GEORGE B. GOODRICH, who for a period of half a century was identified with the mercantile business in Owego,
was born December 1, 1816. About the time he reached his majority Mr. Goodrich formed a partnership with Charles
Talcott under the firm name of G. B. Goodrich & Co., a relation which was maintained to the time of Mr. Talcott's
death in 1861. Soon after 1863 James W. Goodrich and William H. Effis entered the firm, but the old style of G.
B. Goodrich & Co. has been preserved to the present day. Mr. Goodrich died January 8, 1886, since which time
James W. Goodrich and Mr. Ellis have comprised the firm. During the period of his business career. George B. Goodrich
became well known throughout Tioga county and the southern tier; and wherever known the comments of acquaintances
were always in praise of his excellent business ability, straightforward honesty, and moral worth. On September
2, 1840, Mr. Goodrich was married with Sarah Talcott, by whom he had three children: Sarah Talcott, who married
with William H. Ellis; James W. of Owego; and Charlotte, who died in 1865.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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