Obit: Goodwin, William (1862 - 1937)

Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 24 June 1937

Goodwin, William (23 AUG 1862 - 14 JUN 1937)

Monday evening, June 14, 1937, at the close of a day of activity in which he appeared to be in his normal health, William Goodwin passed away unexpectedly at the home of his son Ashley, near Hixton, Wisconsin, at the age of 74 years.

He was born August 23, 1862 in the vicinity of Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin. As a young man he worked in Black River Falls, where he lived for a tear following his marriage to Luella Baker of that city December 3, 1889.

Then after a residence in Juneau County of two years, they moved to a farm near Greenwood where they lived 12 years.

In October, 1908 they moved to Loyal where for many tears they made their home. For a time he worked in a new saw mill here, after which, for a number of years, he served as the janitor of the Loyal Public School.

Nine children were born into the home, of whom three survive. Those preceding Mr. Goodwin in death are Harry, Edward, Myron, Irvin, and the twin daughters, Eva and Effie. Those surviving are Ross of Whitefield, Montana; Ashley of Hixton, Wisconsin; and Myrtle, Mrs. Floyd Smith of Loyal; also fifteen grandchildren.

Because of the ill health of Mrs. Goodwin, Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin went to Arizona in the winter of 1932. Following her death in November the following year, he returned to Loyal. He has since made his home with his son Ashley of Hixton, and his daughter, Mrs., Floyd Smith of Loyal.

August 15, 1915 Mr. Goodwin united with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Loyal, in which Church he held membership at the time of his death.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist Episcopal Church here Thursday afternoon at 2:30 with interment in the Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. Raymond Fleming officiating.



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