Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society

Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society The group was started to collect and preserve memorabilia from the Goodrich/Atlas area. Mailing Address:
Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society
P.O.

Box 661
Goodrich, Mi 48438

Hours:
2nd and 4th Saturday from 11:00am to 1:00pm if member is available to open museum

Meetings:
First Monday of the month (April - December) 7:00pm
Lower Level of the Goodrich Village Offices
7338 S State Road
Goodrich, Mi 48438

Operating as usual

04/16/2021
Historic Goodrich Cemetery
03/27/2021

Historic Goodrich Cemetery

Wood Family Plot
"Thomas Parmerlee Wood was a descendant of Revolutionary War Hero's, reaches Genesee county when the road was nothing but a wagon trail through forest" written by his son, Edwin O. Wood, Detroit Free Press Dec. 29, 1907
Thomas P. Wood was born June 5, 1822 at West Avon, N.Y. At the age of 10, in 1832 he came to Michigan. A group of men left West Avon, N.Y. Oct. 1, 1832 in a emigrant wagon and reached Whigville (Grand Blanc) about a month later. The young Thomas stayed in Whigville for 9 years, returning to N.Y. the winter of 1841, on account of the "superior educational advantages afforded in the older state". He entered the Genesee Seminary at Lima, N.Y. The Seminary offered instruction in literary, vocational and "special departmental" subjects, the "Mechanic Arts". After his education he taught school for a few years and then became a Carpenter and Joiner tradesman. He married Miss Paulina Hulbert Aug. 19, 1845. Thomas brought his young family to Goodrich, Michigan in 1850. He purchased land on Main Street (Hegal Rd) built a house and had a cabinet shop, where he made carriages, furniture and coffins. By 1880 he had also became the towns undertaker. Thomas and Paulina had 8 children together, 3 are buried in the family plot.

Historic Goodrich Cemetery
03/27/2021

Historic Goodrich Cemetery

Wood Family Plot
"Remembering a brother and sister"
Matilda Hulbert was born a twin on Nov. 5, 1816 to Stephen and Lurana Hulbert at West Bloomfield, New York. Her twin died Dec.26,1816. After her father's death in 1845, Matilda moved into the home Jesse and Lucy Shepard as hired help. She remained in the Shepard household till Mrs. Lucy Shepherd died Jan. 21,1879. Matilda came to Goodrich to live with her sister Paulina Hulbert Wood. Matilda died Aug.11,1888 of asthma.
In memory of Matilda and Paulina's brother, Richard Hulbert, his name was added to Matilda's headstone. Richard was born Nov. 6, 1828 and he died Feb. 26, 1853 on board the steamer Cortes. He was buried at sea 40 miles from Acapulco, a city on the Mexican coast. The SS Cortes was a new steamer and took her first voyage Sept. 2, 1852. It was reported that there was an outbreak of yellow fever on the steamer Feb. 1853, 27 passengers died. Richard Hulbert's death was reported as dysentery.

Historic Goodrich Cemetery
03/05/2021

Historic Goodrich Cemetery

"Remembering A Life"

John McCandlish was born April 4, 1812 in Scotland. He grew up in Scotland and trained as a Landscaper Gardener. He immigrated to America in 1826, having taken passage on a sailing vessel at Liverpool and after a voyage of nine weeks, he landed in Boston and spent a few years gardening in Lowell, Mass. He traveled to Hyde Park, Dutchness Co. New York, where he married Miss Margaret Striven on Nov. 18, 1841. John and Margaret purchased land in Atlas Township, section 19 in 1848, bringing their young family of 2 children; nine more children would be born on the farm in Atlas Township. It must have been a pleasure to him from an artistic standpoint to have so magnificent a tract of country to display his skill and knowledge of nature upon it, for the place was virgin timberland. He cleared it but not in the sense of the clearing like some farmers, for he left trees in place where they were needed and would most beautify the landscape, the choice trees of the forest, and adding to the features that were lacking, so that he made one of the most attractive places in the county.
It is said, " He was a kind and loving husband and father and an obliging neighbor, who's examples as well as precept had an elevating influence in the community. His departure left a blank not only in his own family but in the community at large. He was a typical Scottish-American citizen and as such was greatly esteemed." Portrait and Biographical Records of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties Michigan. Chapman Bros. 1892

The 80 acres of virgin land in section 19 is located off McCandlish Road.

The beautiful headstone also tells us a story of their life, the gable top symbolizes a strong home, the oak leafs represents courage, strength and endurance, the Thistle, symbolizes sorrow, remembrance and Scottish ancestry and the Greek Key around the bottom symbolizes infinity, friendship and love.

🤔I wonder if they’ll honor this one when they open back up?🤣
10/09/2020

🤔I wonder if they’ll honor this one when they open back up?🤣

07/24/2020

My City Magazine greater Flint has a wonderful article on The History of Genesee County Cities, Goodrich & Atlas township, July 2020. You can look online for the article or pick up a magazine at Barnes & Noble at Genesee Valley Shopping Mall, Flint.

07/04/2020
Part Five: Goodrich | News Break
07/02/2020
Part Five: Goodrich | News Break

Part Five: Goodrich | News Break

In the early 1830s, the Goodrich brothers, Moses and Enos, were living a good life in Clarence, New York but they dreamed of building a new life in a new place. They heard tales of beautiful, fertile land in the undiscovered area surrounded by the Great Lakes called Michigan. They spoke with their f...

