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A Guide to the Lillian Prewitt Goodknight Papers, 1930
Born to Dr. George Thompson and Martha Jane (Elam) Prewitt in Kleberg, Texas, Amelia Lillian Estelle Prewitt (1887-1972) married Clifton Shealey Goodknight in 1908. Three years later, the couple moved to Hawaii, where Lillian studied at the College of Hawaii, now the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
The Lillian Prewitt Goodknight Papers, 1930, comprise Goodknight’s family history for the Elam family in the United States. Goodknight briefly discusses the Elam civilization in the ancient Near East before moving on to her ancestors surnamed Elam who emigrated from the United Kingdom to the United States in the 1700s. Her genealogy continues the family tree through to 1930 while focusing on the members of the tree in the American South and Dallas County, Texas.
This collection is open for research use.
Lillian Prewitt Goodknight Papers, 1930, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.