|Death: ||Oct. 4, 1907|
(Clipping taken from unknown Stafford, Kansas newspaper, found at Stafford Historical Museum, Stafford, Kansas, begins with the following headline:)"Death From Heart Failure (text) Wm. Goin an old soldier and long-time resident of Stafford county, dropped dead upon Main street last Saturday about 2:30. He had just been talking to a grandson and playing with a great grand daughter a few moments previous, apparently in the best of health and spirits, and had starts to walk down the street, north when the attack stuck him and he fell to the side-walk. An old time friend, Thos. Jenkins Sr., was standing near and saw him sinking in time to catch him and save him from any bruises by contact with the hard stone walk. He applied all the first aids he knew of and a doctor was hurriedly summoned, but Mr. Goins' time had arrived and he was dead almost so soon as he stuck the side walk, breathing only a time or two in Mr. Jenkins' arms. Friends immediately gathered the remains up and carried them to Peacock & Soice undertaking parlors, on Main street north, where they were prepared for burial. The burial took place in Leesburg cemetery Monday afternoon, at two o'clock, the funeral being conducted by Rev. Marion Draper and the interment made along side of the remains of the wife who died some five years ago. (new paragraph) Mr. Goins was aged sixty-six years; was born in Kentucky and came to Kansas in 1877--over thirty years ago. He served three years in the Union army in the war of the rebellion, in an Iowa infantry company and saw hard service all through his enlistment. When he left Iowa for Kansas he came direct to Stafford county and has made his home here most of the time since, save a short stay in Oklahoma. He has lived through the greater part of the earlier pioneer days of this county and sucfficently (sic) long to see the county come unto its own and the realization of his earlier dreams when he, the wife and little family first came out here to the then boundless and sparcely (sic) settled prairies. The move was made in the interest of his health and it seemed to have benefitted him greatly, for he had had no trouble with his heart for years prior to his sudden striking down last Saturday afternoon although he had gone through some light spells within the past few years. All of the time he has lived in this county he has resided upon a farm southwest of the city, first near Leesburg and later on one nearer town. For the past few months he has been keeping house for the three sons who lived with him and carried on the work of the farm. (new paragrah) Mrs. J.B. (Mary) Cline of this city is a daughter, and three sons -- Dan, Ed and Forest, survive him."
Note: Age at death may be incorrect. Early census records appear to indicate that he may have been born as early as 1838. His Civil War service was in the same Regiment of his cousins, Milton and Joseph Lee, whose parents Malinda and Perry Lee are buried here. Both Milton and Joseph are linked to their parents and more information about his military service may be found through them.
Eliza E. Howard Goin (____ - 1903)
Mary Elizabeth Goin Cline (1862 - 1929)*
Forest M. Goin (1872 - 1952)*
Created by: YEP
Record added: Apr 28, 2012
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