John Goggin

Birth Name John Goggin
Gender male
Age at Death 70 years, 9 months, 1 day


John Goggin's death record says that his mother's maiden name was Madigan. In 1870 he was living in the same houselhold as a James Madigan who was a tinsmith. There is also a Daniel Madigan, tinsmith, in Cleveland at the same time. These could be John's maternal cousins.

On Griffith's valuation of Ireland, taken in the late 1850's and 1860's, shows that the only place where the names Goggin and Madigan occurred together was in Limerick and Limerick City. It's possible that John was born there.

However there is a tree at that says he was born in County Cork, and another tree that says he was born in either Clare or Kerry. No sources were given.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1847 Ireland   1 2

John's naturalization index card information says he was 25 when naturalized in 1872. If so, he was born about 1847.
His death record said he was born Jun 5, 1851.

Residence 1870 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 187 Oregon 3

1870 Cleveland city directory
Madigan, D, tinsmith, 18 Academy
Madigan, J, tinsmith 187 Oregon
Goggins, John, 187 Oregon
no other Goggins

1872 Cleveland city directory
Madigan Daniel, tinner, Kennedy,DeForest & Randall, r 14 Academy
Madigan, James, tinner, Kennedy,DeForest & Randall, r 187 Oregon
other Madigans
Goggin, John, laborer, r 370 Taylor
no other Goggins

Census June 25, 1870 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 1870 John Goggin household 4

1870; Census Place: Cleveland Ward 5, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll: M593_1189; Page: 530B; Image: 421; Family History Library Film: 552688.
25 Jun 1870

dwelling 1202, family 1332
Madigan, James, 30, tin smith, citizen
Kate, 24, keeping house
John 5/12, born in December, born in Ohio

dwelling 1202, family 1333
John Goggin, 26, work in marble works, citizen
Mary Goggin, 24, keeping house

Naturalization October 12, 1872 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   2

John Goggin, Ward 23
address 1159 Addison
Vol 6, page Pet 4842
native of Ireland
Naturalized Oct 12, 1872 (note: Oct 30, 1909 was scratched out)
court: USD, Cleveland, Ohio
age when naturalized: 25
age when recorded:65

"Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977", index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Apr 2014), John Goggin, 1872.

Death October 2, 1917 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   1

Certificate of Death, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
John F Goggin
date of death: Oct 2, 1917
place: home, 1159 Addison Road, Cleveland
white, male, married, retired,
born June 5, 1851, in Ireland
Father: don't know, born in Ireland
mother's maiden name: Madigan, born in Ireland
cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage, arteriosclerosis
informant: John T Goggin, 777 Eddy Rd
burial: Calvary, Oct 4, 1917


"Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 04 Apr 2014), John Goggin, 02 Oct 1917; citing Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, reference fn 63237; FHL microfilm 1984114.

Burial October 4, 1917 Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   5

Name: Goggin, John
Date: October 4, 1917
Source: Cemetery record; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #030.
Notes: Goggin-John, beloved husband of Mary Goggin (nee Day), Tuesday, Oct. 2. Funeral Thursday Oct. 4, at 9 a. m., from late residence, 1159 Addison rd. Auto funeral. Please omit flowers. 1851 - 1917. Calvary Cemetery Cleveland, Ohio.


Family of John Goggin and Mary Day

Married Wife Mary Day ( b. October 5, 1852 d. February 22, 1928 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
James F. GogginMay 8, 1887January 13, 1939


    1. John Goggin
      1. Mary Day
        1. James F. Goggin