About Harriet Goodwin
From The Greensburg (Indiana) New Era of July 10, 1901:
In Memory of Mrs. Harriet Goodwin, who died July 5, 1901
- Dearest mother, though hast left us,
- Though the parting gave us pain,
- You have left this world behind you,
- Yet another you have gained.
- Thy dear voice is stilled forever,
- It will never speak again,
- But perhaps we'll meet in heaven.
- May our hopes not be in vain.
- Yet awhile and we'll be with her
- At the best our days are few,
- Soon we'll all depart from sorrow
- Change the old life for the new.
- - A Friend.
From The Greensburg Standard of Friday, July 12, 1901:
Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Harriet Goodwin at Union Saturday at 3 o'clock.
From The Greensburg News of Friday, July 12, 1901
First Heat Fatality
Mrs. Harriet Goodwin, wife of Elijah Goodwin near Harris City, died at an early hour this morning (July 5) from the effects of being prostrated by the heat last Wednesday.. She had been visiting her son-in-law at Harris City and shortly after the rain Wednesday evening started to return to her home about a half-mile away. She was stricken while crossing over a barbed wire fence by means of an old-fashioned stile and in falling, her hair became entangled in the wire and she was held suspended from the fence. She was not discovered until some time later when she was removed to her home and medical aid summoned, but all efforts to revive her failed. Mrs. Goodwin was between 50 and 60 years of age and leave a husband and several grown children. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 from Union Church, conducted by J.E. Smith, of Letts.
Harriet Goodwin's Timeline
July 4, 1835
August 27, 1855
Sand Creek Township, Decatur County, Indiana, United States
July 5, 1901
Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana, United States