"Nah-thlet-la and James Kawaykla at Geronimo's grave 1920's"
Picking up this comment - but what I am saying here is not related to original thread. As you know well - there are various rumors about whether Geronimo's grave does really hold the bones of One Who Yawns, and also whether people have interfered with these bones over the years (and whether Geronimo could be buried elsewhere). I don't really want the truth to come out here, because I would prefer that the remains of One Why Yawns be undisturbed.
But I am wondering this - if the US Gov't decided to return Geronimo's bones to his homeland, is there someone around today who could help make this process happen? Is there someone who woudl know where his bones are buried?
It is time to take steps towards healing. This includes the return of remains of Chiricahua's to their rightful resting places.
I am a new member of this group. I am also a member of the Fort Sill Apache tribe. This photograph is of my great-grandparents, Annie White-Gooday and Talbot Gooday, with their children including my grandmother, Ida Gooday, on far right.
As far as I know, this is the only photograph in existence of Annie Gooday. I would be so appreciative if anyone out there knows of any other photos of Annie. She is a bit of a mystery to our family. We know the historical facts, of her prior marriage to George Wratten, etc., however, we know little of her as a person. She died at a relatively young age, in 1913, while trying to light a fire on the iron stove that was installed in all the prisoner's houses at Fort Sill. Fires of this type were not unusual, since we were not used to this type of appliance. Annie's dress caught fire and she suffered terrible burns, lingered for three-days. Terrible part of our family history. She must have been quite a woman, I know my grandmother Ida loved her very much. Thanks. Peggy Gooday
Thanks for joining us and sharing your information with us. Of course, we all will try to help you out with information/photographs on your great-grandmother, Annie Gooday. I will go through some books and my extensive Chiricahua photograph collection in the hope of finding what you're looking for.
Hey Peggy! Have heard of you many times though we have never met. Have seen a photo before of you and your daughter, she is a "Model", yes? I live here near old Fort Sill, have you been "Home" lately? Next time "look me up",my family and I would like to meet you! If I can be of any help just ask,OK! Peggy, many good people here on this forum, good information, good photo's, good questions and opinions......fill free to ask anything.......share anything.....anytime!!!! From the mountains of Southwest Oklahoma and "Home".......Welcome!!!!
A few of your family members Peggy, in case you never seen before!
Left to Right:
Marian (Juan) Loco and daughter, Margaret Loco, Irene (Gooday) Guydelkon and Raymond Loco (small boy), Bessie Gooday, Amy Imach and daughters Mildred (Imach) Cleghorn and Myrtle Imach (small toddler sitting on ground), your grandmother Ida (Gooday) Largo, Blossom Haozous and daughter Ethelene (Haozous Soatikee.
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A few of my family members and several families of yours Peggy?
Left to Right:
John Loco and wife Marian (Juan) Loco, then James Kawaykla and wife Dorothy (Naiche) Kawaykla, then Dolly (Perico) Mithlo and son Harry Mithlo, Amy Imach, Blossom Haozous and Lawrence Mithlo. The two older girls in the middle of the photo are (Left) Mildred (Imach) Cleghorn and (Right) Ethelene (Haozous) Soatikee. Boys front: (Left) Alfred Haozous and (Right) Allen Haozous (Allen Houser.)
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2014 12:48:32 GMT -5 by Dietmar