Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, September 4, 1941
OBITUARY ~ ALBERT LOUIS GOODMAN
Albert Goodman passed away at the home of his son, Frank Goodman, last
Wednesday, Aug. 27 , after a short illness following a paralytic stroke
which occurred less than a week before his death. He was one of the pioneer
settlers of the Clearfield neighborhood.
Albert Louis, eldest son of Jacob and Frederika Goodman, was born January 2,
1856, at Bluffton, Ohio, and died at the home of his son, Frank Goodman, in
Clearfield, August 27 , at the age of 85 years, 7 months, and 25 days.
The home of his youth was broken by the death of his father in 1860 and
following the close of the Civil War, the mother came with her two sons to
Ringgold County, Iowa. Being pioneer settlers they experience trials and
struggles of the early days which went far in forming characters.
In 1875, Mr. Goodman was married to Amanda Hankins and to this union six
children were born. Two daughters, Maud Goff and Addie Fitzgerald, and one
son, Albert Lee, preceded their father in death.
In 1898 the family moved to a farm 5 miles southeast of Clearfield and there
they prospered and formed many lasting friendships. Since Mrs. Goodman's death
in 1932, Mr. Goodman spent time in town with his son, Frank, but occasionally
he would return to the old home. It was while there on one of his infrequent
visits that he was stricken with his final illness on Aug. 23, 1941.
He leaves to mourn his passing, two sons, Frank of Clearfield and John L. of
Creston, and one daughter, Mrs. Florence McMath of Clearfield, a brother, John
of Wolf Point, Montana, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren,
four half brothers and one half sister and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ on Friday afternoon, Aug.
29 , with Rev. W. Coverdale in the pulpit. Pallbearers were Tom House,
Sherman Davis, Roy Nickle, Archie Calkins, Harry Morey and Frank Hargin.
Burial was made in the Clearfield cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, May of 2011
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