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"Obituary - Pearl Rebecca Highley"

Name: Pearl Rebecca Highley

Birth date: September 29, 1876

Birth location: Unknown

Married: Austin Peter Goodin

Death date: April 18, 1942

Death location: St. Francois County, Missouri

Burial date: Unknown

Burial location: Bonne Terre Cemetery, Bonne Terre, St. Francois County, Missouri.

Name of newspaper publication: The Lead Belt News

Newspaper location: Flat River, St. Francois County, Missouri.

Date published: April 24, 1942

Provided by: David H. Drumm


"Transcript of the above obituary"

Pioneer Couple Died Day Apart

Joint funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Goodin of Desloge, who died Saturday and Sunday within 24 hours, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Desloge Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. A. C. Johnson of Farmington, assisted by Rev. C. W. Griffin, the pastor. Burial was in the Bonne Terre Cemetery. Boyer service.

Austin Peter Goodin was born November 3, 1872, a son of Austin and Lucy Fletcher Goodin of Primrose, Mo., and died April 19, 1942, aged 69 years 4 months 16 days.

Pearl Rebecca Highley, daughter of Robert and Ann Westover Highley, was born September 29, 1876, and died April 18, 1942, aged 65 years 6 months 19 days.

They were united in marriage on July 26, 1897, and to this union were born nine children, all of whom survive: Lois, Paul, Donald, Dorothy, Aline, Mary Frances, Ruth, Ben and Jim. They also leave twelve grandchildren, four nieces and three nephews. Mr. Goodin is survived by two sisters, Mrs. E. H. Suhre of Muskogee, Okla., and Mrs. J. J. Doss of Wilmington, Calif. Mrs. Goodin's only sister is Mrs. Alice Evans of Washington, D. C.

Mr. and Mrs. Goodin were both members of pioneer families of this section of Missouri. Mrs. Goodin's ancestors fought in the Revolutionary war and her father in the Civil War. The Highley and Westover families were early settlers here, coming with Moses Austin.

Mr. Goodin was engaged in business with the Goff Mercantile firm for forty years, retiring in 1932. He conducted a store in Leadwood for twenty years, from 1906 to 1926, and the business houses of Leadwood closed for two hours during the funeral service.

Mrs. Goodin served St. Francois County as Democratic Committeewoman for two terms and Mr. Goodin was also active in Democratic activities of the county.

The sympathy of the community goes out to the doubly bereft children in the loss of both parents. The passing of this fine couple is mourned by their loved ones and friends.

Transcribed by David H. Drumm, 1 Aug 2005.

Transcriber's note: All text is exactly as it appeared originally published, with the one exception of the mention of "Louis" Goodin. Actually, that should have read "Lois". That was my Grandmother; I could not bring myself to repeat the misspelling of her name.


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