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 John Howard Goodhue

John Howard Goodhue

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Aug 1863 (aged 23)
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 68368526 · View Source
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1862 Graduate of Williams College, died of malarial fever (possibly contracted in the Civil War?)

According to History of Plymouth, New Hampshire: vol. I. Narrative--vol. II ..., Volume 2 By Ezra Scollay Stearns, Moses Thurston Runnels, Plymouth (N.H.). Town history committee:

John Howard, b. Feb. 21, 1840. Graduate of Williams College. Was a government agent, in charge of freedmen at Beaufort, S. C. d. of malarial fever, Natick, Mass., August 3, 1863.

According to Williams Biographical Annals:

John Howard Goodhue died in Haverhill, Mass., on the 19th of August, 1864, aged twenty-four years. He was superintendent of contrabands on Ladies' Island, S. C., where he contracted disease, and was just able to reach his friends and die. He was a native of Boston, fitted for college at Natick, Mass., where he stood high in the regards of many. He was a man of more than ordinary abilities. His college laurels are yet green, and the prophecies of his friends to his future success are fresh in memory. His unflinching integrity was unusual. No fear of unpopularity swerved him from his course. He chose to stand by the right, though he must needs stand there alone. His love of country was intense. While in the midst of his college studies, he volunteered his life for his country's sake, and was most bitterly disappointed when not allowed to enlist on account of physical disability. He loved his country because freedom and justice here find a home. He offered to join the army; he went among the freedmen with the special purpose to hasten the time to be ready to greet the day of universal emancipation. He engaged in educational efforts. Denied the privilege of joining the army, unfitted for the duties of the camp, he entered on those scenes in which he could render himself most useful. It was his intention to preach the gospel. If his life had been spared, it is quite probable that he would have chosen South America for his post of usefulness, as he frequently expressed his willingness to do what he might to bring that country under Christ's sway. His piety was high-toned, and kindled and fed his zeal for the Master, and his love for all mankind. It intensified and hallowed his filial and fraternal love, and made him an object of esteem and of respect everywhere.

Savior of the world! raise up many more such for the world's renovation.


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  • Created by: James Gorham
  • Added: 14 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68368526
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Howard Goodhue (21 Feb 1840–12 Aug 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68368526, citing Dell Park Cemetery, Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by James Gorham (contributor 47240306) .