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This site includes information about the history and genealogy of the family of Malcolm E. Goodman and Betty J. (Oliphant) Goodman of Niagara County, N.Y., USA.

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Harold C. Denny
9 MAR 1933  -  14 NOV 2020


Harold Denny, 87 of Oak Run, Ocala, FL. passed away November 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Harold was born March 9, 1933 in Ransomville, NY, son of the late Charles and Doris (Ricker) Denny. He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen (Oliphant) Denny of 67 years.
In addition, he is survived by his 4 sons; Thomas Denny of Gowanda, NY, Michael (Carol) Denny of Versailles, NY, Paul (Erin) Denny of Leland, NC and Jeffrey (Greer) Denny of Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Six grandchildren, Kyle (Emily) Denny, Tara Denny, Calvin Denny, Stacymay Denny, Zachary Denny and Sarah Denny Martinez. Also 3 great grandchildren; Miri Martinez, Mila Martinez, and Maci Martinez. Also survived by his sister, Beverly Bowers of Lakeland, FL, sister-in-law Barbara Oliphant of Wilson, NY and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers: Charles Denny of Ransomville, NY and Donald Denny of Joliet, IL.
Harold was a corporal in the United States Army and deployed to Korea in 1953 where he served as railways coordinator with the Army Engineering Corps until discharge in 1955. He was an inspection engineer for Uhl, Hall & Rich overseeing construction of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant in Lewiston, NY in the early 1960s. Harold went on to work as an engineer in the construction of the Buffalo River Improvement Corporation (BRIC) in Buffalo NY which was developed to provide cooling water to Republic Steel Corp and 4 other industries. After completion of this project, he was the Manager of the Pumping Station on Fuhrman Blvd. largely responsible for the clean up of the Buffalo River. After leaving BRIC, Harold spent several years as a real estate agent for Hunt Real Estate in Amherst. He retired in 2001 and has since resided in Ocala, FL with his wife, Helen. Harold was a generous spirit, well loved by family, friends and neighbors.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 28th at 2 PM at the covered pavilion behind Ocala West United Methodist Church: 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. Pastor Michael Sims officiating. All attendees will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Internment with military honors will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremations 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7813.

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Marjorie M. Eodice
December 29, 1923 - June 22, 2020

Marjorie M. Eodice, age 96, of Youngstown and wife of the late Sandillo John “Bondy” Eodice entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport, NY. Marjorie was born December 29, 1923 in Niagara Falls, NY. She is the daughter of the late Ennis and the late Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant. She married Sandillo John "Bondy" Eodice on December 9, 1943, he predeceased her on April 30, 2002. She was employed by Barnum’s Pharmacy in Youngstown as a Clerk and also at Bell Aircraft as a clerk. She loved to Crochet, enjoyed Fishing and Camping.
She is survived by a son; John (Priscilla) R. Eodice of Youngstown, NY; a sister Helen (Harold) Denny; grandchildren Wendy (Kevin) Brown, Nicole (James) Alessi, Nicholas Eodice, Joseph (Megan) Eodice and Shannon Finlay; great grandchildren Kevin Brown, Courtney Brown, Alessandra Alessi, Ella Alessi and Luca Eodice also a daughter in law Patricia Eodice and a sister in law Barbara Oliphant. Marjorie is predeceased by her Son Gary Joseph Eodice; her siblings Dorothy (Bernard “Barney”) Seefeldt, Charles " Chuck" (Betsy) Oliphant, Betty Jane (Malcolm) Goodman, and James Oliphant.
Visitation hours will be held on Monday, June 29 from 4-8 PM at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC., 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville, NY. Burial will be in North Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co., Ambulance Fund PO Box 387, Youngstown, NY 14174 or Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. Please visit www.hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online registry. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marjorie M. Eodice please visit our Tribute Store.

1926: Left to right
Back: Margaret & Ennis Oliphant
Front: Marjorie & Betty Oliphant

Marjorie Oliphant "Red"
(Wilson School Yearbook 1942)
Ambition - To join the Army

Marjorie and "Bondy" Eodice
& son: John Eodice

Left to Right:
"Bondy", Gary, John, Marge Eodice

James E Oliphant

James Ennis Oliphant

05 DEC 1943 - 28 JUL 2018

James E. Oliphant, of Lockport, NY died Saturday July 28, 2018 at Niagara Hospice House after a lengthy illness.
Born in Niagara Falls on December 05, 1943 to the late Ennis and Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant.
He graduated from Lewiston-Porter High School in 1961 and entered the U.S Army on May 1965 until his honorable discharge May 1967. Jim was the owner and operator of the Wilson Boat House for 26 Years, retiring in 1999. He was totally dedicated and involved with his family. He was a member of the Wilson Lion’s Club; the “Investment Club”, St. John the Baptist RC Church, Lockport, and former Eucharistic Minister at St. Brendan on the Lake RC Church in Wilson. Jim was an avid Buffalo Bills Fan, a member of the American Legion, and enjoyed his hunting trips and casino trips.
On January 27, 1968, Jim married Barbara (McAvoy) Oliphant.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children; Nadine (Paul) Kurial; Scott Oliphant; Lisa Rogers and Kevin (Crystal) Oliphant, 8 grandchildren; Kelsey; Noah; Morgan; Michael; Katelyn;  Kaylee; Payton; and Taylor; one great-grandson, Easton; two sisters, Marjorie Eodice and Helen Denny and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Charles “Chuck” Oliphant and sisters Dorothy Seefeldt and Betty Jane Goodman.
Friends may call at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOME 3648 Ransomville Rd. Ransomville, Tuesday From 4-8 PM. A Memorial mass will be held Wednesday (August, 1st) at 10:00 AM. From St. Brendan on the Lake RC Church, 345 Lake St. Wilson, NY with Rev. Jozef Dudzik officiating.
Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Wilson followed by military honors. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Assoc. or Niagara Hospice.

