Family: John Benjamin VanHook/Lavona Mae (Vona) Goff (F1045)

m. 28 Feb 1900


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  • Father | Male
    John Benjamin VanHook

    Born  16 Jan 1879  Dallas, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Jul 1958  Springfield, Greene, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield, Greene, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  28 Feb 1900  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown   
    Other Spouse  Mary Oaks | F5021 
    Married  8 Mar 1908  Clark, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Edith Esther Osborn | F2625 
    Married  24 Aug 1914   
    Other Spouse  Edna May Ellington | F3401 
    Married  Abt 1929  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John McHenry (Mack) VanHook | F1043 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Rachel N. Roberts | F1043 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Lavona Mae (Vona) Goff

    Born  28 Dec 1878  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Mar 1963  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Barnesburg Cemetery, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Fountain S. Goff | F3399 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Serena | F3399 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    William Victor VanHook

    Born  15 Jan 1901  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aug 1984  Springfield, Greene, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Velda Lee Smith | F4225 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Female
    Lena S. VanHook

    Born  3 Oct 1902  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Nov 1994  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Living | F3523 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Female
    Beatrice L. VanHook

    Born  9 Jun 1905  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Jul 1967  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Barnesburg Cemetery, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Chester (Chek) Noe | F3522 
    Married  1923  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • The VanHook's and Goff's were close neighbors in Glades, KY - all living on adjoining farms.

      1900 US Census - Glades, Pulaski Co., KY
      John B. and Lavona VanHook were living with his parents

      John B. and Vona did not divorce by 1910 - but John B. moved north to Clark County, KY and married a second time to Mary Oaks. Mary's father later charged him with bigamy, and forced Mary to divorce him.

      1910 US Census - Glades, Pulaski Co., KY
      Lavona M. VanHook is shown in census living with her father, Fountain S. Goff and younger sister Maggie. Also listed are daughters Lenna S. and Beatrice L. VanHook. Her son, William Victor, age 9, is listed in this census with his grandparents, John McHenry and Rachel VanHook.
      (note - census record very hard to read)

      In 1920 US Census - "Vona M. VanHook" is living with her sister and brother-in-law, Jennie and Arch Poynter in Catron, Pulaski Co., KY (census record lists Vona as "divorced"). Her daughter Beatrice is living with Beatrice's uncle Henry B. Vanhook in Hazeldell, Pulaski Co., KY

      Excerpts from The Somerset Journal, 21 January 1921
      "Miss Beatrice Vanhook has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Vonnie Vanhook at Flat Lick"

      Excerpts from The Somerset Journal, 22 Jul 1921
      "Beatrice Vanhook visited Mrs. Mary Davis Saturday night."

      Excerpts from The Somerset Journal, 14 October 1921
      "Mrs. Vona Vanhook visited at Mr. Arch Poynter's Sunday."
      (Arch Poynter was Lavona's brother-in-law, husband of her sister Jennie)