Goodrich, Frank H.
The following data is extracted from Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925.
FRANK H. GOODRICH - In a vitally important field of distribution Frank H. Goodrich, of Pittsfield, holds a leading position. Giving to the development of his interest the original viewpoint and the tireless energy which carry a man to noteworthy rank in any field, Mr. Goodrich has prospered largely, and is counted among the thoroughly progressive and outstanding men of Western Massachusetts. He is a son of Frank H. and, Ella L. Goodrich, for many years residents of Springfield and North Adams, his father a well-known commission merchant.
Frank H. Goodrich was born in Springfield July 30, 1878. Securing only the advantages of a public school education, he came to Pittsfield in 1904. Having gained some practical business experience in his native city, he at once filled a responsible position with an organization, and three years later struck out for himself in an independent enterprise. This was in the wholesale fruit field, and this business has developed into one of prominence and wide reaching importance. Mr. Goodrich now owns a handsome building, which bears his name, at No. 103 West Street, and here he maintains his headquarters. The building is two stories in height, with basement, and includes cold storage rooms, ripening rooms, also landing and shipping platforms, built into the structure. He has a most modern and complete mechanical equipment for the handling of large cases and heavy stock, also maintains a large fleet of motor trucks to meet the demands of his suburban and rural trade. He is now one of the foremost figures in the wholesale fruit trade in this part of the State, and both as a business man and as a citizen he commands the esteem of all. Fraternally, he is affiliated with Mystic Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Berkshire Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Berkshire Council, Royal and select Masters; Berkshire Commandery, Knights Templar; Melha Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; Pittsfield Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and he is a member of the National League of Commission Merchants.
Source: Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925