Marion Alton Good
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Marion Alton Good
Aug 18, 1896 - Oct 25, 1974

BIOGRAPHY

Marion Alton Good, World War I Veteran, United States Army, (now deceased), enlisted in the service September 19, 1918, at the age of 22 years.  He was stationed at Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas. He entered the Student Army Training Corps Unit School of Mechanics, University of Texas. He completed a six week course and graduated with the trade rating of Apprentice in Mechanics on December 6, 1918.

Marion Alton Good, Serial No. 1150868, received his Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, World War I, December 8, 1918. He returned home on February 24, 1919.

On Wednesday evening, October 8, 1919, we were married in the First Methodist Church, Carrollton, Texas. This picture [above] was made shortly before our wedding.

I am sure Marion was a good soldier because he was a wonderful husband. He often made the remark "I came home from the war in February 1919, got married October 1919, and have been in war ever since."  Of course he was joking, "I think."

Other memories he would tell about were the soldiers in uniform marching up and down Congress Avenue in Austin and how bad their feet would hurt.  One day when they were dismissed, he and a friend sat on the steps of the Capitol and exchanged shoes. He also told about the terrible flu epidemic we had in the fall of 1918. He would go through the barracks giving medicine to the soldiers.

Marion was the son of Francis Marion and Adelia Nix Good, pioneers of the Peters Colony in th early 1800s.  He had two older brothers who were veterans of World War I, Clarence and Rex Good (both deceased). A younger brother, Wayne Edgar Good, was a veteran of World War II.

We dedicated these memories to our loved ones who served our County so well - THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

by Willie Charlotte (Jackson) Good

 

ARTICLE

Marion Good Gets Two Bones In Leg Broken

Tuesday afternoon, Marion Good was very painfully injured when his foot caught in a belt and broke the two bones in his left leg just above the ankle.
Mr. Good was working a the North Texas gin Co. in the belt room and was sitting on the seed pipe when he noticed the set screw was loose and started to kick off the belt to tighten it. His foot missed the belt and was carried around under the pulley until his foot hit on the hanger of the seed conveyer and he fell about 6 or 7 feet, falling on a large pipe, breaking his fall. He was alone and had to crawl about thirty feet to the door when he saw one of the Aly boys and whistled to him and sent for help.
He was taken to Dr. Burnett's office and given first aid treatment and was then rushed to St. Pauls Sanitarium at Dallas, where he is now getting along as well as could be expected.
Marion Hays, Forman of the Pistole gin took his crew over to the North Texas Gin to finish ginning the first bale of cotton brought to Carrollton and after fixing the set screw on the seed dropper, started the machinery when a match that was in the cotton set it on fire. It was quickly put out before any damage was done but the cotton was too wet to gin until Wednesday.

The Carrollton Chronicle - August 10, 1923
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams


Marion Good's Leg Re-Set.
Word has been received that Marion Good, who got his leg broken last week, was not doing as well as was hoped for. A new x-ray picture was taken Tuesday and it was found the bones had slipped, making a new cast necessary.  We hope to be able to report next week that he is making rapid improvement.

The Carrollton Chronicle - August 17, 1923
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

 

OBITUARY

Marion A. Good

CARROLLTON - Funeral services for Marion A Good, 78, of 1809 N. Crest, a retired heavy equipment operator for Dallas County Commissioner District No. 1, will  be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the First United Methodist Church of Carrollton. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park.
He died Friday.
Survivors include his wife, Willie, one daughter, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers and one sister


The Dallas Morning News - October 27, 1974
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

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