Biography of David Good
Mahoning County, OH Biographies

DAVID GOOD, who is prominently identified with the North Lima Gilt Edge Butter Company, and was one of the organizers of the Beaver Township Telephone Company, being a stockholder at the present time, resides on his farm in section 11, Beaver township. He was born on what is now the Tilman Weaver farm, in Beaver township, Mahoning County, Ohio, December 30, 1850. and is a son of Samuel and Anna (Weaver) Good.

Samuel Good, father of David, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and was a son of Christian and Mary (Sneder) Good, who were early settlers in Beaver township. David Good remembers his grandmother as a venerable lady of 92 years, residing on a farm opposite to that of Lewis Obenauf. Samuel Good had preceded his parents to Beaver township by one year. He was a carpenter by trade, but after his marriage he settled on a small place in the southwestern1 part of Beaver township. Later he moved to his father in law's place, which is now the Tilman Weaver farm, where he lived until he moved to the present home of David Good, when the latter was about six years old. His death occurred while he was on a visit to Wayne County, at the age of 73 years. He married Anna Weaver, who was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and was a daughter of Samuel and Anna (Bauman) Weaver, concerning whom may be found in the sketch of Tilman Weaver. The children of Samuel Good and wife were as follows: Jesse, a resident of Orrville; Mary, who married John Martin, residing in Wayne County; Noah, residing near Dalton, in Wayne County; Lydia, who resides near North Lawrence, Stark County: Samuel, residing in Beaver township; David. whose name begins this sketch; and Anna. who resides in Wayne County. Samuel Good and wife were worthy people, members of the Mennonite Church, and he was a preacher of that faith.

David Good has lived on his present farm ever since childhood. He has always been a leader in agricultural movements in this section, especially those which promise to be of advantage to his immediate neighborhood. The North Lima Gilt Edge Butter Company has been a very important enterprise in this section, Mr. Good was its manager for three years. In 1900 he effected the organization of a stock company which was incorporated 1906, with the following officers: Solomon Elser, president; Oliver Good, secretary; Tilman Weaver, vice president; and David Good, treasurer. The board of directors is made up of the following capitalists: David Good, Charles T. Marks, Solomon Elser, Tilman Weaver and Lewis Obenauf.

On September 29, 1881, Mr. Good was married to Ida May Lodwick, who was born in Austintown, and is a daughter of John and Leah (Flickinger) Lodwick. The Lodwick family was a pioneer one of this section. Mr. Lodwick settled first in Austintown township, thence removing to North Lima and afterwards to Portage County, where he died. Mr. and Mrs. Good have four children, namely: Oliver, born January 1, 1883, residing in North Lima, who married Carrie Ritter, and has one son, Howard; Arthur, residing at home, who was born July 20, 1885; Lester and Chester, both residing at home, the former of whom was born November 13, 1897, and the latter, January 25, 1899.

Mr. Good is not a very ardent politician and his vote is as frequently influenced by the man as by the party. He is a member of the order of Patrons of Husbandry.

20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Representative Citizens,
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Youngstown, Ohio
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897

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