Hardison Funeral Home Obituary

Alice Crowe Goodman

Alice L. (Crowe) Goodman
17 DEC 1932 - 1 AUG 2018

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Malcolm Eugene Goodman
Betty Jane (Oliphant) Goodman

Malcolm & Betty Goodman Wedding


Betty J. & Malcolm E. ('Bose') Goodman
on their Honeymoon Trip

Malcolm E. ('Bose') & Betty J. Goodman's Bond Lake Cottage, Niagara County, NY
(1946 or 1947)

Greg Goodman and his mother Marie Goodman visiting his uncle, (Marie's Brother-in-law) Malcolm E. ('Bose') Goodman at the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Nursing Home, Lockport, NY (2012)

Greg Goodman and his mother Marie Goodman visiting his uncle, (Marie's Brother-in-law) Malcolm E. ('Bose') Goodman at the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Nursing Home, Lockport, NY (2012)

Betty Jane (Oliphant) Goodman (1925-2010)
Malcolm Eugene Goodman (1921-2012)
North Ridge Cemetery 

(Back of Betty & Malcolm Goodman's Headstone)

Malcolm E. ('Bose') Goodman

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Malcolm E. ('Bose'), Betty J., and sons: Stephen ('Steve') E., Gerald ('Ed') E., Douglas ('Doug') Goodman in the 1950s
(probably about 1956/57)

The Other Oliphant Family of Niagara County, New York

There were two different Oliphant families living in Niagara County, N.Y. in the 19th Century.
One was the family of Peter Scofield Oliphant, whose descendants still remain in the area.

Peter S. Oliphant
BORN: 1805 Herkimer County, N.Y.
DIED: 1902 Niagara County, N.Y.

The other family were descendants of a branch of the Oliphant family that migrated from England to Central New York State in the late 18th Century. Members of the family of John Oliphant resided in the village of Lewiston, in Niagrara County, New York State, in the 19th Century. Some members of that family are buried in the Oakwood / Presbyterian Cemetery in Lewiston. No known descendants of this family currently reside in Niagara County.
Some members of this Oliphant family became Mormons, and then migrated to Utah and other western states.
There is no known connection between these two different Oliphant families on this side of the Atlantic.

John Oliphant
BORN: 1771 Cumbria, England
DIED: 1831 Cayuga County, NY

BORN April 2, 1799 
DIED April 1, 1874. AGED 75 YEARS
Buried in Oakwood / Presbyterian Cemetery
Lewiston, Niagara County, N.Y.
Son of John Oliphant (1771-1831)

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Ennis & Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant

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Margaret Heywang & Ennis Oliphant

Marrige Record of
Ennis Carew Oliphant
Son of R.E. Lee & Rena (Martin) Oliphant
Margaret Heywang
Daughter of Carl & Elizabeth (Fink) Heywang

Parents of: Marjorie (Oliphant) Eodice, Betty (Oliphant) Goodman, Dorothy (Oliphant) Seefeldt, Helen (Oliphant) Denny, Charles Oliphant, and James Oliphant

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Ennis & Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant
in their home at Coolidge Beach
Wilson, Niagara County, NY
Late 1960s

 Ennis C. Oliphant
Ennis Carew Oliphant (1904-1969)
North Ridge Cemetery

 Margaret Oliphant
Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant
North Ridge Cemetery


1. Marjorie M. (Oliphant) Eodice
2. Betty J. (Oliphant) Goodman
3. Dorothy R. (Oliphant) Seefeldt
4. Charles L. Oliphant
5. Helen L. (Oliphant) Denny
6. James E. Oliphant 

Ennis Carew Oliphant
and his streetcar
Niagara Falls, NY

Ennis Carew Oliphant

Ennis Carew Oliphant
(25 JUN 1904 - 21 JUL 1969)
Photo taken December 1958

Goodman Family

Our Goodman family originated in Germany and migrated to Western New York State in the mid-1800's. Various branches of the family lived in Niagara County, N.Y.

There were other Goodman families in Niagara County who are not related to our family.

Read More John D. Goodman's 1857/1860 U.S. Citizenship Papers and Documentation

The original German name for the family was Godemann. The family name was later changed to Goodman, but you can still see the original spelling on some headstones in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in North Ridge, and on some of the original family documents.

Our Godemann / Goodman family was German Lutheran.

There are other Goodman families in Niagara County that are not related. One family was also from Germany, with an original surname of Guttemann.

There are also other Goodman families in the area, who are Jewish, and are not related.

For more information about our Goodman family, use the Goodman link under Families, at the top of this page. 

Oliphant Family

The Oliphant family originated in what is now Norway, migrating to what is now Scotland and later to England.

Our branch of the family started with Duncan Oliphant who immigrated to Staten Island in the 17th Century, when it was part of New Amsterdam and under Dutch Control. Duncan later moved to the Colony of New Jersey. Family members eventually migrated to PA, NY, and Canada. In the early 1800's, Peter Scofield Oliphant left the Province of Ontario, Canada, purchasing property in Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y. Peter Oliphant then sold his Lockport property, purchasing a farm on the Ridge Road in Cambria, NY. Peter was married three times. He had nine children by his first wife (Diana Cooper Fuller), none by the second wife (Anna Vinton), and two by his third wife (Anna Augusta Pierce).

All members of our Oliphant family in Niagara County, New York State are descended from Peter Scofield Oliphant.

There are relatives of Peter Scofield Oliphant's Canadian family who settled in Lancaster, Erie County, NY.

There is another Oliphant family that migrated to N.Y. State, which has family members buried in Lewiston, NY. There is no connection between that Oliphant family and ours on this side of the Atlantic. There's probably a distant connection in England or Scotland.

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Aaron Oliphant

Aaron Oliphant was a brother of Peter S. Oliphant of Niagara County, New York. Aaron Oliphant was born in the United States, but migrated to Canada about 1808. Aaron's parent's and the rest of the family, left their home in what is now Herkimer County, N.Y., and followed Aaron to Canada just before the War of 1812.

Aaron fought in the York Militia on the British side in the War, stationed in Fort York (now in Toronto).

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Aaron's brother, Peter S. Oliphant is related, through his third wife, Anna Augusta Pierce, to Gad Pierce II.

