Biography of Walter M. Goins
Tulare County, CA Biographies





WALTER M. GOINS.
In all that constitutes true manhood and good citizenship, Walter M. Goins, one of the best known and most substantial of Tulare county ranchers, is a notable example and none stands higher than he in the esteem and confidence of the community honored by his citizenship. Mr. Goins, proprietor of what is known as the D. K. Zumwalt ranch, was born on the 10th day of July, 1888, a son of William and Narcissus (Watkins) Goins, representatives of old southern families. The Goins family came to Tulare county in 1892, and here the father operated a ranch up to the time of his death, which occurred when Walter M., of this review was but a child, and he was then taken into the home of D. K. Zumwalt, who reared him as though he were his own child.

Walter M. Goins secured a good practical education in the common schools, and remained with Mr. Zumwalt, assisting him in the work of the ranch, of which he eventually took complete charge. He has lived on this place continuously from childhood and is now the owner of the place, which comprises three hundred and sixty acres of splendidly improved land. He has been financially successful in his business affairs and now also owns orange groves in Success and 3,500 acres of cattle range in the foothills. He operates on a large scale and his sound judgment and wise discrimination have enabled him to handle his operations profitably. He is a member of the California Cattlemen's Association, a director of the Tulare Cattlemen's Association and a member of the Tulare County Farm Bureau. He has a pleasant and comfortable residence in Visalia and in the public affairs of that community takes a deep interest, giving his support to every movement for the advancement of the general welfare.

Mr. Goins was married to Miss Ruth Eberhart, the daughter of Lewis and Mary (Rosenow) Eberhart. Mr. and Mrs. Goins have one son: Lewis William. Mr. and Mrs. Eberhart were pioneer settlers of Colorado, having gone there in the days of ox team transportation and they did their part in the development of the section in which they lived. They now reside in Long Beach, California. Mr. Goins has been universally recognized as a splendid citizen, of lofty character, sturdy integrity and unswerving honesty. Always modest and unassuming, and easily approached, he possesses a strong and vigorous personality and in the best sense of the term is a leader of men and well fitted to engage in important enterprises. Because of his earnest life, well rounded character and large influence, he is eminently entitled to representation in the permanent records of his county. In politics he is a republican and his religious faith is evidenced by his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church.

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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