GOODELL, Chester G. 1850-1921
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/6/2016 at 08:21:37
Death Of Aged Citizen
Mr. C. G. Goodell Passes Away After Long Illness Last Saturday Forenoon
After more than fifteen years of suffering from tuberculosis, Mr. Chester G. Goodell, one of the aged citizens of this place, passed away at his home in the southeast part of town last Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Goodell has been in very feeble health for several months past, and the family realized that he was slowly reaching the end of life's journey. The funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at two o'clock conducted by Rev. Fred P. Fisher, pastor of the local Methodist church. Interment was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Chester G. Goodell was born in Rockford, Ill., September 5, 1850. He left Rockford for Lanark, Ill., at the age of 6, living there and attending school in Lanark until attending seminary at Mt. Carroll, Ill. When a young man he moved with his parents to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, engaging in the grocery business. After selling out he moved to Grundy Center where he has lived the greater part of his life. While there he met Miss Maria Robins and married her February 12, 1884. After this union were born six children, three of whom are living, Mrs. W. J. Dickinson, of Green Bay, Wis., Almon Goodell, of Clemme, Iowa, and Burt Goodell living three and a half miles northeast of Grundy Center, all of whom were present at the time of his death but Mrs. Dickinson, who was unable to get here.
Mr. Goodell has one brother, Grant W. Goodell, of Vinton, Iowa, who was present at the time of his death and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Reynolds, of Seattle, Wash.
Mr. Goodell, having lived here the greater part of his life, has made many friends and acquaintances, and his death came as a shock to both friends and relatives as he was confined to his bed for a very short time.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 September 1921, pg 1
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