Miami Union

June 22, 1911 

GOODKNIGHT, MRS. ELLA - Mrs. Ella Goodknight, wife of the Rev. J. L. Goodknight, died at her home in Lincoln, Ill., Tuesday night after a long illness of cancer of the stomach.  The remains were brought to Troy and funeral will be held this (Thursday) afternoon, at the Methodist church the service to be conducted by the Rev. E. H. Cherington of Piqua.  Burial will be made at Rose Hill cemetery.  Mrs. Goodknight was formerly Miss Ella Biddle and was born in Troy and was graduated from the Troy high school.  Her first husband was Thomas Elliott and they resided south of Piqua.  Some years after Mr. Elliott's death she married Rev. Goodknight.  The Rev. and Mrs. Goodknight went to Europe and the Holy Land on their wedding trip and then Mr. Goodknight took a theological course at Edinburg, Scotland.  Mrs. Goodknight also took the course with him and by her insistence he was able to finish much sooner.  After returning to America, Mr. Goodknight was president of the West Virginia University at Morgantown, W. Va.  He was editor of a paper in Lincoln.

Miami Union

June 29, 1911 

GOODKNIGHT, MRS. J. L. - The remains of Mrs. J. L. Goodknight, reached Troy from Lincoln, Ill., Thursday morning at 9:40 o'clock and were accompanied by the husband, the Rev. J. L. Goodknight, Richard Biddle, of Sandusky, a brother of the deceased, Mr. Goodknight's son, Cleaver Goodknight, and two nieces, daughters of Mrs. Ford, of Chicago, and a friend from Lincoln.  The remains were taken to the Methodist Episcopal church at Troy after arrival, and the funeral was held at four o'clock the same afternoon, largely attended.  The casket was covered with beautiful flowers and many floral tributes were placed about the pulpit.  Mr. Goodknight brought with him lovely flowers from Lincoln, contributed by church and newspaper friends.  The services were conducted by the Rev. E. H. Cherington, of Piqua.  The interment was in Rose Hill cemetery in Troy, and took place at 5:30 o'clock just at the close of day, suggestive of the beautiful life that has ended.  The pallbearers were Mr. P. L. Hedges of Piqua; and Messrs. G. T. Thomas, J. S. Forgy, Thomas Campbell of Troy, Cleaver Goodknight, and a friend of Mr. and Mrs. Goodknight of Lincoln.

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