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  1. Goodrich Giles1846 - 1927
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Name Goodrich Giles
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 1846 Richmond City, Virginia, United States
Residence? Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States
Death[1][3] 5 Jun 1927 Miami, Ohio, United States
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    Goodrich Giles
    Birth: 1846
    Death: Jun 1927 (aged 80–81)
    Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, USA
    Plot: 1-174
    Memorial #: 14050227
    Bio: Goodrich Giles, born a slave, became Piqua’s first major African-American businessman and employer. In the 1880s he bought the Cottage Livery Stable on North Street and eventually went on to operate several more. He also owned three farms and numerous rental properties, and was an original investor in the Third National Bank. Giles was the first African-American to run, in 1886, for city council and he was the driving force behind building the Cyrene A.M.E. Church in Piqua.In 1901 Goodrich Giles along with Fountain Randolph started what became known as the “Randolph Ex-Slave Society”, holding yearly reunions of the freed Randolph slaves and their descendants.In 1927 the Classic Theater, built by Carl Anderson and Goodrich Giles, opened in Dayton. It is thought to be the first theater in the United States to be built, operated and managed by blacks for blacks. Movies in the 500-seat theater were shown downstairs, while live entertainment, with the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and the Mills Brothers took place upstairs in the ballroom. The Classic closed its doors in 1959 and, despite efforts to save the theater, was demolished in October 1991.The Goodrich Giles Memorial Park in honor of this prominent black man is located on South Main Street.
    Gravesite Details buried 6/7/1927 age 81 born Virginia
    Family Members
    Spouse
    Levenia Giles 1856-1914
    Created by: Pam Estes gedmatch# T131729 (46799761)
    Added: 23 Apr 2006
    URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14050227/goodrich-giles
    Citation: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 January 2020), memorial page for Goodrich Giles (1846–Jun 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14050227, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Pam Estes gedmatch# T131729 (contributor 46799761) .

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    Goodrich Giles
    Dayton Daily Journal
    June 7, 1927

    pg. 16, col. 1

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    Name: Goodrich Giles
    Event Type: Death
    Event Date: 05 Jun 1927
    Event Place: Piqua, Miami, Ohio
    Residence Place: Troy Pike
    Gender: Male
    Age: 81
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: colored
    Occupation: farmer
    Birth Date: 29 Dec 1845
    Birthplace: Richmond, Va
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
    Burial Date: 08 Jun 1927
    Burial Place: Piqua, Ohio
    Father's Name: Archie Giles
    Father's Birthplace: Va
    Mother's Name: Cole
    Mother's Birthplace: Va.
    Spouse's Name: Geraldine Giles

    File Number: fn 36764
    GS Film number: 1985068
    Digital Folder Number: 004024979
    Image Number: 02094

    Citing this Record
    "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8LC-4MV : 15 August 2019), Geraldine Giles in entry for Goodrich Giles, 05 Jun 1927; citing Piqua, Miami, Ohio, reference fn 36764; FHL microfilm 1,985,068.

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    Name: Goodrich Giles
    Event Type: Marriage
    Event Date: 28 Dec 1876
    Event Place: Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan
    Gender: Male
    Age: 30y
    Birth Date: 1846
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Spouse's Name: Lorina Moss
    Spouse's Gender: Female
    Spouse's Age: 20y
    Spouse's Birth Date: 1856
    Spouse's Birthplace: Ohio

    GS Film Number: 2342462
    Digital Folder Number: 4207596
    Image Number: 372

    Citing this Record
    "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3N3-XMP : 15 January 2019), Goodrich Giles and Lorina Moss, 1876.

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    Name: Goodrich Giles
    Event Type: Marriage
    Event Date: 28 Dec 1916
    Event Place: Miami, Ohio, United States
    Age: 70
    Birth Date: 29Dec
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
    Birthplace: Charlotte, Virginia
    Father's Name: Archer Giles
    Mother's Name: Salle
    Spouse's Name: Geraldine Gordon
    Spouse's Age: 38
    Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1878
    Spouse's Birthplace: Pleasant Hill, Ohio
    Spouse's Father's Name: Robert Gordon
    Spouse's Mother's Name: Delphina Clay

    Reference ID: it 29149 p 346
    GS Film Number: 550154
    Digital Folder Number: 004260995
    Image Number: 00453

    Citing this Record
    "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZNF-JR7 : 26 August 2019), Delphina Clay in entry for Goodrich Giles and Geraldine Gordon, 28 Dec 1916; citing Marriage, Miami, Ohio, United States, it 29149 p 346, Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus; FHL microfilm.

