A “Forgotten” Family: The Flemish Roots of General George Washington Goethals (1858-1928) “Builder of the Panama Canal”

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A “Forgotten” Family: The Flemish Roots of General George Washington Goethals (1858-1928) “Builder of the Panama Canal”

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Author: Jozef J. Goethals

Pages: 176 – Hardcover

Language: English

George W. Goethals “always regretted not knowing more of his antecedents”. A Flemish-born namesake of his has done it for him in this study of the General's ancestors in Belgium. Based on church records, aldermen and orphan acts, archival documents from the City Archives of Ghent, and genealogical publications on the Goethals of the 18th and 19th centuries, the work traces in detail 13 generations of the general's ancestors. The book also sketches the ancestry of Geeraert Goethals, ennobled in 1652 and descending from the same original family in Ghent.

In addition to eight charts, the work has 24 illustrations of maps, photographs, documents and the wonderful pencil drawings of the Ghentian artist Mr. Gaston Desmet.

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