living in the home of his father-in-law’s home with Liddie and children Mary M, Gladys L and Preston Goff. Ira was a farmer. It was reported that Ira and Liddie were married when he was 22 and she was 18. According to the 1940 Census, The family owned a farm house with a value of $700.00. Ira was a farmer, Liddie kept house and raised the family that had grown by three more children. Mary, Gladys, Preston, and Betty all attended school, while Bobbie and Patricia stayed at home. Also in the home was Liddies paternal uncle A D Perry (about 1867, South Carolina) who was unable to work.
Ira and Liddie are both, buried in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery.
To this union was born:
- Mary M Goff (April 25, 1924, South Carolina- February 19, 20013) married James David Pate (August 14, 1923 – October 10, 2005). They are both buried in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery.
- Gladys L Goff (June 7, 1927, South Carolina – November 1, 1978 Elgin) married Corp Ernest Christian “EC” Potter, II (September 5, 1925 Elgin – November 1, 1978 Elgin) son of Ernest Christian Potter. They are both buried in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery. To this union was born:
- Ernest Christian “Chris” Potter III (September 1, 1950 Elgin – February 21, 1974 Camden) was killed in the line of duty. He and a fellow officer had stopped two hitchhikers on I-20, near the town of Elgin, SC. While questioning the two hitchhikers, a third hitchhiker came out of hiding, getting the drop on the officers. After being disarmed, the officers were ordered to walk towards the woods, away from the interstate. Both officers decided to run, and were cut down in a hail of pistol fire. Deputy Potter died instantly. His partner survived. The trio that murdered Deputy Potter also murdered Forest Acres Patrolman Richey O. Finch earlier that day during a traffic stop, and auto parts dealer C. Elmer Joyner the day before that. Eventually surrendering, only one of Deputy Potter’s assailants was ever convicted for the murder, even though some evidence indicated that Deputy Potter was shot by 3 different handguns. Theodore Byrd is currently serving a life sentence plus 85 years. The other two assailants were sentenced to 20 years for lesser crimes. ****Source is the Chronicle-Independent, Camden, SC. He is buried in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery.
- Preston Goff (about 1930, South Carolina)
- Betty Goff (about 1932, South Carolina- Before 2012) married Unknown Brazell.
- Bobbie Goff (May 11, 1936, South Carolina – June 9, 2005) married Ruby G Unknown (July 3, 1937 -November 11, 2001). Both are buried in the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery.
- Patricia Goff (about 1938, South Carolina)
- Larry M Goff (December 1, 1941 Blaney – October 3, 2012 Kershaw). He retired from Diamond Bort America and owned and operated Larry M. Goff Well Drilling. Mr. Goff was a devoted Christian and faithful member of Sawney’s Creek Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Gideon’s International. He enjoyed gospel music and was a former member of the Lighthouse Quartet. He is buried in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery.
On November 9, 2011, Ira Goff was listed in the newspaper article “Legal Advertisements.”
On November 16, 2011, Ira Goff was listed in the newspaper article “Legal Advertisements.“
On November 23, 2011, Ira Goff was listed in the newspaper article “Legal Advertisements.”
On April 29, 2019, Ira Otis Goff was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Preston Henry Goff.