|Birth: ||Jul. 9, 1879|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1971|
Mrs. Sarah Bingham Goodrich
Sarah Elizabeth Bingham was the daughter of Olive Esphenia Phelps and Calvin Perry Bingham. Along with many other young people in the Naples Ward, Sarah enjoyed and participated in musical activities. It may have been this beautiful soprano that first caught Ernest Leroy Goodrich.
Goodrich's attention, for it was Sarah Elizabeth Bingham of the choir whom he chose to be his wife. Her brother, Charles Bingham, was a close friend of Leroy's.
It was a six day covered wagon trek to Salt Lake to get married and a six day trek to get home. The first year they lived in a house that belonged to Sarah's father, C.P. Bingham. Leroy was busy getting logs ready to use in building a house on some land located on the Uintah Indian Reservation, about 20 miles north and west of Vernal. That locale is now called Tridell.
Their first child, Glen B.Goodrich, was born August 6, 1906, The following spring they moved to their reservation home. This farm produced sufficient foodstuffs, but at the close of the growing season, they took their belongings, including the milk cow and her young calf which they loaded into the back of the wagon, and left to find work which would supply needed cash. Once again they lived in the Bingham house, and Leroy took a job shearing sheep.
On April 5, 1908, their first daughter, Mildred Goodrich, was born. With a fine son and now a lovely daughter they were getting off to a good start. When the sheep-shearing job was finished, they went again to live on the Tridell property. The snow was heavy that year and the place was very desolate and lonely, so when a Mr. Morrill offered to buy their farm, they readily accepted the offer.
They left for Roosevelt where they were able to purchase a 40-acre place which adjoined Sarah's parents' new farm. They were barely settled in and only ten days after their arrival, their third child, Oral, was born on October 6, 1909.
Another baby, Ralph Leroy Goodrich, was born on September 22, 1911. He was a lovely boy, but died of pneumonia during a whooping-cough epidemic. He lived only six months, and was referred to as "Little Ralph" to distinguish him from Sarah's brother Ralph.
Leroy took pride in his farm. It was neat and quite well equipped. His horses were of the very best, and he gave them good care. There were roosts for the chickens, many turkeys, and even a few guinea hens; a hay derrick and stacks of hay; straw cellars for root vegetables; a cellar for stored food and a cream separator; and a huge ice house.
Almost like a second family were the next three children, Lynn B. (nicknamed "Mike")Goodrich was born May 27, 1917; born on the fourth of July, 1920 was Dorothea; and Beth (short for Elizabeth) on September 17, 1922. They came at a period when Leroy had replaced his white-topped buggy and horses with a Model-T Ford. The older three children were nearly grown.
When Roy's health slowly failed, he was patiently cared for by Sarah and his children who lived nearby. He passed away on a wintry day in January.
During the lonely years following Roy's death, Sarah never spoke his name, rather she referred to him as "my husband". After he had been gone eight years, she was quite suddenly overcome by pain one day, and was taken to the hospital for examination and possible care. The pain seemed to leave her tired little body and her countenance changed, and she spoke, and those in the room heard her.
One who, at that time, was a stranger to the family came outside the hospital room and said that the sick little woman in the next room was speaking to a "Roy", and she wondered who that might be. Then Sarah was heard to say very distinctly, "Roy, Roy, you've come to get me, but how did you find me here?" It was good to know that Roy had come to get Sarah and that they were together.
EX-SALEM RESIDENT SUCCUMBS
ROOSEVELT, Duchesne County — Funeral services for Sarah Elizabeth Bingham Goodrich, 91, Roosevelt, who died Tuesday in a Roosevelt hospital, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Roosevelt Third Ward Chapel.
Mrs. Goodrich was a native of Salem, being born July 9,1879, to Calvin Perry and Olive E. Phelps Bingham. She married Ernest LeRoy Goodrich on Sept. 14,1905, in the Salt Lake Temple; he died Jan. 13, 1963. She was active in the LDS Church, serving in the Relief Society and Sunday School.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs, Axel (Mildred) Anderson and Mrs. Howard (Beth) Reynolds, both of Roosevelt; Mrs. M. F. (Oral) Burrows, Walnut Creek, Calif.; Mrs. Dorothea Marker, Salt Lake City; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, Charles Bingham and Mrs. Clara Young, both Roosevelt; Ashel Bingham, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Ethel Jaurett, California.
Friends may call at the Olpin Mortuary in Roosevelt Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday prior to services. Burial will be in the Roosevelt Cemetery.
-Provo Daily Herald, February 11, 1971, transcribed by Rhonda Holton
Calvin Perry Bingham (1852 - 1922)
Elizabeth Lucretia Thorn Bingham (1832 - 1903)
Ernest Leroy Goodrich (1881 - 1963)*
Glen B Goodrich (1906 - 1965)*
Mildred Goodrich Anderson (1908 - 1991)*
Oral Goodrich Burrows (1909 - 1987)*
Ralph Leroy Goodrich (1911 - 1912)*
Lynn B Goodrich (1917 - 1928)*
Dorothea Goodrich Marker (1920 - 2010)*
Beth Goodrich Reynolds (1922 - 2011)*
Roosevelt Memorial Park
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Aug 24, 2007
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