September 17-21, 2000
By: Ginny Traycik
On Thursday, Sept. 14, my husband, Tim, and
I flew from where we live in Fort Myers FL to Tulsa OK to visit family
on my mother's side, my Aunt Hazel Knapp and her son and his wife, Jack
and Pat Knapp, who all live in Grove OK. Aunt Hazel's daughter, Betty Eubanks,
who lives in Orlando, accompanied us on this trip. On Sunday, Sept. 17,
Tim and Betty flew back to FL. Don Good, who is my first cousin on my dad's
side, and lives in Austin TX, picked me up at the Tulsa airport.
We then headed north out of Webb City to
the little town of Oronogo. On the way to Oronogo, just north of
Webb City, we could see evidence of where there must have been mining operations.
There were these groups of cement type pillars that were sort of square
shaped coming to a point at the top, probably 6-8 feet tall. I didn't think
to take any pictures of these pillars because I assumed that when we got
to the location of what my mother and aunts called "the farm" we would
see more of these. Oronogo is a very small town and does not appear to
be very prosperous. We found the post office, which is in a very old building,
and took pictures of that plus the town water tower. In order to find my
grandfather's farm, I had been told to use the post office as a starting
point to drive the 4 miles north and 1 mile west of Oronogo. As we drove
north out of Oronogo, it was just regular countryside with no evidence
of mining there. The above driving directions took us to the corner of
CR-240 and Maple Road. Maple Road runs east off of highway #43 north of
Oronogo. Since it appears that my grandparents didn't own this "farm",
where they lived from about 1913-1916, we could not get the exact location,
so I just took pictures at that corner. There were some buildings on the
northwest side of that corner, but looked like newer buildings. My aunts
told me that when they lived at this location, my grandfather operated
what they called an ore mine. From my research on this area, it appears
that either lead or zinc was mined there during the early 1900s. My grandparents
had moved there in 1913 from Newkirk OK. They moved from Sterling IL to
OK about 1905 and homesteaded a farm there. The weather and the crops were
so bad in OK that someone talked them into taking the money from the sale
of their farm near Newkirk and invest the money in a mining operation near
Oronogo. My aunts told me that the mine produced, but whatever it produced
was not in demand at that time. They became very poor and moved into Webb
City. They lived there for three years until my Great Grandpa Kreider came
to visit them and insisted that they move back to Sterling IL. My aunts
told me that while they lived in Webb City, their father would travel to
places as far away as Galveston TX to work. They didn't know for sure what
he did but thought maybe he went with crews that picked in the fields.
On the copies of the old directories that
the historical societies sent me, it listed my grandfather's occupation
as a farmer for the Oronogo location and a mill operator for the Webb City
Also, White Hall School, where my
mother started first grade, is not standing anymore; but it seems that
it was on the north - south road, CR-240, very close to where my grandparents
lived on the farm north of Oronogo. My mother told me that her first grade
school teacher was Esther Good Fox Horst.
My sources for the above
information about my Frey family were a combination of information of things
that I remember my mother telling me, plus information that I received
from my Aunt Pearl Mohrman and Aunt Nan Praschan. In addition I received
information from the historical societies in Webb City and Jasper County,
plus a gal by the name of Alyson Crippen, firstname.lastname@example.org,
who went to the county courthouse and obtained copies of deed verification
for the home that my grandparents owned in Webb City.
Webb City MO web site - http://www.janics.com/wc_chamber/
Jasper County Mo web site -
We then drove to the Weaver Cemetery,
which was just one mile east of this above corner. Take Maple Road east
one mile from the above corner and turn right or south on either 22nd
or 23rd. The cemetery is just a short distance on the right
or west side. The sign for the cemetery is not there anymore, so in order
to make sure we had the right cemetery, we drove to a nearby house to ask
about this cemetery. Plus, I had along with me pictures that Teresa Ashcraft
had sent me from when she visited this cemetery last year. This is where
several of my dad's "Good" relatives are buried. Following is a list of
the grave markers that I took pictures of:
Noah Good Anna Shupe
Frances (Culp) Good) Ann Marie Engle Good
Christopher Good Elias
for this information was a combination of information that I received from
Teresa Ashcraft, Goodcyr@aol.com,
FM76, plus information from the Phyllis Fulk collection.