Gad Pierce II was active in an American Militia, against the British. His tavern in what is now Niagara Falls, NY, was burned by the British when they attacked the Niagara Frontier.

Read more about Gad Pierce and his tavern in the column the right and through the links below:

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Anna Vinton Headstone

Anna Vinton

29 AUG 1819 - 15 MAY 1958

Widow of Enos Baker and the
Second Wife of
Peter Scofield Oliphant
of Cambria, Niagara County, N.Y.

Peter S. Oliphant of Niagara County had three wives. His first wife was Diana Fuller. His second wife was Anna (Vinton) Baker. His third wife was Anna Augusta Pierce.

Anna Vinton was born August 29, 1819, a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Cornell) Vinton.
Samuel Vinton was born February 22, 1788, in the town of Goshen, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Samuel relocated to Hartland, in Niagara County, N.Y. Samuel and his wife, Elizabeth (Cornell) Vinton had three daughters: Beulah, Anna, and Lorinda.

The Vinton Family

To learn more about the genealogy and history of the Vinton family, see the book: The Vinton Memorial, by clicking on the link below:

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Samuel Vinton
of Goshen, MA and Hartland, NY

Levi Vinton, youngest son of Nathaniel and Anne of Braintiee, born June 5, 1760, came to this town probably in 1777.
He enlisted October 1 of that year, from Chesterfield, for three years, in Capt. Hasting's Co.
He married Jerusha Fenton of Williamsburgh, May 15, 1787
. Children: Samuel, born February 22, 1788, married Eliza Cornwell;
[note: other sources state Eliza's surname was Cornell, not Cornwell] Martha, born September 20, 1789, married Wm. Miller, March 3, 1812; Electa, born September 8, 1791, married James Sheen, January, 1812; Lucinda born February 12, 1793, married Arvin Nash, October 11, 1814; Laura, born September 23, 1797, unmarried; Orpha, born November 14, 1799, married Samuel Cole; Eunice, born April 23, 1802, married first, T. F. Upton, second, H. Conant; Jerusha, born October 11, 1804, married Seth Shaw; Hannah, born August 5, 1807, married Harrington; Levi, born October 2, 1810, removed to California.
Mr. Vinton resided in Goshen till 1817, when he removed to Hartland, N. Y., where he died September 20, 1820. His wife died eight days previously.

Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Anna Vinton's First Marriage

Anna Vinton married Enos Baker, a son of Stephen and Elizabeth Baker. Anna (Vinton) and Enos Baker had  four children: Eliza Ann, Viola M., Charles Enos, and Beulah C. Baker. Enos Baker died January 4, 1855, and is buried in Quaker Cemetery, Philadelphia, Jefferson County, N.Y.

Enos Baker

Enos Baker Estate

In the matter of the estate of ENOS BAKER of Philadelphia, Jefferson, Co., NY:
On 19 January 1855, ANNA BAKER of Philadelphia, NY petitioned to open probate:

Heirs / next of kin:
children of testator, of Philadelphia,
minors having no general guardian
of full age, widow of the testator.


Enos Baker named his minor children: Eliza Ann Baker, Viola M. Baker, Charles E. Baker and Beulah C. Baker, to remain with his wife, Anna Baker. He appointed wife, Anna Baker, as executrix, and his brother, Stephen Baker, of Hartland, Niagara Co., NY and Wilder Reed of Philadelphia, Jefferson County, NY as executors.
Will date 18 November 1854.
/signed/ Enos Baker
Abraham Barbur of Philadelphia, farmer, and Allen Cooper of LeRay, farmer.
Will proved: 19 January 1855
Jefferson County, NY Wills,
Vol. 3, pp. 308-310 

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Note: Anna (Vinton) and Enos Baker had a son, Samuel W. Baker, born in 1837, who died April 14, 1839, in Philadelphia, Jefferson County, N.Y. Samuel W. Vinton is buried in the Quaker Cemetery, Philadelphia, Jefferson County, N.Y.

Headstone for Samuel W. Baker
Quaker Cemetery
Philadelphia, Jefferson County, NY

Anna Vinton's Second Marriage

After the death of Enos Baker, Anna (Vinton) Baker became the second wife of Peter S. Oliphant, in 1857. There is no record of Anna (Vinton) and Peter Oliphant having any children of this marriage, but Anna's four living children from her first marriage did live with Peter and Anna in their home in Cambria, Niagara County, N.Y. Anna (Vinton) Oliphant died on May 15, 1858. She is buried next to Peter S. Oliphant in North Ridge Cemetery, Cambria, Niagara County, N.Y.

Eliza Ann Baker's Marriages

Anna (Vinton) Oliphant's daughter, from her first marrige, Eliza Ann Baker, married George L. Oliphant, who was a son of her mother's new husband, Peter S. Oliphant.
There is no record of any children of Eliza Ann (Baker) and George L. Oliphant. George L. Oliphant died on November 14, 1886. His widow, Eliza Ann (Baker) Oliphant, next married William Arlington, who was a widower, after the death of his first wife, Sarah Ann (Golding) Arlington, February 22, 1906.
Eliza Ann (Baker) Arlington died  August 12, 1918. William Arlington died on February 7, 1923.
William Arlington, and both of his wives, are buried in the West Ridgeway Cemetery, in Medina, Orleans County, N.Y.

West Ridgeway Cemetery

Route 104, Medina, Orleans County, NY

Burial site for some Vinton, Baker, Oliphant, and Arlington Families

West Ridgeway Cemetery


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George L. Oliphant

George L. Oliphant
1833 - 1886
North Ridge Cemetery
Cambria, Niagara County, N.Y.
Son of Peter Scofield Oliphant and
First Husband of Eliza Ann Baker

Peter Scofield Oliphant
1805 - 1902
Buried North Ridge Cemetery
Cambria, Niagara County, N.Y.
Husband of Diana Cooper Fuller
Second Husband of Anna (Vinton) Baker
Husband of Anna Augusta Pierce

Anna Augusta (Pierce) Oliphant
Third Wife of Peter Scofield Oliphant
North Ridge Cemetery
Cambria, Niagara County, NY 


Town of Cambria, Niagara County, NY

Many family members of the Niagara County Oliphants are buried in North Ridge Cemetery; including Ennis Carew Oliphant (1904-1969); his father, Robert Edward Lee Oliphant (1868-1947); and his grandfather, Peter Scofield Oliphant (1805-1902).

