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|Will of Whitman Smith Goodwin|
In the Supreme Court
ESTATE WHITMAN SMITH GOODWIN
OATH OF EXECUTOR
Probate granted to Whitman LeRoy
Goodwin & Robert Warren Goodwin
on the 12th day of August
Value of Estate $61,457.45
Vol. 11 - Folio 505
? ? Winter J.
Aug. 11th, 1954
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND OR TO ONE OF THE HONOURABLE
THE JUDGES THEREOF
The Petition of Robert Warren Goodwin of
Harbour Grace in the District of Harbour
Grace in the Province of Newfoundland, In-
surance Agent, and Whitman LeRoy Goodwin
of the same place, Dentist,
Grace aforesaid, Dentist, deceased, died at that place on or about the 7th
day of March, 1954, first having made the paper writing thereto annexed and
marked ``A`` as and for his last Will and Testament.
deceased appointed your Petitioners as the Executors thereof.
as sole next of kin, two sons, namely, your Petitioners, and three daughters,
namely, Florence Munn of Toronto, Ontario, Dominion of Canada, Married Woman,
Annie Godden of Harbour Grace aforesaid, Married Woman and Janet Martin of
Harbour Grace aforesaid, Married Woman.
jurisdiction of your Honourable Court of the probable value of $61, 457.45
as appears more particularly from the inventory and valuation hereto annexed
and marked ``B``.
said deceased as and for his Last Will and Testament.
valuation of the Estate of the said deceased at the date of his death as far
as your Petitioner can ascertain at present.
R.J.K. the Estate of the said deceased have been applied for by or granted to any
Your Petitioner’s therefore HUMBLY PRAY that your Honourable Court or
Your Lordship may be pleased to grant to them Letters of Probate of the
said Last Will and Testament of the said late Whitman Smith Goodwin,
And as in duty bound will ever pray etc……
Dated the 23rd day of July, A.D., 1954.
R W Goodwin LS
W. L Goodwin LS
This is the paper writing marked “A” referred to in the foregoing Petition
dated the day of July, 1954.
THIS is the last Will and Testament of me Whitman Smith
Goodwin executors and trustees of and under this my Will.
at Harbour Grace, and the furniture and the household effects
of every description therein contained unto my said trustees
use thereof during her lifetime, she paying the
current outgoings for repairs, taxes and insurance
during her lifetime.
death of my said wife, to my said son Robert
Warren Goodwin (for his own use and benefit)
forever and absolutely provided he shall survive
both me and my said wife. If the said Robert
Warren Goodwin shall not survive both me and
my said wife then I declare that the said dwelling
house shall fall into and form part of my
(c) To divide the said furniture and household
effects of every description, after the death
of my said wife, equally between my three
daughters, viz: Florence Munn wife of Frederick
Munn of Toronto, Ontario, Annie Godden wife of
Arthur Godden of Harbour Grace aforesaid and
Janet Martin wife of Edwin Martin of Saint John’s,
in the Island aforesaid. If any one or more of
my said daughters should not survive both me and
my said wife, then the share of any such daughter shall
go to her children and the receipt of their father for
such share shall be a good and sufficient receipt therefor.
absolutely (for his own use and benefit but upon the con-
dition hereinafter mentioned) all my interest in the furniture,
dental instruments and other contents of the Dental offices
used by him and me: also all my interest in all book-debts
due to me (and to him and me) for professional work: and also
all my interest in the joint bank account in the names of
my said son and myself.
The bequest contained in this clause of this my Will is
upon the condition that my said son shall pay and discharge
all debts payable by me (and his and my practice as dentists).
Florence Munn, Annie Godden and Janet Martin the sum of
one thousand dollars.
property, moneys, securities, chattels, estate and effects
of every description I give devise and bequeath to my said
wife absolutely and forever.
to any person under this my Will, the same are intended
to be and shall be cumulative.
WITNESS my hand at Saint John’s aforesaid
this 15th day of November Anno Domini One thousand nine
hundred and fifty-one.
SIGNED PUBLISHED AND DECLARED
by the said testator as and
for his last Will and Testa-
ment in the presence of us
who at his request and in his
presence and in the presence
of each other (all present at W. S. Goodwin LS
the same time) have hereunto
subscribed our names as witness-
Edward C. Wood
Nov. 15th. 1951
Elsie Goodwin died in Harbour Grace, 10 December 1958. Her obituary in The Daily News.
The Goodwins have filled a large place in the professional life of Canada. One of them, a Dr. W. L. Goodwin was Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Science in Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, and another, E. P. Goodwin is a prominent Civil Engineer. T. T. Goodwin, the well known Moncton lawyer, is a son of the late Amos Goodwin. Dr. Wilfred Goodwin of Botsford is a son of the late Albert Goodwin. Dr. Whitman Goodwin, a dentist of Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, is a son of the late Robert Goodwin and Dr. Wendell Goodwin, of Pugwash, N.S. is a son of the late Eben Goodwin. Fred S. Goodwin, who occupies the homestead at Shemogue, is a son of the late William Goodwin. Goodwin Genealogy
GOODWIN, Whitman Smith-Dental Surgeon. Bom July 27th, 1868, at Baie Verte, New Brunswick, son of Robert and Lillian (Taylor) Goodwin. Educated at Baie Verte and Tidnish Public Schools, Philadelphia Dental College. Certificate of Practical Anatomy from Philadelphia School of Anatomy, 1897. Graduated Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1899. Post Graduate of Dr. Haskell's Dental College. Chicago, 1908. Post Graduate of Dr. Paden's School of Anaesthetics, Chicago, 1909. Practised for one year in Baie Verte, N.B.. Came to Newfoundland in 1900 and established practice at Harbor Grace. Married in 1902 to Elsie, daughter of late James and Annie Warren, of Harbor Grace. Children: Two sons and three daughters. Societies: I. O. F., Garretsonian, P.D.C., S.O.E., Masonic. Recreations: Fishing, Shooting, Gardening and motoring. Religion: United Church. Residence: "Braehead," Harvey St., Harbor Grace. Surgery, Victoria Street, Harbor Grace, Nfld. excerpt from Who's Who in and from Newfoundland and Labrador 1930 page 91
This personal note from the year 2004, from a grandson (my first cousin) of Dr. Whitman Smith Goodwin: Dr. Whit bought a train ticket to the end of the line (Carbonear) in 1900. Enroute he met several politicians and businessmen from St. John's (including Sir John Crosbie), who wanted him to go to St. John's. He wouldn't because his ticket was to Carbonear. He stayed there a very short time and moved to Harbour Grace the same year. At that time he was the only resident dentist in Newfoundland. He founded the Newfoundland Dental Association and the United Towns Utilities which was bought out by Nfld. Light and Power in the 1970's. Whitman LeRoy Goodwin, son of Whitman Smith Goodwin practised together with his father and as of 2004 this represents a continuous practice of dentistry by the Goodwin family in the Harbour Grace area for 104 years.
WS Goodwin married Elsie Katherine Warren 8 July 1902 in Harbour Grace. Elsie was born in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia 18 August 1877. Her father James had gone there to learn the carriage trade. James was married to Annie Alcock. Whitman and Elsie had five children.
Robert Warren Goodwin who married Myrtle Matilda Pike from Bristolís Hope.
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