Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Goodrich


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, May 16, 1932
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COL.  G. E.  GOODRICH,  FORMER
RESIDENT,  DIES  AT  HOME  IN
BEDFORD,  PA.
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          Col. George E. Goodrich,  late of the United States regular army, and formerly a resident of this city, died suddenly at his home in Bedford, Pa., yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock, according to a dispatch reaching here this morning.  He was aged about sixty years.  Complete details were not available.
          The military career of Col. Goodrich started at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, when he enlisted in Company C. of the 161st Volunteer Infantry, a unit which was formed in this city.  He rose to the rank of first lieutenant in the volunteer outfit, later winning a commission i nthe regular army.  He rendered distinguised service with the regular forces of the United States up until just recently, when he was retired after reaching the prescribed age, advancing from the grade of second lieutenant to that of colonel.  His service before his retirement was in the aviation branch of the army.
          Since his retirement from the army, Col. Goodrich had been a resident of Bedford, Pa.  He is survived by the widow,  Mrs. Judith Goodrich,  and one son,  George, Jr.Mrs. Jose Goodrich,  of Indianapolis, is a sister.
          No details of his funeral were furnished in the message sent here today, but it is understood that the body of the army officer will be interred with military honors in the national cemetery at Arlington, Va.
          Col. Goodrich was born in this city sixty years ago, a son of  Richard and  Rachael Goodrich.  Prior to his entry into the army, he was city editor of the Shelbyville Democrat when that paper was owned by  W. Scott Ray.  A brother,  Charles Goodrich,  also was a veteran of the Spanish-American war and died in the veterans hospital at Indianapolis on February 22, of this year.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, May 12, 1920
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PROMINENT  LADY
DIED  THIS  A.  M.
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Mrs. Letha Anna Goodrich,
Succumbed to Complica-
tion of Diseases.
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FUNERAL  SERVICES  FRIDAY
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          Mrs. Letha Anna Goodrich,  widow of the late  Nathan Goodrich,  died at her home, 115 Elizabeth street at 3 o'clock this morning, death being due to complication of diseases, from which she had been suffering for some time.  At the time of her death she was aged 77 years, 9 months and 12 days.
          Deceased was born on the old Campbell hill, just north of this city and her entire life had been spent in this vicinity.  She was the oldest daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Cele Campbell.  On December 24, 1865, she was united in marriage to  Nathan Goodrich and to this union two children were born:  Mrs. Douglas Wood,  of this city, and  Mrs. Nancy Medsker,  who makes her home with her mother.  She also leaves four brothers and four sisters, namely,  G. S. Campbell,  of this city;  Andrew Campbell,  of south of this city;  Righley Campbell,  of Broad Ripple;  George Louis Campbell,  of Frankfort;  Mrs. George Mohr,  of near Mt. Auburn;  Mrs. Susie Frazer,  of Indianapolis;  Mrs. George Nulliner  of near New Palestine, and  Mrs. Mary Dobbins,  west of this city.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the home Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Samuel Nicely officiating.  Burial will be made in Forrest Hill Cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, October 6, 1913 
Page 4, column 3
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MRS. MAGGIE  A. GOODRICH
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          The funeral services of the late  Mrs. Maggie Goodrich, who died at her home in East Hendricks Saturday afternoon, will be held at the late home at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. John S. Ward, pastor of the First M.E. church, officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards.
          As announced in this paper Saturday, her death was caused by cancer with which she had suffered for some time.  Mrs. Goodrich was born in Harrison, Ohio, March 20, 1856, and died at the age of fifty-seven years.  She was married in 1873 to William Goodrich.  Mr. Goodrich died about five months ago.  Three children were born to the union, two of whom survive.
          She was a member of the Presbyterian church of this city, the Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of Veterans, the Ladies of the Maccabees, Tribe of Ben Hur and Wheat Sheaf Council Degree of Pocahontas.
          She is survived by two sons, Bert at home, and Louis, of West South street; two brothers, Charles Rapp, of Chicago, and  George W. Rapp, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Thrasher, of this city, and Mrs. Sarah Kuhn, who made her home with Mrs. Goodrich.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Jann Rapp DeMeire


