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GOODRICH Ernest Whitmore

GOODRICH Ernest Whitmore[1, 2]

Male 1913 - 2005

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  • Born  7 May 1913  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Education  1931  Dendron, Surry County VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Dendron High School 
    • He was a 1931 graduate of Dendron High School where he was valedictorian
    Education  1935  Williamsburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    College of William and Mary 
    • and a graduate of The College of William and Mary in 1935 where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa, and President of the Phoenix Literary Society. Upon graduation he was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
    Court  1939 to 1975  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Surry County Commonwealth's Atty 
    • Mr. Goodrich was the Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney from 1939 until 1975. He had served on the Executive Committee of the Virginia State Bar and as President of the Virginia Commonwealth's Attorneys Association.
    Education  1938-1946  Washington, DC (George Washington University) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Master of Laws 
    • He obtained his law degree in 1938 and a Master of Laws in 1946 from George Washington University.
    Military  1935-1946  [2, 4
    Lieutenant, US Navy 
    Death  11 May 2005  Williamsburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • ERNEST W. GOODRICH
      Ernest Whitmore Goodrich, a resident of Surry, Va., died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Williamsburg, Va. Born in Surry County in 1913, he was the son of the late Benjamin Joseph Goodrich and Maude Whitmore Goodrich. He was a 1931 graduate of Dendron High School where he was valedictorian, and a graduate of The College of William and Mary in 1935, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa, and President of the Phoenix Literary Society. Upon graduation he was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.
      He obtained his law degree in 1938, and a Master of Laws in 1946 from George Washington University. From 1935 to 1946, he served with the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Navy in World War II, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Mr. Goodrich was the Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney from 1939 until 1975. He had served on the Executive Committee of the Virginia State Bar and as President of the Virginia Commonwealth's Attorneys Association.
      He was Chairman of the Virginia Highway Safety Transportation Board, member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention, and was aide-de-camp to six Governors. He served as Rector of the College of William and Mary, served on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association for the College, served as President of the Law School Association, and was the recipient of the College's 1979 Alumni Medallion. An Ernest W. Goodrich Professorship of Law was established at the Law School in his honor and the Law School awarded him its Citizen-Lawyer Award in 1999. In 2002, the College granted him the degree of doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa.
      Mr. Goodrich was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Sue Simmons Goodrich; and his sister, Lily Evelyn Goodrich. He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Goodrich Palmore and husband, Fred Wharton Palmore III of Richmond and Cynthia Goodrich Allred and husband, Eric Glenn Allred of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren, Michael Goodrich Palmore and wife, Alicia Hart, of Atlanta, Ga., Elizabeth Camp Palmore of San Francisco, Calif., Seth Whitmore Allred and Timothy Camp Allred, both of Denver; and sister-in-law, Margaret Simmons Horton and her husband, Edward Vaughan Horton, of Princeton, W.Va.
      A funeral service and Masonic rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Surry United Methodist Church, Surry, by the Rev. Ray Rowland and Surry Masonic Lodge #65, AF&AM. Immediately following the services the family will receive friends at a reception in the fellowship hall of the church. A brief graveside committal service will be held in Rocky Hock Church Cemetery, Surry County, later Saturday afternoon.
      The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to: The Endowment Association of The College of William & Mary, P.O. Box 1693, Williamsburg, VA 23187; The Surry United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 118, Surry, VA 23883; Rocky Hock United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Mabel G. Johnson, 1629 Aberdeen Road, Wakefield, VA 23888; or to Tidewater Academy, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wakefield, VA 23888.
      Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield, is handling arrangements.
    Lived(s) In  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Grew up in " Little Surry" 
    Military  Commander, Us Navy, Various locations in WW II  [2
    • U. S. Navy in World War II, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander
    Died  11 May 2005  Williamsburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried  14 May 2005  Surry County, VA (Rocky Hock Methodist Church) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Ernest was a 1931 graduate of Dendron High School where he was valedictorian and a graduate of The College of William & Mary in 1935 where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. He obtained his degree in law in 1938 and Master of Laws in 1946 from George Washington University. From 1935 to 1946 he served with the U. S. Department of Labor and the U. S. Navy in World War II, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was the Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney from 1939 until 1975. He was aide-de-camp to six Governor's, and served as Rector of the College of William and Mary. An Ernest W. Goodrich Professorship of Law was established at the Law School in his honor and the Law School awarded him its Citizen-Lawyer Award in 1999. In 2002 the College granted him the degree of doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa.

