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Charles H. Goodman, son of Henry H. Goodman, was born in Saginaw, Michigan, August 9, 1872. He attended the public schools of his native town, and after coming to Phelps with his parents, when he was ten years of age, he completed his education there in the public schools.
He assisted his father on the farm at Phelps during his youth and has always followed farming. He has been prosperous and successful in business. He is prominent in social and public life. In politics he is a Republican. He was elected highway commissioner in 1904 and 1906, and town superintendent of highways in 1909. He is a member of the Maccabees and has been First Master of Guards and Lieutenant of the Commandery.
He married, November 10, 1892, Carrie E. Smith, born February 2, 1870, daughter of Asahel and Adaline (Wright) Smith. Children: Raymond, born February 5, 1894; Ella May, born August 31, 1896, died aged four years; Leon Byron, born November 6, 1899; Carl Smith, born August 27, 1902.