Biography of William M. Goodall
Kings County, CA Biographies





WILLIAM M. GOODALL.
In all that constitutes true manhood and good citizenship William M. Goodall, owner of Goodall's Garage in Hanford, is a notable example and none stands higher than he in the esteem and confidence of the community honored by his citizenship. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the 29th day of June, 1870, the son of George E. and Sarah Jane (Franklin) Goodall, both of whom are deceased. George E. Goodall, who was a stonecutter by trade, enlisted for service in the Civil war and fought in an Ohio regiment throughout that great struggle.

William M. Goodall received a good education in the public schools of Cincinnati and after graduating from the high school took a business course in the Cincinnati Commercial College. He then learned the trade of lithographing, which he followed until 1904. In 1889 he came to California, locating first in Bakersfield, then going to Taft, of which he was one of the pioneer settlers. In February, 1914, Mr. Goodall came to Hanford, where he has since remained. While in Taft he had taken up automobile repair work and in Bakersfield he had served nine years as deputy city marshal. When he came to Hanford he at once engaged in the automobile business and for eight years has been in business on his own account. He does repairing and also stores cars. He gives employment to four men and has been successful to a gratifying degree.

Mr. Goodall married Miss Edith Hodge of Tennessee. In 1896 Mr. Goodall laid aside civic duties and enlisted in the United States army, being assigned to the cavalry, with which he saw active service in Cuba, the Philippines and China. He was chief trumpeter of the Sixth United States Cavalry Regiment and was in the service five years. He is a republican in his political views, and is a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, in the latter of which he has been honored by election to the office of state conductor. Mr. Goodall is considered one of the finest penmen in the state of California and is deservedly proud of his accomplishment in this line.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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