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Melville Jerome Goodrich
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1852
New Berlin
Chenango County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1906

addl info from pegmin, Melville Goodrich's great granddaughter: I was in Colorado doing research on his life when a local historian found his unmarked (at the time) grave. While I was there, a local business helped me design markers for Melville and his son David, whose grave was also unmarked. On returning home, I sent letters to all extended family members and asked for donations. As a result, we were finally able to mark the grave of this extraordinary man. Please know the proper spelling of Melville's wife's name is Mary Rhinehart.

The Geneva Gazette, 3/2/1906, p. 8
Geneva Nebraska

Many old residents will remember M. J. Goodrich who was killed at Montrose, Colo, Feb. 16th. He was a brother of D. H. and D. C. Goodrich and resided here about fifteen years ago. He was married here to Miss Mary Rinehart. Mr. Goodrich met with a very tragic death. He was employed on a new government irrigation tunnel which is entered by a perpendicular shaft 265 feet deep. Mr. Goodrich was wheeling a car which was thought to be fastened to the cable. He fell with the car the entire length of the shaft and received internal injuries from which he died 36 hours later. His injuries were not at first thought to be serious as he got up and jokingly asked some of the workmen, "Wonder if I hurt the shaft any?"
Family links: 
  David Henry Goodrich (1816 - 1909)
  Alzina Huling Goodrich (1818 - 1894)
  Mary Alice Rhinehart Goodrich (1858 - 1939)*
  Rosalia Goodrich Eisenhart (1881 - 1948)*
  Myrtle L. Goodrich Herzman (1884 - 1968)*
  May Goodrich Lytle (1886 - 1938)*
  David Goodrich (1888 - 1905)*
  Alzina E. Goodrich Markley (1890 - 1984)*
  Paul Edward Goodrich (1899 - 1964)*
  David Chauncey Goodrich (1841 - 1925)*
  Rosalia Francila Goodrich Ewell (1843 - 1862)*
  Elmira Adelia Goodrich Lewis (1848 - 1926)*
  Melville Jerome Goodrich (1852 - 1906)
  Clairville Charles Goodrich (1854 - 1932)*
  Daniel Huling Goodrich (1857 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Cedar 1992 Index notes no stone, but one was placed by 2008. City records note burial 1/19/1906. Be sure to note the apparent date of burial before date of death on stone.
Cedar Cemetery
Montrose County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Sec G, Blk 16, Lot 7 or 8, NW 1/4
Created by: Luie
Record added: Jan 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64029660
Melville Jerome Goodrich
Added by: Luie
Melville Jerome Goodrich
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Rest in peace.
- Lynn Turner
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014

 Added: Mar. 24, 2013

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