 R. E. Lee Oliphant

Robert Edward Lee Oliphant (1868-1947)
North Ridge Cemetery

Peter Scofield Oliphant was born in Herkimer County, N.Y. in 1805, but his parents took him to Canada just before the War of 1812. Peter Scofield Oliphant migrated to Niagara County, N.Y. about 1826, founding the Oliphant families of Niagara County.

Lockport, Niagara County, NY

 Clarence C Oliphant

Clarence Oliphant (1882-1942) was a son of William Marks Oliphant (1850-1889) and a grandson of Peter Scofield Oliphant (1805-1902). Clarence Oliphant was also a half-brother of Robert Edward Lee Oliphant (1868-1947). Clarence Oliphant and some of his descendants are buried in St. Patricks Cemetery. His father, William Marks Oliphant (1850-1889) is buried in North Ridge Cemetery, Cambria, Niagara County, N.Y.

 William Oliphant

William Marks Oliphant
North Ridge Cemetery

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Clarkson / Mississauga, Region of Peel, ON

"Originally Chambers Spring Creek Grave Ground, it may be the oldest burial ground in Peel County. One stone, 'In memory of', in the cemetery dates back to 1812, though we cannot be sure that the person in question was buried there. The earliest written record is a minutes and account book dated 1848.
Prior to 1824 the land was owned by absentee landlords residing in the Town of York (Toronto). The first resident owner was William Kelly, who obtained a deed for 120 acres in 1824. He subsequently sold the farm in two portions in 1827 and 1828, the latter portion, which included the burial ground, being purchased by John Chambers of Toronto Township. The minutes of 1848 state that prior to 1837 the trustees of the cemetery were John Chambers, Warren Clarkson and Nathaniel Hemhill. The earliest family names in the cemetery include Greeniaus, Pollard, Gable, Bradley, Merigold, Hendershot, Marlatt, Shook, Oliphant, Hemphill, Savage, Oughtred, Peer, Lawrence, Munn, Kelly, Smith and Clarkson."
(Source: Mississauga Library System)

Early Families of Clarkson
Buried in the
Chambers / Springcreek Cemetery

 Peter Oliphant

Headstone of
Peter Wortman Oliphant
12 SEP 1762 - 27 AUG 1846
and his second wife:
Elizabeth (Scofield) Oliphant
23 NOV 1768 - 8 APR 1826

SpringCreek Cemetery contains the gravesite of Ennis Carew Oliphant's Great-Grandfather; Peter Wortman Oliphant (1762-1846).
Peter Wortman Oliphant was born in Pennsylvania and lived in Saratoga and Herkimer Counties, N.Y. before migrating to Canada.

SpringCreek Cemetery also contains many of the descendants of Peter Wortman Oliphant and other related families.

Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, NY

 James Oliphant

Headstone of
James Garrison Oliphant
1724 - 17 JUN 1816

Briggs Cemetery, Saratoga County, N.Y. contains the gravesite of James Garrison Oliphant (1724-1816); who was the Great-Great-Grandfather of Ennis Carew Oliphant.

Ringos, Hunterdon County, NJ

Burial place for
Duncan Oliphant
1682? - 7 AUG 1734

Saint Andrews Episcopal Churchyard contains the gravesite of Duncan Oliphant (1682?-1734); the Great-Great-Great-Grandfather of Ennis Carew Oliphant. Duncan Oliphant was the first member of our family to arrive in North America, arriving in Staten Island in the 17th Century. There is no existing headstone for Duncan Oliphant's grave.

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Family Reunion

The Oliphant Family Reunion

The Oliphant Family Reunion was held on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Krull Park, in Olcott, N.Y.

2019 Oliphant Reunion

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References in Scotland

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The Ancient History of
Clan Oliphant

Learn more about the ancient history of Clan Oliphant, including the Viking origins of the family:

Clan Oliphant

 OLIPHANT: The progenitor of the name Oliphant (or any of its variants; Olivent, Olifard, Holifard, Holifarth, Olyphant, Olifant, etc.) in Scotland, was a Donal Holifard or Holifarth, who was shipwrecked on Scotland's east coast (near present Kincardineshire.) The name possibly derives from the Norse name Olaf.

Very little is known about this Donald Holifard however, he is considered to be a nobleman, as he was important enough for a ship to be sent out to find him. It is said that He was certainly of Norwegian stock and it might be assumed that his initial intentions were to be a party to Harold Haarfager's invasions of Scotland during this period. However, it is said that as a man of importance, he was well received by the King of Scotland (believed to be King Donald I,) and treated with respect. He was, it seems, taken in by a local family and fell in love with their daughter. When a ship was sent from Norway to rescue him, he declined to go.

One of Donald Holifard's descendants, Roger Olifard, was the Sheriff of the Mearns (an area including what is now Kincardineshire and Angus on Scotland's east coast) by the late 10th Century. Three of Rogers decendants are recorded in a number of places. One history drawn up by Sir John Cunninghame, where he says that in the days of Donaldus Septimus (King Donald Ban,) there is evidence of a worshipful man of great powers, named Sir Donald Oliphant, who assisted King Duncan in his wars in anno 1094, and was succeeded by Sir Duncan and Sir Malcolm Oliphant in the reigns of King William and Alexander respectively. Duncan Olifard, perhaps the same Knight that is mentioned above, was mernie decurio (a soldier of the Mearns.) Duncan married Helen Hassa (the daughter of Hew Hassa (of Germanic stock) who had become the Thane of Glenbervie (a Thane being a pre-feudal title. e.g. the Thane of Cawdor in Shakespeare's MacBeth,) through his marriage to the Glenbervie heiress (the last male heir having died expelling the Danes from Scotland at the battle of Barrie in 1012,) and thus received the Thanage of Glenbervie. Duncan's son, Walter, married Matilda (the daughter of Sinell, Thane of Fife,) who bore him at least two sons: Osbert, a strong warrior known as "the Crusader", who fell in the Holy Wars fighting under Godfrey de Boulogne, and is accredited by some with the fall of Acre, and David. An Osbernus Olifardus (Osbert Olifard) is mentioned circa 1046 in the cartulleires of the monastery at St. Wandrille in Normandy and it is unclear whether this Olifard had been there for generations or simply stopped off on the way back from the crusades. For a more detailed examination of the likely origins, see the treatise by Richard Oliphant of that Ilk entitled "Norman Herring." 

