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Will of Elsie K. Goodwin
In the Supreme Court,
Elsie K. Goodwin
OATH OF EXECUTOR
Probate granted to The Eastern
on the 13th day of January
Value of Estate $45, 114.97
Some writing cut off from top on photocopy
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND
The Petition of the Eastern Trust Company,
MOST HUMBLY SHOWETH THAT
YOUR PETITIONER THEREFORE HUMBLY PRAYS that Letters of Probate to the Last Will and Testament of the said late Elsie K Goodwin, deceased, be granted to it.
AND AS IN DUTY BOUND YOUR PETITIONER WILL. EVER PRAY ETC.
Dated at St. John's this 8th .day of January A.D. 1959.
THE EASTERN TRUST COMPANY
ST. JOHN'S TO WIT:
I, Reginald C. Knight, of St. John's aforesaid, assistant manager, make oath and say as follows:
SWORN at St. John's aforesaid,
J Hawkins LS RCKnight
This is the paper writing marked "A"
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, ELSIE K. GOODWIN, Widow of Dr. W. S. Goodwin, of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland
DATED at Harbour Grace this thirteenth day of May
Notes to accompany will:
Elsie was born August 1877 in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, the daughter of James S Warren and Annie Alcock of Harbour Grace. James had gone to Annapolis to learn the carriage trade.
Elsie's husband Dr. Whitman Smith Goodwin was born in July 1868 and his family came from Bay Verte in New Brunswick. He was trained as a dental surgeon and arrived in Harbour Grace in 1900. He founded the Newfoundland Dental Association and the United Towns Utilities which was bought out by Nfld. Light and Power in the 1970's. Whitman died in Harbour Grace March 1954. His will can be found at http://ngb.chebucto.org/Wills/nfwillsg.shtml
Daughter Florence Alberta Margaret Goodwin was married to Frederick Lamont Munn, son of Robert Stewart Munn and Elizabeth Evill Trapnell.
Daughter Elsie Janet Louise Goodwin married her second cousin Edwin Arthur Martin, son of Ron Martin and Gertrude Warren. Edwin's mother Gertrude Warren and Janet's mother Elsie Warren were first cousins.
Daughter Annie Francis Newman Goodwin married Arthur Golder Godden.
Son Whitman Goodwin also practiced as a dental surgeon in Harbour Grace for many years. He married E P Fraser and after her death married her sister E G A Fraser. These girls were the daughters of Donald Gordon Fraser and Mary Dawe of Bay Roberts.
Son Robert Warren married Myrtle Matilda Pike.
Charles Cron was a medical doctor in the Harbour Grace area. He was related to the Martin family with the marriage of his widower father James Maxwell Cron to Emma Martin. James was first married to Frances Ross. Emma Martin was a daughter of Matthew Martin and Jane Maria Mercer. Matthew's brother was Frederick Martin, grandfather to Edwin.
Page Contributed by Geoff Martin
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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