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, April 29, 1913
Page 1, column 5
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W. A. GOODRICH  CALLED  BY  DEATH
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Ill With Pneumonia For Eight Days
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          William A. Goodrich,  a prominent and well known resident of this city, died at his home, 301 East Hendricks street, Monday evening at 6:15 o'clock of pneumonia, after an illness of about eight days.  He had been in critical condition during his entire illness and his death was not unexpected.
          He was born in Brandywine township, this county, September 11, 1848, and at the time of his death was sixty-four years, seven months and seventeen days old.  His father, Louis Goodrich, was killed during the Civil war and from the death of his father he was compelled to make his own way in the world.
          He has lived in the county all of his life and while yet a young man removed to this city and has since resided here.  He was married to Miss Margaret Rapp in 1873.  He is survived by two sons, Louis and  Albert Goodrich, and one brother, Edward, of Memphis, Illinois.
          Mr. Goodrich was a member of a number of lodges in the city and was a regular attendant and an active worker in all.  The orders to which he belonged are the Tribe of Ben-Hur, Red Men, Sons of Veterans, Pocahontas, Haymakers.  He was also a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city.  The funeral services will be held at the late home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. John S. Ward pastor of the First M.E. church, officiating.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill Cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Jann Rapp DeMeire


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, October 18, 1904
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          Nathan Goodrich  died at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning, after lingering illness of dropsy and heart disease.  He was sixty years, seven months and eight days old.  A widow and two daughters survive.  The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at the family residence, conducted by the Rev. L. F. Dimmitt.  Interment in Forest Hill.
          Everyone who knew Nate Goodrich liked him.  He had a kindly word and glad hand for everybody, and he had few enemies.  Many people will sincerely regret his demise.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 22, 1900
Page 2 col 7
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          Cyrus Goodrich, brother of Nathan Goodrich, a former resident of Shelby county, now residing in Sedalia, Missouri, writes here that his wife died on January 6.  The old residents here remember Mr. Goodrich and his old friends extend him their sympathy.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat  Republican
Wednesday, January 11, 1899
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Death of G. A. Goodrich
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Prominent Resident Dies Suddenly Today
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          The readers of the Democrat will be startled this evening to learn of the sudden death at the home of his brother, Mr. T. E. Goodrich, on West Franklin St. at about 12:30 o'clock today of  Mr. George A. Goodrich.  Mr. Goodrich has been in poor health several months, being a sufferer from rheumatism together with heart trouble.  Only a few days ago he returned from the Martinsville springs, where he had gone to seek relief from his affliction.  He found some relief and was thought to be getting along nicely until a few short hours previous to his demise, but at no time had his relatives thought that death was lurking near.  Deceased was the third son of  Nathan and Mary Goodrich, pioneers of the county, and was born in this city forty-four years ago.  He graduated from the Shelbyville high schools and afterwards adopted the business of a photographer, traveling through the Southern States several years, where he met and wed Miss Mary Hill.
          Soon after this they returned to this city and several years ago Mrs. Goodrich died.  Mr. Goodrich never married afterward and continued in business in this city, being the proprietor of the well known Goodrich art gallery at the time of his death.  Cause of death is pronounced as paralysis of the heart.  Mr. Goodrich was popular among his acquaintances, and had the past few years been the owner of several fine horses, one of which was “Angie D” with a record of 2:02 ˝ , and which was sold by him in the East some two years ago, for a neat sum.  The Democrat extends its sympathy to the bereaved relatives.  Funeral arrangements have not been perfected as yet.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, January 17, 1899
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          The funeral of  George A. Goodrich  was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of T. E. Goodrich, No. 192 West Franklin street.  The services were conducted by Dr. J. W. Duncan, of the first M. E. church, assisted by Dr. J. C. Caldwell, of the First Presbyterian church.  Interment was at Forest Hill in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.  Friends are invited.
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Forest Hill Cemetery Records]
George A. Goodrich
February 28, 1854 – January 11, 1899
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Contributed by Barb Huff and  Bob Gordon


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday December 29, 1898
Page 1 column 5
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ELIZABETH  GOODRICH
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Death Friday Morning in Waldron
of an Aged and Respected Woman
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          Mrs. Elizabeth Goodrich  died at the home of her grand daughter,  Mrs. Charles Knight, in Waldron, at seven o’clock a.m., Friday, December 23, of pneumonia. Three weeks ago Mrs. Goodrich went to Waldron to visit her grand daughter, and several days afterward, while walking in the yard, she slipped and fell, badly injuring herself.  She was unable to get to the house or to make her condition known, lying in the snow an hour or more before being discovered.  When she was found the old lady was carried into the house and medical attention given, but owing to her age, seventy-five years, she was unable to recover from her injuries and pneumonia setting in, she died that morning as give.  She was the widow of  Louis Goodrich, who was a member of Co. B. 70th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, and who was killed at the battle of Peachtree Creek July 20, 1864.  She was born in Miami county, Ohio, October 8, 1823, making her at the tome of her death seventy-five years, two months and fifteen days old.  She was the sister of  Ex-Mayor  J. C. Edwards and  Mrs. Green Wilson  of this city.  She leaves two sons and one daughter.  The sons are  William Goodrich, of this city, and  Edward Goodrich, living in Tennessee.  The daughter is  Mrs. John McBride.  The remains were brought to this city on Friday and taken to the home of her son, William, No. 187 East Franklin street, where funeral services were held at two o’clock p.m. Sunday, Elder W. T. Groom officiating.  Interment in the City Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday July 19, 1894
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          Word was received here by relatives on Tuesday announcing the death of  Mrs. George A. Goodrich, at Spencer at three a.m., aged thirty-five years.  Mrs. Goodrich had been confined to her residence some time from female troubles, and on last Saturday was taken to Spencer in the hope that she might be restored to health.  But the change and journey were too much for her weakened condition, and she constantly grew worse, until the grim destroyer put in an appearance.  Mrs. Goodrich was a woman universally popular, of a sunny, cheerful disposition she had made hundreds of friends, who will mourn with her husband and other relatives at her demise.  Mr. Goodrich was in the East at the time of her death, and arrived home Tuesday evening.  Mrs. Goodrich's maiden name was  Mary B. Hill, and she was united in marriage to  George A. Goodrich at her home in Hodgenville, Kentucky in 1882.  Her relatives reside there now.
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Forest Hill Cemetery Records
Mary B. (Hill) Goodrich
June 14, 1854 – June 17, 1894
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Contributed by Barb Huff and  Bob Gordon