Our next stop was at the Pleasant Hill
Church Cemetery. Directions to that cemetery are: take highway #43
north of Webb City and Oronogo until you get to Locust Road. Or this is
just one mile south of Maple Road. Turn left or west on Locust Road and
go one mile to the church. The grave markers that I took pictures of there
Charles S Ladd Delilah G Ladd
for this information was Bernice Ladd Harrelson,BLADDH@aol.com.
By the time we finished these stops, it was
3 p.m.; so we got onto highway #71 and headed north towards Kansas City.
We made a stop in Garden City MO where my great grandfather, Joel
Good, had lived from 1884-1885. I had checked with a volunteer at the Cass
County Historical Society and could not find a record of any land that
he had owned there. We drove into the town and took pictures of the city
limits' sign, post office and water town.
My source for this information
was FM76 and Darius C Bartlett, email@example.com
After leaving Garden City, we arrived at
the home of Rick and Karen Good that evening. Rick is my first cousin and
also Don's brother. Don and Rick are sons of my dad's youngest brother,
Irvin. It was so nice to see Karen and their daughter, Andi, who I hadn't
seen for eleven years since I was at the 1989 Good family reunion in Kansas.
We all spent the night there and used this as our base for the next three
Monday, Sept. 18 - Page County IA
Page County IA is where our great, great
grandfather, David Good, had lived. He moved there in 1865 with his second
wife, Lydia Beery Engle Stemen Good. David owned a farm there, died in
1868, and was buried in the Butler Cemetery.
Rick took Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off
from his work to spend these three days with Don and me, and he also became
our chauffer! The three of us drove north out of the Kansas City area to
Page County IA that morning, which is about a two-hour drive on highway
#71, arriving in Shambaugh around 11:00 a.m.
We made our first stop at the small
post office. I took several pictures there, including one of Rick sitting
on the bench in front of the post office using a GPS (Global Positioning
Satellite) instrument that Rick had borrowed from one of his fishing buddies
so that we could record latitude and longitude of places that we would
be visiting. We drove around that small town a little bit taking a few
more pictures, including one of the Shambaugh water tower.
Our next stop was at the Butler Cemetery,
which is located south of Shambaugh in Amity Township. I took several random
pictures of the cemetery and pictures of the following grave markers there:
Laurine Horning John S Good
Joseph Horning Sarah Good
Anna M Horning Susan B Good
Nellie Horning David Good
Edna Horning Lydia Beery Engle Stemen Good
Infant son Horning Charlotte Horning
Clark J Horning Leona Horning
Lettie V Horning Isaac Horning
Magdalena Good Anna (Good) Horning
Nora Beery Jacob Horning
Sarah Good Lilly Good
When we finished at this cemetery,
we headed north again into the town of Clarinda and to the center
of that town which is a town square with the county courthouse building
in the center of the square. It was 1:30 p.m. and time for a late lunch.
We stopped at a restaurant called Johnny Appleseeds, which is right across
the street from the courthouse. This is a restaurant that Rick and Karen
had gone to when they visited Clarinda over the weekend of August 21-22,
1999. Last year Rick and Karen had bought apples from the restaurant owners,
so Rick placed his order again to be picked up the next day. We had an
enjoyable lunch there of sandwiches and a yummy apple salad. Rick ate the
last piece of homemade apple pie with ice cream on it, of course!
After lunch, we walked across the street
to the courthouse. We weren't real sure what we wanted to ask for and ended
up visiting three different departments. Everyone was very helpful in looking
through their old records for us. We obtained copies of several documents
showing the land that we believed had first belonged to David Good. After
David had died, it showed the owner of that land to be someone by the name
of L. Good. We also went to the department where copies of all probate
records are kept. A lady there ended up going down into the basement to
bring up all of the old probate records for Lydia Good. We asked if they
would make copies of these records and agreed to come back the next day
to pick up the copies, which Don paid for.
We then headed out of Clarinda and drove
down the road, which bordered the property that we thought was the David
Good farm. While driving in the car, we continued our discussion about
who became the owner of the David Good farm after David passed away. All
of this last year when we saw the name L. Good as the owner, we assumed
that David's son, Levi Good, became the owner of the farm after David passed
away. But when we were at the courthouse, we discovered that Levi owned
land further south of this piece of land. Either Rick or Don made a statement
of something to the effect of, "who else could L. Good be?" All of a sudden
it dawned on me, and I told the guys that this person must have been David's
wife, Lydia! We all agreed that she must have been L. Good on the documents.
