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Goodwin, Doctor Fairfield Israel M. D.

Male 1833 - 1918  (85 years)


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  • Name Goodwin, Fairfield Israel  [1
    • Fairfield was 7 years old when his father died and 9 years old when his mother married her second husband, Samuel Ward Holland. When the Holland family moved to Saint Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan in the early 1850's, Fairfieldremained in Oakland County, becoming the guardian of his 19 year old brother, Luther Goodwin. About 1859 he began the study of medicine, reading with Dr. D. Alden in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, for two years.

      \\When the Civil War broke out, Fairfield joined Wilson's Mechanic Fusileers, a recruitment program for midwest men for a special regiment with the inducement of extra pay. However, after waiting encamped in Chicago for months to bemustered into federal service and with no pay forthcoming, the regiment was disbanded in early 1862. In the meantime, Fairfield joined Taylor's Chicago Battery Co. I, 1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery, where he rose to the rank ofSergeant. He saw action in a number of battles, including Shiloh and Iuka where he was wounded in one arm and one hip. More details of Fairfield's military career are reported and others are referenced in LA ELLIS' 1995 compilation.He was discharged from the military in 1864 with disabilities and as Captain of Company C of the 8th Michigan Cavalry.

      He resumed his study of medicine with Dr. Wm. BRODIE and entered the University of Michigan medical School in 1872. He was graduated in 1874 and established his practice in Cassopolis, Cass, MI, USA. He invested his earning well andbecame successful also in business as described in LA ELLIS' 1995 compilation.
    Title Doctor  
    Suffix M. D. 
    Born 12 May 1833  Lenox, Madison County, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 7418 
    Residence Abt 1834  Orion Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1860  Oxford, Oakland, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The 1860 US Census listed Fairfield at age 27 years, working and boarding with the D. G. DUNLOP family. His assets, $1,000.
    Will 06 Nov 1906  Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Probated at same place on 29 OCT 1918.
    Died 17 Oct 1918  Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Prospect Hill Cemetery, La Grange Township, Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I7418  Goodwin
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2011 

    Father Goodwin, Samuel Mix,   b. 03 Nov 1805, Lenox, Madison County, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1840, Orion Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Goodwin, Charles Luther,   b. 01 Jun 1872, Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1895, Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     2. Goodwin, Lena Belle,   b. 16 Apr 1868, Orion Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1932  (Age 64 years)
     3. Goodwin, Carrie Lida,   b. 03 Jan 1865, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1961, Capital City Convalescent Center, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Family ID F1125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2356] Cited Death Certificate. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2357] .

    3. [S2356] Cited Death Certificate.