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Goodwin, David M.


Age: 27, credited to Cabot, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: comn ASURG, 3rd VT INF, 6/20/61 (6/20/61), pr SURG 4/29/63 (5/7/63), m/o 7/27/64

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Birth: 10/1833, Vermont
Death: 09/14/1908

Burial: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Marker/Plot: Section M, Lot 189
Gravestone researcher/photographer: USCGirl/Findagrave #49113335
Findagrave Memorial #: 74154273


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: David M. Goodwin does not have a gravestone. It would be to the left of Frank D. Reynolds. This is Section M Lot 189. (USCGirl)


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Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA (No Marker)

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David Goodwin; Aged Land Frauds Defendant Dies
Dr. David M Goodwin Indicted of Government charge, succumbs in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Sept 14 -- Dr. David M. Goodwin, aged 75, indicted for alleged complicity in the Oregon frauds and held for removal to that state, died today of valvular disease of the heart. Dr. Goodwin is believed to have married Miss Katherin A. King, an English woman. Friday friends who had been caring for him during his illness say he secured a license for the marriage Thursday.

During the hearing of the Oregon cases, Dr. Goodwin suffered a nervous collapse, owing to his illness the fact that he was held for removal was not made known to him, and he died without knowing the result of the case. It is said the strain of the incident to the proceedings undoubtedly hastened the doctor's death.

Source: San Francisco (CA) Call, Sept 15, 1908


In last message physician indicated in Land Fraud case makes a statement regarding Lawler and Beck.

The funeral service for Dr. David M Goodwin, who died in his apartments at 630 Grand Avenue Monday, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on Hope Street. Interment will be in Rosedale cemetery.

Mr. Goodwin was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. the Loyal Legion, and the Southern Homeopathic Medical Association. He came to Los Angeles in 1900 and had considerable business interests here.

Mrs. J. M. Bateman, his daughter, is a resident of Massachusetts.

When Dr. Goodwin felt he would die, he indicated the following statement regarding his indictment for alleged conspiracy to defraud the government by timberland in Oregon: "Tell the world I am innocent of the crime with which the government of my country, for which I fought, charges me, and tell Oscar Lawler and Attorney Becker that if they have gained the advancement and publicity they have sought, they are welcome".

Mrs. Goodwin, who was married to Dr. Goodwin two days before his death. will continue to make Los Angeles her home.

Source: Los Angeles (CA) Herald, Sept. 16, 1908



The will of Dr. Goodwin, who died September 12, was filed yesterday for probation in the Supreme Court by attorneys representing Mrs. Catherine A. Goodwin, the widow, whom he left the entire property, consisting of clothes, surgeon tools, and a small amount of money total being placed at $500. The will expressly provide that no other person shall partake of the estate, and Mrs. Goodwin is not required to give bond.

Mr. Goodwin was 75 years old, and his wife, whom he married two days before his death, is twenty-five years his junior. Death occurred at their apartments, 639 Grand Avenue, and is said to have resulted from a nervous breakdown following legal proceedings under which were under indictment by the Federal Government in connection with alleged with land frauds in Oregon. He was purported to be wealthy, his fortune being estimated, at one time, as $100,000.

The names of Frank N. Holmes and Weld D. Gould appear as subscribers to the will. The paper was signed by Dr. Goodwin while on his deathbed and shows extreme nervousness on the part of the dying man.

Source: Los Angeles (CA) Herald, Sept. 20, 1908
Courtesy of Deanna French

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