 Peter Scofield Oliphant at the
1880 Niagara District Democratic Convention

Peter Scofield Oliphant of Cambria, Niagara County, participated in the 1880 Democratic Convention.


This is the old American Hotel at Main and locust Streets, Lockport, NY - about 1900. Site of the 1880
Niagara County Democratic District Convention

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The Democratic Convention(s) Saturday

Our Democratic brethren at the First District Convention held at the American Hotel last Saturday afternoon, did not belie the pleasant predictions we made for them. They had in fact two conventions, and a genuine Donnybrook time into the bargain. It was Tilden and anti-Tilden and no quarter.

IN THE TILDEN CONVENTION, Dr. BALCOM was called to the chair, and business was at once proceeded with—or would have been except that Messrs. PETER OLIPHANT, the Hercules of Cambria, FRANK SWIFT, of the same town, and M. C. BURNETTS of this city had first to very properly stigmatize in tones of thundering eloquence the action of the old Canal Ring crowd in its decision upon the Credential Committee question.
The remarks of all the gentlemen were convincing and to the point, but perhaps especially so those of Mr. OLIPHANT. That gentleman, although evidently aggrieved, kept his feelings so well in check that only the initiated would know but that he was present as a pacificator and pourer of oil upon the troubled Democratic waters.
For the sake of harmony, as Mr. O. often remarked, he was absolutely willing to sacrifice not only SAMUEL J. TILDEN and JOHN KELLY, but also ROSCOE CONKLING and JAMES G. BLAINE upon the altar of our common country. This sentiment although unfortunately leaving in some doubt exactly what Mr. OLIPHANT proposed to do with the uncles, the cousins and the aunts, was received with tumultuous applause. The speaker replied also to several things which Mr. BUBNETTE had said the appropriateness of the criticisms being fully recognized by all present, and not the least so by Mr. BUBNETTE himself, who was foremost in leading the applause. Finally business was finally got at, and Messrs. FBAMK TATLOB, M. S. BUBNETTE and J. D. LOVBLAND, were unanimously elected delegates to the Syracuse Convention. The convention then adjourned well satisfied that every thing, including the country, was once more saved, and that everybody, except Mr. TILDEN had been duly.sacrificed upon the altar of our common country.

April 19, 1880

An Outline Sketch of One of Niagara County’s Most Widely Known Residents

LOCKPORT, Oct. 8 – (Special) – One of the most interesting residents of Niagara County is Peter S. Oliphant of Molyneaux Corners, a portrait of whom is herewith presented. Mr. Oliphant was one of the early settlers of this section and although he has reached the great age of 91 years is still a rugged and well preserved man. In his earlier life he was for a number of years employed by the late ex-Governor Washington Hunt. So marked were his manly characteristics that Mr. Hunt regarded him more in the light of a friend than an employee, and he shared in no small degree the confidence of that eminent man. After leaving the employ of the Governor Mr. Oliphant bought a farm near Molyneaux Corners, where he still resides. He is a man of many sided characteristics and the anecdotes told of him would suffice to fill a small sized volume. Mr. Oliphant possesses a rough, ready and persusave eloquence and he was frequently called to act as auctioneer, a position which he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to those who sought his services for such purposes. Possessing a singularly logical mind he mastered the principals of law and often appeared as attorney in many minor suits. In these, as in other matter which he undertook he was successful and won a reputation that far exceeded the limits of his immediate neighborhood. An avowed Democrat, Mr. Oliphant was frequently called upon to make political addresses. Well posted on matters of political economy and believing thoroughly in the principles enunciated by Thomas Jefferson and upheld by Andrew Jcakson, Mr. Oliphant was a tower of strength to all his party in the townships of Cambria and Wilson. Mr. Oliphant, like a majority of farmers in Niagara County, is an avowed admirer of William Jennings Bryan, and will cast his vote for him on next Tuesday.
From a Copy of newspaper story, from unknown newspaper: saved by Leah C. (MARTIN) WHITWELL, daughter of G. Weston & Cora M. (OLIPHANT) MARTIN; grand-daughter of Peter S. & Anna A. (PIERCE) OLIPHANT
Provided by Leah’s daughter, Audrey C. (WHITWELL) ADAMS


Pioneer of Niagara County, Who Had Lived There More Than 60 Years, Passes Away

(Special Dispatch to the Evening News.) LOCKPORT. Feb. 3 — Peter S. Oliphant, aged 96 years, one of the early settlers of Niagara county, and a prominent farmer, died at the home of his son, Silas M. Oliphant. Almost until the last he maintained an interest in the affairs of everyday life, and endeavored to keep in touch with the times, at home and abroad. He could read until two years ago, quite well. His reminiscences of the pioneer days in Niagara county were the source of much pleasure to his acquaintances. Mr. Oliphant was born in Herkimer county in 1805, the year the first settler put up his log hut at Cold Springs, near Lockport on the Indian Trail, and later mail route etween Lewiston and Canandaigua. He came to this county in 1836, bbuying a large tract of land in the town of Cambria. It was then covered with forests of immense oaks, hickories, chestnuts and maple. Nearly 200 acres of timer were cleared off by Mr. Oliphant and his son. He took up ba study of law and was noted for his trial cases in justices courts. He never took notes, relyin on a brilliant memory which never failed him. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the homestead and a half hour later from the Brick Church. The internment was at North Ridge.
Buffalo Evening News:
February 3, 1902

Gad Pierce II: US Militia

The WAR of 1812

Historical Marker 

Gad Pierce II was born in 1768 in Massachusetts. He was among the very first settlers in what is now the City of Niagara Falls, NY. He established a tavern on the site of the Niagara Falls Library, near the intersection of Main Street & Pierce Avenue. He fought the British and Indians when they attacked his tavern in 1813. He also helped lead the local Militia against the British.

