Re: [RedHotJazz] Birth date of Frank "Big Boy" Goudie
- on 26/2/07 9:03, Michael Rader at Rader.Michael@... wrote:
> I've recently been listening to the sides multi-instrumentalist Frank "BigYou must be using the old Grove because the rewritten entry in New Grove has
> Boy" Goudie made after his return from France to the US (San Francisco). The
> booklet to AM CD50 includes an amazing amount of information (mainly from Ken
> Mills) on Goudie and gives a birth date of 1893. This is at odds with the 1899
> date given by Chilton and Grove (adapted from Chilton) or a date of 1898 given
> by Sam Charters and the NO Family Album. Does anyone know definitely which
> date is correct?
birth, Royville, LA, 13 September 1898. It looks to me as though Grove has
decided to prefer the 1898 sources to the 1899 ones (rather than having any
definite information). His SS #5 does not appear to be on file.
On 9 November 1954, he told a ship's purser he was 55, so he believed he was
born in 1899 and this is confirmed by his California Death Record which
gives his birth date as 13 September 1899. Birth dates on death records of
course only tell you what the person reporting the death believed the dead
person's birth date to be.
A quick search under both main variants of his name has failed to locate any
census entry or his draft registration.
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