During the next couple of days that we were together we kept referring
to Lydia jokingly as a wheeler-dealer land tycoon since she bought and
sold several pieces of property during her remaining years! It was interesting
to note on the legal documents that she did not know how to write and just
signed her name with an "X."
Our next stop was at the Davis Cemetery which
is located northeast of Shambaugh in East River Township. Again, I took
several random pictures of the cemetery, plus pictures of the following
Warren L Good Levi W Good
Mother Mary E Good John W Davis
Harriet Ellen Good Effa Victory Good
Harriet Ellen Good Aaron Good
Arthur O Good Barbara,
wife of A Good
So far, that day had been a nice sunny day,
but by the time we finished at this cemetery, the wind was really blowing
strong. It appeared that the weather was changing, and a front was headed
towards Iowa. It was probably after 5:00 p.m. so we decided we should head
back to Clarinda and check into our lodgings at the local Super 8 Motel.
We asked at the motel desk for a restaurant suggestion for dinner and were
told that since it was a Monday night about the only place open in town
was the Ice House. We had a nice meal there of country-style fried food
before heading back to our rooms for the night.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
The guys called me and said they were heading
downstairs for continental breakfast which the motel provided and invited
me to join them. When I got downstairs, Don and Rick told me that they
had stayed up until at least 10 the night before studying the legal descriptions
of the David Good farm. Don had made several drawings that he showed me,
and the guys thought they had figured out the discrepancies in the legal
descriptions of the parcels for the farm.
Soon it was time to drive over to meet Phyllis
Fulk at 10:00 a.m. at the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum. Phyllis was
the author of the 1976 "History of The Beery Family of Page County, Iowa."
During the 1970s when Phyllis was gathering information for her book, she
had contact with my father, Floyd Good, and several others in our Good
family. Last year when Don and I became interested in our family history,
we wrote Phyllis asking several questions. She wrote us back and ended
up shipping me a box of information on the Goods that she had gathered
while writing her Beery book thinking that some day she would write a book
on the Goods, specifically the descendants of the 13 children of Joseph
and Magdalene Good. She wrote me that because she was not part of the Good
family, she never got it done and was glad to pass all of it on to someone
from the Good family in hopes that someday it would be put into a book
or some other form to be shared with others. This package contained over
500 pages of information separated into 13 envelopes, one each for the
13 children of Joseph and Magdalene Good and their descendants. This last
year, as Don and I had gone through this material, we naturally had accumulated
a lot of questions for Phyllis.
Phyllis took Don, Rick and me into a room,
which had a long table. Don had a cassette recorder along to record our
discussion with Phyllis. The following of what I am writing is strictly
from my memory and the few notes that I wrote down. Since Don has the tapes
of our interview, I'm hoping he will write a more detailed report of our
time with Phyllis.
At the beginning, I gave Phyllis a brief
report of what we had done this last year. I told her that when she sent
me the box of information last year, I made two sets - one each for Don
and myself. I told her about our contact with the Guth/Gutt/Good Research
Group on the Internet that we have joined. It has been through this group
and several queries that I've posted on genealogy web sites that I have
located close to twenty of our distant cousins who are descendants of Joseph
and Magdalene. I have copied a lot of her information and shared it with
these people. I also gave her a copy of her chart from page 340 of her
book that I have updated on an Excel spreadsheet with the additional information
that she sent me.
One of the first questions that Don asked
Phyllis, was what she used as the sources for her Beery book. Phyllis said
it was a combination of information that she received from Esther Good
Fox Horst taken from the Elizabeth Good Culp section of the Funk history
book, Judith Beery Garber and the original Beery book. She started gathering
information in 1971 when she and her husband moved to Arkansas. Judith
Beery Garber provided family information sheets that Phyllis sent out to
people to gather family data, along with a lot of information that she
had collected, plus encouragement for Phyllis to tackle this project. Phyllis
typed all of the pages herself and took the book to a printer there in
Arkansas and asked for 1,000 copies of the book. The printer had a hard
time getting the book to stay together and actually put very small nails
in the binding. She ended up getting 800 copies. She still has some copies
left for sale, but now has them in plastic type binders.
Because Phyllis was living with her family
in Arkansas, she got most of her information by mail, plus occasional trips
that they made back to Page County. After they left Arkansas, they lived
for a few years in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, before moving back
to Page County. While living in that area of Virginia, Phyllis said she
could easily understand why our ancestors left Virginia and moved to Ohio.
The country in Virginia was beautiful, but the small amount of land area
that could be used for farming was nestled in the valleys between the mountains.
