William Frederick was the eldest son of George Goodenough and Eliza Rogers. They had 11 children, my great grandfather, John Albert was the youngest. He moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada with his wife Ethel Fishpool. They had six children, the eldest being John Goodenough. He married Isobel Goodwin and they had 5 children, the eldest being my father Paul.
Lawrence was a lawyer, and in fact closed the purchase of my parents first house for them. He is in fact, my grandfather's cousin's son or second cousin, I believe.
As for family in England, the reason that I know so much about the family history is that I was appointed as the keeper of the family tree. It was decided that because with each passing of a family member, the stories and the history was being lost. With such a unique last name it seemed easy to track the family down or so I thought. I am on Ancestry.com and have come to learn that there are thousands of Goodenoughs in England's past.
If you would like, my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I also have many photos to share if you wish.
I am interested to hear about Gladys and add her to my tree. If you could supply me with any information about birth, marriage, family names that would be great.
Again, I have the largest compilation of information about our branch of the family and would be happy to answer any other questions that you may have.