Arthur S. Goodell Grant County, New Mexico

Arthur S. Goodell, of Silver City, wholesale and retail dealer in hay, grain and feed, who is also filling the office of county treasurer, was born in Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire, in 1858. He has been a resident of New Mexico since 1883. He was reared in his native city and after acquiring- his early education there became a student in the academy at Thedford Hill, Vermont. He arrived in New Mexico when about twenty-five years of age, locating in Grant County upon a ranch on the Gila River. There he remained for about seven years and in 1801 he established a livery stable in Silver City, which he conducted successfully until 1909. In the meantime, in 1903, he purchased an interest in his present business and since June, 1905, has been alone in the ownership of his wholesale and retail hay, grain and feed store in Silver City, with a good patronage, which annually returns to him a gratifying income. His business interests are capably managed and from a humble position he has worked his way upward to the plane of affluence.

In 1896 Mr. Goodell was married to Miss May Gaddis, a native of Louisiana, who was a teacher in the public and normal schools. They have one child, May. Fraternally Mr. Goodell is a Mason, having been initiated into the order in Silver City lodge in 1892. He also belongs to Silver City Chapter, R. A. M., to Malta Commandery, K. T. of Silver City, and to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Aside from his business, however, his chief attention is given to his official duties. He is an active and stalwart Republican and upon the party ticket was elected sheriff in 1901, serving for a term of two years. He has been mayor of the city since the spring of 1904 and county treasurer since the fall of that year, and in both offices he gives a public spirited and progressive administration, characterized by reform and improvement.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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