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Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon

Pioneer Passes To Home Beyond

Mrs. Mary S. Goodman, widow of the late M.W. Goodman, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 1930, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vernon Ainsworth, at La Grande. She had enjoyed good health thru the fall and early winter when she was in Enterprise with relatives and was stricken with the flu and other complications only a couple of weeks ago.

The funeral is to be held a 1 p.m. today at the Presbyterian Church at Lostine and burial will be in the cemetery at that town. Rev. H.L. Ford, pastor of the Christian Church of Enterprise will conduct the service.

Mary S. Wagner was born January 15, 1858, in Keokuk County, Iowa, and was reared in that community. She was married to Miles W. Goodman in Iowa, September 11, 1873, and they came to Wallowa County with her brothers, A.M. Wagner and J.S. Wagner in 1886, just before the town of Enterprise was started on Bennett flat. They were, therefore, members of the little group that founded the town. They remained here until 1897 when they moved to Lostine where they remained a year. Then they moved back to Enterprise but stayed here only until 1901 and again established their home at Lostine where they remained until Mr. Goodman passed away, November 22, 1917.

Five children survive Mrs. Goodman, Ralph V. and Clayton M. Goodman of Enterprise, Mrs. Vernon Ainsworth of La Grande, R.C. Goodman of Ashland, who also is here for the funeral, Mrs. F.L. Foster of Dunsmuier, California, and Mrs. William Brandt of Fresno. Four brothers also survive: Joseph and Philip D. Wagner of Fairfield, Iowa, and J.S. and A.M. Wagner of Enterprise.

Mrs. Goodman was a gentle and sweet soul and had been faithful to ever trust thru her long life and was loved by all who knew her.

Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, January 23, 1930 Page 3
Contributed by: Sue Wells

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