Wayne, Gertrude, Ruf and Maude Goins

Wayne, Gertrude, Ruf and Maude 1972.jpg

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Wayne, Gertrude, Ruf and Maude Goins

Alternative Title

The Goins Family


World War, 1914-1918



A photograph of Rufe Goins (center, left), his wife, Maude (center, right), as well as relatives Wayne (left) and Gertrude (right). The photograph was taken in Tampa, Florida, where Goins and his wife retired in 1959. On May 29, 1912, at the age of twenty-one, Goins enlisted in the United States Army. He served in the 19th Infantry Regiment in Texas for several years. At the time of his service, the United States was engaged in war with Mexico. The United States Army garrisoned American border towns, constructed forts alongside the border, and fought against Pancho Villa, a notable Mexican revolutionary. Goins was honorably discharged on May 28, 1915. When the United States entered World War I, Goins re-enlisted in the Army on October 30, 1917. He served for two years and reached the rank of Private before being released on June 20, 1919. Goins served more than half a year past the end of the war in November 1918. He died on December 25, 1988, in Tampa, Florida, at the age of 94, and is buried at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. His wife, Maude, died ten years later and is buried with him.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Goins Family


Digital reproduction of original color photograph.

Date Created

ca. 1972


Goins, Wayne
Goins, Gertrude
Goins, Ruf
Goins Maude




198 KB


1 color photograph


Still Image


Tampa, Florida

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History Teacher


Originally created by the Goins Family.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Goins Family and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.


Stoddard, James
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

Private collection of the Goins Family

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.


Goins Family, “Wayne, Gertrude, Ruf and Maude Goins,” RICHES, accessed June 19, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10127.