This did not leave very much land for farming or expansion as the families
Phyllis had a folder of some things she had
collected that she talked to us about, but it was mostly copies of things
she had sent me originally having to do with the Goods and the Mennonites.
She said she believed our families came from Germany to Pennsylvania because
of William Penn. Then those that came from Fairfield County Ohio to Page
County Iowa she said they came via Highway #2, and we all chuckled about
that because obviously Highway #2 didn't exist at that time, but was just
a trail going east and west across southern Iowa. Settlers started coming
to Page County in the 1840s, and the price for land at that time was $1.25
per acre. The railroad arrived in 1872.
The Mennonite church was formed in Page County
in 1864, with the first minister being John S. Good, a brother of our David
Good. The group never had a church building, but held their services in
homes and schoolhouses. John S. Good died in 1889, and by that time the
group had started to dwindle in numbers. John's son, Andrew, had been ordained
to become the preacher. Phyllis said that in those days it was sometimes
the practice to appoint someone to become the preacher even though they
weren't very well qualified. When Andrew Good moved to Cass County MO in
1890, the church was left without a minister. Quite a few of our Good family
had started leaving the area, so that date really marked the end of the
Mennonite church in Page County. Some of those that were of the Mennonite
faith joined with the Brethren in Christ church there, and the name of
that church was eventually changed to Mennonite Brethren in Christ.
(A note of observation as I am writing this
report: On p328 of Phyllis' Beery book, it states that Andrew Good, son
of John S Good, moved to Cass County MO in 1890. Our great grandparents,
Joel and Susanna Good, lived in Cass County from 1884-1885. Of course,
this was prior to the arrival of Andrew Good in 1890. I have wondered why
Joel and Susanna moved to Garden City, which is located in Cass County
MO, for just one year before moving on to Marion County KS. This would
make me wonder if there was a group of other members of our Good family
and/or Mennonites that were living in Cass County when Joel and Susanna
We mentioned to Phyllis that we had learned
from her book that David Good was a grain dealer. Phyllis explained that
a grain dealer at that time would buy the grain from the farmers and sell
it to a caravan of wagons coming to that area and possibly going to St.
Joseph or Omaha or other places to sell the grain. The farmers would keep
the grain on their farms until they were notified that the wagons were
arriving. There were also mills along the Nodaway River for their lumber,
grist and flour. The river furnished the power to turn the mill wheel for
the mill grinding equipment. There was also a covered bridge at one time
over this river.
We asked about the different pieces of property
that David and then later Lydia owned. Phyllis said that a lot of the early
settlers also owned a small piece of property right along the Nodaway River
where there were a lot of trees. This way they would have trees that could
be used for building purposes and also firewood. This would be a possible
explanation for the one small piece of property that Lydia Good had owned
which was a little bit north of the larger piece of property and was also
located along the river.
At 11:30 a.m. we all broke for lunch, took
Phyllis with us, and drove downtown to the same restaurant, Johnny Appleseeds,
where we ate the day before. As we were walking into the restaurant, Phyllis
started talking with a group of ladies that were also going into the same
restaurant. Something was said about who Don, Rick and I were and why we
were there. One of the ladies spoke up and said that she is very familiar
with where the David Good farm was located because she lives very near
that location. The ladies went into the restaurant to a long table at the
back and asked us to join them. They were having lunch to celebrate one
lady's eightieth birthday. Don ended up sitting next to a lady by the name
of Barbara Hartman. Barbara and her mother, Helen, are the ones that live
near the farm that our David Good had owned. They thought they could remember
exactly where the house had been located, and they invited us to stop by
their house later in the afternoon. Another gal that I was sitting next
to, Nancy Bloom, was the daughter of the luncheon birthday guest. Nancy
told us that when she was a teenager, she and another girl, who was a first
cousin, would go into the old house on David Good's farm and play. No one
was living in it at that time, and it was a pretty small two-bedroom house
in a run-down condition. Nancy thinks she may have a picture of it, which
she will try to locate this winter and mail to me. I took several pictures
at the restaurant. We were also given the name of Dwyla Carpenter who may
also have pictures of this house. She lives in Clarinda, and Rick will
make the contact to try and get copies of any pictures that she may have.
As we were leaving the restaurant, Rick picked
up two bags of apples that he had ordered the day before. After lunch,
we returned to the museum with Phyllis until about 2:30 p.m. We thoroughly
enjoyed our time with Phyllis and definitely want to return again. I know,
speaking for myself, that I left feeling even more impressed with what
Phyllis had done, her knowledge of, not only the Beery and Good families,
but the history of Page County and our ancestors making their migration
from Germany to Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio and Iowa.