Gad's grandaughter, Anna Augusta Pierce, married Peter S. Oliphant of the Town of Cambria. Peter S. Oliphant was the father of R.E. Lee Oliphant and grandfather of Ennis C. Oliphant.

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Pierce's Tavern Historical Marker at the Niagara Falls Public Library Niagara Falls, NY

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Gad Pierce Monument

Oakwood Cemetery
Niagara Falls, NY

Gad Pierce Monument

GAD PIERCE 1768 – 1847
ANNA PIERCE 1770 – 1830

Gad Pierce was originally buried in a cemetery located near what is now downtown Niagara Falls New York. The burials from that cemetery were relocated to Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls. The monument in the photo is inscribed with the names of Gad Pierce and his wife, Anna Piper.

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Pierce Avenue, which intersects the old Portage Road and runs from Whirlpool Avenue to Hyde Park Boulevard, formerly Sugar Street, was named after Gad Pierce, who came to the area in 1807. About 1812 he opened a tavern at the junction of the present Main Street with Portage Road. The tavern situated as it was on a much traveled road was well patronized and Gad Pierce became very popular.
In the opening days of the War of 1812 both the English on their side of the river and the Americans on our side were much worried for fear their opponents had a larger and better fighting force. In fact, neither country was prepared for war on the Niagara Frontier although the English had the advantage of well-trained soldiers.

$5 Reward for Gad Pierce

1834 Reward Notice for Gad Pierce

Anna Augusta Pierce
Daughter of Josiah Pierce & Alice Porter
Grand-daughter of Gad Pierce & Ann Piper

Born: 24 OCT 1829, Niagara Falls, NY
Died: 02 MAR 1917, Niagara County, NY
Married: 30 NOV 1859
Third Wife of: Peter S. OLIPHANT

Peter Scofield Oliphant
Husband of:
Diana Cooper Fuller
Anna (Vinton) Baker
Anna Augusta Pierce

Children of Peter & Diana Fuller:

1. George L. Oliphant
2. Rachel (Oliphant) Pomeroy
3. Harriet Oliphant
4. Melissa (Oliphant) Farley
5. Charles A. Oliphant
6. Amanda (Oliphant) Arnot
7. Silas M. Oliphant
8. William M. Oliphant
9. Florence (Oliphant) Matthews

Children of Peter & Anna Baker:
(Peter's Step-Children)

1. Eliza A. (Baker) Oliphant
Eliza married her Step-Brother, George L. Oliphant
2. Charles Baker

Children of Peter & Anna Pierce:

1. Robert Edward Lee Oliphant
2. Cora May (Oliphant) Martin


Family of Robert E. Lee Oliphant:

Robert Edward Lee Oliphant married Rena (Martin) and they had a son, Ennis Carew Oliphant, Husband of Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant.
According to Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant, R.E. Lee & Rena Oliphant had another child, that was either stillborn or died as an infant, name is unknown.

Family of Cora May (Oliphant) Martin:

Cora May Oliphant married George Weston Martin. They had three children: Edna (Martin) Shaw, wife of Cleland H. Shaw;  Lelah C. (Martin) Whitwell, wife of James Howard Whitwell Sr.; and Leon C. Martin, husband of Jennie Birnie (Scott) Martin.

Sornberger and Martin Family

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Sornberger & Martin Family
from the Buffalo Courier - 1904

   Family Lands and Property Records

"In Lilleford William Olyfart holds 5 hides of fee of King of Scotland; held by Walter of Countess Judith in 1068 ..."
Domesday Book, Lilford, Huxloe Hundred, Northamptonshire, England (1085-1086 AD/CE)

England: Northamptonshire - 11th Century AD / CE*

* AD: "Anno Domini" / CE: "Common (or 'Current') Era"

William Oliphant (11th Century AD /CE)

In the time of King Edward the Confessor, 5 hides in Lilford were the property of Thurchil, who held them freely. They had probably been afterwards granted to Waltheof, Earl of Huntingdon, who married Judith, the Conqueror's niece. Judith continued to hold in 1086 after the execution of her husband in 1075. Their eldest daughter and coheir Maud was given in marriage by William to his Norman follower Simon de St. Lis or Senliz, who was made Earl of Northampton and Huntingdon, and after his death she was married to David, later king of Scotland, who became Earl of Huntingdon. The overlordship then followed the descent of the earldom and honour of Huntingdon. The tenants in demesne were the Oliphants (Olifard, Holyfard) who from being holders of land in England under the kings of Scotland transferred their allegiance to Scotland, becoming magnates and peers there. Three branches of the family apparently held lands within the counties of which the King of Scotland was earl. The earliest member of the family as yet found is Roger Oliphant who witnessed a charter of Simon de St. Liz to St. Andrew's Priory, Northampton, not later than 1108. In the survey of the reign of Henry I (1100–35) William Oliphant was holder of 5 hides in Lilford of the king of Scotland and was living about 1147. He was probably succeeded by David Oliphant godson of King David of Scotland, who assisted at King David's escape after the rout at Winchester in 1141. It was he probably who was attesting charters to 1167. His successor was possibly William whose name appears in these counties about this time. Walter Oliphant was given as a hostage by William of Scotland in 1174 and a William and his sister Agatha were connected with Northamptonshire in 1201. It was another Walter, probably, whose land in Lilford was in 1216 committed to Ralf de Trubleville. This Walter was a man of considerable importance in Scotland, holding the office of justice of Lothian and being constantly in attendance on the king. He presented to the church of Lilford in 1228 and he  and William Oliphant were dealing with lands in Lilford and Wigsthorpe in 1232. In 1242–3 the heir of Walter Oliphant (as though Walter were dead) is said to hold one fee in Lilford of the Earl of Albemarle of the Honour of Huntingdon.  This heir was apparently David Oliphant, one of the magnates of Scotland, who in 1244 was returned as holding one fee in Northamptonshire of William de Forz, Earl of Albemarle, and Christine his wife. It would seem that this David was dead without issue before 1266 when Walter de Moray (Moravia), apparently one of his heirs, presented to the church of Lilford. Divorgilla his widow, described as Lady of Lilford, held the manor of Lilford for life by gift of Walter de Moray, who reserved the advowson of the church. Divorgilla Oliphant gave to Divorgilla daughter of Sir Walter Montfichet (Montefixo) all the lands in Armiston which she held by gift of Roger Wallenger, with remainders to Divorgilla Montfichet's brothers Laurence and John. In 1287 William Montfichet, Lord of Kirgill (Kirkhill) in Scotland, and heir of the Lady Divorgilla Oliphant, Lady of Lilford, granted the lands he had received from her to Laurence son of Sir Walter de Montfichet, his kinsman, with reversion to John son of the said Laurence. In 1296 Divorgilla claimed the advowson of the church of Lilford against William son of Walter de Moray, and the King presented because the lands of Scottish magnates had been taken into his hands. The presentation to the church was made in 1228 by Walter Oliphant, and the early history of the advowson is to be found with that of the manor (q.v.), with which it was held until, in 1383–4, Robert de Willoughby of Eresby and his wife Margaret made a conveyance of land in Lilford and of the advowson to Sir John Holt, kt., and others, from whom they were acquired in 1387 by John de Buckingham, Bishop of Lincoln.  http://www.lilfordhall.com/History/Jacobean.asp


