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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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C. C. GODSHAW, M. D., is of French origin, but was born in Louisville, February 9, 1853. He is a son of Morris and Esther Godshaw, natives of Lorraine, France, and who came to this country fifty years ago. The elder Godshaw is one of the old and prominent merchants of Louisville, and was in the queensware and chinaware business for forty years; he is still living and is seventy-eight years of age. The subject, Dr. Godshaw, was brought up and educated in this city, graduating from the Male High School in 1871. He read medicine under the supervision of Drs. Cowling and Cummins, and entered the medical department of Louisville University, from which he graduated in 1874. As a further qualification for the profession he had chosen, he studied in the hospitals of New York for a year, and in 1875 went to Europe, studying in the hospitals of London, Paris, Vienna and Berlin, taking a thorough course in medicine and surgery; also devoting special attention to the diseases of women and children. After about three years spent in Europe, he returned to Louisville. He is a member of the hospital medical staff—and obstetrician to the City Hospital. Dr. Godshaw was married January 31, 1877, to Sidonia Marcus, of Louisville. Three children is the result of this marriage.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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