Person: Sophia Goodboo

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Roubidoux
  • ID: 2764
    Gender: Female
    Date of Birth: Abt 1864
    Location of Birth: Paola, Kansas
    Date of Death: Knw 07-25-1925
    Location of Death: Miami, Oklahoma
  • Biography/Notes:
    Sophia was the youngest daughter of Akima Eecipoonkwia (Chief John Baptiste Roubidoux) and his wife Susan. She was raised in Paola, Kansas, until the Myaamia relocated to Indian Territory. Her first husband was named Moses Bluejacket. They had no children, and around 1888 she married Thomas Goodboo, a Miami and Potawatomi man who was born and raised in Indiana. They had six children, three boys and three girls. Mary was the eldest, followed by Ethel, Frank, Allen, Josephine, and Thomas, Jr. Following Thomas' death in 1899, Sophia married Homer C. LaFalier in 1900. Homer LaFalier was also Miami through his father, Louis LaFalier, but was enrolled in the Cherokee Nation through his matrilineal line (his mother being Sarah Wheeler). Homer and Sophia had four children: John, Louis, Ruby and Homer.
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Sophia at right, with family. Photo courtesy Barbara Mullin

  • Sophia Viola Roubidoux
  • Sophia Bluejacket Lafalier

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Abt 1864

Paola, Kansas

1889 Allotment

March 2, 1889

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congressa ssembled, That the provisions of chapter One hundred and Nineteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty seven, entitled "An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations,and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes," are hereby declared to extend to and are made app...


July 25, 1925

Miami, Oklahoma