Henry H. Goodman, son of John Goodman, was born in England in 18-, and came with his parents to Phelps when he was only two years old. He was educated in the public schools of Phelps and during his boyhood worked on his father’s farm. He went to Saginaw, Michigan, when he was twenty years old and remained in that town during the next twelve years. He followed lumbering for an occupation. In 1882 he returned to Phelps and settled on a farm there.

He married in 1870, at Saginaw, Ella Gifford. Children : Charles H., mentioned elsewhere; Bert J.; William A.; Otis T.; Jesse R.; Maude, married Grover McKell; two others who died in infancy.