Thursday, December 28, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 150.
GOODNOUGH, CHARLES, of Island City, is one of the oldest and staunchest Republicans of Union County. He was born in Calais, Vermont, November 13, 1833, and came to Oregon in December 1855. He lived in Portland five years, was then on the Umatilla Reservation a year, and in the summer of 1862 settled at La Grande. He was engaged in farming and in conducting a store till 1867, when he removed to Portland. In 1875 he settled in Island City, where he is president and manager of the Island City Mercantile & Milling Company, with a capital stock of $75,000 and a surplus of $250,000. This is the largest establishment of its kind in Eastern Oregon, and has a branch at Elgin and two Wallowa County. Its sales average $300,000 a year. He has been prominent in the politics of Union County and the state. He has been a delegate to every county convention since 1876, every state convention since 1884, and the league of 1895. He was elected to the legislature in 1890. Mr. Goodnough is a member of the Island City Republican Club.