Godwin, Katherine

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Godwin, Katherine Gender: F
Katherine Thomas Beale
born on 16 January 1917 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Jerusalem, Virginia, 36n46, 77w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°55' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 27°18 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 07°44'


American First Lady of Virginia from 1966 to 1970 and again from 1974 to 1978. She lost both parents to the 1918 flu epidemic. She graduated from Madison College in 1930, and taught elementary school in Chuckatuck, Virginia before marrying Mills E. Godwin, Jr. in 1940.

The Godwins adopted one child, Becky Godwin (born 1954). In August 1968, while Governor Godwin was attending the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, Becky and her mother were vacationing at the Oceanfront area of Virginia Beach when Becky was killed in a freak lightning accident.

Katherine Godwin died on 5 March 2015 in Williamsburg, Virginia, aged 98.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1940 (Mills E. Godwin Jr.)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Virginia archives.


  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Orphaned in infancy)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Adopted daughter)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Daughter died)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 98)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Politics : Other Politics (First Lady of Virginia)