Elisbeth "Lizzie" Chavis

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Elisbeth Godwin (Chavis)

Also Known As: "Lizzie"
Birthplace: Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Place of Burial: Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of <private> Chavis and Eliza Jane Chavis
Wife of John Henry Godwin
Mother of Delta Godwin; Rochelle Jacobs and Simeon G. Godwin
Sister of Golden Martin Chavis; Furnie Chavis; Granford Chavis; Roy Chavis; Harvey Chavis and 1 other
Half sister of Roy Winfred Chavis; Ava Holsum; <private> Chavis; Grandford Chavis; Randolph Chavis and 2 others

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Birth: Nov. 15, 1893 Robeson County North Carolina, USA

Death: May 19, 1965 Pembroke Robeson County North Carolina, USA

Lizzie was the daughter of William and Eliza Jane Cummings Chavis. She married John Henry Godwin on Sep. 8, 1911 in Pembroke, NC. Her brother, Golden Chavis is buried at Harpers Ferry Baptist Church Cemetery.

The following was taken from the May 21, 1965 edition of THE ROBESONIAN:

Mrs. John Godwin, 72, of Rt. 1 Pembroke, died suddenly en route to a hospital Wednesday night at 11:30 p.m. following a brief illness.

She will be at Biggs Funeral Home until one hour prior to the funeral which will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist church in Pembroke. Rev. Venus Brooks and Rev. Simeon Cummings will officiate at the services. Burial will follow services in Mt. Airy church cemetery.

Mrs. Godwin is survived by her husband, John H. Godwin; four sons, Simeon, Harvey, Fred and Worth, all of Pembroke; five daughters, Misses Loretta and Kathryn Godwin of Charlotte, Mrs. Donald C. Neal of Charlotte, Mrs. Nettie Davis of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. James Herndon of San Francisco, Cal.; five half brothers; two half-sisters; and 19 grandchildren.

Family links:

  • John Henry Godwin (1881 - 1981)
  • Delta Godwin (1912 - 1913)*
  • Rochelle Godwin Jacobs (1914 - 1963)*
  • Simeon G. Godwin (1915 - 1983)*
  • C. Loretta Godwin (1921 - 1990)*
  • Fred Godwin (1923 - 1988)*
  • Worth Godwin (1925 - 1992)*
  • Sammie Godwin (1931 - 1935)*
  • Adline Godwin (1937 - 1938)*

Burial: Mount Airy Baptist Church Cemetery Lumberton Robeson County North Carolina, USA

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Elisbeth "Lizzie" Chavis's Timeline

November 15, 1893
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
September 8, 1911
Age 17
Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
August 13, 1912
Age 18
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
January 12, 1914
Age 20
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
September 20, 1915
Age 21
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
May 19, 1965
Age 71
Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, USA