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    Name: Godrich Giles
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1870
    Event Place: Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States
    Event Place (Original): Piqua, ward 4, Miami, Ohio, United States
    Gender: Male
    Age: 24
    Race: Black
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Page Number: 31


    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Archey Giles M 71 Virginia
    Sallie Giles F 73 Virginia
    Godrich Giles M 24 Virginia

    Household ID: 260
    Line Number: 31
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: M593
    GS Film Number: 000552743
    Digital Folder Number: 004278441
    Image Number: 00643

    Citing this Record
    "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6L4-44H : 14 June 2019), Godrich Giles in entry for Archey Giles, 1870.

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    Name: Goodrich Giles
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1880
    Event Place: Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States
    Gender: Male
    Age: 34
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: Mulatto
    Race (Original): MU
    Occupation: Farmer
    Relationship to Head of Household: Self
    Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Self
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
    Birthplace: Virginia, United States
    Father's Birthplace: Virginia, United States
    Mother's Birthplace: Virginia, United States
    Sheet Letter: A
    Sheet Number: 294
    Person Number: 0
    Volume: 2


    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Goodrich Giles Self M 34 Virginia, United States
    Lavinia Giles Wife F 24 Ohio, United States
    Jane Huggard Grandmother F 76 Virginia, United States

    District: ED 142
    Sheet Number and Letter: 294A
    Household ID: 5842460
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: T9
    Affiliate Film Number: 1049
    GS Film Number: 1255049
    Digital Folder Number: 005161989
    Image Number: 00643

    Citing this Record
    "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8SM-VN5 : 12 August 2017), Jane Huggard in household of Goodrich Giles, Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 142, sheet 294A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,049.

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    Name: Goodrich Giles
    Event Type: Census
    Event Year: 1900
    Event Place: Washington Township, Precinct A Piqua city Ward 1, Miami, Ohio, United States
    Gender: Male
    Age: 54
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: Black
    Race (Original): B
    Relationship to Head of Household: Head
    Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
    Years Married: 23
    Birth Date: Dec 1846
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Marriage Year (Estimated): 1877
    Father's Birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace: Virginia


    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Goodrich Giles Head M 54 Virginia
    Lavenia Giles Wife F 43 Ohio
    Jennie Stewart Boarder F 13 Ohio

    District: 89
    Sheet Number and Letter: 1A
    Household ID: 7
    Line Number: 16
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: T623
    GS Film Number: 1241305
    Digital Folder Number: 004117770
    Image Number: 00227

    Citing this Record
    "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM6S-X5Z : accessed 15 January 2020), Jennie Stewart in household of Goodrich Giles, Washington Township, Precinct A Piqua city Ward 1, Miami, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 89, sheet 1A, family 7, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,305.

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    Name: Goodrich Giles
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1910
    Event Place: Staunton, Miami, Ohio, United States
    Gender: Male
    Age: 64
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: Black
    Race (Original): Black
    Relationship to Head of Household: Head
    Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Father's Birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
    Sheet Letter: B
    Sheet Number: 4


    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Goodrich Giles Head M 64 Virginia
    Lavania Giles Wife F 53 Ohio
    Arthur Fowles Hired man M 22 Ohio

    District: ED 120
    Sheet Number and Letter: 4B
    Household ID: 79
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: T624
    Affiliate Film Number: 1215
    GS Film Number: 1375228
    Digital Folder Number: 004973220
    Image Number: 00643

    Citing this Record
    "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLDK-QN5 : accessed 15 January 2020), Arthur Fowles in household of Goodrich Giles, Staunton, Miami, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 120, sheet 4B, family 79, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1215; FHL microfilm 1,375,228.

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    Name: Goodrich Jiles
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1920
    Event Place: Staunton, Miami, Ohio, United States
    Gender: Male
    Age: 74
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: Black
    Race (Original): Black
    Relationship to Head of Household: Head
    Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Father's Birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
    Sheet Letter: A
    Sheet Number: 1


    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Goodrich Jiles Head M 74 Virginia
    Girtrude Jiles Wife F 39 Ohio
    Delphina Gordon Mother F 82 Virginia

    District: ED 227
    Sheet Number and Letter: 1A
    Household ID: 2
    Line Number: 6
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: T625
    Affiliate Film Number: 1419
    GS Film Number: 1821419
    Digital Folder Number: 004967469
    Image Number: 00080

    Citing this Record
    "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDR7-KYL : accessed 15 January 2020), Delphina Gordon in household of Goodrich Jiles, Staunton, Miami, Ohio, United States; citing ED 227, sheet 1A, line 8, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1419; FHL microfilm 1,821,419.

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    Name: Goodric Giles
    Event Type: Death
    Event Date: 5 Jun 1927
    Event Place: Miami, Ohio, United States
    Event Place (Original): , Miami, Ohio, United States
    Residence Place: Ohio
    Page: 2996


    Citing this Record
    "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VKBZ-5MP : 12 November 2019), Goodric Giles, 1927.