When we walked out the door, it was starting
to rain; and we could feel the temperature change of a cool front arriving.
We then made a quick trip back downtown to the courthouse to pick up copies
of the documents that we had ordered the day before about Lydia Good's
estate. Rick headed south out of Clarinda and drove down the gravel road
one more time along the David Good farm. Our next stop was at the home
of Barbara and Helen Hartman. They are two very interesting ladies and
shared with us some of what they could remember about the area. Barbara
took us down in their basement where she keeps a lot of old Page County
information, including an old atlas, along with a microfilm machine. She
took out an old microfilm role, put it in her machine and showed us an
old census report that listed Lydia Good along with the children that were
living with her. I can't remember the exact date of the census, but it
may have been 1880. Don took a picture of that census report with his digital
We arrived back at Rick and Karen's early
enough to have a wonderful dinner with Karen that she had waiting for us.
I offered and made an apple pie for us that evening. It was a recipe that
my mother had used a lot out of the old Mennonite cookbook.
My sources for this information
was a combination of FM76 and the Phyllis Fulk collection, in addition
to information from the following web sites:
Wednesday, September 20 - Moniteau and
Morgan County Missouri
We believe our great grandparents,
Joel and Susanna Good, lived near Versailles in Morgan County from
about 1867-1872 and near California in Moniteau County from about 1872-1884.
We do not know very much about these years of their lives, other than that
they lived there during that time. Their first child, George, died in 1868
and was buried in the Highland Church Cemetery in Moniteau County.
It was probably 8:30 a.m. that morning
when Rick, Don and I started our next trip, which was a three-hour drive
over to California Missouri. It was about 11:30 when we arrived
in California. We drove to the downtown area and found the courthouse,
which was also located in the town square. It was a pretty amazing old
building that has a sign in front telling about the construction of the
building. The sign said that the building has a "domed octagonal cupola,
domed semicircular portico supported by curved brick columns of Corinthian
order. The 24-paned windows and fanlighted front door lend architectural
interest to this classic revival-styled building completed in 1868." This
would have been about the time that Joel and Susanna moved to this area,
and we couldn't help but wonder if Joel might have walked down the same
hallway that we did! I took some pictures of the building and the sign
in front of the courthouse.
We went into the courthouse and asked a few
questions, but didn't obtain any new information other than what I had
received in the mail a few weeks ago. Prior to this trip, I had contacted
people via email at the two different county historical societies. In Moniteau
County, I sent a lady by the name of Betty Williamson $30 for her services
to go to the courthouse and research the old records for deeds of land
that Joel may have owned. She copied and sent us copies of the deed records
for three different purchases and one sale during the years of 1872-1874.
Rick, Don and I then stopped at a local restaurant
on the main highway for lunch. As we finished lunch, Rick got up and went
over to talk to a man that he thought might live around there. This man,
Leo Potter, was a tall elderly gentleman that was dressed in farmer overalls.
He told Rick that he knew a lot about the area and came over to our table.
We showed him the map and location of the pieces of land and the cemetery
that we were looking for. He immediately recognized one piece of land as
being located very near a farm that he owns. In recent years, the county
had named all of the roads, and one road was named Potter Road for him!
Leo also suggested that we contact a Mr. Scott (?) who used to work in
the little bank in Latham for more information about this area. He offered
to take us to these places, so we got into the car and followed Leo driving
his truck. Leo pointed out his farm, a couple of pieces of Joel's property,
drove through the tiny town of Latham, and ended up at the Highland Cemetery.
We all got out and walked into the cemetery. I wasn't very hopeful of finding
the grave marker for our grandfather Isaac's older brother, George, since
he died in 1868. But I was so surprised and pleased to find this marker
located along the west side of the cemetery. The writing on the marker
was not very legible, but I could make out that it said George Good. I
took several pictures and soon Leo got in his truck and left. We decided
to drive into Latham and see if we could buy bleach or something at the
little grocery store there to clean the grave marker. At the little store,
we mentioned why we were there. The lady suggested that we go see an elderly
lady that lived a block away. We drove there and knocked on her door. She
really couldn't remember very much, but agreed that we should contact this
Mr. Scott (?). We drove back to the cemetery and tried with no success
to use the cleaning product on the back of the marker. I remembered that
I had brought chalk along that someone had told me about. We took a piece
and rubbed the long side of the chalk across the front of the marker, and
that worked very well to make the marker white and still leave the printing
in black. I took more pictures, which turned out very good showing all
of the printing on the marker that read: "George son of J. & S. Good
died July 26, 1868 aged 1 yr 11 mos & 24 d." As we were leaving this
cemetery, we thought that perhaps we could have been the first family members
to visit this grave marker since Joel and Susanna left the area in 1884.