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Ducan Oliphant (1673-1734), of Scotland, Staten Island, and West New Jersey

After living on Staten Island, under the Dutch, Duncan Oliphant migrated to Amwell Township in the Colony of New Jersey. Duncan Oliphant left Staten Island and went to what was then the Province of West New Jersey. He owned property on the Old York Road, Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, N.J. When Duncan died, his farm was divided among three sons: David, James, and Ephraim Oliphant (1717-1794)

Duncan Oliphant Estate

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18th Century AD /CE

James Oliphant (1724-1816), of Staten Island, NJ, PA, and NY

James , a son of Duncan Oliphant, inherited part of his father's farm in Amwell, NJ. He moved to Northampton County, Pennsylvania. James later migrated to Ballston Township, Saratoga County New York State, where he is buried.

James OLIPHANT, Son of Duncan Oliphant and Mary GARRISON, was born in 1724, on Staten Island, Richmond, NY; married Jane WORTMAN in either Hunterdon, NJ, or Northampton, PA. James Oliphant lived in Upper Bethel, Northampton, PA, next to James Richart, have maps of properties. Jane Oliphant married James Richart about 1773 or so. In 1800 they were in Northumberland county, PA. references: 1790, 1800 Censuses, deeds, tax exonerations.

OLLOFEND, James, fa'r, 18s,8d. ... He probably went to NY about 1785-6 with son Duncan. from History and Antiquities of PA. by Sherman Day, 1842.

James Oliphant Obit

James OLIPHANT (son of Duncan) was born Bet. 1719 - 1724, and died 17 Jun 1816. He married Jane WORTMAN. Children of James OLIPHANT and Jane WORTMAN are: Andrew OLIPHANT, d. 16 Apr 1824. James OLIPHANT. Duncan OLIPHANT, b. 12 Aug 1748; d. 02 May 1822; m. (1) Rachel WOODRUFF; m. (2) Jennett VANDENBURGH. Peter W. OLIPHANT, b. 12 Sep 1762; d. 27 Aug 1846.


Upper Canada / Canada West:

19th Century AD /CE

Aron OLIPHANT (1788-1868) was a son of Peter W. OLIPHANT (1762-1846). His mother was probably Peter's first wife, Eve KRIBS / CRIPPS, although some researchers list him as the son of Peter's second wife, Elizabeth ('Betsy') SCOFIELD (1768-1826). He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania February 17, 1788 (His father was also born in PA). He married 3 times. He married his first wife, Catherine HENDERSHOTT (1779-1848) in 1806 in PA. Aron married his second wife, Elizabeth (1800-1861) (a widow of Fancis BLAIR) in 1848. Aron married his third wife, Sarah CARKRIFF in 1862. Aron OLIPHANT died August 29, 1868. Aron OLIPHANT preceeded his parents and sibblings, arriving in Upper Canada / Canada West, in what is now Ontario, as early as 1806, settling in what is now Halton County, ON. His parents were still in Herkimer County, NY, where his half-brother, Peter S. OLIPHANT was born in 1805. The family was still in Herkimer County, NY during the 1810 Census, but apparently migrated to Canada sometime before the War of 1812. The family settled in the Clarkson area (now part of Mississauga), in what is now the Region of Peel. Many members of this family, including Aron OLIPHANT and his wives, are buried in Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga, ON, Canada. Having preceeded the family to Canada about 1806, Aron became a Private in the 2nd Regiment, York Militia (York was the previous name for Toronto), fighting on the British side as a "United Empire Loyalist" during the War of 1812. Aron OLIPHANT's Regiment fought with Sir Issac Brock at the Battle of Queenston Heights Aron Oliphant did not participate, because he was "on Furlough" at the time of this Battle (October 13, 1812). See PAY RECORDS below.

Documents 226 to 228
June 29 to Oct. 24, 1812
Second Regiment of York Militia
Captain John Chisholm’s Company

Signed Feb. 26, 1813 by John Chisholm at Queenston. Signed by Will Crooks J.P. Documents 230 and 231 had the same muster but without the dates served. It was signed by Thos. M Cormack, Pay Master.

No. Rank and Names From To Days Remarks
13 Aaron Alefont Sept. 25 Oct. 24   on Furlough
19 Danl. Greenes Sept. 25 Oct. 24 30  

Source: http://www.ogs.on.ca/services/pdfs/2nd-regiment-Payrolls.pdf NOTE: "Aaron Alefont" is Aron OLIPHANT, who was "on Furlough" September 25 - October 24, 1812 "Danl. Greenes" is Daniel GRINNIS (GEENIAUS). Daniel GEENIAUS' sister, Catharine GREENIAUS, married Hiram W. OLIPHANT, a Half-brother of Aron OLIPHANT.


