Well, Calvin Smith Godfrey, to be exact. I’m off to try and prove, or disprove, a story heard from my grandmother about her grandfather. Here is a brief version thereof:
Calvin owned some prime land that a banker in town wanted. Calvin wouldn’t sell, so the banker tricked it out of him. Calvin signed for a man taking out a loan with the aforementioned banker. The man purposefully defaulted on the loan, costing Calvin the land. He lived as a tenant farmer until my great grandparents bought him a farm in 1945.
We’ll see if it’s true, hopefully.
Solo Deo Gloria,