Thank you so much for including me in your response.I have met with Carol Sumney. We weren't able to figure out our family connection, but maybe you have additional information that will solve this mystery.
Please see below in John Robert's (my gg-grandfather) obituatary that it states:"He comes from the noted "Good" family of Des Moines, Iowa.He especially prized the kinship of the late Secretary of War, James W. Good."I just can't verify this kinship.
He is from the Theobald "Guth" Good line from Germany:
George Charles b. 09/16/1746;Lancaster Co., PA
Jacob b. circa 1783;Adams Co., PA
John W. b. 01/10/1805; Adams Co., PA
Jacob Jackson b. 02/1829;Muskingum Co., OH
Any information you have to offer would be greatly appreciated.I do have a copy of the photo of James W.'s casket in Washington, DC.I'd be happy to mail it to you.
John Robert Good's Obituary
From Norma Good (Mrs. Harold) 2001:
John R. Good, son of Jacob & Mary Good, was born at Zanesville, Ohio December 25, 1843.He departed this life January 24, 1931 at the advanced age of 87 years and 25 days.
He was left an orphan in his tender years, remaining in Ohio until early manhood.He then moved to Tama County, Iowa and there on December 12, 1875, married Eliza McGrew.The following year they moved to the homestead two miles east of Lebanon, Kansas, which has been his home continuously ever since.Ill health caused him to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Albert Ake, right near the old homestead.
Into the home was born fifteen children, two who died in infancy and a son Jackson died in June 1929 at Martin, South Dakota.
He is mourned by his companion of 55 years, and the children Mrs. Ellen Bennington of Ulyssis, Kansas, Wesely Good of Wood, South Dakota, Mrs. Ettie Lewis of Dallas South Dakota, Mrs. Lena Harwood of Bertley, Nebraska, Mrs. Rettie Ake of Lebanon, Kansas, Mrs. Anna Good Nichols of Los Angeles, California, Tad and Elmer Good of Wanamaker, South Dakota, Mrs. Marie McClane of Prairie View, Kansas, Marion, Robert and Charley Good of Norris, South Dakota.Forty-nine grand children, and sixteen great grand children survive him.
There are also one brother, William H. Good of Edgar, Nebraska, and one sister, Mrs. Robert Croskey of Black Foot, Idaho, and a host of friends and relatives.
Mr. & Mrs. Good came to Kansas when the country was entirely undeveloped and many hardships were theirs in the rearing of the large family and developing the homestead.He freighted to and from Hastings, Nebraska for himself and others, securing thus an additional revenue used to stock and improve the farm.This country owes a great debt of gratitude to the Pioneers.
He comes from the noted "Good" family of Des Moines, Iowa.He especially prized the kinship of the late Secretary of War, James W. Good.Until just last few day, he had been in about the usual health, had been to town and to see a neighbor.But knowing of his disease, dropsy, he told his family after being stricken two days before his death, that the end was near.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church, January 27th.The minister officiating.Music was by Mesdames Snow and Jackson.Interment in Sweet Home Cemetery southeast of Lebanon, Kansas.
Card of Thanks:
We wish to thank the friends and neighbors fro all their kindness and help they have extended our beloved father, during his sickness and especially, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Brown, and Rev. H. P. Woertendyke for his words of sympathy and the the choir for the beautiful songs.
Mrs. Eliza Good
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Bennington & family
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lewis & family
Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Good & family
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Ake & family
Mr. & Mrs. Marion Good & family
Mr. & Mrs. Grover C. Good & family
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Good & family
Mr. & Mrs. Guy Nichols & family
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Good & family
Mr. & Mrs. Chasley McClaine & family
Mr. & Mrs. Chester Harwood & family
Mrs. Anna Good & children
Sweethome Cemetery is located in the southeast quarter of section 15in Oak Township, Smith County, Kansas.It was establishedApril 16, 1880 when land was obtained from G.W. Ettleman and his wife M. J. Ettleman.It is located 3/4 of a mile east of the intersection of highways 281 (north-south) & 38 (east-west).It is south east of Lebanon 1 1/2 miles south on 281 & 3/4 mile east on 38.