Family Group Sheet

Notes for Stanley E Goodwin

The History of the Yakima Valley, Washington, Comprising Yakima, Kittitas and
Benton Counties, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1919, Volume II, page 65


Among the native sons of Kittitas county still living within its borders,
identified actively with its farming interests, is numbered Stanley E. Goodwin,
who is today a well known and highly respected resident of the district in which
he makes his home. He was born January 17, 1881, in Kittitas county, a son of
Thomas B. and Sarah (Cumberland) Goodwin, who were natives of Indiana. They
became pioneer settlers of California and upon leaving that state removed to
Oregon. It was during the '70s that they arrived in Kittitas county, casting in
their lot with the pioneer settlers who were braving the hardships and
privations of frontier life in order to reclaim this region, rich in its natural
resources, for the purposes of civilization. The father purchased land and also
took up government land ten miles north of Ellensburg, adding to his possessions
until his holdings aggregated one thousand acres, of which over five hundred
acres are under cultivation. He at once began the development and improvement of
the farm and his labors were most resultant in transforming the place into rich
and productive fields, from which he annually gathered good harvests. He erected
thereon a fine residence, also built large and substantial barns, secured the
latest improved machinery to facilitate the work of the fields and in every way
carried on his farming interests along most progressive lines. In 1894 he was
called upon to mourn the loss of his first wife, after which he later married
Jennie Cumberland, a sister of his first wife, who still survives him, his death
having occurred on the 15th of April, 1917. A more complete sketch and portrait
of Thomas B. Goodwin is to be found elsewhere in this work.

Stanley E. Goodwin acquired a public school education and when not busy with his
textbooks assisted his father in the work of the home ranch until he reached the
age of twenty-two years. He then rented his father's place in connection with
his brother Aubrey and later Stanley E. Goodwin rented it alone. At a subsequent
period he purchased a ranch and is now the owner of one hundred and forty acres
of land, which he acquired in 1915. His place is devoted to the raising of grain
and hay and is an excellent ranch property, well equipped and improved. He
employs modern scientific methods in the further development of the farm and
that his labors are of practical character is indicated in the excellent
harvests which he annually gathers.

On the 18th of February, 1904, Mr. Goodwin was married to Miss Edna Duncan, a
daughter of James F. Duncan, of Thorp, Washington, where he located at an early
period in its development. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin have a son, Marshall Clay, born
April 24, 1905.

In politics Mr. Goodwin maintains an independent course, voting for men and
measures rather than for party. His father was quite active and prominent in
political affairs and at one time served as a representative in the state
legislature. Stanley E. Goodwin, however, prefers to concentrate his efforts and
attention upon his business interests and is today numbered among the bore
progressive of the young farmers of Kittitas county who are numbered among its
native sons.

Submitted to the Washington Bios Project in December 2007 by Jeffrey L. Elmer.
Submitter has no additional information about the subject of this article.

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