Allotment #48: Sophia Roubidoux Goodboo LaFalier

Thomas & Sophia Goodboo family, ca. 1897, Photo courtesy Barbara Mullin.

Sophia Viola Roubidoux Bluejacket Goodboo LaFalier

Born: about 1864 Died: 25 July 1925

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, she 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.