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Goodenow, John Elliot



  • Existence: 1878-1973


John Elliot Goodenow (1878-1973) was a life-long resident of Maquoketa, Iowa, the town his grandfather founded. John Goodenow was a stockman and farmer. He owned and operated 348 acres, where he raised registered Shorthorn cattle, Chesterwhite hogs, and Shropshire sheep. A member of the Jackson County Farm Bureau, he was secretary of that organization from 1920 through 1924. He was also active in community affairs, serving on both the city council and school board.   Time Line   1878-Born in Maquoketa, Iowa, January 7, to Osceola and Fannie Cassin Goodenow   1895-Received formal education at Maquoketa High School   1903-After his father's death he continued farming the Goodenow's 220 acres and later   purchased 128 more   1909-Married Myrta King, January 14   1920-1924-Secretary of the Jackson County Farm Bureau   1922-1933-Member of the Maquoketa school board   1922-1940-Secretary-treasurer of the Co-op Stock Shipping Association   1934-Member of the Maquoketa City Council   1934-1938-Secretary of the Jackson County Warehouse Board   1973-Death and burial in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Elliot Goodenow Papers

Identifier: MsC0224

Farmer and livestock breeder. Reminiscences and financial and stock and crop records relating to the family farm.

Dates: 1845-1959; Majority of material found within 1910-1930