The Goodrich/Atlas Area Historical Society has 7 photographs of the Detroit United Railway (DUR). The Goodrich Depot was...
05/29/2020

The Goodrich/Atlas Area Historical Society has 7 photographs of the Detroit United Railway (DUR). The Goodrich Depot was on the south east corner of Hegal Rd and Ridge Rd. The Rochester Historical Commission has written a book on the subject by Robert Michalka.

05/24/2020
12/16/2019
12/10/2019
11/13/2019

OLD GOODRICH PICTURES WANTED!!
Anyone out there have some pictures they would like to share?
😍We would love to see them😍

Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society's cover photo
09/11/2019

Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society's cover photo

Ok folks, here are the names! The pictures were taken from the 1982 Reid Elementary yearbook.
09/11/2019

Ok folks, here are the names! The pictures were taken from the 1982 Reid Elementary yearbook.

Can you name any of these people?
09/11/2019

Can you name any of these people?

09/06/2019

Attention!! Whomever sent us the picture of the Vans Service Station, please resent 😊

08/28/2019

Does anyone happen to have a copy of Anna Grow's book she wrote about the Atlas Cemetery? And could we borrow it for a day?

This is a free event at the nearby Grand Blanc Historical Society Museum.
08/23/2019

This is a free event at the nearby Grand Blanc Historical Society Museum.

Judging by the description on the back, we believe this is the farm on Gale Rd. across from the Weil Dairy farm. If you ...
06/05/2019

Judging by the description on the back, we believe this is the farm on Gale Rd. across from the Weil Dairy farm. If you have more information, we would love to hear.

Hegel Road from M-15
01/24/2019

Hegel Road from M-15

Detroit Urban Railway over the Goodrich Mill Pond.
01/18/2019

Detroit Urban Railway over the Goodrich Mill Pond.

12/06/2018
This was sent to us from one of our local residents. Thanks for sharing with all of us Joan! If anyone else would like t...
11/21/2017

This was sent to us from one of our local residents. Thanks for sharing with all of us Joan! If anyone else would like to share some old photos we would love to see them!

10/25/2017

Hi All! We were wondering if any of you have pictures of Goodrich during the winter from way back? We can't seem to get our hands on any and we would love to spread them for our friends and neighbors to see.

HALLOWEEN is almost here! Do any of you have old Halloween pictures that you would like to share? We would love to see t...
10/19/2017

HALLOWEEN is almost here! Do any of you have old Halloween pictures that you would like to share? We would love to see them 👻

Cherie
10/19/2017

Cherie

A news paper clipping my Grandfather Douglas Hill kept regarding the Atlas War Memorial he was care giver for many, many years.
I am hoping to find any information he had on his time served on the Goodrich Schools Board of Education in the 1950's to early 1960's.

10/02/2017

The next Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society meeting is set tonight (Monday, October 2nd) at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Goodrich Village Hall. Come check us out!

Happy Homecoming Goodrich!
09/29/2017

Happy Homecoming Goodrich!

Pierson Family Reunion 1915
09/21/2017

Pierson Family Reunion 1915

Horton School 1936
09/05/2017

Horton School 1936

William Putnam & Roy Mellon inside Putnams HardwareAnyone remember where Putnams Hardware was? :)
08/28/2017

William Putnam & Roy Mellon inside Putnams Hardware
Anyone remember where Putnams Hardware was? :)

08/28/2017

The next Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society meeting is set for Tuesday, September 5th at 7:00pm in the lower level of the Goodrich Village Hall. Come check us out!

Goodrich Lumber & CoalPontiac Street
08/11/2017

Goodrich Lumber & Coal
Pontiac Street

Address

10219 Hegel Road
Goodrich, MI
48438

Telephone

(810) 636-2917

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Comments

can anyone give me any information about the historic Icehouse or Icehouse property in Goodrich?
Goodrich is my birthplace but my family moved away when I was 3 years old so I didn't have the privilege of growing up there but had many relatives there and my grandparents and others are buried in the Goodrich cemetery. Several cousins graduated from Goodrich High Scool.
Looking forward to seeing you at Goodrich Homecoming on Friday October 5, 2018. Parade starts at 5 pm.
Hi, can anyone help me with the background as to the naming of a hill in Groveland call Enders hill? I did a google search for Enders hill as there is one here in Australia and it came up with one in Michigan in Groveland Co near a fire station. My ancestors moved from NY State to the Goodrich area in the 1860's or 70's on lived in Goodrich and Ortonville. A number are buried in the Goodrich Cemetery. Thanks Gary Enders
I had another old photo that was taken in either Goodrich or Ortonville at one of the Enders Family homes. It would be the home of either George, Norman or Samuel Enders. Approx 1900 and most likely a 4th of July celebration. Very ornate house and was wondering if it was still standing.
Have any photo's of the old Goodrich Hospital. It was a house at the time and it is where I was born. I was next to the Mill Pond?
A news paper clipping my Grandfather Douglas Hill kept regarding the Atlas War Memorial he was care giver for many, many years. I am hoping to find any information he had on his time served on the Goodrich Schools Board of Education in the 1950's to early 1960's.
Hello! I have old photographs I need to share with this group!
Engraving of Harry H Enders home . Date unknown.
Photo taken in 1897 at Harry H Enders home in Goodrich on the occasion of his neices visit from Australia. I was wondering if the house was still there today?