      He grew up on a small farm in "Little Surry" and had all kinds of fruit trees, including yellow and purple plums. He used to take 2 gal bucket full of the plums and sell them at the farmer's market in Dendron on Saturday afternoons. He sometimes sold the bucket for .50 and that would kep him in candy for a few weeks

      Birth: 1913
      Surry County
      Virginia, USA Death: May. 11, 2005
      Williamsburg
      Williamsburg city
      Virginia, USA
      SURRY - Ernest Whitmore Goodrich, a resident of Surry, Va., died Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in Williamsburg, Va. Born in Surry County in 1913, he was the son of the late Benjamin Joseph Goodrich and Maude Whitmore Goodrich. He was a 1931 graduate of Dendron High School where he was valedictorian and a graduate of The College of William and Mary in 1935 where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa, and President of the Phoenix Literary Society. Upon graduation he was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. He obtained his law degree in 1938 and a Master of Laws in 1946 from George Washington University. From 1935 to 1946 he served with the U. S. Department of Labor and the U. S. Navy in World War II, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Mr. Goodrich was the Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney from 1939 until 1975. He had served on the Executive Committee of the Virginia State Bar and as President of the Virginia Commonwealth's Attorneys Association. He was Chairman of the Virginia Highway Safety Transportation Board, member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention, and was aide-de-camp to six Governors. He served as Rector of the College of William and Mary, served on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association for the College, served as President of the Law School Association, and was the recipient of the College's 1979 Alumni Medallion. An Ernest W. Goodrich Professorship of Law was established at the Law School in his honor and the Law School awarded him its Citizen-Lawyer Award in 1999. In 2002 the College granted him the degree of doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa. Mr. Goodrich was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Sue Simmons Goodrich, and his sister, Lily Evelyn Goodrich. He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Goodrich Palmore and husband, Fred Wharton Palmore, III, Richmond; Cynthia Goodrich Allred and husband, Eric Glenn Allred, Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren, Michael Goodrich Palmore and wife, Alicia Hart of Atlanta, Ga.; Elizabeth Camp Palmore of San Francisco, Calif.; Seth Whitmore Allred and Timothy Camp Allred, both of Denver, Colo.,; and sister-in-law, Margaret Simmons Horton and her husband, Edward Vaughan Horton of Princeton, W.V. A funeral service and Masonic rites will be held at Surry United Methodist Church, Surry, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2005 by the Rev. Ray Rowland and Surry Masonic Lodge # 65, AF&AM. Immediately following the services the family will receive friends at a reception in the fellowship hall of the church. A brief graveside committal service will be held in Rocky Hock Church Cemetery, Surry County, later Saturday afternoon. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to: The Endowment Association of The College of William & Mary, P. O. Box 1693, Williamsburg VA 23187; The Surry United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 118, Surry VA 23883; Rocky Hock United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, C/O Mabel G. Johnson, 1629 Aberdeen Road, Wakefield, VA 23888; or to Tidewater Academy, Inc. P. O. Box 536, Wakefield VA 23888. Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield, is handling arrangements.

      Obituary, Daily Press, May 13, 2005. Burial:
      Rocky Hock Church Cemetery
      Surry County
      Virginia, USA
      Record added: Aug 31 2005
    Person ID  I2006  Booth Family
    Last Modified  6 Sep 2015 

    Father  GOODRICH Benjamin Joseph,   b. 25 Apr 1880, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1959 
    Mother  WHITMORE Maggie Maude,   b. 23 Apr 1881, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1947 
    Family ID  F642  Group Sheet

    Family  SIMMONS Mary Sue,   b. 16 Nov 1918,   d. 27 Mar 1997, Richmond, VA (St. Mary's Hosp) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1950  [5
    Children 
     1. GOODRICH Pamela Sue,   b. 6 Jul 1946
     2. GOODRICH Cynthia Camp,   b. 27 Mar 1949
    Last Modified  6 Dec 2007 
    Family ID  F893  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Dendron High School - 1931 - Dendron, Surry County VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - College of William and Mary - 1935 - Williamsburg, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Master of Laws - 1938-1946 - Washington, DC (George Washington University) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 11 May 2005 - Williamsburg, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 May 2005 - Williamsburg, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 May 2005 - Surry County, VA (Rocky Hock Methodist Church) Link to Google Earth
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    and Wife Mary Sue Simmons

  • Sources 
    1. [S200] Obituary from newspaper, Daily Press (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S923] A Taste of Dendron, Dendron Historical Society, (A colletion of Recipes and Memories of the people of the Dendron Area) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S193] Tombstone (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S200] Obituary from newspaper (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S200] Obituary from newspaper (Reliability: 3).


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