Also known as Joseph Goodyear
Felix Lavoi was a resident of Mansfield on February 19, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. B of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was wounded and captured June 2, 1864, Hatcher’s Run, Virginia. Felix Lavoi was a prisoner of war in Andersonville, Georgia, paroled December 11, 1864 and discharged June 23, 1865.
On October 17, 1882, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 462,638 that was granted under certificate No. 269,428; the pension application was filed in New York. There is only one Joseph Goodyear in the 1900 and 1910 U.S. censuses in Watervliet, New York. If this individual identical to the Felix Lavoi who enlisted in Mansfield, he was born in Canada about 1847. In the 1870 and 1880 U.S. censuses, he was residing in West Troy, New York. Joseph Goodyear married Annie _____ about 1869. Children were all born in New York and include: Joseph Goodyear, born about 1870; Annie Goodyear, born about 1873; Katherine/Katie Goodyear, born about 1874; William Goodyear, born about 1877; Elizabeth/Lizzie Goodyear, born about September 1879; Mary Goodyear, born about October 1882; Theresa Goodyear, born about January 1884; Nellie Goodyear, born about April 1887; Julia Goodyear, born about November 1888 and Robert Goodyear, born about November 1891. Annie (_____) Goodyear died between 1892 and 1900. Joseph Goodyear was a barber and he owned his own shop.
According to pension records, Felix Lavoi, (Alias) Joseph Goodyear died on October 14, 1917 in Watervliet, New York; his burial place is not known.