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Goodenough, Alonzo


Age: 22, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/27/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, pr CPL 2/6/63, pr CPL 2/6/63, wdd, 5/3/63, m/o 6/29/64; enl 8/25/64, m/i 8/25/64, Pvt, Co. A, pr CPL 10/17/64, pr SGT 11/1/64, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 7/15/65

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Birth: 03/20/1841, Guilford, VT
Death: 03/13/1916

Burial: Galien Township Cemetery, Galien, MI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 72129614


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/29/1879; widow Margaret, 3/31/1906, MI
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: None


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Galien Township Cemetery, Galien, MI

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Alonzo Goodenough

The Acorn, Three Oaks, MI

March 23, 1916

Alonzo Goodenough was born in Guilford, Windham Co., Vt., Mar. 20, 184, and died at his home, March 13, 1914, aged 74 years, 11 months and 23 days.

At the age of 20 he enlisted with the Union forces in Company I Second Vermont, in which he served four years. As a Union soldier he fought at Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Cedar Creek, and numerous other battles, receiving during this time two severe gunshot wounds.

In 1866, he came to Berrien Co., Mich., and shortly afterwards was married to Miss Margaret Heckathorn, with whom he lived happily for almost 50 years. To this union were born nine children all of whom are living: Mrs. Jacob Mikesell, of Mishawaka; Henry and Ellis Goodenough, of Galien; Jesse Goodenough, of South Bend; Mrs. Arthur Bartermus, of Rolling Prairie; Albert Goodenough, of Three Oaks; Christopher Goodenough of Maple Grove; Mrs. Charles Storms, of Three Oaks; and Ralph Goodenough, of Galien. These, with eight grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Jesse Haines, of New Carlsile, and one brother, Frances Goodenough, of Foley, Alabama, are left to mourn his loss.

For the past four months, Mr. Goodenough has been in failing health but until a week of his death hope of his recovery was entertained. Surrounded by his family, to every member of which he was passionately devoted, his life went out without an effort. As a husband and father he was trult kind and gentle, as a neighbor he was generous and good-willed and as a citizen he was a true patriot. He was an honored member of Three Oaks Lodge, A.F. & A.M., having joined that order in 1882. He was also a member of George A. Custer Post G.A.R. of Galien.

One son, Jesse, who is a teacher in the South Bend Business College was detained from attending the funeral by severe illness.

Submitted by Tom Boudreau.