Here I am again. No, I do not know Ralph Goodwin in Mo. Apparently he has dropped the "E" on the name. Is he a relative? There is speculation among the Goodwines that Wash had a fallout with several of his brothers at sometime and he either added the E or they dropped the E. Wash's son Frank Goodwine in Herford Co. and most of his kids went by Goodwin. Guess only time will tell.
Don't know if you have or ever have seen the obit. for Andrew J. Goodwine, another son of Wash & Harriett, so here it is, plus some other info on him. This obit was also one that my great aunt Della had. It was in the Stanberry, Mo. newspaper.
"Death Comes Monday Afternoon to a Lifelong Resident of Centry County. Funeral Held Tuesday".
Andrew J. Goodwine, a lifelong resident of Gentry County, died at 12:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Phillips Mortuary, conducted by Rev. King, pastor of the Pentecostal church of King City. Internment was in the High Ridge cemetery here. For many years, Mr. Goodwine was one of the well known farmers of near Alanthus. About four years ago, he moved to Stanberry and since then had lived here. The son of Washington and Harriett Goodwine, he was born on July29, 1877 near Alanthus. He attended the rural schools of that vicinity and as a young man started farming there. He was married to Miss Edelle Tatum, of Stanberry in 1917. They lived on a farm west of Alanthus until Mrs. Goodwin's health failed and she went to Greeley, Co., where her death occured about 20 years ago. Mr. & Mrs. Goodwine were the parents of three children. They are Mrs. Laura Ackerman of Rockford, Illinois, Mrs. Ruth Fields, of New York City and Technician fifth-grade Andrew Goodwine, who while serving with the 32nd Armored Regiment in Europe, was reported as missing in action since Sept. 22, 1944. Besides the three children, Mr. Goodwine is survived by two brothers, W.R. Goodwine of Greeley, Co. and Frank Goodwine of Herford, Co. There are four grandchildren, other relatives and numerous friends left to mourn his death. It is not defintely known here as to whether or not, the son, reported missing in action, has since been reported alive or dead, but members of the family present during the illness of Mr. Goodwine, expressed the opinion that official notice has been received of the young man's death. Both of his brothers, W.R. and Frank Goodwine were present for the funeral services. The former had been here for the past three weeks with his brother and the latter arrived here the first of this week.
"The following was taken from "History of Daviess and Gentry Counties, Page 802 & 803"
Andrew J. Goodwine, a farmer of Wilson Township, Gentry County, lives on the farm where he was born July 29, 1822 (this should be 1877). The land has been in the Goodwine family for 73 years, having been entered from the government by Washington (Wash) Goodwine, father of Andrew J. Goodwine. A.J. Goodwine attended the rural schools of Gentry County, and has been a farmer all of his life. He owns 80 acres of the home farm, where he does general farming and raises stock. Mrs. Goodwine riases Columbian Wyandotte poultry, and has a market for the eggs and fowls at home.
A.J. Goodwine was married September 5, 1917 to Edelle Tatum, a daughter of James L. and Laura (Stevens) Tatum. Mrs. Tatum, born in Indiana in 1873 died at Franklin, Ind., May 26, 1906. Mr. Tatum, born in Indiana in 1875, now lives in Cooper Township, Gentry County. Mrs. Goodwine was born and reared at Nenevah, Johnson County, Ind., and came to Gentry County in 1912.To her union with A.J. Goodwine two children have been born, Ruth Harriett, and Laura Edith. Mr. Goodwine is a Republican. He is an industrious and energetic farmer, highly esteemed in his neighborhood......
Sorry to hear your mother is not well. Please tell her hello for me and also your sister. Hope to hear from you Cleoan.