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Clarence Dwight and Winnifred Margaret Good

Dwight Good was born on December 29, 1917, to Clarence and the late Garland Good at Dallas Center, Iowa. He was an only child. He attended country school at Grant No. 8, and high school in Dallas Center. His family were members of the Methodist Church in Dallas Center.

Winnifred was born to the late Barto and Bertha Speer on May 14, 1916, at Waukee, Iowa. She is the fourth child of three brothers and two sisters. She went to the Waukee Consolidated School, and graduated in 1934. She attended and joined the Christian Church with her family in Waukee.

Dwight and Winnifred were married on July 21, 1935. They have five children: Maureen, Chester, Elwyn, Charleen and Frederick.

Maureen was born June 19, 1936. She and her husband, Merrill Johnson, live in Madrid. They have one daughter, Kimberly. Kim is married to Michael Miller, also of Madrid. Kim and Mike live in Abilene, Texas, and are expecting their first child in February, 1983. This first great-grandchild will be a fifth generation "Good."

Chester was born May 25, 1937. He and his wife, the former Judy Bales, of Adel, are living in Elkhorn, Nebraska. They have two children: Gary, age 15, and Cathy, 13.

Elwyn was born January 31, 1940. He is making his home in Phoenix, Arizona, together with his wife, Mary Ann and their three children: Joey, Joyce, and Val Allen.

Charleen born January 19, 1941, makes her home in Madrid. She has two sons: Craig and Bryan Swain.

Frederick was born May 10, 1942. He and his wife, the former Sherry Smith, also from Madrid, are living in Millard, Nebraska. They have three children: Jeffrey, now serving in the Army in Hawaii; Christine, attending college in Omaha; and Debbie, attending school in Millard.

Dwight and Winnifred farmed 13 years in Dallas Center. In 1948, they purchased the original Grigsby farm, located east of the U.B. Church. They moved here in March, and Winnifred remembers that all four of the children had chicken pox at the time of the move. They had to warm the car and wrap the children in blankets in order to bring them outside in the cold and snow.

The family attended the Sheldahl Consolidated School, and were members of the Christian Church in Madrid. They moved into Madrid in 1962. Their farm is now a part of the Big Creek Lake area, and the house was moved east of the U.B. Church. The timber land is located at the north end of the lake. A part of the floribunda hedge they planted is still standing at the north and west edge of Big Creek.

Dwight worked 14 years at the Armstrong Tire Company in Des Moines, Iowa, and ten years on freezer construction for Superior Insulation of Omaha, Nebraska, before his retirement.

Both Dwight and Winnifred enjoy fishing, traveling, and gardening. Winnifred also enjoys china painting, quilting, and playing the organ.

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