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Goodin, Warren R. 1883-1926


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 12/25/2018 at 11:11:48

Clayton County Register, Thur., 2 Dec. 1926. From the Volga City News.


Warren Goodin was almost instantly killed, Will Goodin, his brother, was quite badly hurt and Lee Tomkins and Will Sloan received a few bruises and scratches when their automobile struck a freight train on the Chicago Great Western railroad crossing at Thorpe, near Manchester, Saturday evening, about seven o'clock.

The men who have been working at bridge work for the Olson Construction Co. of Cascade, were on their way to Volga City to spend Sunday with their families and Wm. Sloan was driving his car, an Oakland touring.

Coming this way from Manchester the road is down hill towards the railroad crossing and as they came over the hill the lights on the car rested on the freight train which was moving westward at a good clip.

In trying to avoid the collision Will turned the car to the side of the road and applied the brakes but due to the icy condition of the road the back end of the car swerved around striking one of the cars of the train a terrific crash. The Goodin brothers were riding in the back seat and both were injured about the head. Warren's neck was broken and his skull fractured. Will was quite weak from the loss of blood. Autoists traveling the road took the injured men to Manchester, a distance of about five miles, and notified relatives here of the accident. Warren lived about an hour but never regained consciousness.

The automobile which was brought back here Sunday was a total wreck and it is surely a miracle that every occupant of the car wasn't killed. - Volga City News.

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Added by S. Ferrall on 9/20/2019:

Warren Robert Goodin was born on the Goodin farm in Sperry township, Clayton county, Iowa, March 24, 1883 and was the second son of Chas. and Jane Goodin. His death occured Saturday, November 27, 1926, and he was aged 43 years, 8 months and 3 days.

On February 19, 1908 he was united in marriage to Miss Susie Hayes and to this union ten children were born, three having passed away previous to their father's death.

With the exception of about nine years spent in Oelwein, Mr. Goodin and family lived in the Volga city vicinity where he farmed and for a time he was interested in a business enterprise in town. He came from a Methodist family but recently he united with the Presbyterian church.

During the World War he enlisted with the United States Army and spent several months in the service.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife and seven children: Warren, Wilbur, Lillian, Gladys, Walter, Maxine and Fern. Also one brother, Will of Volga City and one sister, Mrs. Cora Green of Pasadena, Calif., besides a large number of other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted yesterday (Tuesday) morning at 10 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal church, the Rev. Robert Davies, pastor officiating. the services were under the auspices of the American Legion. Interment was in Hill Crest cemetery.

The deceased was a man of impressive personality and high intelligence. He made friends easy and had a wide acquaintance in this vicinity. His untimely and tragic death is a severe blow to his family and friends, and to his wife and children and other relatives we extend sincere sympathy in this time of their great sorrow.

~Volga City News, Wednesday, December 1, 1926


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