"The Journal Telephone", Milton Junction, Wisconsin, Thursday, Feb. 2, 1922, p 1.
Mrs. Mary L. Goodrich, who for more than three score years has resided in the vicinity of or in Milton, passed away suddenly Friday morning, January 27, 1922.
Mary L. Hamilton was a daughter of Horace G. and Catherine Burdick Hamilton. She was born in Alfred, N. Y., June 29, 1836. She had two brothers, one of whom, Arthur D., was killed in action in the Civil War. In his honor the local G. A. R. Post was named. The other brother died in New York city one year ago. There were also two sisters, Mrs. Madee Foster of Independence, Kan., and Mrs. Mattie Coon, who died years ago.
When Mrs. Goodrich was six years old her parents came to Wisconsin and took up government land three miles east of Milton. Her father was a carpenter and built the home in Milton into which they afterwards moved. Mr. Hamilton was one of the builders of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Milton.
On Sept. 2, 1856, she was married to Joshua Davis. In 1863, she passed through the vales of deep sorrows when her husband and two daughters died.
In January, 1867, she was married to Charles H. Goodrich. To them were born three children, Mrs. Cora Jackson who was deceased December 18, 1900, a daughter who died in childhood, and Asa who with his family were tenderly caring for his mother who had become almost totally blind.
Mrs. Goodrich was an active member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church at Milton, having been baptized into the fellowship of the church in 1851. She loved the Word of God and tried faithfully to live its teachings in her daily life. It was a sore trial to her to realize that approaching blindness would deprive her of many social and religious privileges. But though the light of the sun was denied her, yet this deprivation only revealed more clearly the light that shone from the Sun of righteousness.
Mrs. Goodrich was an active member of the Women's Relief Corps of Milton.
Farewell services were held at her late home on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 29, conducted by her pastor, Henry N. Jordan. Mrs. J. H. Babcock and Mrs. D. N. Inglis accompanied by Miss Dorothy Maxson sang two songs of comfort.
Burial was in the cemetery at Milton.
Arthur D. Hamilton
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