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  1. Frances Viola Goodrich: Birth: 16 AUG 1871 in Howard Co., IA. Death: 1958 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY

  2. dau Goodrich: Birth: 16 AUG 1871.

  3. David Zebulon Goodrich: Birth: 9 JUN 1874 in Nelson, Tioga Co., PA. Death: 14 APR 1908 in Nelson, Tioga Co., PA

  4. Mary Elizabeth Goodrich: Birth: 16 JUN 1885 in Nelson, Tioga Co., PA. Death: 21 JAN 1952 in Osceola, Tioga Co., PA

1. Title:   Tombstone
2. Title:   Personal Knowledge

a. Note:   Wellsboro Agitator of 8/17/1927, p3 has: The Late Rev. H. D. Goodrich. Nelson, Pa., Aug. 9.-Rev. Henry David Goodrich died at his home in Osceola on July 25, 1927, after an illness of only a few day.. He was born in Davenport, N. Y., February 4, 1844. In early life he married Elizabeth Batterham, and to them four children were born: one daughter eddi [sic] in infancy; David Z. died at Nelson, in March, 1908; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Hoyt and Mrs. L. S. Tubbs, and his widow, all of Osceola, survive him. While a boy in his 'teens, he walked many miles to hear the debate between Judge Stephen A. Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, in Utica, N. Y. He returned to his home a staunch abolitionist and a lifelong Republican. Soon after the breaking out of the civil war, he enlisted in the Union Navy, and after serving a few months in the Gulf blockading squadron, he was detailed for service on the newly-built Metacomet, the first naval vessel built by the North, that was equipped with both steam and sail. While this ship was taking on ammunition in New York harbor, he saw the powerful fleet that the Russian government sent to this country as a "hands off" warning to Great Britain, as it entered New York harbor. The Metacomet joined the fleet of Admiral Farrigut and took part in the battle of Mobile Bay and the capture of New Orleans. When the fleet ran the gauntlet of the Confederate forts below New Orleans, the Metacomet was lashed alongside the flagship of the admiral, and Seaman Goodrich heard the immortal torpedo order, "Full speed ahead," come thundering through the trumpet of the admiral, from his position in the rigging, where he was directing the movements of the fleet. At the close of the war. Mr. Goodrich removed to Illinois and after a few years, he came to Nelson, where the larger part of his active life was spent. About six years ago, on account of the failing health of Mrs. Goodrich, he removed to Osceola, in order to be near his daughters. In 1884 Mr. Goodrich came to a knowledge of Jesus Christ and united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Nelson, on Sept. 7 of that year. A man of strong mind, with the courage of his convictions, he soon felt it to be his duty to actively serve his Master. Endowed with great natural ability as an orator, he was soon licensed as a minister of the Methodist church, and served several charges. He was instrumental in organizing the Methodist church of Tompkins, Pa., and in the erection of the church edifice. Because of the delicate health of Mrs. Goodrich, he found that he would be unable to make the frequent moves of a Methodist minister, and so gave up regular pastorates, but he continued to preach frequently over a large section of Northern Tioga and Southern Steuben counties. Perhaps no clergyman in this section of the state has officiated so often or so beautifully at funeral services as did Mr. Goodrich. He was initiated into Nelson Lodge, No. 434, I. 0. 0. F., on Jan. 25, 1910, and at once became active in the work of the order. He received all of the honors of the subordinate lodge and was a Past Grand of the order at the time of his death. It has often been said that he was an exponent of all the teachings of Odd Fellowship before he took membership in the order, and his fraternal life was a help and an inspiration to those with whom he was associated. He was a charter member of Waalce [sic] Bogart Post, G. A. R., and as very active in the work and support of that organization. He was always in demand as a speaker at Grand Army encampments, Memorial Day services and other patriotic gatherings. He interested himself in the matter of securing pensions for his comrades, and for many years prior to his death was Post Commander. Only one member of Wallace Bogart Post, David C. Kemp, of Farmington, survives him. His religions creed was simple; his code of life was summed up in two words, "I serve." His fidelity that code is attested by perhaps the large circle of true personal friends, of any man outside public life in Tioga counts, but the full measure of that service was known only to himself and his Creator. The funeral services were from the Presbyterian church of Nelson, Rev. Max C. Putney, a former pastor, officiating; burial at Nelson. The service of the Odd Fellows was conducted by his brothers of Nelson Lodge. The brave soldier, the valued citizen, the eloquent minister of the gospel, the kind personal friend, has passed on to an abundant reward; but hundreds of live, are the richer and the better because of the service and the friendship of Henry Goodrich. * * * HENRY D. GOODRICH Was born Feb. 4, 1844, at Davenport, Delaware county, N.Y., and is the son of David Z. and Sabrina (Burgett) Goodrich, both parents being now deceased. Nov. 30, 1870, he was united in marriage at Naperville, DuPage Co., Ill., to Elizabeth M. Battram, who was born Nov. 3, 1847, at Downers Grove, Ill. Three children have been born to their union, Francis V., David Z. and Mary E. The parents of Mrs. Goodrich were Benjamin and Mary (Aldrich) Battram. Mr. Goodrich was living in Campbell, Tioga county, N.Y., when at the age of 18, Nov. 20, 1862, he enlisted at Brooklyn, N.Y., as a landsman in the U.S. Navy, receiving ship, North Carolina, and transferred to the U.S. steamer, Mettacomett; he was promoted to ordinary seaman. In August, 1864, at Mobile, Ala., he was injured by over exercise on board ship. In the fall of the same year he was sick on board ship, with malarial fever for about two months; his principle service consisted of blockade duty and cruising the important rivers along the gulf coast; he participated in the capture of Mobile; his paternal great-grandfather, Zebulon Goodrich, served in the Continental Army, Revolutionary War. Our soldier was honorably discharged at Brooklyn, Navy Yards, N.Y., in Dec., 1864; he has at different times held the office of constable, tax collector, school director and mail carrier of his home township; he is commander of the Wallace Bogart Post, No. 862, G.A.R., Dept of Pa., is mail carrier, and resides at Nelson, Tioga Co., Pa. * * * Photo at is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.