Biography of David L. Goodrich
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Goodrich, David L., who for over twenty years has been closely identified with the famous quarrying interests of Orleans county, was a native of Connecticut, born at Bridgeport September 20, 1836. His father was a clothier, but David was brought up on a farm. November 27, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company D, 72d Ohio Vols, but throughout the greater part of his service acted as orderly. Mr. Goodrich was commissioned as second lieutenant, but on account of the law regarding the number of men in the command he could not hold the office. Retiring from the service, Mr. Goodrich engaged for five years in the lumber business at Liverpool, Ohio, then sold out and went to Cleveland, where he became foreman for a firm of contractors and pavement builders. In connection with his work for this firm Mr. Goodrich came to Medina in June, 1872, and for the next three years was inspector in the quarries. In 1875 he acquired an active interest with Henry M. Claflin, of Cleveland, and served as superintendent and general manager until 1885. In that year the Goodrich & Clark Stone Company was organized, the most extensive in its quarrying operations of the several firms doing business in the stone belt. Since the formation of the company Mr. Goodrich has been a resident of Albion. August 1, 1862, Mr. Goodrich married Charlotte A., daughter of Harris T. Warner, of Liverpool, Ohio.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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