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
[Died June 8, 1892]
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DEATH  OF  NATHAN  GOODRICH,
AN  OLD  AND  ESTEEMED  CITIZEN
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          Mr. Nathan Goodrich, the second oldest citizen, in point of residence of this county, died at the Hotel Ray, the residence of his son, Mr. T. E. Goodrich, last night at 10:25 o'clock.  Old age and the infirmities which invariably follow an attack of the grippe, weakened his constitution several months ago, since which time he failed rapidly, and death ensued at the time mentioned.  During his last hours his entire family of children were constantly at his side, and he was conscious of their presence, his surroundings and his condition up to the very last moment.  When the sad end came he looked into the faces of his children and said:  "There's mother there; will you let me go now?"  Then turning slowly he sank into the eternal sleep which knows no waking.  Nathan Goodrich was born February 5, 1813, on Capteen Creek, near Wheeling, West Virginia.  When seven years of age he came to this county with his parents, they being the second white family to arrive.  His father entered 160 acres of land lying between Big Blue and Little Blue rivers, which embraced all that land now included in Walkerville and Forest Hill cemetery.  The family cabin was built near the present bridge over Little Blue river. On July 30, 1835, he was united in marriage to  Mary Louden, and to them was born a large family of children, seven of whom are now living, viz:  Mrs. Dr. S. A. Kennedy, of Indianapolis, Messrs. J. M., Geo. A.,  Mrs. Kate Coffman, and  T. E. Goodrich, of this city, and  Mr. M. H. Goodrich, of Baltimore.  His wife lived until July 4th, 1891.  Mr. Goodrich farmed for a short time on the land now owned by  Mr. George Vanlue, west of the city, but he subsequently left that occupation for the more congenial business of merchandising.  He was a hatter by trade, and many of our older citizens remember him as an expert manufacturer of headwear for men.  During the war he was trustee of the territory now embraced in Addison and Shelby townships, and it is a noteworthy fact that he paid over to his successor a large sum of money which he had made for the township.  Deceased was also a Director in the old Knightstown railroad, an enterprise at that day of more importance that most improvements of later times.  His father was a lawyer, and was the first judge of this county, and assisted to build our first court house.  The funeral will occur from the Hotel Ray on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the remains may be viewed from 10:30 to 1:30 of that day.  Nathan Goodrich was a good man.  He was a Christian in the fullest sense of the word.  He gave of his means to assist others, and frequently in so doing impoverished himself, in every relation of life he was pure and just and true.  He left no gigantic fortune to perpetuate his memory, but he left a sweeter, richer legacy, an untarnished name.  What a grand bequest to his children, -- a spotless reputation!  What a noble example to the youth of the county and the country!  What a beautiful life to contemplate!  'Tis better than gold, of the fruition of political, preferment, or the plaudits of the purse proud who estimate everybody according as they have prospered financially.  Such a life inspired the profoundest respect, the strongest admiration, the most dutiful deference.  He lived blamelessly, he died without a reproach from any source.  Surely a glittering crown awaits him.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, January 16, 1886
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          Mrs. Mary Goodrich, a widow, aged about fifty eight years, who lived on East Walker street, while visiting at the home of  Mrs. Cynthia Glass, a neighbor about five o'clock yesterday evening, suddenly dropped dead just after she had lighted her pipe.  The Coroner held an inquest last night and the verdict was that the deceased came to her death from heart disease.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


An  Indianapolis  Newspaper
January 16, 1886
Page 1   Column 8
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Goodrich, Mrs. (of Shelbyville) / Death of,
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