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Goodall, Ezra K.
Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 11th MA LARTY
Service: Enl, 11th MA LARTY, 8/25/62, m/o 5/25/63, Boston, MA
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Birth: 1834, Enfield, MA
Burial: Locust Ridge Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 10203826
Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Locust Ridge Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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E. K. Goodall
Ezra K. Goodall died at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning after a long period of confinement to his well-known home on the Putney road. Mr. Goodall had been a resident of Brattleboro for upward of 20 years. He was born in Enfield, Me., Oct 13, 1834. His father, Solomon Goodall, was a native of Halifax in this county. His mother, Hannah Allbee, was born in Westmoreland, N. H. The family moved to Littleton, N. H., when the son was seven years old. At the age of 15 he went to Boston, and at 18 sailed for Australia, spending three years in that country, China and Japan. On returning to America, he settled in Boston and was in the produce business in Fanueil Hall market until 1876, when he bought the estate on the Putney road which he afterward developed, building the farmhouse in 1877 and his own residence in 1878, completing it for occupation by his family in 1879. He retained an active interest in his Boston business for two or three years after he came to Brattleboro.
The Boston firm was at first under the style of E. H. Goodall & Company and later on the firm was Goodall, Mitchell & Dexter. Mr. Goodall was the active, controlling spirit in the affairs of the firm, and was recognized in the Boston produce circle as a man of great energy, of broad business activity, a leader who was looked up to and relied upon, and a man of unfailing integrity. The older dealers of today recall with pride and pleasure Mr. Goodall's successful career in the business and their own acquaintance and relations with him. Mr. Goodall served for nine months during the war for the Union in the 11th Massachusetts Battery.
Until health failed him, Mr. Goodall was actively and helpfully interested in the town and community affairs of Brattleboro. In the development of his home estate, and in his relations with neighbors and townsmen he manifested the same strength, activity, enterprise and integrity which had characterized his business career in Boston and made it a success. No man had a keener wit, or could be a more genial companion.
Six years ago Mr. Goodall was very severely burned and this was the beginning of the decline which had grown more marked in the succeeding years. For five years he had suffered from an epileptic infirmity which was hereditary from his father, and which compelled him gradually to withdraw from active connection with the outside world. During this time he has had ready and constant help and sympathy of his neighbors in the little community on the Putney road, and their assistance has been faithfully rendered to Mrs. Goodall in her devoted personal care of her husband, maintained to the very last.
Mrs. Goodall's maiden name was Ellen S. Ayer. She was the daughter of D. C. Ayer of Boston. Her marriage to Mr. Goodall took place in Boston in 1863, the Rev. Dr. A. A. Miner, the bride's pastor, performing the ceremony. Their church connection in Brattleboro has been with the Unitarian society. One child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Goodall, Christina Ayer, now Mrs. Walter H. Lipe of Canajoharie, N. Y. Mr. And Mrs. Lipa recently spent a month at the Brattleboro homestead, returning to their home only 10 days ago. Mr. Goodall is survived by one brother, older than himself, Ira, of Asbury Park. N. J. The funeral will be at the house Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev Mr. Osgood officiating. The burial will be in Locust Ridge cemetery.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, September 28, 1900.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.