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John M. Goodwin

BURDICK, Ind. -- Dr. John M. Goodwin died at his home at a quarter past 12 o'clock M., Saturday. Dr. John M. Goodwin was one of the oldest physicians in Porter county, and was born in Tompkins county, New York, June 12, 1812. His parents were Richard and Prudence (Hollister) Goodwin, and his ancestors lived in the early days of this country. His father was a Methodist minister for fifty years, and his mother a survivor of the Wyoming massacres. He began the study of medicine at eighteen years of age and graduated from Geneva Medical College in 1836. He then managed his home affairs until 1842, when he moved to Aurora, Ill. Here he practiced medicine four years and then returned to New York and practiced until 1856. Then he came to Porter county where he has since lived and practiced. He was married August 25, 1841, to Sarah Biggs, and his wife and four children are left to mourn his loss. Louisa, now Mrs. H. E. Kilmer, William, Clayton, and Elizabeth, now Mrs. M. Frame. Four generations of descendents mourn his loss, besides the entire community and neighbors far and near. With a helping hand for all his services as a doctor were often given. For the last few years he has been failing very fast but always looking on the bright side a life few thought him to be so poorly. He was 80 years, 4 months and 10 days old. The most sincere and heartfelt sympathy of the entire communitynis with the bereaved family.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: October 28, 1892
Volume Number: 9
Issue Number: 29
Page: 8
Column(s): 6

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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