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Frank Goodwin
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1865
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1954
King County
Washington, USA


Frank Goodwin Dies; Pike Place Market Founder

Frank Goodwin, 80, who founded Seattle's Pike Place Public Market and established the city's first gasoline service station, died Friday in his sleep at this home, 417 34th Ave.

Mr Goodwin also was a founder and director of the Seaboard Branch Seattle-First National Bank and a founder and director of Fulton Petroleum Corp. and the Carbon Dioxice and Chemical Co., and he was connected with the Sothern Sugar Corp. and the Celotex Corp.

Before settling in Seattle, Mr. Goodwin went to the Klondike in 1898 where he developed a successful gold mine . . . , had been an inventor, ... ing a steam automobile and an airplane.

Mr. Goodwin established the Capitol Automobile Co., in Washington, D.C. in 1900. He produced a steam automobile prototype model which he drove for years in Washington D.C. and in Seattle.

First Gas Station

His work with airplanes was conducted at the same time the Wright Brothers were working on theirs. He abandoned his work in that line after the Wrights made their first flight. Mr. Goodwin also eventually abandoned his work in the automotive field.

In 1905, however, he established Seattle's first gasoline station at Lake Washington Blvd. and Madison St. In 1907, he built the Pike Place Public Market which he headed for 20 years.

Arctic Club

Mr Goodwin was born in Kankakee, IL. He was married to Mabel Stier in Washington, D.C., in 1901. Mrs. Goodwin died in 1932.

In 1938, Mr Goodwin ran unsuccessfully, for the United States Senate on the Republican ticket.

He was a charter member of the Arctic Club. He also was a member of the American Chemical Society, the Rainier Club, the Inglewood Golf Club and the Seattle Golf Club.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Douglas Bonamy, of Seattle and Sumatra; his two sons, Frank S. Goodwin, of Pasadena and Washington, D.C. and Ervin W. Goodwin, Seattle, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Bonney-Watson Co. Burial will be in Acacia Memorial Park.
Family links: 
  Benjamin Goodwin (1832 - 1924)
  Mary Soper Goodwin (1833 - 1881)
  Patricia Cass Goodwin (1910 - 1966)*
  Mabel Stier Goodwin (1874 - 1932)*
  Frank Stier Goodwin (1902 - 1977)*
  Jean Campbell Goodwin Kuehnert (1908 - 1931)*
  Mary M Goodwin Bonamy (1911 - 1996)*
  William F. Goodwin (1912 - 1970)*
  Joseph Henry Goodwin (1854 - 1912)*
  Benjamin Goodwin (1859 - 1945)**
  George Don Goodwin (1863 - 1944)*
  Frank Goodwin (1865 - 1954)
  John W Goodwin (1867 - 1940)*
  Ervin Shirley Goodwin (1869 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home
Lake Forest Park
King County
Washington, USA
Created by: Kerry Serl
Record added: Apr 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18799006
Frank Goodwin
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Frank Goodwin
Added by: Nebord
Frank Goodwin
Added by: Kerry Serl
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