Biography of Edwin L. Goodwin
Columbiana County, OH

Edwin L. Goodwin is among the highly esteemed young business men of East Liverpool, where he is identified with the Tri State Battery Company. He was born in this city, July 17, 1899, and is the son of James R. and Annie (Rushworth) Goodwin.

James R. Goodwin, the son of James Goodwin, is a native of Staffordshire, England. He emigrated to this country when 18 years of age and settled in Boston, Mass. Later he removed to Peoria, Ill., where he was married to Miss Annie Rushworth, also of Staffordshire, England. They were early settlers of East Liverpool, where Mr. Goodwin is employed by the Hall China Company as a potter. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin were the parents of the following children: James R., lives in Mt. Clemens, Mich.; C. A., deceased; Richard, employed by the Hall China Company, East Liverpool; and Edwin L., the subject of this sketch.

Edwin L. Goodwin was reared in East Liverpool, graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1920, and attended Kenyon College. He was associated in the coal business with his father until 1922, when he entered the employ of the Trig State Battery Company of which he is now part owner. The Tri State Battery Company are local agents for the Willard Storage Battery and Bosch Electric Service. They have an up to date electrical store and are dealers in radio and ignition supplies, as well as automotive electric accessories.

On June 30, 1925, Mr. Goodwin was married to Miss Violet L. Shope, who was born in East Liverpool, the daughter of Charles W. and Annie (Askey) Shope, residents of East Liverpool.

Mr. Goodwin is a Republican, a member of the Episcopal Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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