We then drove by the other pieces of land that Joel owned in this area.
I took random pictures of most of the places where Joel owned land.
Next we drove to Versailles
in Morgan County. We really don't know hardly anything about Joel and Susanna's
years there, which were probably 1867-1872. I have wondered why Joel and
Susanna chose to go there when a lot of David's other children went to
Page County Iowa. One thing that I did discover while on our trip to Page
County was that David's youngest brother, Jacob Good, who was born in 1828,
had lived in Morgan County. Following is a quote from PF/1999/GT/JacobG-001
regarding Jacob C Good: "In July of 1869 was found in Morgan Co. (Versailles),
Missouri. From `Herald of Truth'. Also going to Versailles, Mo. Was David
Blosser who m Franey Funk (da Christian Funk & Susan Geil)." I had
been in contact via email with a Mr. Bill Williams, a volunteer for their
historical society. He had gone to the county courthouse, looked through
the index, and could not find any record of Joel Good owning land in Morgan
County. He did find a Martin Good who had deeds in 1868 and 1872 and a
Jacob Good that had a deed dated Jan 4, 1868. This Jacob Good could possibly
be the same person that I have referred to earlier in this paragraph.
We drove to the courthouse, which, once again,
was located in the town square. I took more pictures, including both sides
of the sign in front of the courthouse building. We walked around the downtown
area a little bit, and Rick, our public relations' expert, walked into
a barbershop and started talking to the owner and one other man there.
They really couldn't help us with our Good ancestors, but they told us
some about the different Amish Mennonites sects that still live in that
area. Earlier in the afternoon, when we left the cemetery, we came across
a group of Mennonite children that were leaving a fairly new looking one-room
school. They were all dressed in their plain garb.
It was getting late in the afternoon and
time to head back to Rick's house. We decided not to stop anywhere to eat
dinner on the way; since we remembered the good turkey that Karen had the
night before and hopefully some of that apple pie might be left also! It
was around 8:30 when we got back, ate our sandwiches and pie. It had been
a long day with a lot of driving but such a good feeling to explore another
place where our Good ancestors had lived.
for this information was FM76, the Phyllis Fulk collection, information
from Alan Sparks - firstname.lastname@example.org
and Betty Williamson - email@example.com
. In addition, for Morgan County, my contact person there was Bill Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Moniteau County web site-http://www.rootsweb.com/~momonite/moniteauhomepage.htm
Moniteau County Historical Society web site -http://www.rootsweb.com/~momonite/moniteauhistoricalsociety.htm
Morgan County web site -http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Emomorgan/index.htm
Thursday morning I got to see Rick and Karen's
son, Jeff, for a few minutes. I took a picture of their family and said
my goodbyes to all of them, thanking them for a very enjoyable time. Don
and I left their house soon after 8:30 to meet Wayne and Millie Croy for
breakfast. Millie is another one of my first cousins, the daughter of my
dad's oldest brother, Archie. We met at the restaurant at the Hilton Hotel,
which was located near the Kansas City airport. We had a great time together
giving them a quick review of our travels in Iowa and Missouri. I asked
one of the waitresses to take a picture of the four of us. Soon it was
time for Don to drop me off at the airport for my noon departure back to
A couple of notes -
When I refer to FM76, I am referring
History of The Beery Family of Page County, Iowa,
by Phyllis Fulk and Lois Brown Miller, Evans Press, Newport, Arkansas 1976.
When I refer to Phyllis Fulk collection:
This is the collection of additional information
on the Goods that Phyllis sent me in July of 1999. This collection contains
a lot of information on the thirteen children of Joseph and Magdalene Good.
Joseph and Magdalene were the parents of our gr gr grandfather, David Good.
Joseph Good was born 12/2/1783 in Rockingham County Virginia and died 8/25/1849
in Farifield County Ohio. Magdalene (Gamel or Campbell) Good was born 3/11/1785
in Virginia and died 11/19/1862 in Allen County Ohio.