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Mail Tribune 100

Dec. 30, 1916


Dr. WIlliam S. Goudy was found dead in his bed Saturday morning, December 30, 1916, by Mrs. W. T. York at whose home he had resided for the past year and a half. Death was due to heart failure. He was 74 years old the day of his death, having been born in Wheeling, W. Va., December 30, 1842.

Dr. Goudy served in the confederate army during the civil war, entering the army in the infantry service and later becoming courier for General Early.

Following the close of the war, he removed to Tennessee, later to Grand Forks, N. D., thence to Illinois, and finally to Medford in 1908. At one time he was well known as the manufacturer on a patient veterinary liniment, which enjoyed a wide sale.

There are no near relatives of the deceased on the coast, a grand niece living in West Virginia being the nearest relative known.

Funeral services will be held at Weeks & McGowan's chapel, Tuesday, January 2, 1917, Rev. William B. Hamilton officiating. Services at the grave in Odd Fellows cemetery under auspices of Medford Lodge of Elks, of which the deceased was a member.

Dr. Goudy was a well known and highly esteemed among a large circle of friends, and was a familiar figure in Medford.


  • The city water department has been called upon a number of times within the past few days to shut off the water in houses where the pipes where frozen. With the coming of warmer weather the water superintendence predicts a large increase in the number of pipes broken by freezing of water.
  • Miss Evelyn Carklin of Minneapolis, Minn., spent Friday and Saturday in the city visiting friends. Miss Carkin is en route to Los Angeles, Cal., to spend the remainder of the winter.
  • Sergeant Schuster of the United States army recruiting service is spending a few days in the city.