Goodyear ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Goodyear are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

There are many people with this surname, and it is possible that there are duplicate entries for an individual. If you discover any such duplicates, please email me and I shall correct them.

Goodyear, MrRef 492-1354
[18??-18??] Stone merchant and partner in Heap, Naylor & Goodyear

Goodyear, Albert EdwardRef 492-701
[1872-1939] Son of Henry Goodyear.

He was a warehouseman (silk) [1891, 1911].

In [Q4] 1894, he married Mary Emma Brook [1873-1930] in Halifax.

Mary Emma was born in Southowram


  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Hilda [b 1902]
  3. Leslie [b 1910]

They lived at 3 Belle Vue Terrace, Bank Top, Southowram [1911].

Mary Emma died in Halifax [Q4 1930] (aged 57).

In [Q4] 1931, an Albert E. Goodyear married Mary E. Tansey in Halifax.

Albert died 18th August 1939 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-M18]

Goodyear, CharlesRef 492-254
[1817-1890] Son of Luke Goodyear.

Born in Southowram [19th Dec 1817].

He was a stone merchant [1849].

On 11th October 1849, he married Margaret Dean in Halifax.

Margaret was born in Halifax, the daughter of William Dean


  1. Luke Henry

Charles died in Southport [23rd December 1890].

Margaret died in Liverpool [31st July 1896].

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church

Goodyear, FrankRef 492-43
[1905-1941] Son of Sarah Alice & George Goodyear of Brighouse.

In [Q1] 1928, he married Margaret J. Marshall in Halifax.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, and he served as a Gunner with the 51st Battery 38 Lt. A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 25th June 1941 (aged 36).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [E C 416].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Goodyear, FredRef 492-292
[1861-1915] Son of John Goodyear.

Born in Northowram [25th October 1861].

He was a stone merchant [1891] / a quarryman [1915].

On 4th November 1891, he married Mary Alice Batty [1862-1924] in Halifax.

Mary Alice was born in Hipperholme


  1. Annie [b 1893] who married Fred Ingham

Fred died in Hipperholme [26th December 1915] (aged 54).

Mary Alice died 13th May 1924 (aged 62), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 434] with his parents

Goodyear, FredRef 492-277
[1866-1931] Son of Joah Smith Goodyear.

Born in Northowram.

He was a dentist [1904].

On 2nd June 1904, he married Elizabeth Fowler [1867-1950] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Hillam


  1. Delia Elizabeth [1904-1930] who married Willie Ambler
  2. Minnie [1908-1970] who married James Thompson

Goodyear, HenryRef 492-987
[1843-1???] Born in Brighouse.

He was a stone quarryman [1881] / a flag facer [1891].

Around 1867, he married Ann [1845-1???].

Ann was born in Southowram


  1. Annie [b 1867] who was a part-timer / worsted spinner  [1881]
  2. Lily [b 1870] who was a part-timer / worsted spinner  [1881] who was a worsted winder [1891]
  3. Albert Edward
  4. Wilfred [b 1877] who was a doffer (worsted) [1891]
  5. Arthur [b 1879] who was a setter (worsted) [1891]
  6. Edith [b 1885]
  7. Stanley [b 1888]

They lived at

  • Valley Top, Southowram [1881]
  • Dark Lane Head, Southowram [1891]

Goodyear, HolroydRef 492-298
[1825-1863] of Brighouse.

Born in Elland.

He was a stone delver [1850].

On 24th September 1850, he married Ann Bottomley [1827-1885] in Halifax.

Ann was born in Southowram


  1. Mary Jane [b 1853]
  2. Emma [1854-1856] who was buried with her parents
  3. Sam [1855-1856] who was buried with his parents
  4. Mercy [b 1857]

Holroyd died in Brighouse [16th May 1863].

Ann died in Brighouse [10th June 1885].

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [Grave Ref: V36]

Goodyear, J.Ref 492-13

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 9th February 1919.

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [C U 364].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Zion Methodist Free Chapel, Hove Edge

Goodyear, J. H.Ref 492-715
[18??-1???] Plumber and glazier with business in Brighouse. In 1889, he acquired the business of Cockell Shaw

In the 1890s, the business was acquired by Armitage Brothers

Goodyear, Joah SmithRef 492-276
[1836-1866] Son of Luke Goodyear.

Born in Southowram.

He was a delver [1863] / a stone merchant [1866].

On 18th June 1863, he married Elizabeth Brear [1841-1914] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Northowram


  1. Mary Jane who died 30th March 1866 (aged 1 year & 9  months) 
  2. Fred

Joah died in Northowram [10th February 1866] (aged 30).

