Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Obituary of George Goodyear, Class of 1824, in 1885 Yale College Obituary Record

Obituary of George Goodyear included in the June 1885 edition of the Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College.  He spent his life in the ministry in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire and served two sessions in the New Hampshire legislature.

The last few pages of this booklet are a Summary of the deceased graduates and an index, all pages of which appear at the end of this post.


George Goodyear, son of Simeon and Hannah (Beardsley) Goodyear, was born in Hamden, Conn., December 9, 1801.

After graduation he took a three years' course in the Yale Divinity School, and was ordained as an evangelist at New Haven, July 22, 1828. After brief engagements in Gaines, N.Y. (where he married Elizabeth, daughter of Judge Robert Anderson, May 3, 1830), and in East Windsor, Conn., he was installed pastor of the Congregational church in Ashburnham, Mass., October 10, 1882. He remained there until October 10, 1841. Then followed a brief pastorate in Rensselaerville, N.Y., which was interrupted by the illness of his wife, who died February 28, 1844. He was next acting pastor for three or four years in Truro, on Cape Cod, and on December 19, 1849, was installed in South Royalston, Mass., where he remained until May 16, 1854. His last and longest pastorate was at Temple, N.H., from April 28, 1855, to October 25, 1865; his resignation was occasioned by attacks of hemorrhage, which prevented his undertaking active duty in the ministry again. He was able, however, during this last period of his life to represent the town of Temple in two sessions of the State Legislature, and to preserve and extend his great influence of good in the community. He died in Temple, of consumption, November 18, 1844, at the age of 83.

He married, December 18, 1844, Roxana, daughter of Deacon L. S. Rand, of Townshend, Vt., who survives him, with three children by his first marriage.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]

The third children who survived George Goodyear were daughters Amelia and Ann Elizabeth and son George Anderson Goodyear. Amelia married Albert A. Fisk. Ann Elizabeth married David B. Shedd. I'm not sure if George Anderson Goodyear married.

If you have information to share, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.


Augustus H. Abernethy, Class of 1864
Adolph Asher, Class of 1872
Robert M. Baker, Class of 1856
T. Jefferson Bassett, Class of 1853
Henry C. Beardslee, Class of 1826
Lewis S. Benedict, Class of 1834
Michael D. Benedict, Class of 1836
Theodore H. Benedict, Class of 1840
Frederick N. Bennett, Class of 1841
James Berdan, Class of 1824
George W. Blagden, Class of 1823
David Booth, Class of 1819
Marius Brandegee, Class of 1843
C. Lewis Brent, Class of 1849
Daniel Chadwick, Class of 1845
Henry Childs, Class of 1846
James H. Clendenin, Class of 1872
George H. Coffey, Class of 1859
Thomas Cowles, Class of 1829
S. Sherwood Day, Class of 1827
Sherman Day, Class of 1826
John DeForest, Class of 1826
James T. Dickinson, Class of 1826
Richard V. Dodge, Class of 1840
George B. Dusinberre, Class of 1855
Aaron R. Dutton, Class of 1837
Barnabas M. Fay, Class of 1833
George W. Fisher, Class of 1859
Samuel A. Fisk, Class of 1844
Samuel H. Fletcher, Class of 1824
Thomas E. Franklin, Class of 1828
William Frazier, Class of 1832
Theodore Gilbert, Class of 1825
George Goodyear, Class of 1824
John M. Gordon, Class of 1830
George M. Hanners, Class of 1823
Winthrop B. Hawks, Class of 1882
Thomas R. Hubbard, Class of 1829
William Hutchison, Class of 1854
Joseph H. Isham, Class of 1865
Thomas H. Jackson, Class of 1850
Barclay Johnson, Class of 1882
Ross Johnston, Class of 1870
Francis E. Kernochan, Class of 1861
Alfred Lambert, Class of 1843
Frank A. Langworthy, Class of 1872
Cortland L. Latimer, Class of 1832
Edward A. Lawrence, Class of 1884
James N. Lea, Class of 1834
Charles A. Lewis, Class of 1829
Allyn C. Loomis, Class of 1883
Oliver E. Lyman, Class of 1876
Darius Mead, Class of 1828
Timothy T. Merwin, Class of 1827
Charles L. Mills, Class of 1835
Hiram Moses, Class of 1825
George C. Murray, Class of 1845
William Norton, Class of 1829
John J. Orton, Class of 1842
Lewis R. Packard, Class of 1856
Francis H. Palmer, Class of 1847
David C. Perry, Class of 1833
Stephen T. Robinson, Class of 1827
Charles M. Runk, Class of 1845
William H. Russell, Class of 1833
Murray C. Shoemaker, Class of 1864
Benjamin Silliman, Class of 1837
Jonathan Silliman, Class of 1817
Elbert J. Smith, Class of 1847
Charles G. Southmayd, Class of 1856
John B. Staples, Class of 1827
Hezekiah Sturges, Class of 1841
Frank H. Taylor, Class of 1878
John L. Taylor, Class of 1835
Chauncey M. Thompson, Class of 1854
Albert Todd, Class of 1836
Charles Tracy, Class of 1832
Alexander C. Twining, Class of 1820
David A. Tyler, Class of 1844
Leonidas C. Vinal, Class of 1880
Jonathan Wales, Class of 1871
Jacob K. Warner, Class of 1850
D. Ellis Willes, Class of 1850
William L. Williamson, Class of 1853
Leonard Withington, Class of 1814
Dexter Witter, Class of 1824
J. Hampden Wood, Class of 1866
Robert W. Wright, Class of 1842
Edward Wurts, Class of 1832

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