New York State: 19th-21st Centuries AD /CE

Peter Oliphant (1762-1846), of Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario

Peter Oliphant (1762-1846), son of James and grandson of Duncan Oliphant, was born in Pennsylvainia. He was married twice. His first wife, Eve Kribs (or Cripps), was born in 1765 on Staten Island. Eve and Peter Oliphant had a son, Aron Oliphant, 1788-1868. Aron was in Canada as early as 1806. He fought on the British side during the War of 1812. Peter Oliphant's second wife was Elizabeth Scofield (1768-1826), born in Connecticut. Peter & Elizabeth (Scofield) Oliphant's children included Elizabeth A., Peter S., Hiram W., and possibly a John Oliphant. Peter S. Oliphant (son of Peter & Elizabeth), was born in 1808 in Herkimer County, NY. His parents and sibblings later followed his step-brother, Aron, into Canada (between 1810 and 18:12). Peter S. Oliphant arrived in Niagara County, New York State, in 1826.


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Betty Jane (Oliphant) Goodman & Malcolm Eugene Goodman


Betty Jane (Oliphant) Goodman: 1925-2010

Newfane - Betty Jane Goodman, age 85, longtime resident of the Town of Newfane, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Niagara Hospice. Betty Jane was born January 1, 1925 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Ennis and Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant and was a 1942 graduate of Wilson High School. During WW II, Betty Jane was employed at Bell Aircraft as a "Rosie the Riveter". She married Malcolm "Bose" Goodman on October 19, 1946 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church at North Ridge in the Town of Cambria. Betty Jane was the owner/manager of Betty Jane Cabins and co-owned with her husband, Goodman's Garage, both located at Goodman's Corners in Newfane. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church at North Ridge and enjoyed knitting, crafts, quilting, and canning. In addition to her beloved husband, Malcolm "Bose" Goodman, she is survived by her sons, Douglas Goodman of Port Townsend, WA, Stephen (Susan) Goodman and Gerald "Ed" (Rebecca) Goodman, both of Newfane; her grandchildren, Sara (Cliff) LaPort, Jenifer Edgar, Emily, Laura, Ellen, Natalie, and Gloria Goodman; her great- grandchildren, Lucas and Nicholas LaPort; two brothers, Charles (Betsy) Oliphant and Jim (Barbara) Oliphant; three sisters, Marjorie Eodice, Helen (Harold) Denny and Dorothy (Bernard) Seefeldt; a sister-in-law, Marie Goodman; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Monday from 5 - 9 PM. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 1st at 11:00 AM in the funeral home, with the Rev. Alexander Knowles officiating. Burial will follow in North Ridge Cemetery, Church Rd., Town of Cambria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 or to HART, Interfaith, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston, NY 14092. Please visit www.HardisonFuneralHomes.com for on-line registry.


Malcolm Goodman

Malcolm Eugene ('Bose') Goodman: 1921-2012

Obituary of Malcolm Goodman Malcolm E. "Bose" Goodman, age 91 of Newfane died Wednesday September 12, 2012 in the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Health Facility in Lockport, after a lengthy illness. Bose was born March 3, 1921 in Lewiston, the son of the late Erwin and Florence (Schultz) Goodman and was a lifelong resident of Newfane. A veteran of WW II, he served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service from 1942 to his honorable discharge as a Fireman 1 C in 1945. On October 19, 1946 Bose married Betty Jane (Oliphant) Goodman at St. Peter Lutheran Church at North Ridge. Betty Jane predeceased him on May 28, 2010. From 1957 to 1972 Bose owned and operated Goodman's Amoco in Newfane. He also co-managed Betty Jane's Cottages with his wife. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church at North Ridge. He is survived by three sons, Douglas Goodman of Port Townsend, WA, Stephen (Susan) Goodman and Gerald "Ed" (Rebecca) Goodman, both of Newfane; his grandchildren, Sara (Cliff) LaPort, Jennifer Edgar, Emily, Laura, and Ellen Goodman, Natalie (Joshua) Verheyn, and Gloria (Bart) Langendorfer; his great grandchildren, Lucas and Nicholas LaPort, Nyx Verheyn, and Duane Langendorfer; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Reedy and Janet Schultz, and a brother, Gordon Goodman. Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Wednesday, September 19, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 pm in the funeral home, the Rev. Robert Hoffman officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in North Ridge Cemetery, Church Rd. Town of Cambria.


Gerald Edward ("Ed") Goodman: 1954-2014

Newfane - Gerald E. "Ed" Goodman died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the age of 59. Ed was born July 24, 1954 in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of the late Malcolm E. and Betty Jane (Oliphant) Goodman. He was a 1972 graduate of Newfane High School and had attended Niagara County Community College. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October of 1972 and served until his Honorable Discharge in July of 1975. Along with his brother, Stephen, Ed owned and operated Betty Jane Cabins in Newfane. He had also worked at Lebrag-Garbel Welding in Lockport. Ed was a life member of the Niagara County Motorcycle Club, a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Newfane, and the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. He was appreciated for his knowledge and lifelong passion for old machinery, particularly his antique motorcycles. Ed was a lover of music, and especially enjoyed playing his guitar. He also was an avid reader. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Rebecca A. (Hoffner) Goodman; his children, Jenifer A. Edgar of Newfane, Ellen M. (Leo) Walker of Asheville, NC, Natalie J. (Josh) Verheyn of Indiana, and Gloria (Bart) Langendorfer of Ransomville; his grandchildren, Nyx Verheyn, Duane Langendorfer, and Julius Walker; two brothers, Stephen (Susan) Goodman of Newfane and Douglas Goodman of Port Townsend, WA; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Friday from 4 - 8 pm. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 21, at 11:00 AM in the funeral home, with the Rev. David Duke officiating. Burial will follow in North Ridge Cemetery, Church Rd. Town of Cambria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 3121 Beebe Rd., Newfane, NY 14108.

Photos of Gerald "Ed" Goodman and the Niagara County Motorcycle Club