In 1874, Elizabeth married Benjamin Whitehead

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2279] with Ernest Goodyear Brier who died 19th June 1864 (aged 17 months)  & Benjamin Whitehead

Question: Does anyone know how Ernest Goodyear Brier fits into the family?


Goodyear, JohnRef 492-278
[1821-1873] Son of Luke Goodyear

Born in Southowram [8th February 1821].

He was a stone merchant [1846].

On 20th February 1846, he married Rachel Crossley [1822-1876] in Halifax.

Rachel was born in Scammonden, the illegitimate daughter of Leah Crossley


  1. Hannah Smith who died 14th September 1852 (aged 1 year &  10 months) who was buried with her parents
  2. Sarah [1851-1936] who married Henry Parker
  3. Luke
  4. Harry who died 24th December 1858 (aged 1 year) who was  buried with his parents
  5. Kate who died 18th December 1859 (aged 9 weeks) who was  buried with her parents
  6. Fred

The children were born in Northowram.

John died in Northowram [4th June 1873] (aged 52) 

Rachel died 9th April 1876 (aged 53).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 434]

Goodyear, Joseph HenryRef 492-473
[18??-1895] Brighouse man who died from rabies after being bitten by a dog. As he was walking over Anchor Bridge, Brighouse, he discovered a small pug dog which had been put into a bag and thrown into the canal. He rescued the dog and it bit him before running off. He developed the symptoms of rabies and died some days later

Goodyear, LukeRef 492-252
[1790-1850] Born in Rastrick.

He was a stone cutter [1812].

On 25th January 1812, he married Mary Smith [1789-1858] at Elland Parish Church.

Mary was born in Rastrick


  1. Charles
  2. John
  3. William
  4. Hannah [1830-1853] who was buried at Rastrick
  5. Joah Smith

The children were born in Southowram.

Luke died in Rastrick [10th May 1850].

Mary died 15th January 1858.

They were buried at Rastrick Church

Goodyear, LukeRef 492-291
[1855-1922] Son of John Goodyear.

Born in Northowram.

He was a stone merchant [1878] / (possibly) a stone merchant at Stubbins Quarry, Hove Edge [1882] / a quarryman [1903].

On 30th April 1878, he married Ellen Fidler at Coley Church.

Ellen was born in Shelf, the daughter of John Henry Fidler


  1. Henrietta [1878-1952] who married Edgar William Henry Wood
  2. Gertrude [1880-1962] who married Albert Edward Birkett
  3. Louie who died 19th June 1891 (aged 10 months) who was  buried with his parents

The children were born in Hipperholme

Ellen died 17th February 1905 (aged 47).

Luke died 14th May 1922 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 434]

Goodyear, Luke HenryRef 492-261
[1853-1898] Son of Charles Goodyear.

Born 24th November 1853.

When Luke was of age, he changed his surname from Goodyear to his mother's maiden name Dean.

On 14th October 1879, he married Annie Elizabeth Isles at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe.

Annie Elizabeth was born in Illingworth, the daughter of Thomas Isles


  1. William [b 1880] who was a furniture salesman [1911] and  never married
  2. Caroline Mary [1881-1972] who married William Edge Roberts
  3. Margaret Helena [1884-1884]
  4. Florence Dorothea [1885-1969] who married Ernest John Derbyshire
  5. Thomas Isles
  6. Gladys [1890-1969] who married Frederick Redhead

The children all had the surname Dean.

The couple died in Formby: Luke Henry [21st August 1898]; Annie Elizabeth [9th November 1901].

They were buried at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel

Goodyear, NormanRef 492-597
[1920-1945] Son of Rosella & Stanley Goodyear of Brighouse.

During World War II, and he served as a Flight Sergeant with the 256th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 10th March 1945 (aged 25).

He was buried at Padua War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref II D 3]

Goodyear, RolandRef 492-468
[1889-1918] Son of Clara & Eli Goodyear.

Born in Sunderland.

He was brought up in Halifax / educated at the Parish Church School / employed by Saxone Shoe Company in Halifax / branch manager of the Saxone Shoe Company in Preston.

In [Q2] 1912, he married Mary A. Patterson in Sunderland.


  1. child

They lived at 18 Salem Street, Sunderland.

During World War I, and he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 9th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 12th April 1918 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 154-159 & 163A], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Goodyear, WilliamRef 492-281
[1824-1889] Son of Luke Goodyear

Born in Southowram [31st July 1824].

He was a stone merchant [1846].

In [Q4] 1846, he married Mary Eyre [1819-1890] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.

Mary was born in Bodmin

They had no children.

William died in Halifax in 1889.

Mary died in Fulham in 1890


Goodyear surnameRef 492-1
A variant of the surname Goodaire

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

There are 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Goodyear, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Goodyear

Birth 1887; Death 1907


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